KidCo Corporate History

Gate HistoryKidCo was incorporated in the fall of 1992 to specialize in the marketing, distribution and manufacturing of upscale consumer goods and has recently celebrated its 20th year in business.  KidCo products are targeted to retail outlets, including mail order catalogs and internet shops specializing in the juvenile, pet and fireplace industries. 

The foundation of KidCo’s product offering is a complete line of  safetygates, designed and engineered in the United States. The Gatewayâ, KidCo’s first model was a completely new concept in pressure mounted, walk-through gate design.  Since its inception, many additional gates have been added to the line, including the ConfigureGateTM, a “build your own gate system” and the one of a kind Angle Mount Safeway, the only gate that can be wall mounted at any angle.  All KidCo gates pass ASTM safety standards.

KidCo offers a comprehensive assortment of child home safety products, including bed rails, cabinet locks/latches, furniture/tv straps and much more.  Each patented product offers features not found on products from the commodity suppliers of safety products intended to protect children.   The SecureStickTM line is KidCo’s family of specialty adheseive mount products; offering high quality adhesive installation with no tools needed. Manufactured on three continents, home safety items are delivered to KidCo’s distribution center to supply the professional “Baby Proofer” market and packaged for the retail market. 

In 2001, KidCo began manufacturing the Food Mill.  A portable, non-electric food processor, the Food Mill has exploded into the infant feeding market, making it easy and convenient for moms to prepare fresh, home-made baby food anywhere. In 2005 KidCo expanded this one item line into a full line of natural feeding products.  BabyStepsTM was introduced to help parents feed their infants fresh, healthy, homemade baby food.

KidCo’s line of travel products includes the very popular PeaPod, an indoor/outdoor travel bed, and the Go Pod, a unique ultra-lightweight, portable activity seat.  It’s one-of-a-kind ‘mobility’ design makes it a must have for in-home or travel needs.  Both the PeaPod and Go Pod fold up easily and compactly for transport and/or storage.

KidCo is located in Libertyville, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago and has state of the art distribution and administration systems to fulfill our customers needs efficiently and timely.  KidCo personnel still personally ensure the highest level of customer service to both dealers and end consumers.