Moses baskets have way more going for them than looking aesthetically pleasing. They are perfect for newborns because they are portable, multi-purpose, and functional. Every new parent will love it. But if you aren’t 100% convinced, I want to share my Design Due Bassinet Review…. So you know what it’s like to actually use one.
I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Design Dua. When I first stumbled on them, I fell in love with their Moses baskets.
Let’s be honest, I did a LOT of research. I looked everywhere from Amazon, Etsy, and of course Google. But I couldn’t stop thinking about Design Dua’s bassinets. They were simple, yet beautiful and I had fallen in love with them.
I ended up reaching out to them in hopes of collaborating together…. So that’s why I’m writing this blog post. Design Dua did gift me a Bassinet set, but you guys know I don’t share anything unless I absolutely love it.
Unboxing My Design Dua Moses Basket
The bassinet and stand were shipped separately. When I opened the Moses basket, it was more beautiful in person than I imagined it would be. The natural grasses give it an earthy feel, which I love because they can go with any style or decor.
The stand came unassembled, but my husband put it together pretty quickly. It was fairly easy to put together and felt sturdy. Honestly, I was worried about it tipping over. Even though my two-year-old daughter loves to peer into it, I’ve never been concerned about it.
The PROS of the Design Dua Bassinet
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1. It’s Portable
I love that I can move this around anywhere in the house. It’s the perfect place to lay my daughter down when I need to help her big sister.
2. The Rocking Stand Soothes Baby
With my oldest daughter, I had the Mika Micky Bedside Sleeper. Although this has its benefits, I really love that the Dua Design Bassinet has a rocking stand as an option.
My youngest absolutely loves it! She falls asleep on her own, which is something my oldest never did. I attribute this to being able to rock her to sleep!
3. It’s Great for Reflux
Both of my girls have had reflux, but this time around I’ve been able to keep her propped by placing blankets under one side of the rocking stand. She sleeps so much better at just a little bit of an incline.
4. It’s Pretty!
I know this might seem silly, but having something that actually matches my home decor is really nice. It doesn’t feel like an eyesore. Whenever family has come over to visit, they are just in awe of how beautiful it is.
5. The Mattress Pad DOESN’T Have Flame Retardants
Ever since I started living pro-metabolically and took Kori Meloy’s Freely Rooted Course (which changed my life), I’ve learned how important it is to avoid these chemicals on our baby’s mattress. Design Dua also has an organic mattress option, but you will need to buy that separately.
6. High Quality
I love that this bassinet is high quality. Every detail down to the leather straps feels sturdy and well made. This is important to me when spending over $300 for a bassinet.
7. Creates Opportunity for Artisans in Africa
I absolutely LOVE that these baskets are made by artisans. Each basket is hand woven in Ghana. This gives so many locals there a way to use their talents and make money! I love the founder’s heart for West Africa.
The CONS of the Dua Design Bassinet
These baskets are approximately 29” long and 16” wide. This is originally why I wanted it. At the time, we planned to bring baby #2 home while we were living in a 40ft 5th wheel! So I needed something small and portable.
Now that we live in a three-bedroom home, I am a little disappointed that we won’t be able to use this for very long. It’s truly just for the newborn stage. My daughter is only 1.5 months and she takes up most of the basket. I know we will need to get a pack-and-play soon!
Another con of the due design bassinet is that it’s pricey. Although it’s definitely worth every penny, it might not be your best option if you don’t plan on having multiple kids or your budget is tight.
3. Height isn’t Adjustable
Lastly, I loved that I could adjust the height on my Mika Micky. It cozies right up to the bed for easy access in the middle of the night. Although this isn’t a deal breaker for me, it’s something to keep in mind when purchasing.
Overall I LOVE the Design Dua Moses Basket Bassinet
If you are on the fence about purchasing the Design Dua mosses basket bassinet, I would highly recommend you invest in it. It’s been one of our favorite baby products for the newborn stage. I really wish I had this for my first.
I hope this helped you to make a decision on whether or not to put a Moses Basket Bassinet on your registry!
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