Orbit Baby Toddler Car Seat G2
Let’s chat about innovation within the car seat industry. Most of us are fans of infant car seats that are compatible with strollers or travel systems for their ease-of-use, ability to transport a car seat around as needed, and (most importantly) you Don’t. Wake. The. Baby.
All kidding aside, a stroller and infant seat combination is a GREAT way to make sure you’re able to have an infant seat with you when you need it. But what about a convertible? THAT is what really sets Orbit Baby apart. Their innovate SmartHub design allows you to dock a bassinet, an infant car seat, a stroller seat, AND a convertible car seat onto their stroller frame. A first in the industry, Orbit Baby allows you the wonderful feature of being able to carry a Toddler Car Seat on your stroller frame so you can travel with a convertible car seat. While it has a weight limit of 35 lbs rear-facing (which IS 5-10 lbs lower than many convertibles on the market), most 2-year-olds will be able to rear-face in the Toddler Car Seat G2 with no problem. Another terrific feature in rear-facing mode is the ability to use the Orbit Baby Car Seat Base G2. What this allows you to do is buckle your child in while they’re facing you and rotate the seat to the rear-facing position. Once in forward-facing position you lose this feature, but it’s GREAT and save a lot of strain on your back. Another great feature of the Car Seat Base G2 is the absolutely BRILLIANT and quick and secure installation. You simply LATCH or seat belt in, tighten, then twist the StrongArm which tightens the belts even more and compresses the base into the seat. If you’re using your car to cart things around and have to uninstall/install your car seat frequently, this feature is PERFECT.
Orbit Baby is also a pioneer in making “safer” fabrics in car seats. The Toddler Seat G2 is the FIRST convertible car seat certified BFR-free, meaning it’s free of brominated flame retardants (which many people believe can have harmful affects on children) AND they’re also the first car seats certified to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (which limits the use of certain chemicals). The fabric is also easy to remove for cleaning and harness adjustment (you have to re-thread the harness in this seat, but it’s VERY easy).
The Toddler Seat G2 also installs quite well in forward-facing mode. Bonus: if you forget how to install, there’s a QR code on the label you can scan to reach installation instructions. Genius. Not to mention it’s attractive. We all know there’s nothing worse than a HIDEOUS car seat you’re stuck looking at for a few years.
The Orbit Baby Toddler Car Seat G2 is suitable from 15-35 lbs in rear-facing mode, and 25-65 lbs forward-facing. It’s a great option for parents who travel a lot. What you sacrifice in higher weight limits you make up for in the ability to cart a convertible seat around, which is a rare and lovely thing.
The Orbit Baby Toddler Car Seat G2 retails for $380 and is available at Magic Beans.
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