We Buy Gently Used Kid’s Stuff

We buy and sell gently used kids' stuff - all seasons, every day! We pay on the spot for items accepted. No appointment necessary.

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 We will be unveiling all our  Halloween costumes Saturday  September 6th!

We've been stocking up all year long and this Saturday they will all be on the sales floor. 


We have over
1400 costumes


Come early Saturday and be the first to choose from our massive selection of costumes.  Costumes will not be available for purchase until Saturday!



And of course, we are
still buying costumes!
  Still have your kids costumes from last year? Bring    them to our event and trade them in for the      
  latest vampire, ladybug, or goblin of choice.


We will be closed  Monday Sept 1st for Labor Day!
We will resume our normal schedule
on Tuesday Sept 2nd.
Our Most Wanted Items:

- High Chairs

- Pack-n-plays

- Portable Swings

- Jogging Strollers
- Dancewear

- Gymnastics wear

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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                                 Strollers (umbrella & jogging) 

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


Items we do not Purchase:  cribs, recalled items, bedding, belts, car seats, car seat accessories, bath tubs, play mats, stuffed animals, bibs, socks, underwear.  We don't purchase Potty seats  and Diaper Pails (unless they're completely odor free).  ALSO:  Due to current space limitations we are unable to take large outdoor toys, play houses and train tables.

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).

Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Harrisburg

6029 Allentown Blvd
Harrisburg, PA 17112
717-540-7840 - Map - Hours
Mon09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Tues09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Wed09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sat09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-06:00 PM
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