First though, let’s talk about what those different positions are:
This first picture shows the “carry” position. It can be called different names by different companies, but carry describes the position well. It puts the handle straight up.
The second position is called the convenience position. This puts the handle more towards the head of the seat.
The third position is called travel. It puts the handle at the top of the head.
The fourth position is called the stand position. This position is completely behind the head of the seat.
Last, a handful of seats have what’s called a rebound position. This position is down towards the child’s feet.
Handle Positions- USA Only
|4Moms||All||Carry||There are 2 handle positions.|
|Baby Trend||All||Any||Retroactively allows any locked position. Baby Trend still recommends keeping the handle back if possible.|
|Chicco||All||Any||There are 3 handle positions.|
|Combi||All||Carry||There are 3 handle positions.|
|Cybex||Aton 1, 2, Q||Carry||There are only 3 positions on the Aton 1 and 2.|
|Cybex||Cloud Q||Rebound (known as Drive)||There are 6 handle positions.|
|Dorel||All (Cosco, Maxi-Cosi, Eddie Bauer, Safety 1st)||Carry (Upright)*||*Follow the manual for each seat. Dorel is moving to all handles upright, but it is NOT retroactive.|
|Evenflo||Embrace 35 (and SensorSafe version), Snugli||Travel or Rebound||Requires 1.5" of clearance between any part of the child restraint and the seat in front of it.|
|Evenflo||Embrace, Discovery||Travel or Stand||Evenflo refers to the travel position as the "car" position. Requires 1.5" of clearance between any part of the child restraint and the seat in front of it.|
|Evenflo||Nurture, Serenade, SecureRide||Travel or Stand or Rebound||Evenflo refers to the travel position as the "car" position. Requires 1.5" of clearance between any part of the child restraint and the seat in front of it.|
|Evenflo||LiteMax||Travel||Requires 1.5" of clearance between any part of the child restraint and the seat in front of it.|
|GB||Asana 35 DLX||Any|
|Hauck||All||Any||There are 5 positions. All are allowed in the vehicle.|
|Ingenuity||Intrust||Travel||There are 3 handle positions.|
|Orbit Baby||All||Travel||The Orbit has soft handles.|
|Peg Perego||Primo Viaggio 30/30||Travel|
|Peg Perego||Viaggio 4/35||Any||Must use rebound position if installed baseless. With base, any locked position allowed, but prefer travel.|
|Phil and Teds||Alpha||Any||Also marketed as Mountain Buggy Protect.|
|UPPAbaby||Mesa||Any||There are 3 handle positions.|