Acceptable Items

Children’s Clothing

  • Jackets, fleeces, windbreakers
  • Leggings, pants, & jeans
  • Long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts
  • Pajamas
  • Skirts & dresses
  • Suits & special occasion dresses
  • Heavy sweaters, flannel, corduroy pants (fall sale only)
  • Winter coats & snow pants (fall sale only)
  • Shorts (spring sale only)
  • Swimming suits and rash guards (spring sale only)

Newborn to youth size 16. 

Costumes & Dancewear


  • Board books, picture books, easy readers
  • Chapter books (up to 8th grade)
  • Nonfiction children’s books
  • Parenting books

Sports, Bikes & Outside Gear

  • Strollers
  • Bicycles, tricycles
  • Riding toys, scooters, wagons
  • Rollerblades & roller skates
  • Shin guards, knee pads, wrist guards, sporting gloves, baseball/softball mitts, bats 


  • Winter hats, gloves, scarves (fall sale only)
  • Belts, neckties, bowties
  • Hats, hair bows


  • Dress & casual sandals (spring sale only)
  • Dress & casual shoes (no gym shoes, please)
  • Rain boots
  • Slippers
  • Sports shoes (dance, soccer cleats, etc.)
  • Snow boots (fall sale only)


Please review the following list of items we do not accept for sale:


  • Fall or winter clothing at the Spring Sale (sweaters, flannel, corduroy)
  • Spring or summer clothing at the Fall Sale (shorts, tank tops)
  • Camp/team/program t-shirts (Park District camp, Zoo Camp, etc.)
  • School spiritwear other than Cossitt, Park Jr. High, or Lyons Township High School
  • Clothes with an individual’s name or monogram
  • Outdated or out-of-fashion clothing
  • Clothing bigger than YOUTH size 16 or any adult clothing
  • Undergarments, socks, or tights 
  • Preemie clothing
  • Maternity clothing
  • Gym shoes

Toys & Sports

  • DVDs / CDs
  • Helmets of any kind
  • Toys

Baby Gear & Nursery Decor

  • Baby gates, bed rails, child locks, outlet plugs
  • Baby monitors
  • Bathtubs, baby towels
  • Changing tables, diaper bags, diaper pails, potty seats
  • Children’s room decor: lamps, rugs, artwork
  • Cradles, bassinets
  • High chairs & booster seats
  • Baby carriers, slings
  • Toddler and children’s bedding & crib linens
  • Walkers, exersaucers, activity mats
  • Baby blankets
  • Breast pumps / baby bottles
  • Car seats, car booster seats
  • Crib bumpers, drop-side cribs, mattresses
  • Diapers 


  • Socks, tights, or undergarments
  • Purses, backpacks, diaper bags

Painted and Recalled Items

Painted children’s items will not be accepted unless the items have “Made in the USA” on their label. Varnished items are acceptable as well as items with lead testing verification.  Check for recalled items at

**The Cossitt Clothing Sale reserves the right to refuse any item that we do not deem appropriate for the sale.**