Growing Up Green: Sports Gear

Does your kid love sports? Maybe they recently started playing, need some extra gear to practice at home, or you want to find fun interests to keep them active? At Kid to Kid, we’re here to help and give a deep dive into some popular kid’s sports and all the fun and equipment that comes with it!

Sports can be incredibly beneficial for children. They offer a chance to learn important values such as teamwork, communication, and leadership while also helping to develop motor skills and boost confidence. Participating in sports can also be a healthy break from electronic screens and provide an opportunity for fresh air and exercise. However, the most important aspect of sports is that it allows children to have fun in a positive and supportive atmosphere.

This game was first invented in 1891 as a way to play indoor sports during winter, and contained rubber ball and peach baskets. It has changed little but gained much popularity and is great to play both indoors and out. We have basketballs, shoes, and clothes so they can shoot hoops in comfort. Because of the quick and fast-paced movements, practice clothes should be breathable, comfortable, and well-fitting to avoid injury. Shoes should be either specifically made for basketball or provide lots of ankle support.

Is your kid in the works to be a star quarterback? Whether it’s peewee, juniors, or flag, football is much loved by boys and girls alike. We carry jerseys, cleats, socks, and footballs! Check with your team coach to have a comprehensive list of all you will need as different age groups and types of football require different kinds of essential equipment. For light or indoor play look for foam and smaller rubber footballs to keep the game going on days when the weather is not ideal!

Are they ready to hit a home run? Baseball is an engaging outdoor field sport where anything can happen! It’s called America’s national pastime and has its own unofficial anthem ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’. We have cleats, socks, jerseys, t-shirts, bats, mitts, and baseballs! Check with your coach about what you will need for practice.

This endurance sport is much loved around the world. The challenging part is getting the ball to the goal without using your hands and an average game could mean running back and forth around 6 miles or more! This sport promotes teamwork, communication skills, agility, and strategy. Look for jerseys, t-shirts, shorts, cleats, soccer balls, goalie gloves, and socks. Don’t forget to also provide them with shin guards and some practice cones!

At Kid to Kid, we strongly believe that every child should have the opportunity to enjoy and participate in sports. That’s why we offer a wide range of affordable sporting equipment to help you stay within budget while ensuring your child has everything they need to play and stay safe. We update our inventory frequently, so be sure to check back often to see what’s in stock. And when your child outgrows their equipment, you can sell it back to us and earn cash for new gear! So why wait? Visit your local store today and discover what we have to offer.

Growing Up Green: Nurturing Sustainable Fashion Choices

Sustainability in children’s fashion is a crucial issue in today’s modern world. How do parents keep up with the pace at which kids outgrow their clothing and shoes, as well as help make a greener world for future generations? At Kid to Kid, we believe that resale is the answer to helping give sustainable and affordable options for kid’s fashion. Here is how as a parent, you can help nurture sustainable choices for a brighter future. 

Resale is a powerful way to make a difference and help create a more sustainable future. Kid to Kid buys and sells high-quality, gently used clothing, shoes, books, and toys that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill. By choosing resale, you are giving new life to these items and keeping them in use for others to enjoy. This helps to reduce waste, preserve the planet, and conserve precious resources. By choosing to shop and sell at Kid to Kid, you are making a positive impact on the environment and contributing to a better world for all. 

Another way to nurture sustainable choices is by shopping and supporting small business owners like Kid to Kid right in your own neighborhood! This means you have less time to travel -reducing your carbon footprint, and you are putting money right back into your local economy. This creates a better community for yourself and your neighbors.

Kids need durable clothes to keep up with their indoor and outdoor activities. Natural materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, linen, and hemp are durable, breathable, comfortable and kid-friendly. Choosing organic materials like these lessens the pollutants and chemical contaminants used in nonorganic and synthetic materials, leaving a better environmental impact. 

Do you have things that may not be resellable? Take those old frayed and torn clothes that may not be repairable and make something totally new! Teaching kids to repurpose is a great way to teach sustainability and unleash their creativity. Use old jeans to make a purse or an apron, scrunchies and rugs from old t-shirts, or turn socks into puppets!

Part of nurturing sustainable practices is to have open discussions with your kids about the environment. Talk about what it means to be sustainable. Show them the process of going through their closets, dropping off what they don’t need, and choosing new things. Discuss and plan other ways they can help the environment, like planting a garden, repurposing old materials, and recycling items such as glass, plastic, and metal. By talking with your kids and leading by example, you will create lasting habits that will last a lifetime. Together, we can create a better world for ourselves and future generations.

New Parent: Baby Gear Safety Tips

Safety is a top priority when it comes to baby gear. Because Kid to Kid buys and sells used gear, everything we take in we make a serious effort to ensure each piece is inspected and meets our high safety and quality standards. Even so, it never hurts to double-check. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind to ensure that your baby is safe and secure:

Follow all manufacturer instructions

Always read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for assembling and using baby gear whether new or used. This ensures your gear is properly put together and it contains a lot of helpful information such as model numbers, safety info, and possible cautions to look out for. If you don’t have the instructions, most gear has a model number to research online to find a digital version of the instructions.

Register your gear

Register any new baby gear with the manufacturer to be notified of any recalls or safety alerts. Many products come with a registration card that you can fill out and send through the mail free of charge to register your product so manufacturers can reach you, or you can register online directly. Remember to also regularly check for recalls and safety alerts. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website is a great resource for checking for recalls.

Use age-appropriate gear

Make sure that any gear you use is appropriate for your baby’s age and size. Follow the manufacturer’s weight and height restrictions. This is very important, especially for cribs, high chairs, changing tables, and car seats. 

Inspect gear regularly

Because your child will heavily use the gear you buy, you should regularly inspect baby gear for signs of wear and tear. Check for loose or broken parts, frayed straps, and any other damage. It is also recommended that in any car accident, car seats and boosters be immediately replaced for the safety of the child, even if it doesn’t appear broken or damaged. Replace immediately if you see any wear or damage, and remember when in doubt, throw it out.

Keep gear away from hazards

Keep baby gear away from hazards such as cords, curtains, and blinds that could pose a choking or strangulation hazard. Also, keep them away from heat sources such as electric blankets and heaters or falling hazards such as stairs. Cribs should be two feet away from windows, vents, and other hazards.

Always use safety straps

Always use safety straps on gear such as high chairs, strollers, and car seats. Make sure they are properly adjusted and fastened. Never use bulky coats when strapping a child into a car seat as the straps will not fit properly and can pose serious risks in an accident. Instead, light jackets and specially-made blankets can be used to cover them.

Don’t leave children unattended

Never leave your child unattended in any baby gear, even when they’re strapped in. This includes bouncers, swings, changing tables, and playpens.

Use a firm sleep surface

Always use a firm sleep surface for your baby, such as a mattress that fits snugly in the crib and is specifically made for infants. Do not put your baby to sleep on soft surfaces such as couches or adult beds. Also don’t use bumper guards on cribs as these pose a suffocation hazard.

Remember when it comes to purchasing baby safety gear and products, it is paramount to always buy from reliable and reputable sources. The safety and well-being of your baby should be the top priority, and reliable sources ensure that the products meet safety standards and regulations. By purchasing from trusted sources like Kid to Kid, you can have confidence in the quality and effectiveness of the safety gear, providing peace of mind for both you and your child. Remember to do your research about the gear you’re looking for, read reviews, and seek recommendations to make informed choices when selecting baby safety equipment.

Holiday Finds

The holidays are almost here and it’s the season of giving! The kids have been good all year and have filled out their wishlists, so where do you go to get the best presents for kids, and keep within your budget? Shop with us at Kid to Kid this season! We are here to give you some never-fail toy items, plus maybe a few extra fun things to add to your list and stuff in their stockings for a merry and bright holiday!

Whether they’re soft, fashionable, animal, or magical, a doll never fails to bring a smile to kids at any age. Don’t forget the accessories and a dollhouse to go with it!

For your budding little architect! They’ll spend hours creating their own worlds and it’s as limitless as their imagination. Remember to buy for their age group with big blocks for infants or toddlers, and smaller bricks for older children.

Children love imitating what they see in the world, whether it’s cooking in the kitchen, helping at the workbench, having a tea party, or shopping at a grocery store, toy sets along with matching stands will have kids engaged for hours of fun!

Children are active and getting the gear they need, especially for sports, can really add up! Kid to Kid has the sports and gear they need for their extra-curricular activities such as dance, baseball, and soccer!

Stuff their stockings with puzzles and games! These can create hours of enjoyment whether by themselves or together with the family. Puzzles offer a great way for kids to develop problem-solving skills, patience, and concentration while having fun during the holiday season.

Kid to Kid has a variety of books for every age group from a baby’s first board books to advanced reader chapter books, there’s something for everyone to read and enjoy! 

As is a tradition in many families, no holiday is complete without a new set of pajamas! We have a variety of sizes and cozy materials so your kids can rock their holiday in style! 

Did know that we buy and sell gently used clothing, toys, books, and even maternity? That means we have a wide variety of items to choose from that you’ll find no place else! Bring in your kid’s old stuff and earn cash for what they need! Stop into your local Kid to Kid today and see what amazing gifts you can find! 


Halloween is just around the corner! Ghosts, goblins, and princesses, oh my! Have your kids decided on what they want to be for Halloween? Kid to Kid is here to help so your kids have the best costumes on the block. Here’s why you should shop at Kid to Kid for all their spooky needs!


Costumes are great, but they’re only for one night and maybe your child’s Halloween costume parade at their school. By next year, their costumes will be outgrown and they’ll need another. Kid to Kid is a sustainable and affordable option for costume shopping because instead of spending your money on brand-new expensive costumes, you can shop at Kid to Kid for a fraction of the cost! Plus you can sell last year’s costumes back to us, along with anything else your kids don’t need or have outgrown – for cash!


We buy and sell gently used costumes. That means we have tons of options and you can mix and match your kids’ imaginative costumes in mind. Did we hear ninja princess, superhero bacon, and watermelon cowboys?

Shoes and Coats

Depending on where you live, Halloween can be a bit cold. We have coats and jackets to keep your children warm and shoes to match their costumes. If you want some extra fun, get some light-up shoes to wear outside – they look cool in the dark!

Whatever your child wants to be for Halloween we have all the costumes and gear your child needs to be safe and warm for the spookiest night of the year. Remember to bring your kids’ old stuff into Kid to Kid so you can earn cash or 20% more in-store credit. Make sure you shop at your local Kid to Kid so that they have the coolest costume in the neighborhood!

Toys Never Go Out Of Style

Toys have been an important part of childhood. While some trends come and go, there are some classic toys that never seem to go out of style, especially at Kid to Kid. Why do certain toys never lose their appeal and what are the benefits of playing with them?

Timeless Design

A big reason why classic toys never go out of style is their timeless design. Toys are usually made simple and straightforward in their designs, which allows children to use their imagination and creativity to come up with their own games and stories. Toys such as building blocks, dolls, tricycles, rocking horses, and board games have been around for generations and are still popular today because they allow children to develop their problem-solving, fine motor, and social skillsets which are essential for their growing brains to learn.

Developmental Benefits

Playing with toys in general has a multitude of benefits for a child’s development. For example, building blocks and puzzles can help children develop their spatial awareness, problem-solving skills, and hand-eye coordination. Playing with dolls and stuffed animals can help children develop empathy and social skills by encouraging them to engage in imaginative play, role-playing, and also expands their use of language and self-expression. Board games can help children learn how to take turns, follow rules, and develop their strategic thinking skills such as logic, reasoning, and creative problem-solving.

Enjoyed By All

By playing with classic toys children can develop an appreciation for simplicity and the value of experiences over material things. Also, by reselling them when your children outgrow them, you are not only keeping them out of our landfills and oceans and preserving the environment for generations to come, you’re also ensuring other children can enjoy them as much as your own.


Another reason why classic toys continue to be popular is their ability to provide endless entertainment. Unlike some modern toys, classic toys don’t require batteries or electronics, which means they don’t run out of power or become outdated. Classic toys are typically made with materials such as heavy durable plastics, wood, metal, or quality fabrics such as cotton or linen. At Kid to Kid, we buy and sell used toys, baby gear, and sports gear, so there is sure to be something that will pique your child’s interest and you have the great benefit of knowing it won’t cost you a whole lot of money. Toys can be enjoyed by children of all ages, and parents can feel confident that they are providing their children with safe and durable toys that will last for years to come.

boy in sandbox covered in sand with toys from kid to kid

Classic toys never go out of style because of their timeless design, endless possibilities for entertainment, and developmental benefits. Toys such as building blocks, dolls, rocking horses, and board games have been enjoyed by generations of children and will endure the test of time. By encouraging children to play with classic toys, parents can help their children develop important skills and create lasting memories. Stop by your local Kid to Kid and see what will spark your kid’s mind, you never know what you’ll find here!

Make Money When You Move

You’re moving! Moving can be a great opportunity to declutter your home and make some extra cash by selling your unwanted items to lessen the load and amount of boxes in the moving van. Here are some tips on what to do with all that extra stuff and make money when you move with Kid to Kid!

Sell to us

Look for your local Kid to Kid. We buy and sell gently used clothes for babies, kids, and maternity. Plus we also buy and sell toys, books, baby gear, and sports gear. 

mother and son with a donation box for kid to kid

Clean, sort, and prepare items for sale

Sort and inspect the items for rips, tears, or signs of damage. Remember to replace batteries with new ones. Wash the clothes you are planning to sell so that items are clean and in the best condition possible before taking them. All of this will help increase their value and make them more attractive to potential buyers. Next put the items that fit neatly in a box or basket and grouped together with other similar items, to make the process faster and easier. If you want to know more, here is a link to our how it works page for more helpful information.

boys and their father with a box of donation items for Kid to Kid

Bring items to Kid to Kid

Once you have sorted through your belongings, bring them to Kid to Kid! Find your local store for buying hours and come on in. We will go through the items you bring in and ensure all items we buy meet our high safety and quality standards.

Be prepared to donate

If we are not interested in buying some of your items, consider donating them to a local charity or thrift store. Often the Kid to Kid store will offer to donate your items for you. This can still help you declutter your home and provide valuable items to those in need.

boy with donation box for kid to kid

Selling to Kid to Kid can be a great way to make some extra cash when you move, while also decluttering your home and reducing waste. You can maximize your earnings, make the most of your unwanted items, and save space in your moving van!

Kids’ Libraries Don’t Need To Be Expensive

Books are an important part of a kid’s life. Studies have shown reading increases your child’s use of language and cognitive development. Buying books can sometimes really add up especially when you want a home library collection just for them. At Kid to Kid, building your kids’ library is convenient and you can stay within your budget. Here are tips to build their library.

three children reading books from kid to kid

Think of the age group

While reading to a child or infant at any age is beneficial, make sure the book seems right for their age group. Many books for infants and toddlers are made to be durable with either fabric or stiff cardboard and are relatively short and simple. Chapter and story books are for more advanced readers, with parents reading aloud or older children by themselves.

Mother reading book to daughter

Have a variety of book genres

Whether it’s sharing, friendship, colors, math, or fairy tales, having a variety of books will broaden their minds and keep them interested. Studies show that the more variety of types of books, the more your kids will develop a greater vocabulary and positively experience the world around them without having to leave the comfort of home.

Have them help!

Involve them in the process. Take them to your local Kid to Kid and let them pick the books they’re interested in, it will keep their love of reading strong and encourage them to pursue their interests and the topics they may be curious about. Also, listening to bedtime stories read aloud is always a favorite pass time among children, and letting them help pick the stories will make bedtime a fun experience.

Sell books to us

At Kid to Kid, we buy gently used books that your child no longer reads and you can earn cash for new ones. Also, stop by often to see what books we have in stock so your kids’ library can grow!

Building your kids’ library can be inexpensive and beneficial to their development as they grow. Shop at your nearest Kid to Kid and build your own home library for a fraction of the cost of new books! 

Why Shop Local

At Kid to Kid, we believe in the power of local small businesses. When you support local people, your community thrives. Here’s why supporting local businesses is important and you should invest in doing it more!

Employees at Kid to Kid looking out the pink kid sized door

Boosts the local economy

When you shop at local businesses like Kid to Kid, more of your money stays in the local economy. Each Kid to Kid is locally owned and operated which means the money spent here goes directly back into the community. This helps to support and grow the local economy, creating jobs and generating more revenue for the collective area.

Fosters community

Local businesses are a tremendously important part of the community. It provides a gathering place for your community as a whole to meet, shop, and connect. By supporting local, you can help to foster a sense of community and create a more vibrant and connected neighborhood.

Promotes diversity

Local businesses often offer unique products and services that you can’t find at large chain stores. These small businesses are owned by your neighbors, veterans, women, and minorities. Kid to Kid believes that when you help to promote diversity, you create a thriving marketplace of different ideas and perspectives.

Reduces environmental impact

Local businesses often have a smaller carbon footprint than large corporations. Kid to Kid buys and sells gently used brand name clothing, maternity, toys, books, baby and sport gear for a fraction of the cost of department stores. We believe by giving items a longer lifespan we are helping keep them from ending up early in our landfills and precious oceans.

Personalized service

When you shop at Kid to Kid you’re going to get a more personalized service. We take the time to get to know our customers and their needs. Also, all the things we buy are carefully inspected and every effort is made to ensure quality and safety standards are met so you get the best possible product!

Supporting your local Kid to Kid is an important way to support the local economy and foster community. It also promotes diversity, especially women, minorities, and veterans, and you can have personalized service unmatched by other resale stores. By choosing to shop locally with us, you can make a positive impact on your community, support sustainability, and contribute to a more vibrant and sustainable local economy.

What To Do With Your Extra Savings

Are you looking to do something fun with your kids but want to save some money? At Kid to Kid we buy and sell gently used name brand clothes, shoes, books, toys, maternity, baby and sports gear at a fraction of the cost of department stores. So bring all of your kids gently used stuff they’ve outgrown and earn cash! Here are some ideas you can do with all your savings!

Picnic in the Park

Spend a day with your kids at the park. Grab a comfy blanket and some tasty food, then sit and have lunch in the warm outdoor sunshine! Then enjoy spending the rest afternoon with them as they play. Stop by Kid to Kid and pick up some outdoor toys like buckets, shovels, and bouncy balls they can play with in the park!

Take some classes!

Whether it’s art, dance, karate, or cooking participate with your kid and have some fun. Classes are a great way to bond with your children. There’s sure to be a lot of laughs and you can let your inner child shine. Pick up the gear they may need at our store!

two ballerinas in gear from kid to kid

Take a Trip!

Whether it’s to an amusement park, to visit the zoo, or a get-away beach destination a trip is a great idea to make lasting memories with your children. Take lots of pictures and Make sure to stop by your local Kid to Kid for any last-minute outfits or swimwear. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

mother kissing her infant son on the cheek by the seashore

Don’t Forget To Stop By!

By buying and selling with us you can save a lot of money and earn a little too! With all the extra cash you have, think of something fun to do with your kids. Spending time with them creates lasting memories and strengthens your family bonds. Stop by your local Kid to Kid for anything you need for your plans and see what we have in stock!