Would that a child car seat could evolve with the child, adjusting to Junior's changing size and needs so you didn't have to buy a succession of car seats. The forward-facing

Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat

from Graco is designed to do just that.

The five-point harness accommo-

dates children from 20 to 65 pounds, a greater weight limit than most car-seat harnesses. (Children under 20 pounds or under 1 year old should be in rear-facing car seats.) As the child grows, the Nautilus can be converted to a high-back booster seat or backless booster for children up to 100 pounds.

A height-adjustable headrest, wide padded armrests, a cup holder, and side storage add to user- friendliness. The seat has a three-position recline for the best fit in the car and maximum comfort for Junior.

Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat (8J00BRV) is $159.99. Info at

; 1-800-345-4109.

- Judi Dash