Wicker Baby Basket, pre 1970s
Are you a young (or older) mum who needs a rest – or do you know a mum who does?
Wicker baby basket from The Shrubbery Maternity Hospital, High Wycombe. New mothers stayed in hospital for longer than is usual today. To give the mothers chance to rest, babies were taken from mothers and
placed in baskets like this whilst the mothers rested.