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  Baby Gear: Carriers & Diaper Bags  
  Hands-free carriers and chic, multi-pocket diaper bags make life easier for both of you.  
     
  BY MICHELLE ROTMAN  
  PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERIC PIASECKI  
     
  Strollers | Car Seats & Bouncers | Bassinets & Monitors | Carriers & Diaper Bags | High Chairs & Booster Seats  
     
  Theodore Bean
Suitable for tots weighing 10 to 40 pounds, this pouch is machine washable and is accented with a reflective stripe that lets everyone know about your precious cargo ($60).

Just for Tykes
83 Mercer St., near Broome St., 212-274-9121
 
 

 

 

 
  Snugli Companion Carrier
Soft, machine-washable fabric, easy-to-use dual side-entry buckles, a storage pocket, and a padded support harness keep your baby close from 7 to 23 pounds ($19.99).

Happy Days Children's Wear
4802 Fifth Ave., at 48th St., Sunset Park, Brooklyn; 718-567-3900 or 718-768-1433
50 Belmont Ave., at Osborn St., Brownsville, Brooklyn; 718-495-4795
56-52 Myrtle Ave., near Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood; 718-456-5422.
 
 

 

 

 
  Kelty Kids Kangaroo Carrier
A Ripstop fabric that's easy to sponge down, padded shoulder straps and waist belt, and removable kid pouch make this the most rugged carrier around. Holds up to 28 pounds ($75).

Paragon Sports
867 Broadway, at 18th St., 212-255-8036
 
     
  Leopard Print Diaper Bag
With inside mesh pockets to hold bottles, a changing pad, and easy-to-access zippered pockets, it seems they've thought of everything for the organized mom ($165).

MZ Wallace
93 Crosby St., near Prince St., 212-431-8252; mzwallace.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  Burberry Diaper Bag
Novacheck Messenger-style Diaper Bag Practical and stylish, this bag is lined in easy-to-clean PVC and comes complete with a black PVC changing pad ($450).

Burberry
10 W. 57th St., near Madison Ave., 212-371-5010
131 Spring St., near Greene St., 212-925-9300
 
 

 

 

 
  Diaper Backpack
An extra-large changing pad, a water-resistant pouch for soiled items, and a see-through toiletry kit give this bag its bang for your buck ($39.50).

Buy it online at landsend.com.
 
 

 

 

 
 
From the Fall 2003 edition of the New York Family Guide
 
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