Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat & Base G2 – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat & Base G2Price Range: $430 to $450
    • Extra Cost: $220 for extra base
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥♥ (4/5)
  • Pros:
    • Good for preemies (with extra body support)
    • Seats swivels; easy to insert & remove baby
    • Very sturdy
  • Cons:
    • Heavy to carry
    • Expensive
    • Narrow & deep seat
  • Child’s Weight & Length Limitations:
    • Weight: 4-30 lbs
    • Height: 19″-32″
  • Product Weight & Dimensions:
    • Weight: 10 lbs
    • Infant Car Seat dimensions: 8.5″-12″ (interior width); 12″ (interior side depth);  8″/10″/12″ (harness slot heights)
    • Base dimensions: 20.5″ (length, from back to knob); 14″ (width)

Most Helpful Reviews on the Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat & Base G2.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 3/24/2012 – This car seat is amazing! The fact that it swivels truly makes me life SO MUCH EASIER…. My one gripe is that it says that it fits infants from 4 lbs up. We brought our daughter home at 4 lb 5 oz and had the settings on the smallest/ tightest settings and I do not believe that they adequately held her in place…. She is now 6 lbs and I feel that with the infant body support, we were able to hold her into the car seat firmly once she was about 4 lb 12 oz and up. The Orbit is one of perhaps 5 infant car seats that says it even fits infants as small as 4 lbs, so I wouldn’t say this is a detriment (once you get the body support), but I would like others to be aware in case they bring home preemies (buy the body support too!).  (read more and buy it at Giggle.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 3/26/2011 – I love Orbitbaby infant travel system. First, it seems so much safer than the alternatives. When I took the carseat and carseatbase to be inspected, the ladies there couldn’t believe how well the seat and base were made. They said they had not encountered any seat more sturdy. Yes, the seat is deep, but I love that my son has that much protection around him…. Being able to turn him is great. Made putting him in the car a breeze, and as he got older, we let him decide if he wants to look around or see me…. Fabric is amazing, and when I washed it after my son outgrew his seat, the cover looks brand new…. This idea that big babies don’t fit, I totally disagree…. If you can afford it, it is worth every penny. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 3/10/2011 – I love the way this carseat looks. I love how easy it is to carry (although it is a bit heavy). I love that it’s easy to twist it around to put your baby in or take your baby out. My only dislike is that my baby seemed to slouch in it until he was almost 3 months old….  (read more and buy it at Giggle.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 3/16/2011 –  … both my daughter and I have grown to hate the infant car seat. First of all, I will tell you the positives: the rotation base is very convenient; the sun shade is awesome; the materials are top notch; the accessories (bug cover and rain cover) are very nice; and the built-in cover is wonderful (it keeps baby sheltered from the elements). Okay, now to the reasons we dislike it. It is extremely narrow and deep…. It is also a little hard to maneuver and a bit on the heavy side…. Lastly, there is a lot of space (because of its depth) from the middle buckle to the base where your child’s bottom is supposed to sit. This created a strange gap of space and made it really hard to feel like I wasn’t tightening the belts too much…  (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 6/15/2012 – I got this car seat, base with the accompanying stroller as a gift. It is amazing. I could put my baby in the car, fold up the stroller with one hand and be on my way in a minutes. Super easy to use, stylish and safe for baby…. But let’s get real here – does anyone really need to $1000 for a car seat? My baby was out of this by the time she was 9 months old. It’s a great product, but if I had to do it again, I’d buy a Graco Snugride and spend the money on a great Britax convertible when they are ready. That seat will last you a couple of years.The seat is also quite big and heavy…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
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Gear in Action

  • See a video review here and a video by Obit Baby here.

What the Makers Say

  • Orbit Baby’s car seat and base offer state-of-the-art safety features for your baby, as well as a parent-friendly design that is ergonomic and easy to install safely. This two-piece package also adds car seat functionality to your Stroller G2…. (read more at OrbitBaby.com)

Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

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