Parents and disabled children take a shine to Theraposture solutions

Theraposture Kidz Middle

Theraposture and its power-adjustable Mascot care cot have received positive feedback from families and disabled children visiting Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle, according to the firm.

Theraposture showcased a selection of paediatric products from its adjustable bed range including a high sided Hannah cot, Theracare Low adjustable bed and future proof Mascot cot. The electrically powered Mascot is the only variable height cot that provides complete flexibility as it can be adapted to suit changing needs, the firm says.

When a child grows and develops the Mascot can be reconfigured with different access options, door heights and design features – a cot for life that negates the need to purchase a new bed in the future.

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The cot solution aims to provide a visually open space that is safe for children with challenging behaviour or specialist support needs. It can be specified with Theraposture’s precision-fitted padding and a choice of door inserts ranging from coloured rails to Perspex – all helping to provide a safe space that is not enclosed.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture sales director, commented: “We were delighted to welcome so many existing and potential customers onto our stand at Kidz Middle this year – it was a lively and positive show as ever. Engaging face-to-face with families gives us the opportunity to hear about the latest challenges they face and how we can hopefully resolve them.”

He continued: “Some parents and therapists have been told by their equipment services that providing a care cot can be difficult currently due to an argument regarding ‘deprivation of liberty’. This can lead to frustration for many professionals and families as often the recommended alternative can be a mattress at floor level within a padded environment.Many of the families and therapists we met at Kidz-to-Adultz felt this alternative was no different to sleeping in a safe and secure adjustable cot bed – apart from the obvious lack of manual handling assistance for parents and carers.

“Parents in particular found this alternative difficult to accept as they had often observed their children were clearly happier and contented when playing or sleeping in a Mascot through positive facial expressions and body language. Plus, parents could relax in the knowledge their child could not injury themselves when unsupervised at night.”

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