Reasons to Choose the Orbit car seat

What is your best option?

Finding car seats for young children is a complicated matter for parents. Is it best to choose one which is suited for the current age of the child, or one which will adapt and grow as the child gets older? The latter can be very expensive, and they may not always be suitable for very young children, being only able to support them above 30lbs. This means that parents of much younger children do have no option but to choose one which will fit their newborns, and face the expense of buying separate seats as the child grows. However, the G2 Orbit car seat is designed to offer parents of newborns and infants a way to accommodate their car seat needs without having to buy a specific product solely for use in cars.

Orbit Car Seat

More than a simple device

The Orbit car seat model G2 is more than just a simple device for holding the baby while it is in the vehicle. Instead, parents can buy a stroller and base which allows them to use the seat in the car, and then in the stroller. This device is often known as a ‘travel system’, providing parents with two alternative ways to transport their young children. The stroller is a frame, but it is also good with steering and has a comfortable carrier which will easy carry a child heavier than the recommended weight. Being adaptable means that parents can get the seat they need without having to accept a sole-purpose item.

The G2 car seat is one which is specifically designed to support very young children, between 4lbs and 30-35lbs. This means that it can support the weight of children in their second year in a backwards-facing position, something which is recommended by pediatricians as being more likely to protect the child in the event of an accident. By conforming to these recommendations, rather than official standards, the G2 provides advanced protection for the child, ensuring that parents can drive in safety knowing their infant is well-protected.

The security system – LATCH

The Orbit car seat uses a security system, LATCH, along with other makers of child car seats. This system is designed to provide the best security possible for infants and toddlers, positioning the seat so that it doesn’t slide or move when the car is going forward. The G2 base is a good choice when looking for one which is easy to use, install, and remove. The LATCH connections are looped through the base, and there is a ratchet on the side which is turned to tighten the securing belts. This holds the child firmly in position throughout the journey.

While parents might be concerned about the weight of both the base and the car seat, it is at around 15lbs for the base alone. However, this weight is intended to add security to the seat and can be managed by most parents. If moms choose not to install the base for a short car journey, then this is not a problem, because the car seat can be fixed into position using the car seat. There is roughly the same security as with the base, but the latter is able to hold the seat in position even during a severe impact, while the belt might be less secure.

Positioning is easy

Positioning the child in the rear-facing seat is also relatively easy, so parents don’t have to worry about spending ages trying to connect the harness, while the child gets upset and unhappy. There is a buckle position around the chest clip which allows parents to adjust the tightness of the harness, using a front adjuster near to the bottom of the seat.

When parents are looking for something quick, convenient and sturdy, then the G2 car seat is ideal for them. With the ability to be totally secure, even for toddlers, this is a weight of most parent’s minds. The ease of use will also recommend itself to busy parents, or those who want to be able to move the child in and out of the seats easily. When used with the stroller, this car seat provides a complete baby transport system which will help most parents to travel in style and comfort with their children.

Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat Options

Not only a legal obligation

There are few things more important in parenting than buying the correct car seat for a child. Not only is it a legal obligation, but parents that care for their children are also rightly worried about the safety of their baby while traveling in a car. While it is easy to buy second-hand items such as cots or strollers, the same is not true for car seats.

They need to be bought brand new, because all of the fittings need to be perfect in order to provide the child with the right protection in the event of an accident. This makes finding a car seat which is practical and reliable is twice as important.

Graco SnugRide

One of the most popular available on the market, Graco Snugride infant car seat products are designed to be affordable, easy to handle, and able to support young children while they are riding in the backwards facing position. The popularity of the Snugride model, and the fact that more children than ever are being transported in them, seems not to have been affected by Graco’s decision to change the name of its popular models. These include:

  • Snugride Classic Connect
  • Snugride Classic Connect 30
  • Snugride Classic Connect 35
  • Snugride Click Connect 35 and 35 LX
  • Snugride Click Connect 40

These options are all based upon the same style, which is the Snugride model. The model has specific features which defines the whole series.

The most important feature

The most important feature of the Snugride system is the security. Safety features play a big part in influencing parents’ decisions when it comes to buying a car seat, and the Snugride plays to that audience with infant head supports to contain impacts, and it is also fully crash-tested, ensuring that it is approved by the government and can withstand a certain impact. The 5-point harness is another popular feature which ensures that the baby can be moved in and out of the car easily. LATCH systems support the baby, and the Snugride can be matched to the Graco stroller models, so travel systems can be created.

The Grace Snugride 30

The Graco Snugride 30 has been recommended by many experts, and it remains the car seat to beat when it come to providing a great travel system. It is also consistently good at matching with car bases to provide support and protection. It is also very lightweight, probably one of the most lightweight models available, which is perfect for parents who need to carry the seat in one hand and the child in the other. It is also designed to be comfortable for the baby, including having adjustable and removable parts which allow children to sit facing backwards for longer. Most children will confirm that backwards-facing is most comfortable for them, so it is a good buy for those reasons.

The Greco Snugride infant car seat family

The Greco Snugride infant car seat family is intended to allow parents to get the most from their car seat, without having to pay additional costs for a stroller carrier. This is an important consideration when looking at the cost of a product. There are, however, still some significant differences between the different models available. For example, the Click Connect 40 model is designed to have 8 levels of infant recline, which allows the parent to recline the seat to come into contact with the front seat, or to allow the infant to recline further back in the seat. This is a good idea if the child is outgrowing the seat, but needs to be forward-facing for a few more months.

Click Connect system

The Click Connect system also has a feature which is not found on the Classic Connect Graco Snugride infant car seat system, and that is the Level indicator on the base. This makes sure that the seat is in line with the level of the car, and allows parents to check that the seat is correctly positioned before they drive off. As older children might want to be sitting more upright, this level indicator is age-adjusted, so that parents can make sure the child and the seat are secure, no matter what age the child is. This is another feature of the Graco system which has proven very popular with parents.