Moses Basket Buying Guide
Moses baskets are a timeless baby cot that parents have relied on in their baby’s early weeks. Their practicality and adorable features make them a favourite for parents-to-be. Our Moses basket buying guide will help you determine if they’re right for you and how to find the best one for your new arrival.
What Exactly is a Moses Basket?
A Moses basket is truly like an elongated basket, made from woven wicker or palm. Fitted sheets and a soft cushion make it comfortable for your baby. They are very sturdy, yet lightweight and easily portable, thanks to handles at either side. This makes it convenient for parents to move around to let their babies sleep nearly anywhere.
A Moses basket can come in a range of colours, from the natural colours of the palm or wicker to more colourful shades, so it is easy to find something to suit your nursery theme. The shape is like an oval basket, but some more modern Moses baskets, called Noah pods, have higher sides.
Moses baskets are appropriate from birth up to three- or four months of age – about the time when babies start to pull themselves up.
Moses Basket Benefits
Parents love Moses baskets for many reasons. Like mentioned, they’re portable, so your baby can always be near you in those early weeks. If you’re going on a trip or a visit to family members, a Moses basket is easy to take along, ensuring your baby has somewhere comfortable and safe to sleep. This is because not only are they lightweight, but they’re relatively small as they are only designed for newborns, so they take up little space.
Also, due to the materials, it is made from, a Moses basket is very comfortable for your baby. The woven wicker or palm allows for airflow, which helps keep your baby from getting too hot.
How Safe Are They?
Good quality Moses baskets, like this popular range by Clair de Lune, are very safe for newborns to sleep in. They keep your baby completely flat, as to how they should be sleeping in the early stage. The handles should be sturdy, but you should always carry a Moses basket with a hand supporting the bottom.
What Should I Look for in a Moses Basket?
Choose a style that you like, whether it is the traditional Moses basket or more modern Noah pod. It should have good, sturdy handles woven in, with removable covers that can be washed.
The handles should be long enough that they meet in the middle, allowing you to get a good grip whilst maintaining a hand for extra support underneath. Covers should be fitted for a Moses basket, overlapping the sides so there is no risk in the covers flopping onto your baby.
No matter which type of basket you go for, ensure that it conforms to safety standard BS EN 1466: 2014, as all of our Moses baskets do here at Beautiful Bambino.
You may even want to consider getting a stand for your Moses basket. This will help keep your baby elevated off the ground. You may even want to get a rocking stand, so you can gently rock your baby to sleep.
Find Your Perfect Moses Basket and More at Beautiful Bambino
Not only do we stock a premium range of Moses baskets, but many more baby accessories you may need in your little one’s early year. Explore more of our collections and let us help you find the right products for you and your baby.