Sebra Bed – the bed that grows with your child.
Your child needs sleep to develop and grow. Sebra Bed, Baby & Jr. grows and develops with your child. The bed is a generational bed, which can be handed down – from child to child, from family to family. A piece of Danish design history, and a safe and secure baby and junior pull-out bed.
Sebra Bed, Baby & Jr. is a baby and junior bed designed for indoor use. It is a pull-out bed, which will typically go from being a cot to a junior bed. The bed is intended for max. 15 kg in the upper bed base position and 80 kg in the lower position.
Some choices make a difference
When you choose the Sebra Bed, you choose
- to welcome a Danish-designed generational bed into your home, and into your family.
- Your choice makes a difference because the bed can be used through several stages of childhood and can be handed down if you take good care of it. In so doing, you help to conserve valuable resources.
- to invest in an eco-labelled children’s bed.
- Your choice makes a difference because you take good care of yourself and your child – your child is not exposed to unnecessary substances, either by inhalation or if the child sucks on or bites the furniture. You protect nature and the environment, thereby taking care of the Earth’s resources and the climate of the future – because a large proportion of the wood comes from certified forests and because no substances have been used that can deplete the ozone layer.
- to purchase a bed made from FSC™-certified wood.
- Your choice makes a difference because, through your purchase, you are helping to take care of the forests and the people and animals who live in them for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations, and especially when compared with buying a new children’s bed, which is not made from FSC™-certified wood.
About the design
Sebra Bed, Baby & Jr. was designed by Sebra.
Sebra owns the copyright to the JUNO bed, which was designed by Viggo Einfeldt in 1942-43. The JUNO bed and Viggo Einfeldt are mentioned under the "children's culture" category in the Danish Culture Canon, which constitutes the essence of Danish cultural heritage.
Sebra has designed the Sebra Bed, Baby & Jr. so that it lives up to current requirements and standards, while taking into account the proportions and timeless lines of the JUNO bed. The classic design of the Sebra Bed is therefore just as beautiful and current today as the JUNO bed was when it was designed back in the early 1940s.
A bed for newborns, infants, toddlers and juniors - and the next generation
- Stage 1 - This stage is suitable for the infant.
- The raised bed base makes it easier to lift your baby up from the bed and lay him/her in the bed. The raised bed base makes it easier for you to pick up your child safely and securely, and to better support your baby’s head and neck when placing them down on the bed. This is thanks to the short distance to the bed base – which is both safer for the child and better for your back.
- IMPORTANT! The lowest base setting is the safest. The base should always be moved to the lowest position as soon as the child is old enough to sit up.
- Stage 2 - This stage is suitable for the child who is starting to show signs of being able to get into a sitting or crawling position.
- The lowered base and the bed’s distinctive slatted sides and headboards provide safety for your child during his/her first year of life, and ensure that your child cannot roll out when he/she begins to move more, sit or stand upright. The slats of the bed have been cut at the bottom to create a slope, which means that your child cannot get a foothold and climb/fall over the edge of the bed
- IMPORTANT! The support beams (part I) must be removed before you use the bed in its lowest position. The slatted side sections must be removed as soon as the child is able to crawl out of bed. Many parents will want to stall a bit and keep the slatted sides on for longer, as removing them also means less control. However, for safety reasons, they must be removed when the child is able to climb out.
- Stage 3 - This stage is suitable for the child who is showing signs of wanting to climb or has grown big enough to be able to crawl/get out of bed unaided.
- One day your child will be able to, and will also want to, do things on his/her own, and hopefully you will enjoy the patter of tiny feet in the mornings (and not in the middle of the night) when, for safety reasons, you have removed one or both sides. Around the age of two-and-a-half, many children begin to signal that they do not want to be in a ‘cot’ anymore - some do it earlier - others later. It is important to look for these signs so that the sides can be taken off before your child attempts to do so on his/her own.
- Stage 4 - This stage is suitable for the child who has reached a certain length and needs more space.
- The timing of this stage depends on the child’s length and sleep pattern. Many parents pull the bed out to the junior bed size when the child is 3-4 years of age.
- Stage 5 - At some point, the child will no longer fit in bed – the Sebra Bed, Junior & Grow could be your next bed option.
- Pass on your old Baby & Jr. bed to the next child or the next generation – this is good for the environment and at the same time ensures that the bed’s long design history is continued.
REMEMBER: When you change your child’s bed environment, it can in some cases mean that the child for a period requires more support at bedtime and at night. Having trouble sleeping is natural, but happens far from always – as a parent you are wise to be mentally prepared for it and help ensure safe bedtime rituals and routines.
- Be aware of the risks associated with open flames and other strong heat sources, e.g., electric heaters, gas stoves, etc. near the child's bed.
- Do not use the bed if parts of it are broken, torn, or missing, and use only spare parts approved by the manufacturer.
- Do not leave anything in the bed and do not place the bed close to another product that the child can stand on, or that presents a risk of suffocation or strangulation, e.g., ribbons, cords for curtains/blinds, etc.
- Do not use the bed with more than one mattress.
The Sebra Mattress, which comes in two parts, can be purchased separately and in several versions, and the sheet, the bedwetting sheet and the mattress pad with ‘rounded corners’ are also available for purchase.
The piece of furniture comes unassembled, but is easily assembled by following the accompanying instructions, which should be stored for later use.
Sebra Bed, Baby & Jr. consists of 13 parts that are easily assembled using the supplied screws and other fittings. One purchase and you have everything you need to create a bed that can grow with your child.
About EU Ecolabel
The EU Ecolabel (EU Flower) is a voluntary labelling scheme for products and services that live up to high environmental standards throughout their life cycle: from raw material extraction to production, distribution and disposal.
The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC™ defines standards based on agreed principles for responsible forest stewardship that are supported by environmental, social, and economic stakeholders.
To learn more, visit www.fsc.org