Exodus 2 v 3: “But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile.”
This is where moses baskets come from right? Nowadays we’d just put the baby on ebay or Freecycle: I’m not recommending this but seriously, if he doesn’t sleep, it might just happen. I’m not sure many are made from papyrus anymore but they certainly resemble papyrus. In my experience there’s no such thing as a nice moses basket. They’re all the same and pretty bland to say the least; and don’t get me started on the ones that have those hideous characters all over the bedding etc…
The wife and I had a torrid time searching for a plain and simple moses basket that we liked. It was a long journey and one that, as far as I was concerned, had no destination… until Shnuggle came along. Shnuggle are a family run company born out of Northern Ireland. They were getting fed up of noisey, creaky moses baskets that were impossible to clean with wobbly hoods… the cleaning thing really is an issue… They created the Shnuggle Basket. A clean, modern, attractive, innovative alternative to the normal (impractical) moses basket.
It’s made from a super-strong, hypoallergenic material that is easy to clean and moves silently causing less disruption to your baby’s sleep. The hood has a locking system allowing it to stay up and is well ventilated with holes, making it totally useless if you did actually want to send your baby off into the River Nile…if you don’t need it for this, the ventilation is great as it helps keep your baby cool and increases the hygiene. They coat the baskets in 100% cotton fabrics keeping your baby warm and cosy. The fabrics are excellent and far superior to most others we saw in our hunt.
It’s important to highlight that Shnuggle asked parents what they would want out of a moses basket. They listened and came up with this: a strong, lightweight, portable, larger than normal, easy to clean, hypoallergenic and hygienic moses basket. I guess that’s kind of like the ultimate moses basket?
They are competitively priced, award winning baskets, so really there’s no reason not to at least consider them when, going through the hell that is, choosing a moses basket. We love this basket and despite the difficulty I had in putting up the stand, this was purely my fault for A) not reading the instructions and B) misreading them when I did use them, we highly recommend it. Finally our search is over for the best moses basket we have ever seen.
For that reason the Shnuggle basket gets and official dad Network Star Rating of 5 / 5 stars and gets our award of recommendation.