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This probably isn't quite the place for this but you guys may know...<br><br>
Is there any reason I can't make my own moses basket? They're pretty expensive. I mean, I'd buy a basket, not necessarily the one everyone seems to use, but make my own bedding. Is this potentially a problem? Am I missing something, or is this basically just soft basket, lightly-padded bottom, and some pretty bedding?
 

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K, there has been a conversation re: mattress making in the sewyourowndiapers yahoo group recently. The main things that I see as possibly objectionable is that 1. there will not be any flame retardants as per national standard (which I consider a plus), and 2. it is pretty important that you make sure the mattress isn't too soft.<br><br>
That said, I am making mine with 2 layers of 100% cotton "warm & natural" batting and 1 layer of 100% heritage cotton batting. I am encasing it in thin cotton & binding with the same, then quilting it down in 2 inch squares (as per the instructions on the heritage cotton batting). I am making 3 of these to lay on top of one another for ease of washing. If I hadn't been using what I had already had, I would have bought my batting here: <a href="http://www.organiccottonplus.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=batting&osCsid=5cdb037e6467102b95efec3196084f9b&x=0&y=0" target="_blank">http://www.organiccottonplus.com/cat...084f9b&x=0&y=0</a><br><br>
Then covered it with organic cotton as well. I plan to put a wool pad over the top then a sheet that will probably be a large square of material tucked under as I'm pretty I'm sure too lazy to figure out how to make a fitted sheet. :LOL<br><br>
If organic cotton isn't a big deal to you, JoAnn's has the two cotton batting types I bought & used. Oh, and if you have a square cradle, it would be easier to make a large pad & trifold it; I didn't want to try to make scalloped tops & bottoms, though!<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops">T Those fleece pants you made -- what weight is the fleece? Is it Malden Mills? I wasn't sure if it was safe to leave him in them overnight, but he sure does look cute in them -- he wore them to the grocery store tonight and I kept petting his legs! :LOL I'll have to email you a pic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Wow, I kept forgetting to respond to you...the board went down right after your post and I left this in my inbox, but haven't cleaned it since then <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> and totally forgot that I hadn't responded!<br><br>
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Thanks for the info! I definately consider it a plus that there will be no flame retardants. They scare me. I don't think I'll have trouble with making a mattress too soft, since I wanted to stay away from that polyester stuff anyway.<br><br>
The pants I sent were Malden Mills 200wt. That weight would have lasted overnight for my son, but not my daughter - depends on the child.<br><br>
And further off-topic - did you get the pattern I sent? I think I may have misprinted your address. Didn't send it until a little less than two weeks ago but you should have gotten it by now.
 

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No problem, Niki -- I know how it is to be busy, lol. I think if the pants were more snug on my ds it would be a problem, but they're great for nights now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Plus I have a pattern/size to work from now w/o trying to measure my crazy busy son! I just bought him some black fleece with flames on it -- it should make a nifty pair of pants. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I haven't received the pattern yet; packages have been REALLY slow lately, so maybe your letter was too, though. It's taking me 2 weeks to get things that I usually receive within days!<br><br>
Good luck with the mattress making -- I'm still only 1 third done -- I need to get ON IT & get it done! :LOL
 
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