KidCo Corporate History



  KidCo was incorporated in the fall of 1992 to specialize in the marketing, distribution and manufacturing of upscale consumer goods. 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 child, pet and hearth safety gates, designed and engineered in Denmark. The Gateway®, KidCo's first model was a completely new concept in pressure mounted, walk-through gate design. Since its inception, three additional pressure-mount gates and seven walk-through, wall mounted gates have been added to the line; including the ConfigureGate™, a "build your own gate system" for almost any application that does not have mounting points in a straight line. In 2003 the home safety products. Each patented product offers features not found on products from the commodity suppliers of safety products intended to protect children. In 2000 KidCo's Toilet Lock won the JPMA Show Stopper award, as one of the best new products for that year. And again in 2004 another new home safety device, the Door Lever Lock, won the JPMA Innovation award. 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. And in 2005, KidCo expanded this single item line into a full line of natural feeding products. BabySteps™ 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 with inflatable air mattress; convenient BabySteps feeding accessories, great for on-the-go meals; and the Gateway To Go travel gate, perfect for temporary situations

In order to keep up with it's tremendous potential, KidCo's office and warehouse expanded a few times from 4,000 sq. ft. to a new 60,000 sq. ft. facility specifically designed for the needs of the growing business. The new suburban Chicago location has state of the art distribution and administration systems and KidCo personnel still personally ensure the highest level of customer service to both dealers and end consumers.

kitchen & cookware
do it yourself
food & beverage
food service
travel & outdoors
cleaning products
mother & child
auto after market
pet products