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Smart-Trike makes a line of moveable kid equipment that transitions as the child grows. The 3-in-1 Zoo Ladybug tricycle converts from a stroller with a canopy and harness for older babies to a tricycle for toddlers. It retails for $130. Photo courtesy of Smart-Trike Changing table by Baby's Dream

Growing gadgets: More toys, furniture and gear adapt with maturing children

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Kids grow like weeds - expensive weeds that need new stuff with every developmental marker hit.

And these days more products are hitting the market that adapt to a sprouting weed, allowing parents to invest in fewer items and get more use out of what they buy.


One of the most prevalent is the convertible crib, which can change from an infant's crib to a toddler bed and eventually serve as an adult-size headboard and footboard.

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