Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Moses Basket

Choosing a Moses basket is another super-exciting decision new parents will make. But what's the point of a Moses basket? Are they worth the money and what needs to be considered in terms of safety and practicality?

What is a Moses Basket?

A Moses basket is a small, portable bassinet usually made from natural materials like wicker, palm, or maize. It typically comes with handles for easy carrying and a breathable, flat mattress inside for safe snoozing. Moses baskets are designed for infants from birth until they can roll over or sit up independently, usually around 3 to 4 months old.

NHS guidance recommends that your baby be in the same room as you for the first six months, so a Moses basket will come in handy in those early days. Your new baba will sleep quite a bit, and a Moses basket allows you to keep them close while you take some time to get the chores done or enjoy a bit of you-time. (Well, good luck with that!)

Key Considerations: What to Look for in a Moses Basket

Safety Standards

When choosing a Moses basket, the first thing you need to do is prioritise safety above all else. Having a safe, uncluttered and flat sleeping environment reduces the risk of suffocation or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Look for models that adhere to British safety standards. Ensure your Moses basket has a firm, flat, waterproof mattress that fits correctly within the frame. H

Sturdy Construction

Opt for a Moses basket from a reputable company built with a sturdy, well-constructed frame. Check for secure handles and a robust base to prevent accidents or collapses while carrying your baby.

Breathable Materials

Choose a Moses basket made from breathable materials to promote air circulation and regulate your baby's temperature while they sleep. A breathable Moses basket will help reduce the risk of overheating, ensuring a comfortable and safe sleeping environment for your precious bundle.

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How portable is your Moses basket? 

A great Moses basket should be easily portable, whether you're using it around the home or for trips away. Invest in a Moses basket with a stand, so you can keep your baby off the floor. Having your baby at a height where you can easily reach them is much easier. I love the SnüzBaskit, which blends contemporary style with innovative features for a gorgeous and practical sleeping solution.

Do You Need More Than One?

I mean, it's not unheard of. Having more than one Moses basket can be a good idea if you have a large house and want to set up a basket for daytime naps and another for nighttime sleeps. Having said that, if budget is a concern, one decent Moses basket should do the trick. 

Budget and Non-Negotiable Features

Let's talk money. You can find Moses baskets for as low as £25. And as basics go, you can't go far wrong with the Clair de Lune Moses Basket. This newborn sleep solution is made in Britain using sustainable, lightweight materials. 

Or, go all out and splurge on fancier models for over £100. You might want to invest in one that allows you to rock your baby, which can be really useful when your baby is unsettled. Made from flexible plastic, Shnuggle's Dreami Moses Basket is quieter than those made with natural fibres so your baby can enjoy uninterrupted naps. 

Remember the non-negotiables! 

Safety and comfort must come first. Invest in quality materials and a firm mattress, and you'll sleep easy knowing your baby's cosy, comfy and secure.

When it comes to non-negotiable features, prioritise safety, comfort, and durability above price. Invest in a Moses basket that meets Brit safety standards, has a firm mattress, and is made from high-quality materials.

Choosing the perfect Moses basket doesn't have to be rocket science. Stick to safety standards, focus on durability and comfort, and you'll be rocking parenthood like a pro. Happy snoozing!

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