The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Crochet Moses Basket

Handmade crochet Moses basket in rose pink

Caring for your crochet Moses basket properly is essential to ensure it remains a safe, clean, and beautiful resting place for your baby. This guide, formatted as an FAQ, provides expert tips and advice on maintaining your cotton string Moses basket to help it retain its shape, stay clean, and last longer.

FAQ: Caring for Your Crochet Moses Basket

What materials are crochet Moses baskets made from? Our crochet Moses baskets are handcrafted from natural, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified cotton yarn. This 9mm thick cord material is chosen for its durability, breathability, and safety, making it ideal for your baby's sensitive skin​.

How should I clean my crochet Moses basket? For general care, we recommend spot cleaning the basket only. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals and bleach. Should you need to clean a larger area, gently hand wash using cold water and a mild detergent. After washing, carefully press out the excess water with a towel. Do not rub, scrunch, or squeeze; instead, carefully press the wet area of the basket with your hands, using a towel on each side, ensuring the walls remain straight and flat. Allow the basket to air dry flat to maintain its shape.

For the mattress, we advise using a removable, washable fitted sheet and a waterproof mattress protector for added protection. If you plan to borrow, sell, or reuse the Moses basket for another child, we recommend replacing the mattress with a new one for hygienic reasons.

Can I spot clean my Moses basket? Yes, spot cleaning is advised for minor spills and spots. Use a soft, damp cloth with a bit of mild detergent to clean the area. Rinse with a clean, damp cloth to remove soap residue, and let it air dry completely. Do not rub.

How can I help my Moses basket retain its shape? To preserve the shape of your Moses basket, avoid putting weight on the sides. Do not lean on it breaking the sides, do not pull the sides down by force. When not in use, fill it with lightweight, soft materials to support its structure. Always store your Moses basket in a dry place. Proper storage and handling are key to maintaining its form.

Is your Moses basket stiffened? No, our baskets are handmade using tight stitches to ensure the walls are rigid and do not collapse, unless pressed down by force. In order to keep our baskets natural and safe for newborn babies, we do not use any fabric stiffeners. 

How long is a crochet Moses basket suitable for my baby? Typically, a Moses basket is suitable for newborns up to four to six months old. Always ensure to follow safe sleep practices, such as avoiding loose bedding and ensuring the basket is placed on a stable surface​ or in a suitable stand.

Can a Moses basket be used for overnight sleeping? Yes, with the correct safety precautions, such as keeping the baby in the same room as you for the first six months and ensuring the basket is well-secured and free from loose items, overnight use is safe​.

What safety certifications should I look for in a crochet Moses basket? Opt for Moses baskets that use materials with the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification. This ensures the fabric is free from harmful substances, providing a safe environment for your baby​. Our Moses basket and stands conform to BS EN 1466:2014 standard.


By following these care tips, you can ensure your crochet Moses basket remains a cosy, clean, and safe space for your baby. Regular maintenance and careful use will prolong the life of your basket, making it a cherished item for months to come.


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