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Strollin': Orbit Baby

If you pay attention to what the celebmamas are pushing these days, then you'll know that the Orbit Baby travel system ($900) is the ride of choice with Hollywood's most elite. Marcia Cross, Halle Berry, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Richie, and Jessica Alba are just a few who chose the posh buggy for their wee ones.

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The all-in-one system comes with the infant car seat, base, and stroller frame. The car seat is ergonomically designed to rotate on the car seat base and the stroller for easy maneuvering. Additionally, the flexible handle won't dig into mom's arm the way other car seats do. The circular base allows you to position the seat in any direction — forward, backward, or sideways facing — making it a cinch for parents to unlock and unload the carrier in one swift move. When it's time to hit the road, the one-hand pull of the stroller base easily collapses the 19-pound contraption in one fell swoop.

As babes graduate from the infant seat, which lasts until the child weighs 22 pounds or measures 29 inches long, parents can purchase the Orbit Toddler Stroller Seat ($179) specifically designed to fit into the circular Orbit stroller base. Unlike the infant seat, a separate car seat must be used. Loyal Orbit fans may choose the Orbit Toddler Car Seat ($300) while some may decide on other brand options. The stroller seat is suited for children six months old and up to 40 pounds. The toddler car seat is made for children rear-facing 15-35 lbs; forward-facing from 20-50 lbs and up to 49 inches.

Providing only two color options, parents must decide between black/slate or mocha/khaki, both of which are sleek, simple, and easily disguise a mess. The smooth ride on pneumatic tires makes it a dream for the driver, while providing the passenger with the ability to snooze on the go. The agile pushers are also in luck as two pliable cup holders, a lofty basket for safe keeping, and adjustable handles make running errands more of an adventure than a chore.

I love the look, the versatility, and the ease of the Orbit Baby system, but the price tag is sure to make some wary — especially when you have to keep adding to it as the child grows. Tell me what you think about the Orbit Baby Stroller!

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gincase gincase 8 years
We have this stroller. We aren't rich, but we know that we would be using the stroller frequently. And while we are far from bring the Hollywood Elite - this stroller is worth every penny. The $900 gets you the base that fits in your car, the infant seat, and the stroller base. The redesign of the toddler stroller now allows you to use the initial base and stroller base. You do not need to purchase a whole new $900 set up. But, it is $300. We are planning to sell our infant seat once we purchase the toddler seat. Knock on wood, I think it will sell fast. The three of us live in a 800 square foot loft, space is at a premium. The stroller folds up small and fits behind our couch. We also drive a Mini Cooper - this was the only stroller that fits in the trunk of the car. Walking the streets of downtown LA, the ride is smooth. Since the seat is deeper than most, the baby sits lower - away from the street sounds and prying hands. The bag underneath is a lifesaver! I don't have to carry a diaper bag, as everything we need for a daily outing fits. We considered the bassinet, when we were questioning our need for a regular bassinet for the house. I have to say that the idea of going on a short walk, and just wheeling her back into her corner of the loft is very attractive. This was the most expensive thing we bought - it was actually a gift. If you live in the city and plan to use your stroller often - the money is worth it. I think if we didn't get it as a gift, I would have broke into my piggy bank and brought it home. And - that "paparazzi shield" is a great sun and wind shield.
katedavis katedavis 9 years
I agree with you hpl55- $240 is crazy for a bassinet, and the only other option is to keep the baby in the car seat all the time. And it's insane that you have to buy the toddler stroller seat separately. This is not a $900 stroller, it's a $1,319 stroller. Oh, and it comes with a paparazzi shield built in!!!
shoogerbooger shoogerbooger 9 years
The features of the infant car seat seem great. Does anyone know how they rate in a crash test? The chassis seems a bit bulky when folded. I would have considered the orbit if it were available 2 years ago, although all of the add on items seem like it would get expensive. I have the Chameleon (which I LOVE), but the only accessory you really *need* is the cup holder ($25) and the car seat adaptor (I think it was like $39). It seems a bit ridiculous that the toddler seat does not come with this stroller.
Mommy-of-Three Mommy-of-Three 9 years
I have seen this stroller around and it does look great. I was never a huge stroller user, though. I preferred to wear all my babies in a sling. I now do a stroller fitness class but my Graco is just fine.
hpl55 hpl55 9 years
With the bassinet included (Bugaboo), I will be more likely to use that rather than always popping the carseat into the base. Orbit sells a bassinet attachment, but it is an extra $240. I will probably use the carseat for a quick trip, but the bassinet on all longer excursions (going out to dinner, longer shopping trips, etc).
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I don't think this would encourage keeping your child in a carseat anymore than any other travel system that let the bucket go from car to stroller.
hpl55 hpl55 9 years
I was debating between the Orbit and the Bugaboo. The Orbit's carseat is great--I would buy it separately (with the base) if it were an option (but not $900 for a carseat). It is easy to carry, easy to dock in the car, etc. But, once you get it on the stroller, it constantly looks like you are pushing around a carseat or some kind of pod. You are also supposed to limit the amount of time that a child spends in a carseat, and I think that this would encourage you to keep the baby in it a lot. The Orbit definitely folds up easier than the Bugaboo. The thing that did it for me, though, was the toddler seat. Not only do you have to buy a whole new toddler carseat and toddler stroller seat once they reach the max weight, but the toddler seat seemed kind of junky. It reclines by releasing this strap that just catches it at different heights, and the seat never actually looks totally integrated into the system--pretty piecemeal. Instead, I am getting a Chameleon with a Primo Viaggio adapter. I will have a stroller that will last (and look like a stroller, not bits and pieces assembled) and the ability to stroll with a carseat when necessary.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
So wait, for $900 it doesn't even come with the infant/toddler attachments, just the base for the carseat? I'm really glad this was posted, I saw one at the mall the other day and was very curious. The toddler seat was height-adjustable and he was sitting way up so he could look at his mom and dad at the same height he'd be in a shopping cart. That looked like a great idea. I love the flexible handle but the price tag is way too much. Also, for $300 for the toddler carseat, I expect one that goes above 50 lbs.
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