Almost two decades ago, college students Joseph Hei and Bryan White pulled an all-nighter in the Product Design department at Stanford University to finish a project. In the early hours of the morning, they talked about their dreams of starting their own company. Fresh with college idealism, they wanted to build something that worked smarter, looked better and addressed a real-world problem. After gaining experience in design, engineering, and manufacturing jobs, Joseph and Bryan soon found themselves working together again at the celebrated design firm, IDEO, in Palo Alto. On the cusp of starting families, they realized the challenges of child transportation were enormous and the existing solutions were stale. Joseph and Bryan left IDEO to embark on their next great adventure: Orbit Baby. To round out the founding team, their wives – Vivian Chiang and Farrah White – joined Orbit Baby to energize the operations, sales, and marketing efforts with their strong backgrounds in business and management.
Three product generations and countless improvements and innovations later, Joseph Hei leads a team of passionate, community oriented individuals who are committed to making everyday family travel simple, safe, and easy.
At the heart of Orbit's design philosophy is a deep belief in the truth of human-centered design. Everything we imagine, sketch, fabricate, and refine only goes to market after we observe and test it in action with real families. By learning what makes parents’ lives easier, and what keeps children safer and more comfortable, our products offer mobility with intuitive functionality and unparalleled safety.
Orbit Baby’s groundbreaking design revolves around our patented SmartHub™ technology that gives parents the world’s only dock & rotate car seats and strollers. In the car and on a stroll, the innovative SmartHub™ ring provides for safety on the move and back-saving convenience for parents.
Life with a new baby demands flexibility and peace of mind. Orbit's infant car seat boasts a 20-second, one-handed installation and deep side-impact protection. Our SmartHub base lets parents dock and rotate all Orbit Baby car seats for smooth transitions between car and stroller. And our orbitgreen™ fabrics are certified to be free of numerous harmful substances.
Taking baby along on daily adventures has never been easier. Orbit's stroller bases fold up in a simple, one-handed twist and lift motion. The SmartHub™ provides a captivating 360-degree view of the world, while our 3DRotation™ lets baby recline when it’s time to rest. And when baby grows bigger, our rotating, convertible Toddler Car Seat provides extensive side-impact protection.
For a little over twelve years, Tadpole has been a trusted neighborhood store for new and experienced parents alike. Heavily focused on customer experience, you can expect a complimentary certified car seat install or a one-on-one baby registry consulting with always a growing and changing mix of new, high-quality products. The beloved boutique has grown and changed with the local community over the years and it is now led by a local mom & dad duo who embrace their wonderful career with passion for keeping Tadpole a trusted, one-stop shop for all your baby and child needs.