Product Type: Mamas & Papas furniture
Newest Review: ... for the basket and £25 for the basic stand. ==My Opinion== The baskets from Mamas and Papas all looked good quality and this was no d... more
Nice cosy place for baby to sleep
Mamas & Papas Moses Basket Natural
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Mamas & Papas Moses Basket Natural
Advantages: Good quality and neutral in colour
Disadvantages: Slightly expensive
For our delightful new arrival, we decided to buy a moses basket rather than a crib as it was easier to transport around the house. Moses baskets are used when babies are small, up about 6 months old (though our long baby will not last that long I'm sure of it). We had looked at a few places for Moses baskets and found them to either be really tacky in terms of colours, quite expensive or poorly made. As we didn't know if we were having a boy or girl, we decided to go for a neutral cream colour and this basket from Mamas and Papas fitted the bill perfectly. We paid £49 for the basket and £25 for the basic stand.
The baskets from Mamas and Papas all looked good quality and this was no different. The front of this is plain cream and has no design from the nursery collections in Mamas and Papas, this alone saved us about £50 as identical baskets with the nursery designs cost nearer to £100 which I find ridiculously expensive for what it is. I personally think that for £49 the stand should come with the basket too but it doesn't! The hood of the basket comes up and down which we like, we put the hood up at night to indicate night time and leave it down in the day so lots of light gets in. Our baby had a troubling few weeks figuring out night and day so these sorts of things helped her a lot and we actually tried not to put her in the basket in the day for the first few weeks so she could figure out that it was night time when she needed to sleep there! The basket has handles on it which we have never used as it isn't safe to carry a baby around in the basket and carry it by the handles so we just pick it up and wander around with it. In the 2 months we have used the basket for I would say it has gone wider on the stand and slightly out of shape with the weight of the baby in it and I assume this will only get worse. However, it still does its job well. The mattress in it has air holes which is good and this came within the price of £49, it was not extra (unlike the matress-less cot - that's another story!).
Overall, I like the design and quality of the moses basket. I also like the colour and it fits in nicely with our home and could be used for any future boy babies as it is a neutral colour. I do think £49 is the maximum I would pay for it and wouldn't entertain any of the others in Mamas and Papas just because they match a nursery collection. I am inclined to say it is a little on the expensive side but as it is good quality hopefully it would last another baby if we had another in the future. Dropped one star due to price.
Summary: A nice basket for baby
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