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A lovely moses basket
I love My Bear Moses Basket
Member Name: baby-cakes
I love My Bear Moses Basket
Advantages: good quality, neutral
Disadvantages: a bit pricey
I bought the I Love My Bear Moses Basket from the Babies R Us section at Toys R Us when I was pregnant with my daughter - I had chosen the I Love My Bear cotbed so decided to buy the co-ordinating moses basket too.
The moses basket is made out of what I would describe maybe as wicker, but toys r us states its a natural maize basket (something I have never heard of personally). The lining of the basket is a lovely soft cream fleecy liner for comfort and extra warmth for your baby. It comes with a mattress and has a washable cover over it which is a really good thing as I have seen a few that don't have a removeable cover so this is a real plus in my opinion! As with most moses baskets, there is a hood at the top end which can either be up or down, and there are three little soft hanging toys attached to the edge of the hood which are detachable - there is a little brown rabbit, a pale blue star and the I love my bear teddy which is in a cream colour. The star plays a very soft version of twinkle twinkle when pressed. There is a handle at each side of the basket so you can transport it around with ease, and these are made out of the same material as the basket. Finally, the basket comes with a cover featuring the bear holding a small toy rabbit.
Mattress dimensions: 65cm L x 29cm W
Dimensions: Base 71cm L x 33cm W
Material composition: Maize basket, 50% polyester, 30% viscose and 20% linen liner
Approx weight: 0kg - 9kg
Mattress included: Yes
Conforms to BS EN 1466
I used this moses basket both downstairs during the day and upstairs in her cot so we really had quite a bit of use out of it. When using downstairs I kept it on a stand, which was very sturdy and it meant the dog couldn't get at her to have a good sniff which I could tell he was just dying to do!! I put my daughter to bed in her moses basket inside the cot, mainly as I wanted her to be used to her cot so it wouldn't be a huge shock when she was moved into the actual cot out of the basket, but also as I was worried about the basket being knocked off the stand or tipped over during the night (as she was to beso close to my bed)
I only encountered one very small problem with this moses basket and that was that sometimes the hood just wouldn't stay up. This surprised me as I thought the weight of the attached toys, although not heavy, would keep the hood balanced but the odd time it would just fall down. I say thats a small problem as thats all it was because the majority of the time I didn't want the hood up as it blocked my view of her slightly - and being a brand new first time mum I wanted to look at her all the time!!
The cost of the I Love My Bear moses basket is £39.99 which I don't think is a really bad price if you are having the whole nursery the same but the stand doesn't come with the basket and that can set you back an extra £24.99 or more depending on the stand you want.
This is a really stunning moses basket and I just love how the star plays a tune, its a lovely touch to a beautiful item. It is totally neutral so its really suitable for any baby which again I think is great as so many things are gender focussed these days.
I give this four dooyoo stars, as the price may be a little expensive compared to other moses baskets available.
Thank you for reading my review :)
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