“The traditional Moses Basket has come a looong way baby! This modern take on the ancient newborn carrier is made from a soft and smooth hypoallergenic, non-toxic and completely recyclable material. You would think that wood is best but apparently not so much. According to Boba:
Their size and quality can be inconsistent therefore the mattresses and stands do not fit correctly. They can fray or even occasionally break forming sharp points and scratchy surfaces. They are unable to be cleaned thoroughly. They can rot in storage; the wicker or palm leaf can split or degrade over time becoming contaminated with bacteria and small mites. They are not generally made from sustainable or reusable resources and are often shipped thousands of miles across oceans creating a very bad carbon footprint. Most are fumigated to remove bugs in the fibres and picked up in transportation. The residue from the strong chemical spray could be hazardous to babies and has been linked to asthma.
The Moba’s design maximizes airflow and breathability for the safety and comfort of baby. The plastic used can be melted down and used to make other products. Details on how you can recycle the basket after you are done using it are provided. That being said, these would make great storage baskets when your baby outgrows it!
As far as we can tell, the Moba is currently available in the U.K. only through John Lewis. It retails for £89.99 . John Lewis DOES ship internationally though so contact them if you are interested in having this shipped to North America.”