“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Moses Baskets „
We bought this when I was pregnant with our first baby, as it was the cheapest Moses basket we could find. It's a basic, unisex (white) travel cot that comes with a mattress and small, white duvet. Both of our babies fit into it until they were 3 months old, when we moved them to their cots. I would say it was certainly very useful for the first few weeks, as it's easy to transport from room to room. However, if you're planning on keeping the baby in one place only (e.g. your room or their own nursery) then the Moses basket is not necessary and I would start with a cot straight away. There are a few downsides to using it. Firstly, the handles tend to bend over the basket, so when you're putting the baby in when they're sleepy or asleep, the brushing of the handles may wake him/her up. This was very tedious - we used weights to keep them on the outside! Secondly, the hood on the Moses basket never stayed up, which was fairly annoying but not a huge issue. Other than those faults, it's a perfectly fine, basic Moses basket, which is good value for money compared with the other Moses baskets on the market.
I bought this before I had my baby but my baby hardly used it. One of my colleagues did warned me that I should buy it after I have baby so in case he doesn't like we can return it back within 30 days. But well, becoming mum for the first time gives us so much of excitement and I just wanted to make sure my baby has a good place to sleep because I didn't knew whether or not I'll get the time to check out different moses baskets and choose the right one after I have a baby! The basket looks really good. The hood doesn't stay up well though. And the most important thing I didn't like about this basket was it hasn't got a lining in it. Whilst most baskets I saw do provide a padded liner, this one for some reason didn't have it. Was a bit disappointed and had to order a liner separately. (Which is very difficult to find; and costs £10!!) .
This is the most perfect first sleeping area for any child. When they are first born they will not be able to go into a cot because they are just too small and the risks of cot death and smothering themselves is so high it just isn't worth the risk. If you are buying a crib then these are good they are the same as a moses basket but do work out more expensive and can sometimes be hard to store. I bought this for £30. It was all white came with a matrice and a hood that pulled over the top. It also had two handles so that it was easy to carry around. I didn't have to buy special sheet for it I doubled up the flat cot sheets to fit it. My baby looked so comfortable when he was in it. Because it was a white cover it was great because at the time I bought it I wasn't sure what I was having (boy or girl that is) so white was unisex and also looked so clean. This is perfect if you are after unisex colours and comfort. I also think that they are very pritty lace and a wicker effect basket just makes it that little bit more special.
It's a matter of debate whether you need a moses basket or not we decided yes more because of the just in case mentality first time parents have. To counter that we bought this white basket from mothercare for £35. It is a good basket and does exactly what it says in the tin - baby sleeps in it. In some ways buying this cheap model was a false economy because the mattress supplied with it made our baby very hot resulting in a sweaty head and back. Buying a more expensive mattress got rid of this problem. This may have been avoided by buying a more expensive basket - it is worth checking the mattress supplied. The white inners are easy to remove and wash. And aren't too girly. It's a good option if you don't know the sex of your baby. The quilt supplied with it is pretty useless I didn't use it prefering a blue cellular blanket instead. It doesn't come with a stand but does fit the mothercare stand. We used this for 6 weeks until he started to wake himself up with a fright bashing the sides. I think they are a good investment for the single reason that it is nice to have them sleep near and stops the endless running up to the cot when you're still sore!
Dressed corn-husk Moses basket with white box pleat trim and adjustable copy.