Each Once Upon A Child location is individually owned and operated by moms and dads like you, who understand money doesn’t grow on trees. We opened our doors on January 1 1996, and have enjoyed it ever since. For over 20 years Once Upon A Child has been the go to store for great children's items in the Des Moines area. We look forward to continual growth and great service for many years to come. Our new location at 104th and Hickman in Urbandale will provide the space to provide a positive shopper experience.
Our customers want quality children’s clothing and we’re excited that we can 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. Please stop by and see us today.