When we designed Shnuggle, we wanted it to be be much safer than the traditional Maize or Palm leaf Moses baskets, so we looked at all the things that made these baskets weak or unsafe.
We found that the maize leaves weaken and degrade with use, with all the fibres snapping and the basket losing shape and strength. Also, as the fibres get damp or mouldy, they weaken and break too.
We carefully selected the best material to make Shnuggle from, which offer the perfect blend of super strength, flexibility, recycleability, pthtalate free, quiet and light weight. This material is HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
To give you an idea, a Moses basket should safely hold 2 x the weight of a 6month old @ 6kg = 12kg. All Moses basket must do this when new, but we know they weaken over time, the handles can break or the bottom can fall out!
Shnuggle is about 5 x Stronger! Safely tested to exceed 50kg without any long term damage or failure. To put this into perspective, this is the equivalent to:-
- 14,044 One pence pieces (3.56g each)
- 370 iPhone 4’s (135g each)
- 50 bags of sugar (1kg each)
- 10 Maxi Cosi Car seats (4.5kg each)
- 1 Dishwasher (50kg)
- 45% Of a baby elephant (112kg each)
So when considering the safest place for your baby to sleep – remember Shnuggle – The Modern Moses Basket.