Selling at Bird in the Nest

We buy gently used children's and maternity clothing, toys and select gear by appointment. We give you store credit for the items we can take; we also offer a consignment option for larger-ticket items (strollers, high-end gear, etc.)

Recycling your pre-loved items is great for the environment, your family and other families.

Current Needs (December 2021)

  • Shoes - Size 1

  • Boys Clothes - Preemie, 3-6m, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6/6x, 7 and up (Winter)

  • Girls Clothes - Preemie, NB, 0-3m, 3-6m, 3T, 5T, 6/6x (Winter)

  • Toys - Baby and Big Kids

  • Books

  • Kitchen/Bath Items (New or Unused/No Bath Tubs)

  • Sports Gear (Soccer, Baseball)

  • Dance/Gymnastics Gear (Shoes, Attire)

  • Maternity Casual

How it works

Step 1: Schedule an appointment to drop off your items

Click here or give us a call at 650-592-1983 to schedule an appointment. All appointments will be drop-offs.

Step 2: Prepare your items

  • Clothes and toys must be limited to 3 shopping bags or 1 box/bin per appointment. If you have larger items, let us know in advance and we can advise you on what we can take.

  • Inspect your items carefully before bringing them in. All items should be clean, laundered, and free of stains, tears, or excessive wear. Infant items should be in especially great condition (we see so much come through that we need to be especially selective in these sizes.)

  • Battery-powered items must have working batteries.

Here are some things we typically buy:

  • Gently used children’s clothing in sizes newborn (NB) to 10 years, in classic or current styles

  • Maternity wear and accessories in great condition, and in current styles (purchased within the last 3 years). We are not currently buying office attire.

  • Children’s shoes in excellent condition

  • Kids’ toys for newborns through 10 years

  • Family-friendly books, CDs, and DVDs in great condition

  • Small furniture suitable for kids—call ahead to find out what we can accept

Here are some of the things we can’t accept:

  • Anything that is discolored, worn out, or stained

  • Cribs & Mattresses

  • Car seats

  • Nursing bras

  • Breast pumps

  • Plush toys and stuffed animals

  • Any items that have been recalled per the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website:

Step 3: Bring your items to the store

Be sure to put your items in a box, bin, or paper bags. Please don’t use trash bags to transport your items (they often tear, are difficult to sort and tend to wrinkle the contents.) 

We will choose the items that we think we can sell and give you store credit. We offer 50% store credit on the resale value of your items. For higher-ticket-price items, we may offer the option of consignment; with a payment of 50% in cash or 60% in store credit when your item sells.

Remaining items must be picked up within 1 week after notification when the buy is complete or we can donate them for you.