When I had my kids about forty years ago, I was really in to breastfeeding. I didn't know about the Moses Basket then but I wish I did. It keeps your baby close and comfy. Although you shouldn't carry the baby in the basket according to the warnings that come when you buy a basket, you can move the basket with the handles and then place the baby in it. The basket should sit on a firm, flat surface strong enough to support the weight of baby and basket. The basket will be good for your baby up to 3 months or whenever they start rolling over. I buy my baskets online from Walmart. They are inexpensive and well made. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY 1/4 inch seam, rotary cutting, accurate measurements, straight stitching SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The pattern shows you how to fit the bedding to any Moses Basket.