If there is only one element to favour in the baby's room, it is undoubtedly the bed. Baby will spend long hours there, installed on a comfortable mattress, so the bed must be carefully chosen.
A bed that complies with European standards
When choosing a cot, it is essential to check that it complies with the European standard EN716. The main points verified by this standard are:
- The spacing of the bars of the crib, which must be between 4.5 and 6.5 cm - The inner
height between the mattress and the edge of the bed, which must be at least 60 cm - The stability
of the bars, themaximum distance of 6 cm between the slats of the bed base
- Smooth paint without risk of splinters or flakes, solvent-free paint - The
corners must be rounded to avoid any risk of accident
Choosing the right bed size
In France, 2 sizes of cot are most often marketed, the classic 60x120 cm bed and the evolutionary 70x140 cm bed. The 60x120 cm bed is used from birth until the child's 2nd birthday. The 70x140 cm bed can be used from birth to the child's 5th birthday. This evolutionary bed can easily be transformed into a learning bed, simply remove the sides with the bars and replace them with side rails (like on a large bed). To guarantee maximum safety for your baby, it is important to choose a mattress that is exactly the right size for the bed.
Choose a cot with a box spring that can be adjusted in several positions
Prefer a cot with a base that can be adjusted to several positions (usually 3). It will allow you to preserve your back by positioning your baby in the high position from birth, then in the intermediate position when the child is sitting and finally in the lowest position when the child is standing to avoid any risk of falling. All Kadolis baby beds have an adjustable box spring system.
Choose a wooden bed
As with mattresses, prefer natural materials that are increasingly healthy for your health. Choose a solid wood bed that will release less solvents than agglomerated materials, or opt for an "ecological generation" MDF bed made of PEFC-certified wood, which is healthier for babies and the environment. Check that the paint used to cover the wood is a special paint for children, i.e. a water-based paint or varnish that does not contain toxic solvents. Bar beds are more practical than solid panel beds because they provide better visibility of the child. This way you can supervise your child from a distance without having to bend over his bed, which can sometimes be enough to disturb his sleep...
The Tipi bed inspired by Montessori
Do you want to design a room according to the principles of Montessori education or just create a play area in your child's room? The Tipi bed is THE solution!
The Tipi bed offers a refined structure that allows you to be accessorized according to your wishes, to create an atmosphere in your baby's room in which your child will feel reassured. Kadolis Tipi beds are made of FSC certified "Green Generation" wood with a VOC content well below the authorized standards. They are covered with a special solvent-free paint for children.
The Tipi bed is designed to put a mattress on the floor, so the child can lie down and get up on his or her own to gain independence. Kadolis beds are delivered with a box spring positioned flush with the floor to insulate the mattress from the floor, improve air circulation and limit condensation.