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  • 'Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.'

    A Moses Basket is the perfect sanctuary for your baby during the early months. They are lightweight and portable. A baby moses basket with stand is easily transferred to any room of the house with ease.

    Each baby basket is handmade in Ghana by highly skilled artisans, using local elephant grass and natural dyes, making every design truly unique.

    You will be proud to know that each purchase of a The Young Folk Collective Moses Basket goes to supporting the Ghanaian artisans and their families. 

    FREE DOMESTIC & NZ SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $400 AUD.

    50% OFF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $500 AUD ($350USD Approx.)
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    Features:

    • Includes foam mattress with removable waterproof zippered cover. Our mattresses comply with Australian Standards AS8811 - Sleep Surfaces Firmness. 
    • Made from strong natural elephant grass, making our baby baskets the most durable on the market, and will last for generations to come.
    • Sturdy luxury leather handles.
    • Basket dimensions (approx.) : 76 cm long x 44 cm wide x 30 cm high.

    Benefits of our Moses Basket:

      • Lightweight and portable - So easy to move around your house, or to take away from home.
      • Suitable for babies from birth until they are 8kgs or can roll over, whichever comes first.
      • A Moses basket and stand rocking mechanism aids to calm your baby (stand sold separately).
      • A special family keepsake to be handed down from sibling to sibling.
      • Once your baby is ready to move into their cot, moving them in their moses basket first for a few days can make the transition more comfortable.
      • A perfect place for toy, linen storage etc once your baby grows
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    We endeavour to answer any of your questions here, however if you have any further questions you would like to ask us, please contact us via email at hello@theyoungfolkcollective.com.au

    Frequently Asked Questions.

    Moses Basket Restock

    When do you restock your Moses Baskets?

    Depending on availability, we generally restock inventory every week. As some of our products are one-of-a-kind, it's not likely that we will restock a duplicate item or pattern. Once they are sold, they are irreplaceable, making them extra special!

    Are Moses Baskets SIDS safe

    Are your Moses baskets SIDS safe?

    As there are no Australian Standards for bassinets or Moses baskets, we recommend our Moses baskets as a supervised sleeping device for newborns. Once your baby can roll over, push up or crawl, we suggest seeking alternative bedding. 

    Use only the mattress provided, as this has been designed to fit the dimensions of your individual basket. It is advised not to add additional bedding or pillows.

    It is recommended by Red Nose Australia that infants be placed on their backs to sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS, visit Red Nose for safe sleeping advice. 

    Always place your basket on a firm and flat surface. It is recommended that you place the handles of the basket in an outward position when the basket is in use.

    Do not carry your baby in the basket, remove your baby first from the basket and carry separately while you relocate the basket. 

    Always keep your basket away from hazards such as fire/flames, heaters, stoves, window blinds etc. 

    Moses Basket Made

    Where are our baskets made? 

    We work with the local Ghanaian weavers and co-operatives in Bolgatanga and surrounding villages in the Upper East Region of Ghana to produce our beautiful Moses baskets.

    By buying a basket you are supporting the weavers, their families and communities, by creating an income and preserving the fine art of basket weaving. 

    Ghana as our point of import was an easy choice as it is the home to so many highly skilled artisans. Combining the uniqueness of the product, with the social development aspect, made it a no brainer for us. We are extremely passionate about making positive differences in people’s lives and giving them a hand up, not a hand out. 

    What are our baskets made out of?

    The baskets are woven from elephant grass, which grows abundantly in this region of sub-Saharan Africa. The tough nature of the elephant grass, together with the skilful weaving technique of the artisans, passed from generation to generation, makes these individually woven baskets strong, durable and flexible. 

    The majority of the grass is hand-dyed using traditional natural dyes made from plants and minerals as well as non-toxic fabric dyes to achieve contemporary colours. The natural grass is boiled in the dyes in cast iron or aluminium vats before being sundried.

    The handles of the baskets are covered with cured leather for reinforcement. 

    Moses Basket Fumigation

    Are our Moses baskets fumigated with any chemicals?

    Absolutely not, we use a natural process to rid the grass of any potential harms. 

    Moses Basket Mattress

    Do our Moses baskets include a mattress?

    Yes, all of our baskets are fitted with a mattress custom made for each and every one. As the baskets all vary slightly in size due to their handwoven nature, to meet Australian Standards, we work with a Brisbane based mattresses manufacturer. 

    Moses Bakset Reshaping

    How do you reshape your Moses or Market baskets?

    We have shaped your Moses Basket for you prior to shipping, sometimes during the transportation process, they may bend a tiny bit out of shape. To straighten your basket, simply wet the area and mold back into shape with your hands, then let dry in the sun or indoors under a fan.  

    Please refer to Moses Basket Reshaping info here. 

    Moses Basket Sharp edges

    There are a few uneven grass strands in my Moses basket - what do I do?

    This is completely normal. Due to the shape of the Moses basket weave, the grass is trimmed on the inside of the basket, our weavers take extra care to cut this as close to the base as possible to eliminate as many strands as possible. If you find your basket has any strands poking out, you may use a sharp pair of scissors to trim any edges. We also suggest using a bassinet liner - you can add one here.

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    Our Google verified customer reviews can be viewed here.

    Victoria
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    I knew I wanted to buy a young folk collective Moses for my baby even before I was pregnant I loved them so much! When that time came I was living overseas and worried if shipping would be an issue. It wasn’t at all. Our Moses basket arrived within only a couple of days and in perfect condition. Highly recommend!

    Bored Full Time Mum
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    I absolutely love my Moses Basket and Stand. It’s beautiful and durable. I can move it around the house as I go about my day and have picnics in the yard with ease. Best thing I have brought for my son.

    Brittany
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    I have purchased a Moses basket and stand, Moses basket liner and the mama and me baskets. The items are absolutely gorgeous and high quality. I have never experienced such amazing customer service before. Skye has been extremely helpful and very prompt at replying. Will definitely be purchasing a dog bed in the future!

    Katie
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    I purchased a Moses basket for our newborn and absolutely love it! He sleeps in it in our room during the night on the stand and during the day we can move the basket to where ever we are in the house or elsewhere to have him nearby. Would definitely recommend. Beautifully made also.


    Nicki
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    We absolutely LOVE our Moses basket and stand! Purchased as a gift from our family we now recommend to others who are expecting. The rocking functionality of the stand proved handy for settling, and the ability to easily move it from room to room has been a huge win for us! Made from excellent quality materials it gets bonus points for being a super cute addition to house decor too! Amazing service and delivery as well!


    Inez
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    Have bought both the Moses basket and linen. Excellent product and speedy delivery. Looks great too!


    Kate
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    We purchased a beautiful moses basket for our little man who is due in July. Thank you so much for the wonderful service and gorgeous product.


    David
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    I am in love with my Moses Basket. It is beautifully made and gets many comments from friends and family that visit. It is easy and light to transport/ push/ pull around the house so our little one can sleep in different rooms. We also purchased a gorgeous change basket which almost looks too pretty to use. I am already dreading when our daughter has to move out of her Moses basket 😢 No doubt we will find another use for it as it is very versatile. Would definitely recommend The Young Folk Collective to others.


    Diane
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    We ordered a Moses basket and stand for our daughter & son in law’s first baby, it was delivered perfectly and very quickly with a lovely note attached. Thank you Young Folk Collective, your Baskets are beautiful!

    Anna
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    Love our Moses basket! We have the basket next to the bed but I move it into whatever room I’m in so he’s always close by while sleeping..he loves it and they also look great which helps! I get lots of compliments from visitors

    Marie
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    I bought a Moses Basket with a stand. I absolutely love it! My little one has day naps in it and it’s great to pop her in when hanging out the laundry. When she grows out of it it will be a great place for her dolls and toys. I hope I’ll still have it to hand down to my daughter when she’s grown

Frequently purchased with your Moses basket:

  • Moses basket stand located here.
  • Moses basket liner located here.
  • Moses basket fitted sheets here.
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