Traditionally moses baskets serve as an extra resting or sleeping spot for a baby. Many customers used to ask me if they really needed one. My answer was, "if you have a crib or a bassinet you don't NEED one, but everyone WANTS one." Especially if they look like my two favorites below!
But seriously I do think that they make a wonderful statement shower gift filled with goodies and can later be used as a crib for your daughter's babydoll, or as a decorative storage bin in a nursery or playroom. They also make wonderful heirloom pieces.
The White Pique Moses Basket by Wendy Anne pictured above is the traditional classic heirloom moses basket. The white pique accented with 100% white cotton is crisp, clean, and serves as the perfect portable bed to show off a newborn in. You can't help but say "awe" when you see a baby in this moses basket. The basket includes the bedding, lined hood, pillow, comforter, two fitted sheets and protective netting (to keep those pesky mosquitos out). If you like this look, check out Wendy Anne's website, she has quite the array of moses baskets in boy, girl, and gender neutral patterns.
The Sausalito Basket by Serena & Lily is an innovative remake of the traditional moses basket. The basket is made of heavy-weight cotton duck with nautical detailing, contrast trim, twill ties, and rope handles. Mattress pad, sheet, and white pique bumper are all included. This is a more modern and sporty look for those of us who do not like ruffles. It also comes in a brown trim and a pink trim. Once again Serena and Lily has managed to break the mold in traditional Nursery Design.