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I Love My Bear Moses Basket
I love My Bear Moses Basket
Author Name: daisylee3
I love My Bear Moses Basket
Date: 14/10/12, updated on 14/10/12 (115 review reads)
Advantages: Cosey for baby, good size, good quality, decent price
Disadvantages: No stand
Before my little girl was born, me and my boyfriend made sure that we had absolutely everything ready and one of the first things that we bought was a moses basket. We initialy bought one secondhand but it was really tatty and unsuitable for use, so we decided to buy one from new.
After a lot of browsing, we ended up buying the 'I love my bear' moses basket as I fell in love as soon as I saw it! I liked that this is releatively plain but not boring or too basic; the colour scheme is nice and 'calm' as well as neutral enough for a boy or girl which will be handy for anyone who doesn't know what sex baby they're having. Unlike a lot of other moses baskets on the market this came with almost of the accesories needed so we didn't have to shop around for the seperate bits such as the matress, although we did need to purchase a stand.
At a reduced price of £38.00 instead of the RRP of £54.99 I knew that we were getting a bargain as it looks and feels such good quality. We bought ours from the Toys R Us baby department and this is the only place that sells this; the 'I love my bear' range is exclusive to Toys R Us. The moses basket doesn't come with a stand so we had to buy one seperately, but this didn't really bother me as we hadn't paid the full price - I think for the RRP of £54.99 a stand should be included but nevertheless I don't see this as a huge disadvantage as the quality of the moses basket makes up for this minor niggle.
The basket is a good size - not too bulky (75cm long and 28cm wide) and it's quite deep which kept my daughter snug and secure. It's not too deep though and I was easily able to scoop my baby out without having to bend down or anything. The design of this basket is adorable - the cover has a large picture of a smiling bear and rabbit along with a smaller picture of a mouse laying of a half-moon next to a big blue star and some smaller, black stars. There's small writing near the top of the cover which says 'I love my bear, bunny and mouse. This is where we go to sleep together'.
The design is really sweet and quite subtle. The basket is the usual moses basket kind of design and it's made from a pale beige wicker type of material which is very sturdy. The two handles on each side are also made from this material and it's quite smooth - the material is not harsh or anything despite the textured design. The handles are attatched securely to each side and transporting the moses basket up and down stairs was easy. The inside of the basket is fleece lined which is nice and soft and it feels lovely against my skin so I imagine that it would have felt very comforting for my daughter.
The matress is quite thin but it still feels good quality and my daughter never showed any signs of discomfort so it must have been comfortable! We put her in this on our first night at home and she didn't really settle in it properly until she was about six weeks old as she'd sleep in it for chunks of half an hour at the most however once we'd established a sleeping routine she slept in it peacefully, although as she grew I noticed that she'd often bash the sides in her sleep as she often slept with her arms straight out. The sheet that is included is very lightweight and quite thin and my daughter would easily be able to kick it off if she wasn't swaddled so it was kind of pointless. Washing the matress cover etc was easy and the material stayed nice and soft. The basket's hood is retractable and we didn't have the hood up often as I found that it got in the way a bit.
The hood comes complete with three small soft toys attatched to it which dangle down so that the baby can see them, although my daughter showed very little interest in them until she reached twelve weeks ish and she was only in this until she was just under five months old. The toys are detatchable which was handy . There's a moon, bear and star and the star plays a very brief and gentle tune when pressed. I found that after around six weeks the battery had gone in this and unfortunately there was no way to replace it.
We got around seventeen weeks of daily use out of this and it still looks almost good as new minus a few fraying bits near the side of it which are almost unoticeable. The liner etc is still nice and soft and the design on the front hasn't frayed or become faded. I do recommend this moses basket but it's worth keeping in mind that a stand is not included.
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