Choosing the right size Moses basket for your newborn is an important decision to ensure their safety and comfort while sleeping.
Why is it important to choose the right size Moses basket?
Safety: A Moses basket that is too small or too large can be dangerous for your baby. A basket that is too small can be uncomfortable and restrict your baby's movement, while a basket that is too large can increase the risk of your baby rolling over and potentially falling out of the basket. Choosing the right size Moses basket ensures that your baby has a secure and safe sleeping space.
Comfort: A Moses basket that is the right size for your baby can help them sleep comfortably. A snug-fitting basket can provide a sense of security for your baby, helping them to sleep better and for longer periods.
Support: The right size Moses basket can provide the right level of support for your baby. A basket that is too small or too large may not provide enough support for your baby's head, neck, and back. A properly sized basket can help your baby sleep comfortably while providing the right level of support.
Here's a guide to help you choose the correct size Clair de Lune Moses basket for your newborn.
Consider your baby's weight and length: Most Moses baskets are suitable for newborns up to around 4 months old, or until your baby starts to roll over or push up on their hands and knees. At Clair de Lune we recommend that you no longer use the Moses basket once your baby has reached 9kg or can roll over independently.
Palm Moses baskets measuring 75 x 28 x 24 cm: These baskets are suitable for newborn babies up to around 4 months old, or until your baby starts to roll over or push up on their hands and knees. The 75cm length provides ample space for your baby to sleep comfortably, while the 28cm width and 24cm height provide a snug and secure sleeping space. These are often a more budget friendly style.
Wicker Moses baskets measuring 68 x 30 x 27 cm: These baskets are also suitable for newborns up to around 4 months old. The slightly smaller size compared to the Palm Moses basket provides a cosy and secure sleeping space, while still allowing for enough room for your baby to sleep comfortably. A mid-range design, there are plenty of styles to choose from.
Noah Pods ® measuring 76 x 29 x 45 cm: These pods are suitable for newborns up to around 6 months old. The longer length and wider width of the Noah Pod® compared to the Palm and Wicker Moses baskets provide more room for your baby to grow and move around, while the 29cm height still provides a secure and snug sleeping space.
Finally, all Clair de Lune Moses baskets are dressed and quality checked and conform to British Safety Standard (BS EN 1466:2014) for safety and quality standards. This ensures that the basket has been tested for safety and durability.
Moses Basket Mattress Sizes
When considering which Moses basket is right for your newborn, you should also factor in the mattress too. All Clair de Lune Moses baskets come with a mattress that is nearly the same size as the basket of the basket (which is what you need when it comes to your baby’s safety.)
Getting the right size Moses basket mattress is important for several reasons:
Safety: A properly sized Moses basket mattress is essential for your baby's safety. A mattress that is too small may shift around inside the basket, creating gaps that could pose a suffocation risk. A mattress that is too large could cause the sides of the basket to bow outwards, increasing the risk of your baby falling out. A properly sized mattress will fit snugly inside the basket and reduce the risk of any dangerous gaps.
Comfort: A properly sized mattress will provide your baby with the right level of comfort. A mattress that is too thin or too soft could be uncomfortable for your baby, causing them to wake up frequently or experience discomfort while sleeping. A well-fitted, firm mattress will provide your baby with a comfortable and supportive sleeping surface.
Hygiene: A properly sized mattress is easier to keep clean and maintain good hygiene. A mattress that is too small or too large could make it difficult to change sheets or clean up any spills or accidents. A properly sized mattress will be easier to manage, ensuring that your baby has a clean and healthy sleeping environment.
Longevity: A properly sized mattress will last longer and provide good value for money. A mattress that is the wrong size could become damaged or wear out quickly, meaning that you will need to replace it sooner. A mattress that is the correct size will fit snugly inside the basket and last for the duration of your baby's use of the Moses basket.
Clair de Lune Moses Basket Size and Fabric Guide:
Palm Moses basket/Noah Pod® mattress measuring 74 x 28 cm: If you have a Palm Moses basket or a Noah Pod®, the mattress size you need is 74 x 28 cm. This size is specific to these types of baskets and cannot be used for wicker Moses baskets.
Wicker Moses basket mattresses measuring 65 x 28 cm: If you have a wicker Moses basket, the mattress size you need is 65 x 28 cm. This size is specific to wicker Moses baskets and cannot be used for Palm Moses baskets or Noah Pods®.
Hypoallergenic fibre mattress: This mattress comes as standard with most Clair de Lune Moses baskets and Noah Pods®. If you are looking for a hypoallergenic fibre mattress, it is available in both the Palm Moses basket/Noah Pod size of 74 x 28 cm and the wicker Moses basket size of 65 x 28 cm. This type of mattress is made from hypoallergenic materials, making it perfect for babies with sensitive skin, comes with water-resistant cover and is crafted from durable and breathable materials to regulate temperature.
Quilted Microfibre mattress: If you are looking for a hypoallergenic Microfibre mattress, it is also available in both the Palm Moses basket/Noah Pod size of 74 x 28 cm and the wicker Moses basket size of 65 x 28 cm. This type of mattress is made from quilted, hypoallergenic fibres for comfort, which is also hypoallergenic and perfect for babies with sensitive skin. This mattress has a soft-touch luxury quilted cover, is fully breathable, air permeable and reversible; for a protected and relaxing night's sleep from the moment your baby lies in their Moses basket. The cover is water-resistant, excellently moisture-resistant, high-temperature resistant and durable - an ideal sleeping environment for your newborn baby.
Natural Bamboo mattress: If you are looking for a natural bamboo mattress, it is available in the Palm Moses basket/Noah Pod size of 74 x 28 cm and wicker Moses basket size of 65 x 28 cm. This type of mattress is made from natural bamboo fibres, which are naturally hypoallergenic and provide excellent ventilation, keeping your baby cool and comfortable. It’s eco-friendly, strong, durable and sustainable with moisture-wicking properties.
By following these guidelines and choosing the right size Moses basket for your newborn, you can ensure that your baby is safe and comfortable while sleeping. Remember to always place your baby on their back to sleep and follow safe sleep practices such as avoiding loose bedding or soft objects in the basket.