Moses basket - is it really worth it?
Moses basket for your baby? Read the reviews on how the Mosaic basket works and whether we would choose it for the second time.
Moses basket with the first child
Before the birth of Mikołaj, my friends lent us a wicker basket on wheels, so I could have Maluszka with me all night. The basket was absolutely beautiful and we wonderfully remember using it. It was permanently attached to the frame on wheels, which made it more of a small bed than the basket of Moses, and unfortunately it turned out to be a rather impractical solution in our three-story house - I couldn't just take it by the handles and move it to any place, put it on the sofa or bring upstairs. It was also quite wide, so it took up a lot of space.
Moses basket by the second child
When Maks was born, richer with experience gained as debuting parents, we decided to search the Internet for the perfect solution. What should I do, which bed should I choose to have my baby always close together, wherever I go so that he feels at ease, safe, let me be calm about him?
After analyzing the products proposed in the network, I decided to basket of Moses Shnuggle. This basket is definitely more solid than the wicker one, but we also attach great importance to mobility. Of course, we don't lie in the bedroom for days - we spend a lot of time in the living room, garden, attic office or Mikołaj's room, and I wanted to have Maks with me all the time so that I wouldn't have to listen to his cry with my soul on my shoulder, taking a shower, relaxing in the garden, or writing another post for you;).
We chose Moses Shnuggle basket in DREAMI version. In Poland, it can be found in colors cream, gray and white, with or without booth. We decided on the latter, without a booth version.
Basic features of Moses Shnuggle basket
The first advantage of the basket is its length - I noticed it is longer than other basketsI came across - it's 90 cm. Such a basket of Moses will serve the little one longer, I think even up to the 6 month of life - until he begins to sit down alone.
Carrying a Baby in a basket is very convenient - the handles are solid and strong, do not rub like in a wicker basket, so we can be calm about the safety of the child, moving him from place to place.
Writing about the Shnuggle basket, it is impossible not to mention the stands - ours is a DREAMI model and had dual function stand, with legs on one side and skids on the other. It works well in the living room when we all spend time together, for example playing with Mikołaj. We can then put the basket on the carpet to make it swing better - on the floor from boards it is harder to swing. Increase its stability at any time by turning the stand over - the child will also be much higher.
Our favorite rack for Moses
However, my favorite is ROCKING stand. It wasn't included in our set, we ordered it separately, but it was a very good choice. We wear the DREAMI stand around the house, and we put the ROCKING permanently by the bed - it takes up little space (I easily move it away from the bed), and its height This is another plus: I have no problem rocking Maks or stroking, reaching out only with my hand. I can pick him up without leaving the bed or bending over too much, which was a special relief for me, especially in the first days of the Roo's life, when after cesarean section I had not regained full fitness yet. Thanks to the small skids of the stand, even a really gentle child's movement is enough to get into rocking. Rocking cradles Maks to sleep and helps him fall into sleep again after waking up at night. However, you need to pay attention to how we put the child away - as you can see, this stand swings not from side to side, but in front-to-back. If you place the child too high, the stand may tilt so that the head will be lower than the legs. To stop rocking, I just put a book under the skid.
stuff, which the basket is made of, is absolutely safe and hypoallergenic. The lining and cover of the basket are made of good quality material that is practical and very easy to clean, it can be washed easily.
Mattress in a basket of Moses
Each basket has a set also mattress - it was made of hypoalegic foam, in my opinion it is neither too hard nor too soft (healthier for the child to sleep on too hard than too soft ground). The removable cover is important, as it is both waterproof and breathable, and can of course also be machine washed at 60 degrees. There are no sheets in the set, but you can easily buy any sheet dedicated to Mosaic baskets or gondolas, I have two - white and gray.
Under the mattress, along the housing, are arranged vent holesthat provide airflow. I found additional functionality for them: I put a breathing monitor in the basket, and put the mat cables through the holes. I can be calm about Maks's safety - there are no cables in the middle of the basket that the Baby could get entangled in.
In summary, what is most important in the case of Moses Shnuggle's bin is his functionality: it will serve us longer, and in addition it is very easy to carry, which is extremely important in our lifestyle, and several rack options give us the opportunity to choose one tailored to our needs.
You are still surprised that the Moses basket from Shnuggle won the award Junior Design Awards in 2014 year? Because I don't ... 😉
- basket Moses Shnuggle DREAMI version (set including basket + rack 2w1 + mattress): PLN 620,00
- ROCKING rocking rack: PLN 176,00