Important Covid-19 Updates for Sellers:


As a small business attempting to survive in the time of Covid-19, we have had to change our model a bit.


Though we've loved being able to offer the choice of cash or store credit to our sellers, we will only be able to offer payouts in the form of store credit until further notice (this does not apply to Consignment Items; i.e. strollers and high end gear.) We hope that we will be able to return to our former model in the future, however we had to make this decision in order to keep our doors open.


For safety reasons, all selling appointments will be drop-offs; we will quarantine items for a minimum of 3 days before reviewing and pricing. We will then be in touch once your items are priced to arrange pick-up of your remaining items.


Thank you for your understanding!

If this is your first time selling with us, or if you haven't sold in a while, please review the guidelines below.

Selling at Bird in the Nest

Recycling your gently used kids' and maternity clothes, toys, and gear is great for the environment and great for other parents. Plus it earns you immediate cash or store credit!

How it works


Step 1: Make an appointment

Give us a call at 650-592-1983 to find out what we are buying and to set up an appointment. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday. Depending on the season and current stock or demand, we may be buying different items at different times. 


Walk-in sellers are accepted when time and space allow—but usually we can only take specific items listed on our Walk-in Sellers Info page.


Step 2: Prepare your items

  • We can look at a maximum of 3 shopping bags or 1 box/bin per appointment (let us know if you have larger items in advance and we can advise you on what we can take.)

  • To narrow down clothing, select items for the season we are buying for.

  • 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.) 

  • Clothing should be off of hangers, unless they are new and packaged with hangers. 

  • Any price tags from yard and consignment sales should be removed.

  • Battery-powered items must have working batteries.

Here are some things we typically buy:

  • Gently used children’s clothing in sizes newborn (NB) to 8 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 8 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 stuff to the store

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


We will price your items during your appointed time. You are welcome to stay and shop, or run an errand! If you have questions about how specific items will be priced, let us know at the start of your appointment.


During your appointment, we will choose the items that we think we can sell and pay you on the spot in cash or store credit. We offer 30% cash or 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.