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. 

Each seller is limited to 40 “Baby Clothing” items sized 12 months or smaller. 

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)


  • Dress & casual sandals (spring sale only)
  • Dress & casual shoes (no gym shoes, please)
  • Rain boots
  • 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  • Outdated or out-of-fashion clothing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

AS OF FALL 2021 & Spring 2022  – 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 


  • Belts, neckties, bowties
  • Hats, hair bows
  • 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.**