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  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).

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  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).

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).

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



  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






From the Fall 2003 edition of the New York Family Guide
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