Best Bets: Baby Gear

In Hot Water
Philips’ cheerful thermometer floats in the bathtub, alerting parents if the water gets too hot ($19.99)
270 Seventh Ave., at 26th St.; 917-344-1555



Night Watchmen
Rechargeable Candeloo lamps in blue-green or fuchsia-orange light up when removed from their bases ($50 for the set).
See for details.


Tie A Yellow Ribbon
Casa Crib with adjustable side rails by Roberto Gil (about $599).
Visit for information.


Warming Trend
Dex’s handy device heats baby wipes ($24.99)
270 Seventh Ave., at 26th St.; 917-344-1555


Clip Or Carry
The Skip*Hop bag attaches to the arms of any stroller, then converts to a messenger-style bag ($54).
Space Kiddets
46 E. 21st St. near Broadway; 212-420-9878


Bath And Beyond
Safety 1st’s tub folds down for easy storage ($14.99).
Various locations


Sheep To Snore
This squeezable toy soothes babies to sleep with sounds like rain, surf, whale calls, and a heartbeat (about $30).
Calypso Enfant & Bebe
426 Broome St. near Crosby St.; 212-966-3234


Sixth Sense
Philips’ baby monitor has an LCD display that shows the temperature and sound level in your tot’s room and also serves as a night-light ($59.99).
270 Seventh Ave., at 26th St.; 917-344-1555


Just A 'Shmere
Cashmere onesie with Peter Pan collar comes in three colors and is $195.
Ralph Lauren
Various locations



Smart Seat
Peg Perego’s new Dondolino high chair features a battery-powered rocker and calming lullaby sounds ($250).
Vist for details.


Ground Cover
Glow-in-the-dark rugs by Laurene Boym are 59 square inches, come in ten patterns, and cost $491.
146 Greene St. at Houston St.; 212-226-2190


Lip Service
Second Nature’s latest bottle has a newly designed nipple with multiple holes, for a more accurate representation of the real thing ($4.49).
Call at 800-593-5522 or see for information.


Inner Space
Fleurville’s MotherShip diaper bags come in ten snappy colors and patterns to suit any taste ($158).
56 University Pl. at 10th St.; 212-533-4614


You Rock
Mitchell Gold’s new Kitty glider is shown in a Key Largo– Peri linen-cotton slipcover (from $1,320).
ABC Carpet & Home
888 Broadway at 19th St.; 212-473-3000


The Jeep Liberty Limited Urban Terrain stroller is made by Kolcraft and offers as many features for adults—a key cubby, dual cupholders—as for kids ($139.99).
Babies ’R’ Us
Various locations



Change Is Good
The Loft Collection changing table by David Netto ($1,395).
Vist to order.


Gimme Shelter
The Pack ’n Play Sport weighs less than twelve pounds, has mesh sides, is water-resistant, and features a 50-plus ultraviolet-protection-factor canopy ($149.99).
Babies ’R’ Us
Various locations

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From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide