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Choose a cozy cocoon for the baby you love! When you bring your new baby home from the hospital, you’ll find yourself saying over and over, “She’s so tiny!” The problem is that most items in your nursery are designed to be used as your baby grows, which means their proportions are too large for an infant.  But a Baby Moses Basket is designed specifically for your newborn. These baskets are snug, secure places for your baby to relax, sleep, and play. With superior comfort and convenient handles for transportation, it’s the perfect first sanctuary for your little one. A Moses Basket can be used until your baby begins to pull himself up.

Here are some things to keep in mind while choosing your baby’s Moses Basket:

The Basket
The first aspect of the Moses Basket to consider is the basket itself. Make sure to look for a sturdy wicker construction that provides strong structural support. Also, check that your Moses Basket has sturdy handles that meet in the middle.

Your baby will spend a good deal of time lying on the mattress, so selecting a Moses Basket with a quality mattress is essential.

Other variables of the Basket that you select will include decorative details such as a sweet skirted basket, one with charming bows, or perhaps a soft quilted bumper. There are no right or wrong choices, so browse your options until you find one that suits your style.

Some baskets come with extras, but don’t pay more for additional things that you may not use.
Bedding
Moses Basket bedding comes in a variety of fabrics and styles, so it’s easy to pick one that matches your lifestyle.

When selecting your Moses Basket, you can opt to coordinate it with your nursery colors or simply choose a style you love. From solid colors to eyelets to ginghams to toiles, there are so many adorable options that you might find choosing your bedding is the most fun part!

Be sure to pick up two to three extra sheets so that you always have a clean set in case of spit ups or other accidents.

Basket Stands
Moses Basket Stands that rock are a great, inexpensive way to combine the benefits of your Moses Basket with a cradle. These solid stands safely hold your basket and put your baby within arm’s reach for a gentle rock. This is especially convenient at night!

Moses Basket Stands come in a variety of wood finishes to complement your basket and bedding.

When you’re not using your Stand—or between babies—it’s a snap to fold and store.

The Bottom Line
Moses Baskets are lightweight and portable, the perfect size for your infant, and a great way to keep your new baby with you anywhere in the house.

Our Mom Expert
Caron Webber, 37, is the mother of five children, ages 2 to 12.

I bought a Baby Moses Basket with the arrival of my third child, and I wish I had had it for the first two! I used it constantly during the first several months of my kids’ lives, and they seemed very secure in their “baby-sized” basket. And you know how it is as a new mom—you want to keep an eye on your baby all the time.

The Moses Basket was a great way to do that. I just picked up the basket and took the baby wherever I went in the house. I also used the Baby Moses Basket to get my children used to sleeping in their cribs. I put the Basket into the crib (with the baby in the Basket) so they could get used to the feeling of the crib while still in the familiar environment of the Moses Basket. Now that my kids are older, I’ve found a ton of uses for the Basket. I’ve used it to haul diapering supplies around the house, as storage for their books and toys, and it now sits in the downstairs bathroom holding guest towels and toiletries.

 
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