Organic Moses Bassinet: The Pros and Cons of Buying One
An organic Moses bassinet is a great way to keep your baby safe and comfortable. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agrees.
But we get it. As a parent, you want to be extra, extra careful by knowing the pros and cons of buying a baby Moses bassinet. That’s just good parenting. Below are the most important factors that you should consider when deciding.
The Good Points
No harmful chemicals
This, by far, is one of the most important advantages of organic Moses bassinets. No toxic chemical is utilized during the process of creating one. In our case, we only use elephant grass and plant pigments as dyes. We don’t add plastic to make the bassinet sturdier. You don’t have to worry about your baby being exposed to chemicals or materials that increase the risk for certain diseases. The likes of polyvinyl chloride, lead, and flame retardants.
In terms of durability, organic Moses baskets score much more than their synthetic counterparts. It’s the way the bassinet is made and the materials used in the process. The weaving process itself is very labor-intensive. The weavers have their special techniques of doing tight weaves to ensure that the baby bassinets are not only durable but sturdy as well. If properly looked after, these bassinets will last you an incredibly long time.
Easy to maintain
It’s basically an unbox-and-forget type of product. You don’t really need to do much to clean it. Wiping it with a damp rag is all it takes. Simply soak a clean rug in water. Just make sure that you wring out the excess. Allow it to dry outside but it's best to keep it away from direct sunlight.
Good for the environment
Organic Moses baskets are made from renewable natural materials such as wicker, rattan, and elephant grass. Elephant grass, for one, grows rapidly and can be sown all year round.
You don’t need soaps or any cleaning products that can harm the environment to keep it clean. You only need good ol’ water. They’re biodegradable, too. When it’s time to retire, Moses baskets will not take up space in the landfill.
The Not-So-Good Points
Some organic Moses bassinets have gaps on the sides that can pose an entrapment risk. The ones without any holes or gaps on the sides are ideal. If you must, choose the ones with the smallest gaps to avoid such problems.
Some parents are wary that it would disrupt their baby’s sleep. The bassinet doesn’t only make a sound when it’s being moved from one room to another. It emits that squeaking noise even at rest.
But not all organic Moses bassinets do. It’s usually the ones made from wicker. Wicker is notorious for making that squeaking sound. The expansion of the wicker when dry is what’s producing that squeaking sound. The solution is to keep your wicker bassinet from drying out. You can use a clean damp cloth to keep it “hydrated.”
There you have—the advantages and disadvantages of buying an organic Moses bassinet. We hope that this will help you in your decision. Your opinion matters to us! Tell us what you think in the comment section.