5 Natural & Responsible Moses Baskets for Your Sleeping Baby

By Nikki M

Looking for a sleeping solution for your newborn that isn’t your typical crib or bassinet? If you’re bohemian mama who loves that Jungalow look or if you just want a bassinet that's both natural and Fair Trade, then consider a Moses basket.

Made with natural materials such as wicker, maize, and jute, these baskets are breathable and durable – not to mention eco-friendly. They’re lightweight, so you can easily move them from room to room, and some even come with a stand for co-sleeping. The best part? It’s really not a wasted investment (unlike so many other baby products). Once you’re little one grows out of it, you’ll still find plenty of uses for your basket in and around the house.

We’ve gathered our five of our favorite styles that look great and are sturdy enough to hold your little one safely and snugly. 

Plum and Sparrow


Plum and Sparrow’s gorgeous baskets are made by a group of weavers in a small village in Africa. These artists have creative freedom when it comes to the patterns and color combos, so each piece is truly one-of-a-kind. The company supports Fair Trade, and 10% of every purchase is given back to the weavers and their communities.

Due to popular demand, the baskets sell out quickly – but keep a lookout for restocks. They’re worth the wait!

Tilly + Cub


Color lovers will adore Tilly + Cub’s vibrant baskets. Our favorites include the Betty, Stephi, and Mia – color-on-color, without any beige in sight! These baskets are handwoven in Ghana, Africa, and are made with dried Elephant Grass and plant-based, non-toxic dyes.

Tilly + Cub believes in giving back – they donate 5% of sales to various charities such as AfriKids, SANDS, Tommy’s Baby Charity, and more. (Check out their current list of charities.)

Design Dua


If you prefer a more classic design, Design Dua makes the most beautiful Vintage Wicker Bassinet. Inspired by antique nursery furniture, these are handmade in-house using natural cane and willow, with a polished finish to keep away mold and insects. The bassinet includes an organic kapok pad and sheet.

Adinkra Designs


Adrinkra Designs has a variety of Moses baskets, from the simple Kwasi to the colorful Addae (which means “morning sun” in the local Ghanaian language). Their baskets are handwoven in Bolga, northern Ghana with natural materials and dyes. Each basket is double woven for strength so it can last a lifetime. Talk about the perfect family heirloom.

They support the African Youth Initiative, with part of their proceeds going towards kids’ education and clothing.

The Young Folk Collective


We love The Young Folk Collective’s bold, two-tone baskets – the contrast between the light elephant grass and black dye and is stunning! (Black Panther – WOAH – truly beautiful.) These Moses baskets are double woven, and come with leather trim handles and a cotton-covered mattress.

They also sell a rocking Moses Basket Stand that works perfectly with their baskets. The stands are made with New Zealand pine, and come in two finishes – raw polished and and whitewashed.

Will you get a Moses basket for your baby? Share your favorite with us!

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