Top 8 Handmade Moses Baskets

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Looking for a Moses basket? You’re in the right place.

Unsure what one even is? You’re in the right place, too.

Moses baskets are essentially small, portable cribs that are made especially for newborns. Not only are they incredibly beautiful– they also make it possible to bring a safe place for a baby to sleep anywhere. They can easily be moved from room to room inside your home, can easily be thrown in the trunk (sans baby, of course) and brought to relatives homes, and can also be used outside.

Below find 8 stunning handmade Moses baskets. Interested in learning more about Moses baskets in general? Scroll all the way to the bottom.

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TL;DR, Moses Basket Edition

Short on time? Get the specs on the top 5. Keep reading for the full debrief on the top 8!

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Why it's wonderful

Price (out of 3)

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Qualities of a Great Moses Basket

When I examined Moses baskets, I looked for ones that were:

Handmade Moses Baskets

Each of these baskets is handmade. This means that you will get a one-of-a-kind basket. It also means that it may take a while to arrive, as they’re not sitting around in a storage facility and may be coming to you from across the globe.

Some of these are made with handmade dyes, so the colors may vary slightly from the product photos. If you have any questions, you can contact the sellers directly. Each of them has stellar ratings.

Photo credit: , Baby Moses Basket

  • Why it’s wonderful: This basket has beautiful leather-wrapped handles and has many customizable options (see below).
  • Price: $

Accessories Available

Materials

  • Why it’s wonderful: This basket comes with a stunning sheet with intricate pom pom decorations on the outside.
  • Price: $

Accessories Available

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Photo credit: , Crochet Moses basket

Note that this basket comes with decorative flowers– these are not meant to be placed in the basket with a baby because they pose a suffocation risk.

  • Why it’s wonderful: This basket is available in 27 different colors, so you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect one to match your nursery. It’s also available in two sizes.
  • Price: $$$

Accessories Available

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Photo credit: KwayuFashion, Elephant Grass Moses Basket

  • Why it’s wonderful: This basket is colorful and affordable.
  • Price: $$

Accessories Available

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Photo credit: HomebyDesignDua, Ark basinette

  • Why it’s wonderful: This stunning basket is rated as safe for overnight use. Note that this basket it larger than the others on this list.
  • Price: $

Accessories Available

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Photo credit:PficinaDartesa, Palm leaf Moses basket

  • Why it’s wonderful: This basket is classic and very affordable.
  • Price: $

Accessories Available

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Photo credit: AfricanheritageGH, Navy & beige elephant straw Moses basket

  • Why it’s wonderful: This gender neutral basket has a splash of color. Plus, you can customize the handles and mattress color.
  • Price: $$

Accessories Available

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Photo credit: babymosesbasket, Traditional moses basket with black leather handles

Note: This seller offers some bedding options that don’t meet CDC Safe Sleeping Guidelines (and some that do). Keep an eye on that when ordering.

  • Why it’s wonderful: This designer has many sheets available in a variety of colors and patterns, so this basket can be perfect regardless of the color scheme of your home or nursery! They have more accessories available than other designers (see chart below for more info).
  • Price: $$$

Accessories Available

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Benefits of Moses Baskets

  • Moses baskets are  portable and can be easily moved from room to room (as opposed to a pack-n-play, for an example, which is heavier and requires assembly and disassembly).
  • Please note that the baskets are meant to be moved without a baby inside.
  • Some parents and baby experts believe that babies feel more secure in Moses baskets, as opposed to a larger crib, during their first few weeks and months of life. As a result, they believe that babies sleep more soundly.

Moses Basket Safety Notes

How long can I use a Moses basket for my baby?

Babies can sleep in a Moses basket until they can rock side to side or roll over. This typically happens between 4 and 6 months of age, though it varies from child to child.

Can my baby sleep in it overnight?

No. Moses baskets are meant for day time use, and should be used under adult supervision.

What bedding should I use in my baby's Moses basket?

Newborns and infants should be placed on a firm mattress with a well-fitted sheet. They should not have blankets, pillows, toys, bumpers, or Moses basket handles inside their sleeping space. Note that many products are available that are NOT considered safe by the CDC and American Pediatric Association. Click on the link above for more information. Less is more when it comes to infant bedding. If you choose to purchase a Moses basket, do a self-examination of the mattress and bedding before using it for your child. Contact your pediatrician with any questions or concerns.

Does my baby need to be placed on their back for sleep?

Yes. According to the CDC and American Pediatric Association, "Back is best." Placing a baby to sleep on their back reduces their risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Do I need a stand?

No, a stand isn't strictly necessary. It could, however, make it easier for new moms to access the basket, since bending down is difficult right after delivery. It could also help if there are dogs or other children in the home.

Preparing your baby’s first sleep space is an exciting and daunting task!  If you’d like to read about other newborn products that can help make your life easier, check out more newborn necessities here.

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