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  • An intro to the new breed of infant car seats
    November 5, 2013

    An intro to the new breed of infant car seats

    All of the infant car seats that you can purchase anywhere in the US pass certain safety standards, but manufacturers are constantly trying to one-up each other with new technologies that help seats protect kids better, and make them easier...

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  • February 22, 2010

    Orbit G2 available for preview and preorder

    We’re big Orbit Baby fans around here, so we were psyched when Orbit invited us to participate in the pre-launch of their new G2 Infant System and Stroller. Our Brookline and Wellesley stores are among the first stores in the...

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  • October 30, 2009

    Vindication for Orbit Baby – almost

    NHTSA has concluded its independent review of the Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat, brought on by the Consumer Reports “Do Not Buy” rating that was released at the end of August. Their findings confirm that the Orbit Infant Car Seat...

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  • Orbit goes G2
    September 23, 2009

    Orbit goes G2

    “Concept strollers” were all the rage at the ABC Show, with lots of manufacturers showing off interesting ideas that may or may not come to the market. But while “concept” is the label Orbit Baby is applying to their new...

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  • September 3, 2009

    Orbit gets thumbs-up from NHTSA

    We just received a letter from Joseph Hei, CEO and Co-founder of Orbit Baby. After last week’s debacle with Consumer Reports, Orbit went straight to the NHTSA and asked them to test the seat. Small wonder, it passed with flying...

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  • August 27, 2009

    Consumer Reports FAIL?

    Two years ago, Consumer Reports was rocked by controversy when they botched their testing for a number of infant car seats and then proceeded to drag the good name of those models through the mud before eventually retracting the whole...

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  • July 27, 2009

    Day 27 – Orbit Infant System

    I’ve already written at length about the Orbit Infant System, as I’ve been using it with Zev for 11 months now. As I write this, I’ve just returned from our 14th airplane trip with the Orbit, and accordingly can attest...

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