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Tesco My Child Moses basket review

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
User rating
£29.39 RRP
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In a nutshell

A cheap Moses basket with traditional Broderie Anglaise-style dressing
Comfort
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Ease of cleaning
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Portability
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Style
2.0 out of 5 rating 2.0
Quality
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Worth the money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Good value, built-in tilt
Cons: Dressing is rather fussy, fabric isn't of a high standard, hood is flimsy
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The Tesco My Child Moses basket is great value and looks very pretty. However, underneath all the frills, the quality is somewhat lacking.

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The Tesco My Child Moses basket is a small traditional-style palm leaf Moses basket from the My Child range. It has a white Broderie Anglaise dressing and comes with a mattress, hood and matching Broderie Angalise quilt. It stands apart from other Moses baskets with its frilly design, which wasn’t to my taste but many visitors have remarked on how pretty it is.

The basket is suitable for babies from birth onwards (0-18kg) and our little daughter Clementine, 4 weeks, very much enjoys her afternoon nap in it. The basket doesn’t come with a stand, but Tesco sells a separate rocking stand for £16.39.

What we love

Tesco Direct’s speed delivery. The basket and stand arrived in one box and was well packed and took half an hour to assemble using a long screwdriver.

The rocking stand is solid and feels secure. It means I can gently rock my baby to sleep when she’s stirring. The stand is also excellent value at £16.39.

Tesco My Child Moses basket is easy to carry from one room to the other as it’s lightweight and small compared to other Moses baskets.

This would make a great supplementary basket if you want one in the bedroom and one in the living room.

Although a tight fit, the covers were easy to remove for washing.

What to watch out for

The hood is more for show than function. I struggled to make it stay up.

The Broderie Anglaise frill around the base of the basket had a few cotton strings coming away, and doesn’t fit well with the rocking stand – the frill ended up looking rather messy with some areas tucked in and others hanging over the stand.

The matching Broderie Anglaise quilt is rather fussy. I put it to one side and have never used it since. I prefer to use a normal blanket in the basket, which I can tuck around Clementine to make her feel secure.

Tesco My Child Moses basket is quite small and narrow compared to other baskets, which is great for our newborn as she is still small (7lb 3oz), but it’s likely she’ll grow out of it fairly quickly. It may also be rather an odd choice for a boy baby due to its lacy frills.
The frame is untreated oak, which looks somewhat unfinished. We were tempted to give a lick of paint but of course, never got around to it.

You will need to buy sheets for the mattress.

Who is Tesco My Child Moses basket best for?

Mums on a budget wanting to show off their newborn in something traditionally pretty.

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MadeForMums verdict

Overall, the Tesco My Child Moses basket is a cheap, attractive basket that’s portable and ideal for newborns. It’s very inexpensive, which is good for an item that you may not use for long. However, it’s small and narrow compared to others, so may not be great for larger babies as they grow, and the quality of the dressing isn’t that great.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Tesco
Model My Child Moses basket
Price £29.39

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Birth to 18 months
Child weight Up to 18kg

Dimensions & Weight

Weight 2.35kg
Dimensions H:39cm W:88cm D:26cm

Features

Rocking motion No
Made from Palm leaf

Accessories

Accessories included Matress, hood, quilt
Stand included No
Mattress included Yes
Optional extras Rocking stand (£16.39)