If you went to church or Sunday school and studied the BibleÂ then you know what a Moses basket is . The name refers to the makeshift boatÂ that Moses from the Old Testament was set afloat in when he was an infant. His mother pushed him out into the Nile River in a basket made of reeds where he was eventually found and raised by the servants of an Egyptian Queen.
However don't get the impression that a Moses basketÂ is a boat. It is just a basket for holding a baby and the hippest versions are made of hemp.
Women have been carting babies around in baskets for eons. However given our love of ecologically correct things lately we are now wild again about the idea of something that is made out of plant fibers. Of course these Moses baskets do fit that bill. They are made out of 100% natural fibers unless you buy one made out plastic. You can probably get one made out of recycled skipping rope somewhere on the web!
In recent decades we have been carting our babies around in similar baskets only they are not made of reeds. They are made of organic materials such as hemp, willow, corn and other gentle pliable and recyclable materials. These types of baby baskets are back in style again because they are an excellent green choice and one hundred percent organic. They are not toxic at all to the baby like a plastic carrier could potentially be.
The other thing about a Moses basket is that it is ecologically correct. They are also recyclable for the most part. They do not sit in a waste dump and refuse to degrade for a million years like a plastic crib or baby carrier of some kind.
For such a humble item they have also become very posh. Who knew a simple basket could cost so much? Many of the designer ones cost well over a hundred dollar
If you are looking for a good place to buy them online then you can try New Baby Products and similar stores. They sell a really large selection of these baskets online as well as the cotton liners to go with them. The liners can be very pretty and frilly contemporary looking fabric patterns.
You can also get these vintage look Moses baskets that have been made into Victorian style baby carriages as well.
If you do not want to spend a lot of money on fashion I highly recommend that you buy a cheaper basket from Wal-Mart or someplace like that and outfit it with your own special padding or fabric. This could save you a lot of money. Just look in the laundry aisle of a chain style furniture store. Ikea has also been known to have these wicker style baskets as well. Look for one with a handle as that will be the easiest one for you to tote around. Keep in mind too that whatever this basket is made of it must be strong enough to support the weight of your little one.Â Read the tags on the basket to seehow much weight it will hold before you buy it.