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Moses basket - yes or no

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Nimme · 25/09/2004 09:47

I am thinking of buying a moses basket for having downstairs the first 3 months or so. I don't want to spend too much money (Daisy and Tom do lovely plain and simple one but costs £100 - without stand). Where can I get nice second hand one - and should I buy or is it waste of money???

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Nimme · 27/09/2004 17:49

MTS - just seen your kind offer. Nowhere near Liverpool, but thanks.

Checked out the mothercare travel cot with bassinet - quite like.

Dophus - also looked on ebay. See what you mean. I am ebay virgin - please please explain to me the ins and outs. How do I know the condition it will arrive in??

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Nimme · 27/09/2004 18:29

bump - Aero??

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libb · 27/09/2004 18:38

Love mine - given by my sister. DS has practically grown out of it but have used it every day since the day he came home. I still hate it whem DS is carted upstairs and we sit down for the evening alone, feels like something is missing . . .

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Lolski · 27/09/2004 19:48

Used mine loads. DS slept in it during the day downstairs and then I used to put the moses basket in the cot at night until he was big enough to go in the cot itself.
He also slept in it all evening (until I was brave enough to put him upstairs on his own !!!) and then I used to take him up with me in it when I went to bed.
It is on a rocker which is good. Found rocking it invaluable to get him off to sleep.

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codswallop · 27/09/2004 19:49

no

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Hulababy · 27/09/2004 19:51

I'm so glad we never bought one. Borrowed a crib from a friend and DD hated that - a moses basket would definitely have been out of the question - even then she liked room to kick and move about in bed.

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Lolski · 27/09/2004 19:51

Sorry...my post sounds like I was in the moses basket with him when we went to bed - bad abbreviation !!!

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Nimme · 27/09/2004 19:55

Don't mince your words Codswallop

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NomDePlume · 27/09/2004 20:07

I bought one, we used it twice. I wouldn't bother.

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codswallop · 27/09/2004 20:07

lool N

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fisil · 27/09/2004 20:10

bought one cos I went overdue in the Xmas sales and had nothing better to do with my time. Biggest waste of money ever.

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Aero · 27/09/2004 20:10

Would you like me to CAT you nimme - then I can take a pic and email it to you. It was a gift to us and I can't remember what it's called, but I know it was from D & T and it's really beautiful. We'd never have spent so much on a new one!

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colinsmommy · 27/09/2004 20:11

I know this sounds strange, but I used a giant laundry basket for several months for naps, and as a travel bed.

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Nimme · 27/09/2004 20:14

Aero - yes please

Colinsmummy - well I guess I could use my Homebase one

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lou33 · 27/09/2004 20:14

Dh slept in a drawer when he was tiny, bless.

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Aero · 27/09/2004 20:16

Have just looked on their website and our looks like the Country collection classic cream one. We used it for the first 3-4 months and was very glad of it. We live in Kent so not too far from London.

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Aero · 27/09/2004 20:20

Have a look at the top one here.

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Nimme · 27/09/2004 20:20

Aero - so far so good. Do you have a stand as well?? And price??

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Aero · 27/09/2004 20:22

Yes - we have a stand which we bought ourselves. I hate talking money so publicly so I'll CAT you.

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Nimme · 27/09/2004 20:28

Aero - look forward to it. Late dinner tonight so must be off - will check e-mail again tomock online tomorrow.

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Aero · 27/09/2004 20:34

Have done it Nimme!

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Davros · 27/09/2004 20:50

MUCH prefer crib-type-thingy e.g. John Lewis, you know, the one that's like a mini-cot and can swing. More room, better ventilation and you can see them without lifting your head from the pillow

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linnet · 27/09/2004 20:57

For dd1 we borrowed one and used it until she was 4 months old.

with dd2 I wasn't going to bother getting one because they were so expensive but a lady at my work made one for me. It's lovely and I feel sad now that dd2 has grown out of it.

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Aero · 28/09/2004 19:36

Did you get my email Nimme?

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hana · 28/09/2004 20:06

nimme, we didn't buy one at first - just put dd in her cot but she didn't sleep well at all and was so so tiny inside it! DH bought a cheap one from Mothercare (plus stand) when she was about a week old. It was great, could move her around the house and have her in our bedroom (cot took up a lot of room in our bedroom) Didn't bother with the special basket bedding - just tucked flat cot sheets underneath the small mattress.
now need to dust it off for the next one!

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