John Lewis Waffle Moses Basket, White
Don't buy an expensive Moses basket!
I chose this Moses basket as I'd been advised that you wouldn't use them for very long so I didn't want to spend a lot. However, it is so much longer than other Moses baskets I've seen since (friends and ones I've just spotted in shops# so my little girl fitted in it until she was over 4 months old, and she's a long baby. The only reason I moved her out of it was because I realised she wanted more room for her arms to stretch out at her sides, and because she was so much older than I expected I just put her into her cot in her own room at that point which saved me buying a crib that would fit in our room #and probably wouldn't have solved the arm problem). The quality is excellent for the price, from what other's have told me you rarely get a hood that stays up but this one did pretty well but to be honest it doesn't really matter, and the sides aren't padded or anything but that's irrelevant - the lining is nice and easy to wash. I didn't use the blanket that came with it but it looks pretty. I bought JL fitted Moses basket sheets and they fitted perfectly. Stop looking and buy this one!
02 March 2014
Good quality, good value
Very happy with our Moses basket for our new baby girl. She was a little premature & quite small so wouldn't sleep at all in her cot - this is a perfect size for her & easily transportable from our bedroom downstairs etc. Recommended!
26 February 2014
I brought this for a friends baby shower. She was really impressed with the weight and quality. All in all a good purchase for the price.
19 January 2014
Very good value for money.
Excellent product. Very easy to transport around the house.
Basket is good quality and looks we'll made too.
19 November 2013
I'm dumbfounded by the bad reviews for this product. I rarely write reviews and am extremely particular about my buys but I have to say this is a wonderful moses basket.
I was a little unsure if the quality would be reflected buy the reasonable price but it's not at all. My little girls been in it for 3 months and it's still extremely sturdy and looks beautiful. The mattress is a fraction smaller than the basket (as it should be) but certainly not to the point of ever actually being noticed or being a problem as mentioned in some of the other reviews.
Beautiful, clean, strong product, well done John Lewis.
08 November 2013
Bought as was cheap but expected better quality from John Lewis despite its price. The handle on one side is unraveling and when I first got it had to trim it as wicker were poking out and was scared would poke the baby in the eye.
Also the hood doesn't stay up by itself (have to hook it onto the handles) or is big enough to cover the basket when up.
Otherwise it was fine in terms of mattress size.
08 November 2013
Cheap, but not worth the money
This basket wasn't up to JL's usual high standards.
We expected such a cheap basket not to have all the bells and whistles - we didn't mind due to the price and because we don't intend to use it for long.
However, the appearance and feel of the whole thing was much more flimsy than we expected. The base was not flat - one side was higher than the other and would have been uncomfortable even when covered by the mattress. The hood attachment didn't stay up (as we knew from reading previous reviews) but also looked really cheap and tacky. The base of the moses basket is longer than regular moses basket mattress sizes so we weren't able to buy a better quality mattress for it (unless we got a bespoke mattress made).
We returned it.
28 September 2013
Happy with size and quality. Hood does not stay upright though.
02 August 2013