Newborn babies have been put to bed in baskets pretty much since time began. But I’m betting none of those babies from long ago were ever put to bed in a basket as stunning – or as comfortable – as these designer models from newcomer Sleepi Spaces.
Infinitely better than a basket made from bulrushes, these Moses Baskets will add that quintessential style element to your nursery. At bedtime, it’s easy to move the basket to your room for the peace-of-mind that comes with having your baby at arm’s reach overnight – something I found indispensable for those first few months with all three of my babies.
The baskets are made to age-old methods in Morocco but all that gloriously colourful linen is made right here in Australia after Sydneysider Johanna Dennis decided babies – and their parents – needed nursery options other than white. She launched her new company, Sleepi Spaces, just weeks ago to deliver her own modern take on a timeless sleeping option.
Each basket comes with a beautiful set of matching linens custom made from the most incredible pure cotton fabrics. The shades of Monaco Blue, Martini Green, Morning Glory and Honeycomb, to name just a few, give away Johanna’s background in interior design. That, plus the fact that they look so damn good!
The complete package includes a basket and stand with a baby-safe mattress plus a basket liner, soft fitted sheet, mattress protector and matching minky-backed blanket. Baskets cost $219.95 with the rocker stand priced at $73.95 and the fixed stand at $63.95 from Urban Baby.