Some people opt to put their babies straight into cots whilst others chose to use moses baskets. Cots come in all all shapes, sizes and designs but historically moses baskets are traditional looking and made of either palm or the more expensive wicker.
That was until 2009 when husband and wife team invented Shnuggle - The Modern Moses basket, a safer, stronger and more hygienic Moses basket.
We were asked if little Thomas would like to test and review one of the "Dotty Blue" designs below and let you know our thoughts.
The award winning Shnuggle basket has European design registration granted and patents pending. It is made to order and assembled by hand right here in the UK and is made from a super-strong, hypoallergenic polymer, giving a safer place for your baby to sleep. Its unique properties actively repels dust mites, which are the number one cause of allergies in infants and it can be easily cleaned and sterilised which makes it super hygenic.
So what did we think? If you are looking for a traditionally styled wicker basket, this is not for you. If however you are looking for something a little more contemporary then its perfect, it is after all the modern moses basket.
On first impressions the basket looked sturdy and bigger than most others i've previously seen, a definite bonus if like me you have big babies. The "Stay-up" hood feature designed to help cocoon your baby from noises and lights when they're resting, does exactly what it says and does not slip down, a common problem with other baskets. The team claim it is near silent in use and I can certainly vouch for this. Its a brilliant feature as when you place your relaxed, dozey baby down, they don't get startled back to the wide eyed state by the creaking or squeaking of the wicker.
From a safety perspective the baskets comply with BS EN 1466 and to further ensure baby's well-being the base is fully ventilated for constant, regulated airflow to help prevent overheating. The basket is also 100% free of Chemicals, BPA and Pthtalates. All very reassuring.
The proof is really in the pudding though. What does Thomas think of his new bed? Well not only does he love to sleep in it,
Surprisingly he likes to chill out in it too.
He happily lies awake looking around safely shnuggled in his basket. The basket is lined in luxury cream fleece so I'm not surprised he loves it so much. It comes with a matching mini swaddle blanket and due to its triangular shape is easy to tuck around him which he seems to really like.
All in all I am very impressed. I have nothing negative to say except it would be great if the base was available in white as well as cream, as it would better match my nursery.