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About Your Robinson, PA Once Upon A Child

Under new ownership and management as of 3/16/15! Check out our new buying guidelines:

Please note:  Government issued ID must be presented to sell to us

Tips for successful selling – Follow these guidelines to get the most $$$ for your stuff!


          Freshly laundered, completely dry, outfits together (no pins or hangers please), and laying flat in a structured container (box, basket, or bin). We purchase items based on demand, style (sold in the mall within the last 2-5 years), and condition. We will pass on any items with stains, fading, wear, holes, excessive wrinkling, smoke, or mildew odors. We will check for broken or missing buttons, snaps, and zippers. Brand, size, and care labels must be present.


          Must be manufactured within the last 5-10 years. Must have manufacturer name and model number. All original parts and pieces must be present. Seat cushions and all surfaces should be clean. Check battery compartment for corrosion. All equipment is checked for safety recalls at www.cpsc.gov.


          Must be manufactured within the last 5-10 years. Must be clean and include all original parts and pieces. Games must have instructions. Bikes must be free of rust, have training wheels and/or kickstand, and tires fully inflated. Powered ride on toys must have a fully charged battery and a charger.


Items that we do not purchase:

  • Cribs manufactured before 2012
  • Car Seats and bases
  • Hats, socks, or bibs
  • Diapers, formula, or food of any kind
  • Bottles, bottle accessories, pacifiers, or teething toys
  • Bathtubs or diaper pails
  • Wipe warmers, vaporizers, or breast pumps
  • Bedding, room décor, stuffed animals, or inflatables
  • Crib mattresses
  • Any item that has been recalled, even if it has been retro-fitted with a repair kit.

Our Story:

Once Upon A Child in Robinson was started by Melissa Cruise in 2006. As of 3/16/15 Christine White purchased this location. Christine is also the owner of the Once Upon A Child in West Mifflin. Already having much success with the West Mifflin location, Christine jumped at the opportunity to purchase this location from her friend Melissa. There will be a lot of exciting changes in the buying and selling operations and also many updates to this store. Please stop by and see us or give us a call with any questions you may have! We look forward to doing business with you! 

Once Upon A Child in Robinson is a family owned and operated children’s resale store.  

How it all started:

"For some time now, I have been looking for a business opportunity that would be a great fit not only for myself but my family as well. While attending college, my daughter Laura was employed by a Once Upon A Child store. She had a wonderful experience working for the company and also saw a great opportunity to bring this value home. Our family started the Once Upon A Child in West Mifflin in the summer of 2012. After much success, we are very excited to be the new owners of the Robinson location!

Our Mission:

Our customers want quality children’s clothing and we’re excited that we will offer discounts up to 70% off of original retail prices. We strive to offer a fun and convenient way to sell your gently used items. Whether you’re buying or selling, we would love to help you find what you’re looking for. We offer payment on-the-spot for items we select that meet current style, safety and condition standards. We maintain high merchandise standards by thoroughly inspecting all toys and equipment for any safety recalls.

We look forward to welcoming you to our store and hope to provide to you a great value on gently used kids stuff as well as a hassle free way to sell your gently used kids items.  

Feel free to call us at 412-788-8000 and be sure to sign up for our email list."


Christine White

Our Locations

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1925 Park Manor Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
412-788-8000 - Map - Hours
Mon10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tues10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-05:00 PM
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