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POLL: When did your LO grow out of their Moses baske

(17 Posts)
Slippysnow Mon 08-Apr-13 10:34:51


Sorry if this has been done. Just trying to do a bit of research into Moses baskets. Could you say how old your child was when you stopped using the basket and their size eg. Whether they were longer than average, chunky or petite smile

Thanks v much

givemeaclue Mon 08-Apr-13 10:45:30

Hi, for me it wasn't that they outgrew it more that they were moving around in it and it became unsafe. They needed something with higher sides so switched to cotbed.

Nordicmom Mon 08-Apr-13 10:53:02

A about 4 m my DD had rolled into her stomach in it so went into her cot . At similar age it was too small for my DS . Both were average hight .

Nordicmom Mon 08-Apr-13 10:57:16


Inclusionist Mon 08-Apr-13 10:59:26

DS never fitted in his. It was 60cm and he was 59cm at birth.

LadyInPink Mon 08-Apr-13 11:01:26

Stopped using at 4mths - DD petite.

Eglantyne Mon 08-Apr-13 11:05:19

Giant babies, Moses basket too small from birth grin

Myliferocks Mon 08-Apr-13 11:06:37

DC1 was in one until 10 weeks.
DC2,3,4 and 5 went straight into a cot that the base could be at two heights. When they first went in it we had it at the higher of the two heights. Iyswim.

dizzy77 Mon 08-Apr-13 11:06:53

We stopped using by 12 wks. DS would fling his arms out, hit the sides and wake himself up. Crib was bigger but similar problem by 16 wks.

Slippysnow Mon 08-Apr-13 12:31:47

Wow these are pretty early. Seems such a waste of money. It's a shame I can't do over night sleeping in the bcjm carry cot!

I've heard more 5/6 months, glad people are sharing.

SneakyBiscuitEater Mon 08-Apr-13 12:37:20

We never had one, nor a baby bath waste of money in my opinion.

skratta Mon 08-Apr-13 12:41:58

DTDs had a Moses basket each, given secondhand by friends. Both grew at a similar rate, both outgrew at about 5mnths, but they were quite small.

DD3 at 14wks.

DS at 5mnths. Again, quite, but not unusually or anything, medium small.

skratta Mon 08-Apr-13 12:43:01

Should add, DD3 was quite a big baby but once again, on the smaller scale of big.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 08-Apr-13 12:46:43

About 12 weeks for both ds's. then they went into a crib in our room until nearly 7 months and then finally made it not their own cots in their own rooms!

I wouldn't have bothered with the Moses basket, especially as our carrycot was suitable for overnight sleeping but I was given a lovely one.

nancerama Mon 08-Apr-13 13:12:24

DS moved into his cot at 16 weeks. He probably grew out of it 3 or 4 weeks earlier, but there was no room for his cot in our room and I wanted to keep him with us for as long as possible. He kept bashing the sides and waking himself and us up with the clattering.

He was a big baby - 9lb 3oz at birth and in 3-6 month clothes at 6 weeks.

Caitycat Mon 08-Apr-13 13:18:10

I used mine until dd was six months, we were having major renovations and didn't have a cot til then, she filled it but was quite happy and slept well. She is an average size (45th percentile).

flark Wed 24-Apr-13 22:16:10

13weeks but he's long ...

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