Way OT: Recommend me a…. Moses basket
We had two! (One donated at the same time as we bought one second hand from friends so we couldn’t say no). It worked quite well as there was no need to be dragging it up and down the stairs all the time.
They were the standard John Lewis one (on the webshite for £35 and the stand that’s £30). As far as I could tell though, the mothercare ones looked identical. They never sagged on us though.
I think I can remember from when dd was tiny, we sometimes put the legs on one end on a few books to make his sure his head was a little higher. This can also be achieved by using folded towels under the mattress.Posted 4 years agojp-t853Member
Ours never settled in a moses basket. She slept on a cushion downstairs and we took one side off a cot and put it against the side of our bed. Really easy to see and comfort them in the night and you can put an arm over to comfort really easy.
Those sleeping bags are a godsend as you can move them around without having to tuck in etcPosted 4 years agoalfabusSubscriber
babybus is now 5 days old, and has started to take a bit of a dislike to his moses basket – or at least, that could be one of the many reasons for his late night crying.
It is a bit floppy, and sags in the middle, so when we put him in it (with his feet at the end because he’s a wriggler), his head is a bit lower than his feet.
SWMBO doesn’t really like it that much either because she can’t peek at him without getting right up and looking down on him. The see through ones in hospital were much better than that, but obviously a bit ‘clinical’.
Anyone got any recommendations? Are the ones that clip to the side of the bed much better and worth the expense?
Gratuitous baby picture:Posted 4 years ago
Cheers all, I had thought about putting a bit of wood underneath, but hadn’t actually gotten around to going to the garage to look for one. I will put a bit more effort in.
We were given this moses basket by a friend, but I saw a very similar one in John Lewis the other day for £35, so it probably the same one that deadly is talking about… it’s been used for our friends’ two kids so that might be the reason it is sagging.
DavePosted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Our first hated the evil basket! So didn’t bother with the second. Also bro in law dropped his 6 week premature son out of his basket whilst climbing the stairs, one handle slipped and out rolled baby 😯 .Posted 4 years ago
Quite unbelievably my site engineer didn’t turn up one day later that week as he’d also done the same thing!
Evil I tell you!cloudnineSubscriber
Never bothered with any of ours.. just get a normal cot with an organic mattress (not foam).Posted 4 years ago
It takes a while for the lil buggers to get used to not floating round in their mummys tummy. Some like being swaddled, some dont (can recommend gro bags sleeping bags). They like white noise whilst young too.
Perfect a good burping technique asap.. you’ll be amazed at how useless babies are at burping themselves and how long they can cry/scream for with trapped wind. Learn to sit baby on your knee and literally hold them round the front of their neck and accross their shoulders with your hand spread out. Keep them really upright with head tilted back slightly and pat/rub their back… and they should burp much easier this way IMO. Congratulations BTW..
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