Once Upon a Child

We buy and sell gently used clothes, toys, & equipment

Welcome to Once Upon A Child Harrisburg, PA

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Hello and welcome to Once Upon A Child Harrisburg!


We buy and sell new and gently used clothing (premie & infant to size 16 in girls and 18/20 in boys), equipment, toys and furniture.  We offer a fun and convenient way to pass on your children's items they no longer need as well as offer a large selection of children's items they can grow into.  Why pay retail when you can get great quality clothing at fantastic prices?


Unlike consignment stores, we pay cash the same day for your kid's stuff that is in great condition, meets our safety standards and is of current style.  

Our inventory changes by the minute.  For any questions about our current inventory please call the store directly at 717-540-7840 and one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help you.





Come on in and see why we have

been voted "Best" in category by

readers of Central Penn Parent

in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014!





 High Chairs                               Portable Swings                        Changing Tables

 Dance Wear                             Baby Bjorn Front Carriers          Monitors

 Gliders & Ottomans                  Jumperoos                                  Play Kitchens

 Shoes (Infant 0 to Youth 4)       Toddler Beds                              Pack-n-Plays (Playards)

 Strollers (umbrella & jogging)   



Items we do not Purchase:  cribs, recalled items, bedding, belts, car seats, car seat accessories, bath tubs, stuffed animals, bibs, socks, underwear.  We don't purchase Potty seats  and Diaper Pails (unless they're completely odor free).


Some Notes About Selling to Us


  • Please bring in clothing that is in good condition, of current style, freshly laundered, neatly organized and LAID OUT FLAT, NOT FOLDED, in a small to medium size tub, bin or laundry basket.  Please, no bags or hangers.  Bags tend to wrinkle clothing, tear and become unmanageable.  Due to the reasons mentioned above, we strongly recommend bringing your clothing items in a hard container.
  • Two piece outfits should be placed together (not pinned).
  • Toys, equipment and furniture must include all original parts, be clean and in good working condition.
  • All buys will be processed on the day you drop them off.  Please be sure to come on a day that works well for you.  You will need to return that day to review your quote.  Once again the day you drop off your items will be the same day you will need to return to review your quote.
  • We buy ALL SEASONS in all sizes all the time - Premie through sz 16 Youth (girls) and sz 18/20 Youth (boys)
  • SIZE 0 to 18 MONTHS.  Please note:  We are very selective when buying newborn and & Infant apparel in sizes 0-18 months (it must be new or appear to be new), due to the very large amount of high quality clothing we receive in these sizes.  We are looking for 2 & 3 piece outfits, dresses with diaper covers & single pieces that are easy to match (i.e. single colored tops or bottoms).


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    Gold Standard Store

    This location has received the Gold Standard Seal. They have been recognized for achieving the highest standards in Product, Quality, Operations and Customer Service.

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