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Gertie Cribs

Functional Analysis:

  • Mattress
  • Easier access to change the bedding.
  • Doors/Side Wall
  • Rounded to reduces risk of fingers getting caught when opening/closing doors.
  • Doors fold open and out to the sides and make it easier to place child in and out of the crib.
  • ottom halfway raised requiring individual to lift baby out of crib versus sliding.
  • Locks
  • Located on the outside of the doors prevents child to reach it.
  • Requires finger dexterity to pull lock open and closed.
  • Height
  • Ergonomic to reduce back pain.
  • The height of the crib reduces the need to adjust mattress height as child develops.
  • Raised with an open space allowing sufficient room for an individual in a wheelchair to roll under the crib to easily reach the child.
  • Options for lowering the mattress height as child grows to prevent child from crawling out.
  • Other Considerations
  • Use the crib as another place to change diapers as opposed to changing table.
  • Financial cost could be factor to purchase specialized crib; however, this company has an option to submit insurance information for coverage.

Worth Noting:

Elevated crib can help reduce strain on lower back. Crib is raised with an open space allowing sufficient room for an individual in a wheelchair to roll under the crib to easily reach the child.

Raised crib with doors open sitting in a nursery beside gliding chair.