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FREE Shipping:

Free Ship

Receive FREE SHIPPING on most shippable orders over $100! Qualified Free Shipping orders will be by the cheaper of USPS Parcel Post or UPS ground.


  • Items marked as "Local Pickup Only".
  • Orders that exceed a combined weight of 30lbs.
  • Individual or combined orders that exceed the dimensions of 20" x 26" x 12".  Examples include, but are not limited to: larger Melissa & Doug plush, activity tables, swings, car seats, and bouncy seats.


  • All items in order must be shipping from the same location.

Some items are shipped directly from the manufacturer. These may not be combined with in-store purchases or items shipping from different manufacturers. Details of where an item ships from is available under each item listing. Any questions, please contact us.

  • Not combinable with coupons, but may be used with other automatic discounts.
  • Only orders shipping within the continental US are eligible.

Please note: Due to programming limitations, our system may allow free shipping to be applied incorrectly. If we are not able to honor it, we'll contact you to give you the option of paying for shipping or canceling your order.


Layaway Available:


Layaway is not just for the holidays!

Use it for any purchase of $50 or more to help you meet your budget and take up to 30 days to complete your payment.

Terms & Conditions:

How it works:

  • Choose items that will meet the minimum $50 (before tax and shipping).
  • Use coupon code "layaway" and you'll pay just 30% down, plus any shipping or tax due.
  • In two weeks, we'll send an invoice to you through Paypal for 35% of the original purchase total.
  • In four weeks, we'll send the final invoice for the remaining 35%.
  • You have 2 days from the date of receiving the invoice to pay or you may call us at 301-668-0837 and we can take credit card information over the phone.
  • If you'd like to pay early, just call or Contact Us and we'll be happy to send you an invoice through Paypal early or you may call to give us a credit card payment over the phone.
  • Your purchase will be shipped upon receipt of the final payment or, if you're local, you may pickup with no shipping charges.


  • Spring/Summer Clothing may NOT be put on layaway after March 31.
  • Fall/Winter Clothing may NOT be put on layaway after September 30.
  • We'll contact you for full payment for restricted items or you may opt to cancel them from your order.

What Happens If You Change Your Mind:

  • The original 30% is kept as our fee for storing the item and not being able to sell to others.
  • If you notify us within a week of the layaway start, we can convert the 30% fee to store credit that can be used towards a future purchase.
  • If you fail to pay the Paypal invoice or pay via phone within 2 days of receiving your invoice, we'll cancel the layway and refund any additional payment over the initial 30%, including any charges for tax or shipping.

We reserve the right to cancel future layaway privileges for those that have failed to make regular payments in the past.

Using the coupon code "layaway" means you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions found on this page.


Earn Store Credit with Every Purchase:

We reward our loyal customers. After all, we want to keep you coming back for more! So we've established both an on-line and in-store program.

(If you've earned "stamps" under our original in-store program, click here for details.)

How it works:

Both On-Line & In-Store:

  • Registration is required. Be sure to make your on-line purchases while logged in. In-store, be sure to give us your name before checkout.
  • Click here for our privacy policy.
  • This special is combinable with all other sales and coupons to offer you even more value!
  • A single purchase cannot count towards both programs.
  • If you wish an on-line purchase to count towards our in-store program, please contact us to let us know your order number and we'll manually adjust your points.
  • For every $1 spent, you'll receive 1 point.
  • Points do not expire.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with coupons or store credit.
  • Limit one reward or coupon redeemed per purchase.


  • When you earn at least 260 points, you can convert them to a Gift Certificate at a rate of $10 per 260 points.
  • Click here to check your earned bonus points and convert eligible points to a Gift Certificate.
  • Use the Gift Certificate for your next purchase or give it to a friend!


  • Once you reach 260 points, our system will automatically issue a $10 credit valid for 6 months.
  • You still qualify for points even when you use your store credit to pay!
  • Click here for more details on our in-store Loyalty Points Program.

Keeping Track:


  • For your purchase to count, you must be registered and logged-in.
  • After your order has been completed, click to view your order history and Bonus Points status..
  • Bonus points should be shown after your order is marked "shipped".
  • Please note: We upgraded our ecommerce site on 2/27/12 so orders placed before then may not have applied correctly to your on-line account.
  • We can manually add back any missing points upon request. Just let us know!


  • Be sure to give us your name before checkout. Initial registration will require your name, zip code, email mail and/or cell phone number.
  • Complete registration (for bonus points) and view your point status here.
  • Contact us if you are missing a purchase from your account. Please provide the receipt number.
  • After you complete registration, "stamps" from our original Reward Program are being manually converted to points. Once complete, you'll see an "adjustment" in your account.

This program is subject to modification or termination at any time. Unused points have no cash value.


VHS Videos: Buy 1, Get 1 FREE!

Video Tape Sale

Fall here - and with it are less opportunities to play outside. Keep them entertained with classic videos with our Buy 1, Get 1 FREE special on all VHS tapes.

Check out our huge selection of over 200 videos.

This offer is valid on-line and In-store. Plus, be sure to check out our FREE with Any Purchase Bin - limit 3 per household per visit (available to in-store customers only while supplies last).

Not combinable with other offers or store credit. Valid through 7/31/14.

Click to Shop VHS Videos Now!


Save 30% off Swimwear!

There is still lots of summer left!

Grab a spare for this year and stock up for next!

Not combinable with other offers or store credit. Valid through 7/3/14.

Click to Shop Swimwear Now!


Save 40% off ALL Bouncy Seats!

Bouncy Seat Sale

Sale applies to all in-stock used bouncy seats in store and on-line at Not all bouncy seats are shippable due to their difficulty in disassembling for shipping. If you'd like a quote for a bouncy seat that is marked for "local pickup only", just ask!

Not combinable with other offers (except free shipping for purchases over $100) or store credit. Not applicable to prior sales.

Click to Buy Now!

Sale ends 7/12/2014.


Save 20% off ALL New-to-You Toys!

Toy Sale

Sale applies to all in-stock used toys in store and on-line at, priced under $20.

Not combinable with other offers (except free shipping for purchases over $100) or store credit. Not applicable to prior sales.

Click to Buy Now!

Sale ends 7/31/2014.


Save 30% off ALL Shoes!

Shoe Sale

With nearly 400 pairs of gently-used and nearly new children's shoes & boots, we're sure to have what you need for your child. 

Offer valid only through July 31, 2014.
No other offers or store credit may apply.


Save Big with our Semi-Annual $20 Basket Sale on All Spring/ Summer Clothing:

All spring/summer clothing (identified by yellow or peach tags) are part of our semi-annual Basket Sale.

How it works in-store:

Come in and choose any qualifying clothing item (see below for exclusions).

  • Remove hanger.
  • Stuff in one of our special "baskets".
  • As long as the handles can touch, whatever you can fit in the basket, it's just $20 per basket!
  • Average cost of each item will be less than $1 each!
  • If you're only looking for a few items, then all Peach & Yellow Tagged Clothing is 40% off the tagged price.
  • Tags with a Blue "X" on them are excluded.

How it works on-line:

  • Purchase a "basket" on-line.
  • Specify in your checkout notes what size(s) and gender(s) you need.
  • We'll choose a random assortment of tops and bottoms from our qualifying clothing (see below for exclusions).
  • We'll stuff a basket just as you would in-store, so more smaller sized clothing will fit in a basket than larger sized clothing.
  • We guarantee an average cost of less than $1 each!

Excluded: shoes, swimwear, hats.

Offer available on-line and in-store. May not be combined with other offers or store credit.

Offer limited to stock on-hand so come in quickly for the best selection. Ends by July 31, 2014.


Chaplin Flip with $150 Purchase or BumGenius Pocket with $200 Purchase

Free with purchase

We held back just a few of these limited edition Chaplin prints for this awesome giveaway!

  • Receive a FREE Flip Chaplin print diaper cover with any purchase of $150 or more - just use discount code "FLIP" at checkout.
  • Receive a FREE BumGenius Chaplin print pocket diaper with any purchase of $200 or more - just use discount code "GENIUS" as checkout.

The coupon code will work only as long as we have stock reserved for this offer, which is very limited. Unfortunately, our website cannot let you know that information until you enter the coupon code at checkout (but before any personal information or payment is required), just scroll to the bottom of the shopping cart page. You'll know that it worked, when a discount of $0.01 is deducted from your order, along with the coupon code, it'll signal us to include the Flip or BumGenius depending on the code. If the coupon code doesn't work for you, it means that we are out.

If that is the case for you, please use our consolation coupon code "CHAPLIN" to get 10% off any purchase of $150 or more.

As soon as I know we are out, I will remove this offer - but if it sells out during our closed hours, I may not be aware of it for a while. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Not combinable with other offers or store credit. Valid till sold out.