Baby on the way? The big decision is here – should you get a moses basket or crib? We’re here to expertly guide you towards the most suitable match, so you can enjoy those newborn days to the fullest. Remember, The Lullaby Trust recommends that for the first 6 months the safest place for a baby to sleep is in the same room as you, in their own sleep space. So here’s everything you need to know about moses baskets vs cribs… Keep reading to discover the pros and cons of either.
Suitable for ages: newborn to 3 months
What you need to know: Moses baskets are a practical and portable way to enjoy those newborn days, allowing you to get on with your day whilst baby relaxes and rests. Traditionally made from wicker, rattan or bamboo, a baby moses basket is a small, stylish sleeping hub for your little bundle. They’re suitable for baby’s first 3 months, meaning they’re more compact than cribs and take up less space, so you’ll always have baby close by (whether that’s next to your bed on a stand or in the living room during the day). Additionally, they’re lightweight and able to be moved around (never with the baby in), via two handles, so nap time can always be in their snuggly space wherever you are. So do you need a moses basket? Well, if you want a newborn sleeping solution that’s familiar to your little one and allows you to get on with your day, then we’d say yes!
The Baby Cot Shop recommends
Stop your search for an elegant baby girl moses basket. Adorned with blush fabric and charming frills, the soft cotton, cushioned interior will keep them nice and snug.
You can’t help but love this royal blue baby moses basket. We say it’s the perfect baby boy moses basket for a little prince, designed with bold navy, ivory and gold trims. Looking for a baby moses basket with stand? Pick this one from The Baby Cot Shop and add it onto your moses basket order – it comes in white and grey.
Suitable for ages: newborn to 6 months
What you need to know: A crib is a larger sleeping structure than a moses basket, specifically designed for babies up to 6 months old. It’s fixed to a stand and often on lockable wheels, so it can be moved around the room to suit you and your baby. These cribs for babies look luxurious and fairytale-like, giving them the most magical space to sleep in. With its strong, sturdy frame, some newborn cribs rock gently whilst others look especially dreamy with a canopy floating above it. Thanks to its elevated height, you’ll always have a great view of your little bundle.
The Baby Cot Shop recommends
Every little princess deserves this crib. Whilst they’re sleeping, napping and chilling out in this premium cot, you can rest assured that the cushioned interior makes for the most comfortable base. You’ll love the statement couture bow at the front for some added glamour.
The most elegant unisex crib, this looks stunning wherever you place it. Lined with a mattress, fitted sheets and linens that boast ultra-soft fabrics, newborn cribs don’t get cosier than this gorgeous cocoon.
Moses basket vs crib: how to choose which is best for you
Your newborn sleeps between 16-18 hours in 24 hours, so think carefully about whether a baby moses basket or crib will be better suited to your lifestyle and home. Keep the size of your room and home in mind and ask yourself whether you’d like flexibility when travelling and how long you’d like your little one to sleep in this kind of bed for. Ultimately, there’s no right or wrong, so it really comes down to which bed setting works for you. You might decide to get both and use a crib for their night time sleep and a moses basket during the day or solely use a moses basket. The choice is yours.
Need some expert advice? Find out more here or pop into The Baby Cot Shop’s boutique Chelsea store to speak to our experts and view some of our best-selling cots, cribs and moses baskets.