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When my little boy was born we decided to invest in a Moses basket. We didn't have one for our little girl but I had always liked them and knew that when the little man was born I couldn't really leave him on the floor like I did with my little girl as she would be poking him, trying to sit on him etc and I didn't want to do that.
This basket was perfect and worked well but my only issue was that he did not stay in it long and outgrew it very quickly but then they are not intended to last that long. He was in it until he was about 4 months old so it is a bit of an expensive bed but we were able to sell this on as it was such good quality so I guess the resale value is a good thing to consider too.
The basket is made of a lovely woven maize material and it looks gorgeous. It is study and well made and I had no reservations putting my little boy in here as I knew it would hold him. In fact he looked really warm and protected in here and it's a really beautiful thing to see in my opinion, a new born baby fast asleep in his basket with not a care in the world.
Even though the basket is sturdy what I liked about it was that it was quite light so it was easy to move around the house when I wanted to place it somewhere else. The basket has a handle on each side which you can carry it with although I do not recommend carrying it with baby in. The basket has a nice good over the top which you can move up and down and I liked this because I could raise it when my little bot was sleeping and put it down when I wanted to lift him in and out or let people look at him when he was first born.
When we bought it I was quite disappointed to find that it didn't come with a stand and that we had to purchase that separately although I did use it sometimes without a stand but I really wanted it on a stand so t was off the floor and my little girl then couldn't reach up to it. Mamas and papas sell stands as well which is good so we bought one at the same time for about £30.
The nice thing about this Moses basket though is that it did come with a foam mattress and washable bedding which was good. It was in their design of Millie and Boris. Millie is a rabbit in neutral white colours and Boris is a bear, I think, as they don't look like traditional rabbit and bear figures although they are quite in keeping with Mamas and Papas look of more natural earthy figures but it's a cute pattern and would work for both a boy and a girl in my opinion.
The basket cost £85 from Mamas and Papas, it is well made, of good quality, looks nice and is a Moses Basket I recommend.
Last June, I was 5 months pregnant. After some contemplation I decided I did indeed want a moses basket so baby would have somewhere to sleep downstairs during the day. I knew I was having a little girl so initially bought one in pink from ToysRus of their website. On arrival I was disappointed as it looked a bit cheap and the pink clashed horribly with my very neutral living room. So that basket went back. I went on the hunt for a basket in neutral colours for which you could purchase a rocking stand.
I came across the Millie & Boris basket on the Mamas and Papas website and it really looked the part. At £89 it was on the upper end of our budget but it was on offer at the time so we received the rocking stand free (RRP £32). The basket co-ordinates perfectly with the Millie & Boris Nursery Interior Collection; not an issue for us as we used it downstairs. However, we did buy the Millie & Boris Evolve Changing station (RRP £95) as again the colour scheme worked well with our downstairs interior.
I ordered the basket through the website. I found the site easy to navigate and had no problems ordering. Standard delivery costs £4.95 and ensures delivery within 7 working days. This seems quite steep to me as many websites offer free delivery offers or give you free delivery if you spend over a certain amount. This would put me off unless I was making a big enough order for it to be worthwhile (which I was in this instance). If you want delivery very quickly it is substantially more.
My order was delivered promptly. I didn't actually do more than take a quick glance at the basket on arrival and all seemed in order. It was then packed away until the baby was born. When we used it for the first time in the middle of last October we soon realized that the basket was skew-wiff as if there was a twist in the basket weave. Over the following fortnight this became more pronounced and I decided to phone and complain. I used the customer service line available on the website and was put through to an advisor. I was extremely happy with the service provided. The lady asked what the problem was, looked up my order from her end and arranged for a new basket to be delivered and the old one collected. She said the old one would be taken so they could take up the complaint with the supplier as part of their quality control process. The new basket was delivered as promised (bare basket no bedding etc) and was in perfect order.
The new basket is sturdy and good quality. It is made of maize and is traditionally woven. It comes with a mattress, adjustable hood and a Millie & Boris basket coverlet. The stand and sheets for the mattress need to be purchased separately. I selected the rocking stand and I totally love this, it rocks gently when pushed and is really helpful in getting baby off to sleep!
I would recommend this product if you can get it at the right price. However, there are similar looks available at a better price. I would if buying again, probably purchase, the 'My Toys' Clair de Lune Moses Basket in white, which is only £34.95 from Bambino Direct.
- Cover: Velour 80% polyester, 20% cotton.
- Linen: 20% linen, 80% cotton. Filling: 100% polyester.
- Size: 85cm x 45cm approx.
- Complies with BS EN 1466 British safety standards.
*Price and availability*
This is available from Mama & Papa stores and on the website www.mamasandpapas.co.uk . As of today (12th Jan 2009) it is on sale at £71.20 (RRP £89). It is a popular design so it is worth checking out www.ebay.co.uk for a second hand bargain (just be sure to buy a new mattress).
Designed with exceptional attention to detail and utilising materials of the highest quality, the Millie & Boris Moses basket co-ordinates perfectly with the Millie & Boris Nursery Interior Collection. All of our Moses Baskets include: - Sturdy maize basket with an adjustable hood, dressed with high quality fabric. - Suitable from birth and include a mattress and machine washable bedding. With a selection of stationary or rocking stands available, our Moses Baskets are suitable from birth and include a mattress and machine washable bedding. - Cover: Velour 80% polyester, 20% cotton. - Linen: 20% linen, 80% cotton. Filling: 100% polyester. - Size: 85cm x 45cm approx.