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English to French translations [PRO] Furniture / Household Appliances / infant bed
English term or phrase:a stock
"An infant bed (commonly referred to as a cot, crib, cradle or stock) is a small bed specifically for infants, generally up to 3 years old. infant beds are typically used as beds for babies after it is no longer safe to leave them in bassinets, which tend to be less stable."
"Infant beds are designed to restrict the baby to the bed. Side panels form an enclosure that is too high for a baby to climb and provide no footholds. Placing a baby into an infant bed can put strain on a caretaker's back. To reduce the strain on those operating an infant bed, infant beds can include a dropside (or front panel) which can be lowered to ease the process of putting the child into the bed, but can be raised again to restore the integrity of the enclosure."
This seems to me to be a mistake in the source text. In fact, the use of the words "crib" and "cradle" also point to the writer not knowing what they are on about. A crib or cradle certainly wouldn't be appropriate or safe for a three-year-old - at least not in the British meaning of those words.
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(word for) infant bed
Explanation: Appears to be just a lesser-known word for an infant's bed.
Reference information: "An infant bed (commonly called a cot in British English, and, in American English, a crib or cradle, or far less commonly, stock) is a small bed especially for infants and very young children. Infant beds are a historically recent development intended to contain a child capable of standing." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infant_bed
FX Fraipont Belgium Works in field Native speaker of: French PRO pts in category: 387
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Asker: thank you for your help, it seems that there is no particular french equivalent of this term.
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