Baby Moses Basket
Traditionally made from wicker or natural reed but they can also be made from hyacinth, willow or palm. All are natural materials that allows air to circulate around and through the basket making sure that baby has good ventilation and at the same time has a safe and nurturing environment in which they feel comfortable enough to sleep in.
Modern baby beds for newborns
A baby bassinet or basket is an essential piece of nursery furniture for parents with a new baby. However whilst they are popular due to their low cost and proven track record they are not mandatory. These days there are many more options for finding somewhere for baby to sleep from a crib in a nursery room to a bedside baby moses basket with stand.
Having your baby close, next to your bed is not only convenient but also reassuring for both parents and baby.
The NHS says that for the first few months, you'll need a crib, carrycot or Moses basket (a light, portable bassinet). Your baby needs to sleep somewhere that's safe, warm and not too far from you. Baby nests are not suitable for your baby to sleep in when you're not there because of the danger of suffocation.
SnuzPod bedside crib
The ultimate in bedside baby sleeping is the strangely named SnuzPod but don't let that put you off as it is the winner of the prestigious Queen’s Award for innovation and boasts a range of innovative features.
It's a co sleeper suitable for newborns and up to 6 month olds which means it can be used for longer than a moses basket which is generally only suitable up to 3 months old.
Designed for co sleeping it sits next to your bed and features zip down access to make it easier to get to baby via the breathable mesh sides. It has a built-in rocker to help soothe the baby and an incline if your baby has reflux.
A lighter lift off bassinet makes it ideal to move to another room giving baby somewhere to sleep near you during the day.
Your baby can sleep in a cot from birth. A crib or Moses basket is not necessary if space is tight, or your budget is limited.
Babylo bedside cozi sleeper
One of the most popular co-sleeping or bedside cribs is the Babylo bedside cozi sleeper due to its sturdy build, easy side access from your bed and adjustable height setting.
This is one of the most popular sleepers for newborns and is UK designed. It has features not usually found in standard moses basket with a stand, cots or many modern bassinets designed for babies.
The bedside cozi sleeper features anti-reflux and anti-flathead (caused by baby laying in one position for too long and the back or the head becomes flat) features help prevent some common infant problems.
Moses baskets should be set down on the floor, on a flat, not raised surface - unless you have a Moses basket stand. - which.co.uk
Red Kite sleep tight travel cot
On the move with baby, then this award winning travel crib or cot is easy to assemble and collapse and comes with a carry bag making it easy to travel with. This budget travel cot available in a range of colours has rave customer reviews claiming it to be sturdy and safe and able to put it up in seconds.
The sleep tight travel cot measures 75cm high from the floor, 72cm wide and 102cm long this cot will fold down to fit in most car boots. A mattress is included measuring 95cm by 65cm but many parents recommend buying a comfier mattress if baby is going to sleep in the cot for more than a few hours.
As well as being handy when travelling it is also suitable to be used at home as a play cot due to it's sturdy nature. Parents have found having a dual purpose nursery item saves on buying a play cot and a travel cot separately and use it as a safe play area.
Not all moses baskets or baby beds come with bedding and the standard bedding you get with some of the sets are usually only basic so it is worth getting something a little more comfy for your baby, after all they spend 14 to 17 hours a day sleeping so its money well spent.
Choosing a comfy and safe breathable moses basket mattress or mattress pad can add a little extra comfort and help baby sleep. You'll need a waterproof moses basket mattress cover too in order to protect the mattress.
Another popular baby bedding item are the sheets. You can find moses basket fitted sheets in various sizes as well as plain, coloured and patterned sheets that are not only handy but can create a decorative baby friendly environment. A fitted sheet can also be bought for travel cots, cribs, bassinets and other nursery funiture.
Ideally, for the first six months, your baby will sleep in their Moses basket or cot in the same room as you even for their daytime naps . ... If your baby is very young, don't let them sleep in their car seat for more than 90 minutes. - nct.org.uk