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!
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.
- Why it’s wonderful: This basket has beautiful leather-wrapped handles and has many customizable options (see below).
- Price: $
- Why it’s wonderful: This basket comes with a stunning sheet with intricate pom pom decorations on the outside.
- Price: $
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: $$$
- Why it’s wonderful: This gender neutral basket has a splash of color. Plus, you can customize the handles and mattress color.
- Price: $$
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: $$$
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
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