Baby Joule Nursery Magical Moses Basket review

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8
User rating
£85.00 RRP
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In a nutshell

A beautifully designed Moses basket any new parent would be proud to have in their home.
Comfort
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Ease of cleaning
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Portability
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Style
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Quality
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Worth the money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Beautiful design, boy and girl varieties without being stereotypical, fabrics feel luxurious, comes with matching sheet and blanket
Cons: Hood falls down fairly easily (as with many baskets), quite expensive
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When I first heard Joules had brought out a nursery range, Baby Joule, I was excited to see the results – and its Magical Moses Basket does not disappoint.

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Made with the same care and attention to detail that goes into Joules’ children and baby clothes, the Baby Joule Nursery Magical Moses Basket has to be one of the most stylish first beds a baby could ever sleep in.

The iconic high street brand ‘gave birth’ to its nursery range at the end of 2011 and aims to bring a touch of the countryside into your little one’s first home. The Moses basket comes in two options – On The Farm and Mad Hatter – and though they’re clearly designed with different sexes in mind, neither is overtly boyish or girly.

The basket itself is made of sturdy white wicker complete with leather handles, plus a protective hood, fitted sheet and coverlet, which are all made of 100% cotton. It’s suitable to 9kg.

What we love

As well as being one of the prettiest Moses baskets I’ve ever seen, it’s the little details that really make the difference in the Baby Joule Nursery range. Call me a sucker for luxurious touches but the leather handles ooze style and quality, and the fabrics and prints are stylish, soft and perfect for delicate skin.

The mattress feels nice and comfy and the liner is easy to remove, washes at 40 degrees and goes back on without much more difficulty than a fitted sheet.

This Moses basket is also lovely and lightweight, without feeling like it couldn’t withstand a few knocks as you manoeuvre it from room to room.

I would happily buy this adorable Moses basket for my little one – and recommend it to friends.

What to watch out for

All in all, there’s not a whole lot to complain about.

The dreaded hood of a Moses basket is always the downside to a design. I’m yet to find one that stays up exactly as I’d like but the Magical Moses Basket doesn’t do a bad job. It might take a few goes but it will stay up if you give it chance. It just might also fall down if your little one wiggles about too much!

The only other negative factor is the price, but that depends on how much you’re prepared to pay for style. Anyone immediately looking for a premium Mamas & Papas design won’t have a problem with the Baby Joule’s £85 price tag, but there’s obviously a huge range of (perhaps not so pretty but very good all the same) Moses baskets on the market for less. You’ll also probably want to splash out on a stand, which will take your total spend up to at least £100.

Who is the Baby Joule Nursery Magical Moses Basket best for?

Yummy mummies and daddies who want to invest in a cosy piece of kit that makes for a seriously stylish first bed.

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MadeForMums verdict

Sturdy yet stylish, this Moses basket does a quality job with few niggles. If Baby Joule Nursery decided to expand its current range of lovely products, Mamas & Papas might certainly have some competition.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Baby Joule
Model Nursery Magical Moses Basket
Price £85.00

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Birth to 9 months

Dimensions & Weight

Weight 3.5kg
Dimensions H:27cm W:31cm D:76cm

Features

Rocking motion No
Made from White wicker
Features
  • Wicker basket
  • Leather handles
  • Protective hood
  • Fitted sheet and cosy print coverlet

Accessories

Accessories included Fitted sheet, coverlet, hood, mattress
Stand included No
Mattress included Yes
Optional extras Matching cotbed bedding, nappy stackers, sleeping bag