Trending Now: Moses Baskets for Baby!
Moses baskets are a great tradition that work for babies three months and younger.
These baskets have come a long way since the original reed basket, created thousands of years ago to keep a young baby safe.
With so many A-Listers in Hollywood having babies this year mother’s are looking for trends to keep them trendy.
History of the Moses Basket:
That basket originally belonged to a man from the tribe of Levi and his wife.
She bore a son in the days when the Egyptians ruled and the king feared the Israelites, growing mighty in number.
The King’s fear commanded his people to “take every newborn Hebrew boys and throw him into the Nile, but let all the girls live.”
Imagine the parent’s fear knowing the fate of their child.
This mama took action, she saw her beautiful son and hid him for three months.
As it became more impossible to hide him, she took a basket woven of reeds, covered in with tar to keep it watertight and put the baby inside, hidden in the tall grass at the end of the river.
The king’s daughter noticed the basket hiding in the tall grass and sent a slave girl to bring it back.
When the princess saw the baby, she took him as her own son and named him Moses and she said, “because I drew him out of the water”.
The Moses Basket today:
Today the baskets are more ornate than reed.
The tar and simple Hebrew blanket replace with soft cushions and padding for added comfort.
Printed fabrics designed to accent the ornate basket are used.
Add a cellular blanket and any baby will be comfortable, safe and secure nestled inside and swaddled.
A Moses basket offers a portable, warm environment that keeps baby close to Mommy.
The transition for baby to her own bedroom is easy–simply place the basket inside the crib gradually to help baby develop recognition.
Eventually, baby will leave the moses basket and sleep soundly in the baby bedding so lovingly selected for her arrival.
Moses baskets offer portability, beauty and are trending for baby gear.
With their versatility any new parent will love the convenience.
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.Julee Morrison is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book, being a Bon Jovi fangirl and celebrating the little things and remembering the days when her babies were in a Moses basket.