Car Seat Brands History- Graco, Britax

There are a lot of manufacturers in the car seat industry, some of them have tens of years experience, some are new brands founded since 2000. Some of them are based in America, several brands come from Europe. We will introduce these car seats’ history and product series, like the stroller combo and infant car seats, convertible car seats and booster seats.

UPPAbaby – Founded: 2006

Car Seat Brand - UPPAbaby

UPPAbaby was founded by a couple from the US in 2006. Comparing to other car seats famous car seat brands that have several tens of years experience in the car seat industry, the UPPAbaby is a very young but popular car seat brand.

The husband has worked in product development dept. in several car seat manufacturers like The First Years and Safety First. So he focuses on inventing and developing the car seat. While the wife plays a role as product tester and sales.

They’re parents of three young kids, so they devote a lot of time and energy in designing the car seats that make their children safe and comfortable while providing the most convenience. The UPPAbaby car seats feature a premium design and are made of high-quality materials, accordingly, the price ranks top of most the car seat brands.

Product series:
Full-Size Stroller: Vista & Cruz
Vista includes a bassinet and a toddler seat. The bassinet is suitable for infants from birth until they are up to 20 pounds in weight, while the toddler seat can be used after your child is 3 months old till he/she weighs up to 50 lbs.
Lightweight Stroller: MINU, G-Link, G-Luxe, and G-Lite
Car Seats: Meas, KNOK, ALTA

Baby Trend- 1988

Car Seat Brand - Baby Trend

For more than 30 years, Baby Trend has offered innovative solutions and developed popular products for the challenges parents face. Baby Trend products are available at an affordable price, but the quality is trustworthy.

The manufacturer is very innovative in developing and applying new techniques to their products and has received many awards, specifically mentioned two products – Snap-N-Go® and Sit N’ Stand® strollers.

The Snap-N-Go® is a low cost, easy method of converting your child’s infant car seat into a lightweight and portable stroller. Double-designed carrier is available for families with twins to transport two infant car seats at a time.

The Sit N’ Stand® stroller is a great choice for growing family. This product line gives parents an easy and affordable way to have a young infant and older toddler travel in the same stroller.

Actually, Baby Trend has built mature baby product series and its products cover more than the car seat, also including the strollers and baby travel systems, joggers,  nurse center, and high chairs. No matter what the ages of your young children, the company has a product that will help you meet the challenges of this happy, yet busy stage of life.

Product series:
Car Seats:
Strollers & travel systems:
Nurse center
High chairs


Car Seat Brand - Britax

Britax is a British manufacturer of childcare products including car seats, strollers, and high chairs. It was founded in 1938 and headquartered in Chertsey, United Kingdom. In 1996, the company extended its market in the US and has become one of the most popular childcare brand among US families.

Developed for several decades, the Britax has its own innovative technologies to earn parents’  trust. The ClickTight system makes the car seat installation easy and safe, while SafeCell provide superior impact protection with exceptional energy absorption and movement limitation to protect your child better than ever in a crash.

Britax designs and manufactures a complete line of child seats and strollers, including:

  • Infant car seats for use rear facing only for newborns.
  • Convertible child seats for use rear facing and for use forward facing for growing babies.
  • Harness-2-Booster child seats for use forward facing with a harness up to 90 pounds, and then as a belt-positioning booster seat for bigger kids.
  • Belt-positioning booster seats for use with children who weigh up to 120 pounds.
  • Full-size strollers that are appropriate from birth and up.
  • Compact-fold strollers that are appropriate from 6 months and up.
  • Modular strollers that are appropriate from 6 months (or from birth when used with an infant car seat) and up and can accommodate up to 2 children.

Chicco – 1958

Car Seat Brand - Chicco

Thanks to the #1-rated KeyFit Infant Car Seat, one of the most popular Chicco products, this brand has become a household name for parents across the United States.

To make the children stay safe and comfortable in their products, the Chicco has established a Happiness Lab that makes Chicco product be engineered for safety and comfort, and designed to accommodate babies throughout every stage.

Besides the car seat product lines, the Chicco actually covers everything for baby.

Car Seats
Travel Systems
Highchairs & Boosters
Nursing & Feeding
Playards & Bassinets
Baby Activity

Clek – 2010

Car Seat Brand - Clek

Clek is a new brand in the car seat industry, just like the UPPAbaby, and it also manufacturer high-end car seats that come with a relatively expensive price.

The company boasts of combining the best-in-class safety, convenience and style into their car seats, with no compromise to provide the best user experience for both the kids and parents.

With few years of development, the Clek does not have a complete list of baby traveling devices, there are only several products are selling on the market.

  • Infant car seats – Clek liing is designed for newborns weighing from 4 to 35 pounds and up to 32 inches in height;
  • Convertible car seats – foonf vs fllo
  • Booster seats – oobr vs olli vs ozzi

Cosco – 70 years ago

Car Seat Brand - Cosco

Cosco has a long history of more than 70 years in the children care industry. The company is based in US and started as Columbus Specialty Company in Columbus, Indiana. That’s where the company got its name.

Over 70 years experience, the Cosco has established a complete list of baby products, including car seats, strollers, high chairs, play yards, potty training, bouncers, swings, and walkers. It seems the company find a way to save the cost over these years’ development, all the products come with a budget price, most under $100.

Car Seats: Infant Car Seats, Convertible Car Seats, Booster Car Seats
Strollers: Travel systems, Umbrella Strollers
Gear: High Chairs, Play Yards


Car Seat Brand - Cybex

CYBEX is a German company and was founded in 2005 for child care. In early 2014, this company merged with Goodbaby International Holdings Limited, which is one of the leading global durable juvenile products companies headquartered in China. Both companies have a great strength in product research & development, design and testing.

But CYBEX is still operated as an independent brand and have expanded their product lines up to three series – Platinum, Gold and Silver.

Cybex Platinum: Car Seats, Strollers, Baby Carriers, Interior, Collections
Cybex Gold: car seats, stroller, interior
Cybex Silver: strollers

Diono – 1999

Car Seat brand - Diono

Diono is an American company that manufactures child safety seats as well as travel systems, strollers, and car seat accessories. Based in Sumner, Washington, Diono was founded in 1999 as Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products.

With the decades of expertise in the child care industry, the Diono has won many prizes. In 2013, their radian® rXT was voted as Red Tricycle’s Best Car Seat and earned National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval three years; in 2014, the Baby Maternity Magazine selected the rainier Choice of the Year and Product of the Year award winners!

Diono car seats are priced in different ranges to meet different families’ need. It provides high-end products for families that pursue high quality car seats, while there are some affordable models available for families that are on a budget. Categorized the products, there are three product lines – Car Seats, Strollers, and Carriers.

Car Seats:

Evenflo – 1920

Car Seat Brand - Evenflo

Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, the Evenflo was founded in 1920. The company focus on providing the parents with baby care infant care and juvenile products. Over nearly 100 years in the design, research and development, manufacturing, and marketing, the Evenflo built up a comprehensive list of baby care products.

The product lines include: car seats, wheels, home devices, wearables, and feeding tools. Some Evenflo’s products have received multiple awards from the magazines and government official organizations.

car seats: infant, convertible & all-in-one, booster, accessories
Wheels: strollers, travel systems, accessories
Home: gates, playards & portable beds, high chairs, activity centers, stationary jumpers, doorway jumpers
Wearables: carriers
Recommend some products winning awards:

Graco – 1942

Car Seat brand - Graco

Graco might be one of the most popular brands in the car seat industry. It is an American manufacturer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Found in 1942, this company has rich experience in practical and dependable solutions for parents over the world.

There might be over three hundred products covering these product lines: car seats, strollers, bassinets and playards, highchairs, swings, and parts. The 4Ever 4-in-1 is one of the most popular Graco car seats.

Car Seats: Infant Car Seats & Bases, Travel Systems
Convertibles & All-in-1 Car Seats, Booster Car Seats
Strollers: Travel Systems, Full-size Strollers, Jogging Strollers, Lightweight Strollers, Double Strollers,
Playards & Bassinets: Care Station Playards, Traditional Playards, Bassinets, Playard Accessories
Highchairs: Highchairs, Boosters
Swings: Swings, Rockers, Jumpers

Safety 1st

Car Seat brand - Safety 1st

Like the Cosco, Safety 1st is one sub-brand of Dorel group. It seems the Dorel positioning the Safety 1st to be a mid-range brand at affordable price. The Safety 1st is not a new brand, it has over 30 years knowledge in the child care and safety industry and has developed a mature product list, including:
Bath Bedrails
Car Seats
Boosters Gates
High Chairs
Home Safety
Infant Health
Play Yards
Potty Training
Travel Safety


Car Seat brand - Maxi Cosi

The Maxi-Cosi brand was born in the Netherlands in 1984 and has a branch office in US since 2008, now it is owned by the Dorel Juvenile Group. This brand focus on baby travel system solutions, providing car seats and strollers.
Car Seats: Baby car seats, Toddler car seats, Child car seats, Car seat advice tool
Strollers: Baby strollers, Carrycots, Travel systems, Travel system advice tool

Quinny– 1950

Car Seat Brand - Quinny

The Quinny is mainly sold in Europe, no models available in the US market. This brand focuses on the baby strollers business and it has different stroller series that contains: Zapp Flex Plus, Zapp Flex, Britto, Yezz, Bold Block, Moodd, Buzz Xtra

Besides above-listed brands, the Dorel group also owns:

The Tiny Love that offers the developmental baby products for babies and their parents like stimulating baby toys and baby gear;

Bébé Confort offers qualitative car seats, strollers, equipment, and nursery products in every category. This brand also mostly focus on Europe market;

Infanti that provides a wide range of juvenile products from strollers, car seats, infant clothing to educational toys in Latin American countries like Chile, Columbia, and Peru;

Mother’s Choice that provides Australian parents with affordable, safe and reliable nursery solutions from car seats to bouncers, strollers to highchairs, and more;

Voyage that gives Brazil parents with affordable juvenile products for mobility needs such as strollers and car seats, as well as cribs, leisure, and mealtime implements;

Angel brand that delivers Chinese parents with a diverse range of affordable juvenile products from urban to rural, from city to community.

Peg Perego – 1949

Car Seat Brand - Peg Perego

Peg Perego is an Italian manufacturer of juvenile products. Headquartered in Arcore Italy, the company now has offices in Brazil, Canada, and the United States while expanding their business around the world. The Peg Perego is a classic European style with elegant design and look and high-end quality, so its products are a bit pricey than other brands.
With over 70 years development, the Peg Perego has built a complete list of child care products: Strollers (including double strollers for twins), travel systems, car seats, high chairs, child bike seats, bath items, and accessories.

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