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  Baby Gear: Car Seats & Bouncers  
  Bring baby home from the hospital in safety and style, and keep them happy and bouncing once they're there.  
     
  BY MICHELLE ROTMAN  
  PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERIC PIASECKI  
     
  Strollers | Car Seats & Bouncers | Bassinets & Monitors | Carriers & Diaper Bags | High Chairs & Booster Seats  
     
     
  Britax Roundabout
Used rear-facing, this convertible car seat with latch and five-point harness accommodates infants to 30 pounds; facing forward, it can secure a 40-pound toddler ($225).

Albee Baby Carriage Company
715 Amsterdam Ave., at 95th St. 212-662-8902

 
 

 

 

 
  Evenflo Portabout
Soft padding, infant head support, a five-point harness with three positions for comfort, an indicator to assure proper positioning, one-hand release, and an easy-to-grab handle make this a sound choice ($59.99).

Buy it online at target.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  Peg Pérego Primo Viaggio
Just because there are nine sleek Italian fabrics to choose from doesn't mean you should overlook the nuts and bolts of this infant car seat: a five-point harness, carry handle, a level to insure proper positioning, and a one-hand quick release ($187).

N.Y. Baby, Inc
 
 

 

 

 
  Crabes et Coquillages Cradle Seat
A colorful two-fish rattle and a removable, washable seat cover make both you and your child very happy ($98).

Jacadi
787 Madison Ave. near 67th St., 212-535-3200

 
 

 

 

 
  Baby Bjorn Baby Sitter 1-2-3
The smallest movement triggers a rocking motion in this chair, and if that doesn't soothe Baby, then the chic wooden Scandinavian bear toy bar is there to engage her. Fabric is reversible ($69.99).

buybuyBaby
270 Seventh Ave., at 26th St., 718-222-4271
buybuybaby.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium Bounce
Tranquil music, aquatic sounds, and a toy bar with kissing fish are just some of the bells and whistles that will keep your offspring from twisting and shouting ($39.99).

Toys 'R' Us
1514 Broadway, near 44th St., 800-869-7787
24-30 Union Square East, near 15th St., 212-674-8697
toysrus.com.
 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
From the Fall 2003 edition of the New York Family Guide
 
     
     
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