Stray from the Gift Registry

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What should I consider when choosing a Moses basket?

Stray from the Gift Registry

Choosing a baby shower gift can be fun, but what fun is it if the mom-to-be already knows what she is getting? Moses baskets make a great baby gift if you are looking to surprise her with an unexpected gift. Usually she doesn't even realize she needs one, so it is often left off a gift registry. Once the baby comes, she will be so grateful you thought of it.

Here are a few tips for choosing a Moses basket:

  • Choose a basket with a sturdy wicker structure. If the wicker is too flimsy, the basket might start to cave into the middle.
  • Make sure the basket handles meet in the middle. This will allow mom to carry the basket with one hand if needed.
  • Check the mattress to ensure it is firm and made from hypoallergenic material. A newborns skin is super-sensitive, so you don't want the mattress to irritate it.
  • Select sheets and bedding that will coordinate with the baby's nursery. Buy a few extra sheets so there is always a clean one available.
  • Decide if you would like to purchase any accessories. Some options include a bed skirt, bumper and basket stand.



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