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January 25th, 2010, 03:43 PM
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Ok this is a totally stupid post but it's been bothering me for a long time...

How do you USE a Moses Basket? Do you put it on something or on the floor?

The idea of putting my baby in a basket on the floor irks me. But I've also had my apartment flooded twice, once was while we slept and by the time we woke up it was already 3-4 inches deep.

However the thought of it on top of a dresser or such bothers me too. What if the baby kicks a lot and the basket edges itself off? They tell you not to put car seats on top of things, so wouldn't the basket be the same?

Or are you supposed to buy a special stand (I've seen those).

How long can you use them? Are they more comfortable than the bassinet in a pack n play?

And lastly, why are they so dang expensive!? Scratch that, I know the answer. Because they're cute, right?

Ok that's been brewing a long time. I feel better now!
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January 25th, 2010, 03:47 PM
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You can get stands for Moses baskets. I've seen ones at Babies R Us and other places. I know what you mean about the floor, so at first I was wondering too, til I looked around more and saw the stands.
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January 25th, 2010, 03:59 PM
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You can get stands, but I think most people just put them on the floor or the bed, etc. I don't think you can use them as long as a bassinet, they just don't seem that big. But I've never used one so I'm not sure.
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January 25th, 2010, 07:18 PM
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Most of my friends use it on their bed, between them and their husband so it doesn't roll off but babe is secure in it's own environment.
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January 26th, 2010, 07:08 AM
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Makes sense. However, with just most baskets costing around $80 and up, plus the length of time they can actually use it, I can't see adding the expense of the stand as well. I can just hear DH saying "Put a pillow in a laundry basket and be done!". lol Not that we would.

I think we'll stick to our pack n play for now.

Thanks girls, that had been bothering me!
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January 26th, 2010, 07:13 AM
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My SIL just used it during the day to carry my niece around while she was sleeping whenever she was..doing laundry,washing dishes,just an easy way to keep her close without waking her up. But they are CRAZZY expensive for some reason. The bassinet I am getting also works as a removable moses basket which I thought was a great idea! Kolcraft.com - Product Detail
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January 26th, 2010, 08:56 AM
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I have used a moses basket with each of my children and i have always used a stand, never put them on the floor, i wouldn't want to really either, my kids would get to the baby, Lacey stayed in her moses basket until she was 5 months!! then she got too big and moved to a crib
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January 26th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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I used one for the twins. I put in on the couch, cofee table ect.
Walmart sells some for not super expensive- like the $30 range.
They are fun but don't last all that long.
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January 26th, 2010, 08:33 PM
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I was wondering the same thing!
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January 27th, 2010, 06:58 AM
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I sort of look at them as a cute photo prop, not overly practical otherwise. I never had one with my first DD nor will I with this baby, between bouncy seats, swings, pack 'n plays, and where baby typically is (my arms or a sling/bjorn) I just don't see the point. I know my SIL got one and it sat unused and now just holds toys in the nursery.
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