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Baby Crib Options (Part 1)

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A sleeping baby is a wonderful sight to see, especially to sleep-deprived moms and dads. A baby will sleep just about anywhere, so baby crib options are mostly based on style, personal taste and functionality.

Here are some descriptions of options to accommodate a sleeping baby.

Moses Basket

The Moses basket is a soft, snug, and portable nest for your baby. Most Moses baskets are made of tightly woven wicker that resists fraying, and most have large sturdy handles so you can move it easily from room to room.

An important safety rule is that you should never trust the handles to carry the basket while your baby is in it.

 The inside is usually lined with cushiony padding covered in fabric. Most of the time you can remove both the padding and cover for machine washing. The lining secures to the basket with fabric ties.

A Moses basket makes a wonderful baby shower gift, and it's great for outings and visits. The Moses basket is a cozy alternative to a bassinet, and more portable.


Baby bassinets are a wonderful place for your newborn to sleep closely to you during the first few weeks of sleep. Some bassinets are made of wicker, and others are made from wood covered with fabric. Most have a fabric hood attached to one end and some have canopies trimmed with elegant fabric. Bassinets are usually sold in a set that includes a wicker bassinet, liner, hood with valance, and options that include a canopy, pillow and blanket.

The small size of a bassinet makes it very useful in placing a newborn securely next to Mom's bed for nighttime reassurance and feedings.

Think about the possibility of the bassinet being knocked over by an older child. Make sure the stand is securely assembled and the hood and canopy are attached well if so equipped.


Baby cradles are also wonderful places for your newborn to sleep closely to you during the first few weeks of sleep. They are similar to a bassinet but they rock or have the ability to rock. They are mostly constructed out of either wood or iron.

Source: rafed.net

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