I had my eye on a drop-dead gorgeous moses basket when I was pregnant with my first child. The bedding was beautiful and the basket appeared rugged. Did I buy it? No. Why not? Because a shopping companion convincingly explained that it wouldn’t be worth the expense. The baby would outgrow it too quickly. It would take up too much space. I’d never use it. Who was I to disagree? What did I know about babies and their preferences? This companion had already birthed several babies. I hadn’t even seen the inside of a labor and delivery room.
By the time baby #2 arrived, I still had my eye on that moses basket. But my friend’s words still stuck with me. Sure, I had baby experience now and could see the practical value of a moses basket, but I again resisted purchasing one, even though I really wanted one. When baby #3 was on the way, I decided it was now or never.
I spent hours researching the ”perfect” basket. I agonized over the decision, comparing thread count and cushion thickness. It’s a tough choice after all, especially when you’re faced with cool designs by manufacturers like Hoohobbers and affordable, quality baskets by Badger Baskets. Speaking of Hoohobbers, that company’s award winning baby products and moses baskets can’t be beat–the bedding patterns are trendy and you can actually wash the duvet designed bedding without losing beauty in the wash.
Those hours of research paid off. I ended up putting my baby in that moses basket everyday. It came in especially handy when I wanted a shower. I would haul the lightweight basket into the bathroom, putting it and baby on the floor beside the shower–talk about a relaxing experience for both mom and baby. I only wish that I had used a moses basket with my other babies!
As far as baby gear goes, I’d rank a moses basket in the top ten of cool baby items. Sure, maybe you don’t *need* one in the way you *need* diapers or milk, but having a moses basket is a real treat–think icing on the cake. Just think, having one allows you to create a mini nursery wherever you happen to be in the house. And, don’t forget, once baby outgrows the basket, you can get further mileage out of the basket by converting it into a handy toy or blanket storage basket.