Gertie Cribs for Parents in Wheelchairs

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Gertie Crib For Parents In Wheelchair


The Gertie crib ensures the safety of your baby while meeting your special needs as a parent. The Gertie crib meets all saftey standards for your baby. Other cribs adapted or modified to accommodate parent in a wheelchair do not meet the safety standards mandated by the government. Do not take the chance, buy the only safety certified Gertie Crib.

Gertie Cribs are height adjustable with opening through doors. This allows a parent in wheelchair to easily care for the baby or toddler in the crib. The doors can be opened partially for the safety of the child or completely for cleaning.

Gertie Crib Is Ideal For Parents And Grand Parents With Back Problems

Typical factors causing back stress include forward bending and improper lifting. It is recommended that you should bring the baby close to the chest when lifting. Only Gertie Crib patented design helps you to avoid unnecessary back stress and allows you to pick up and lay down the baby in the recommended way.

The Gertie Crib Is Ideal For Tall Parents Or Short Parents

  • Height adjustable at ergonomic level for both very tall parents or short parents
  • Two doors opening when limited access is desired
  • Four doors opening for total access to entire interior for changing sheets and cleaning
  • Patented double latch system to prevent accidentally leaving the doors unlocked

Climb Out Prevention Ideal For Tall Babies

If you are concerned about changing the crib mattress height several times as your baby grows The Gertie Crib High Railing prevents a child from climbing out of the crib.

Because of its patented open door design, only the Gertie Crib can offers a fixed side rail height of 36”. This means you can keep the child in the crib up to 2 years without worrying about any climb out accidents. No other crib can offer this. With other cribs it is cumbersome to pick up the child when the mattress is at its lowest level.

Consider These Factors When Buying Any Other Crib

  • Other crib manufacturers use mattress height adjustment to prevent your child from climbing out. What if the way you find out the mattress height should have been lowered is after a climb-out accident has occurred.
  • Do you really want the daunting task of having to change the mattress height as your baby grows?
  • Is it logical as your baby grows you have to reach down lower to lift your child out of the crib? This can potentially cause additional unwanted back stress. Unlike other full size cribs in the market, the Gertie Crib does not require lowering of the mattress as your child grows.

The Story of Gertie Cribs:

My wife and I were elated when our daughter told us we were going to be grandparents.  We wanted to set up a beautiful nursery in our home for our first grandchild. We began with a search for a full size baby crib.

There were dozens of cribs on display at the store, with many styles and colors to choose from.  We thought some were nicely decorated with colorful bedding and bumpers, and beautiful toys hanging over the cribs. While we were shopping, I noticed that a pregnant woman and her mother were looking at a crib next to us.  The woman carefully bent over the crib, pretending to lay down a sleeping baby.  Then her mother did the same thing.  They seemed disturbed.  The mother asked the sales person if there were other cribs with easier access.  The salesperson told her that all cribs have the same basic design  but with a different look.

I wondered why all cribs were the same; and after doing some research, I found the reason.  Since the ban of the drop-side crib, all cribs have low fixed height rails and very short legs that are close to the ground.

I was unsatisfied with this basic design.  My wife and I wanted a crib that not only met all the safety standards, but also had extra safety features like high rails for climb-out prevention.  We wanted peace of mind  and ease of use.

I presented this problem to my good friend and business partner, Peter Kayser. Peter is the founder of KayserBetten GmbH & Co. KG located in Dorfmark, Germany.  Since 1980, KayserBetten has been making high-rail cribs for the European market.  Peter and his partner, Torsten Knappenberg, agreed to work with me to develop a special crib for the American market.

KayserBetten’s state-of-the-art, ISO 13485-certified factory has dozens of designers and master carpenters.  Their expert crib-making team produced several prototypes that were sent to SGS International, the gold standard for independent safety testing.  We wanted to make sure the cribs met all of the mandated American safety standards.

The end result was the Gertie Crib with a patented opening door system that makes it the only easy-access crib on the market.  The Gertie is safe, user friendly and an elegant piece of furniture that fits beautifully in any nursery decor.  Every Gertie Crib has a JPMA Certification Seal, which means that the cribs meet or exceed the ASTM Standards mandated by the Consumer Product Protection Commission.  JPMA certification requires random independent lab testing of cribs every year to ensure continued quality and safety.

Gertie Cribs are made of solid beech wood that is sourced from certified sustainable forests.  And the entire manufacturing process is carried out under environmentally-friendly conditions, which are inspected by certification agencies in Germany. We are proud to bring the Gertie Crib to America.  Now you can buy a safer, user friendly crib with complete confidence, and use it for generations.


Masood A. Qurashi

November 11, 2016

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