… the original!
Dear Reader,… (p. 2-3)
Some information for you… (p. 4-5)
Beds are not just for sleeping in (p. 6-9)
Timmy carecots (p. 10-25)
Carsten carecots (p. 26-33)
Emma carecots (p. 34-43)
Olaf carecots (p. 44-55)
Hannah carecots (p. 56-67)
Special carecots (p. 68-75)
Safety (p. 76-79)
Therapy Table / Changing Table (p. 80-81)
Sleeping Platforms (p. 82-83)
Mattresses / Padding (p. 84-85)
Accessories (p. 86-87)
For children who live with a disablilty, their In our experience, the most important features You will not only find a suitable bed for your
bed is not just a place to sleep. Many of these of carecots are the height adjustable sleeping child but will also receive excellent service
children spend much of their time in bed platform driven by a motor and an adjustable from us after you have purchased the bed.
during the day as well. For this reason such lying surface. Both features simplify the daily
a carecot must be designed differently from care and considerably ease the strain on the We look forward to your call – come and visit
a normal child’s bed. carer’s back. our showrooms!
For more than 25 years, we have been Especially high safety rails are necessary if
producing innovative carecots to simplify the the child is a danger to itself. We produce
daily care at home or in hospital. We can cots with a door height of up to 170 cm and
assure you that KayserBetten are manufactured custom-made to any size required.
to meet the strict criteria of the standards for
auxiliary aids. Access near floor level helps children to
develop and improve their mobility skills. Peter Kayser Torsten Kappenberg
We have the claim to be able to produce a This enables them to climb in and out
special bed suitable to meet every indication: independently without endangering
regardless of whether a built-in bed to fit a themselves.
sloping ceiling, special padding or matching
furniture made of the same beech wood are We place great value on experienced and
required. Special beds are also often subject well-trained staff. They can give you competent
to heavy usage and need to be extremely advice and help with the individual planning
robust – and we know from our experience starting with applying for grants to meet the
how to build really sturdy specialist beds. cost.
Some information for you…
What exactly is a cot especially for In order that we can supply you with the optimum
handicapped children? cot, please state which cot and accessories the
child needs with consideration to a longer-term
It is a special bed designed with different equipment use of the cot (bed size).
options which the user needs to partly compensate
his handicap. It would be best to do this in the presence of your
child. With careful planning, there should be no
This can be very high cot sides or a low entrance. room for mistakes. Therefore, please also consider
An electrically adjustable sleeping platform, a the possible options with each KayserBed, e.g.
padded interior or an external door locking safety whether perspex on the lattice bars may be
system are often necessary to compensate the child’s necessary for safety, or whether the Timmy carecot
physical function deficits and to prevent physical should have removable corner posts for therapy,
harm. They are also suitable to help carers. whether a special sleeping platform is necessary,
or the style should be modified for other therapeutic
A child’s carecot made especially for the reasons.
handicapped is not a standard everyday product.
It provides special devices which considerably Of course, you can discuss these details with us
differ from those of a “normal” bed. Because of directly, because supplying you with the perfect
these special devices, it is not a bed used by healthy KayserBed always remains our most important task.
Children’s carecots are manufactured according to
the standard EN716. This norm places much more
importance on safety aspects in comparison to
standard carecots. Clearly defined dimensions for
the lattice spacing, parapet height and gaps are
Beds are not just for sleeping in
The importance of a bed from the perspective of a child
Playground, resting place and castle Such materials create not only a comfortable What functions such a bed has to fulfil…
atmosphere but also serve the haptic awareness
Beds have a special significance especially for previously mentioned. It is clear that a carecot must fulfil entirely different
children. They spend a great deal of time in them requirements compared to that of a standard child’s
throughout childhood. And not only to sleep. bed. It not only serves the child as a place to sleep
Sometimes a goodnight story is not enough…
Children love to play, eat, listen to music or stories, but as a support for the parents administering care.
read or even do gymnastics in their bed. If a child suffers from sleeplessness and cannot go
This applies to a disabled child just like any other
However, the bed is also a “castle” to which the to sleep alone, the bed sometimes has to also
child. The main difference is that many disabled
child can withdraw if it is feeling sad or when it provide room for a parent to sleep. The carecot is
children have a problem going to sleep or sleeping
is sulking. It is the favourite place for dreaming and often used in other contexts – many therapists use
through the night. It is not unusual for them to take
cuddling. For adults and children alike one’s own it as a therapy table. The carecot must be designed
an extremely long time to fall asleep. Often the
bed represents a very personal space. to allow the child exactly as much freedom of
parents have to take the time to lie down with the
movement as it is able to make use of.
child until it falls asleep. Waking up regularly during
Entirely different features are important for children
the night is also not unusual for these children. To
where their bed is concerned. For them the
the parent’s distress they often do not go back to
appearance is very significant. The look of the bed
sleep on their own, so that the parents have to
must appeal to the child’s eyes. They prefer beds
attend to their children once again. Some children
with a coloured design which look interesting and
need additional care during the night, either to
whose form and colour are inviting. Not only
have nappies changed or for the child to be
the appearance but also the feel of the surface has
repositioned. This means that every night the parents
to be right. Children explore their surroundings
and their children spend a lot of time together in
not only with their eyes but also very much with
and around the bed. A sensible size is an important
their hands. They prefer beds that appeal to the
aspect to also allow room for therapy and generally
visual and haptic perception. It is just more fun
spending time in bed. In individual cases oversize
and stimulates the child’s imagination.
beds are necessary. The child’s bed is of far greater
importance here than for a child without a disability.
Experiencing a good feeling
Another important aspect for children is that they
can feel comfortable in their beds. Being comfortable
is not just a question of soft bed linen and cuddly
toys, but also about the use of likable assembly
materials. The use of smooth, well-formed wood is
as important here as a comfortable, soft mattress.
Beds are not just for sleeping in
How a carecot becomes really appropriate for a child
Learning through movement reliability of a bed that is used daily for many years,
one has to be able to rely on the manufacturer.
The deep sensibility, proprioception, is stimulated Economising when calculating the timber
when children can move around sufficiently in dimensions is definitely the wrong approach. In
their bed. This is essential for the development of order that our kids do not also have to cope with
the brain and the facilitation of the nerve endings. allergies, natural materials should always be given
However, this can also lead to problems in the case preference over synthetic materials in production.
of a disabled child. A healthy child of toddler age Solid beech wood treated with sweat and saliva
onwards can usually judge its own physical resistant paints feels velvet-soft and corresponds to
capabilities quite well so that normally accidents the physiological sensation of the children. Smooth
do not happen when jumping around in bed – it rods can help the child’s efforts to grip and to walk.
does not fall out and it does not become entangled
in the bars. Small excursion into the world of children shows
quite clearly that one cannot simply classify a bed
A carecot is always something exceptional. Children as a place to sleep. It is much more a place for
with disabilities not only have impaired physical fantasies and a safe haven. A carecot is in contrast
mobility but also sometimes suffer from spasticity something quite personal. Its design must ensure
and attacks of cramp that can prevent target- that it functions reliably so that the child’s disability
orientated movement. This increases the danger of is compensated for and the daily hard work of the
injuries. Therefore it is necessary that a carecot can carer is eased considerably. Motorised height-
meet these specific requirements. Side lattices need adjustable sleeping platforms with different functions
to be available in varying heights and types (rods and the corresponding mattress are therefore
or plexiglass panels) to meet the individual needs obligatory in every carecot.
and capabilities of the child. The question of safety
plays a significant role in the case of a carecot. The
German Act on Medical Devices ensures that the
design conforms to the necessary standards. When
it is a question of the stability and operational