Your Guide to Buying a Moses Basket

Choosing a Moses basket is high on the checklist of things you'll need for your newborn!  It's your baby's first bed and where they'll spend most of their time in the first few months. 

Clair de Lune Moses Baskets

Moses baskets are a comfortable, cosy and portable option for your baby to sleep in. Made from strong wicker or palm, our Moses baskets come with a mattress, most come with a coverlet and a removable, adjustable hood.  

The Lullaby Trust say the safest place for your baby to sleep is on their back, in their own sleep space, in the same room as you, for the first six months. Moses baskets take up much less space than cribs or cots, so are easier to fit in your bedroom and move around the house.

  • Lightweight and easy to store
  • Can give your baby a feeling of safety and security
  • Portable
  • Can be rested on the floor on a flat surface or raised with a Moses basket stand
  • Can be placed next to your bed so your baby can sleep safely next to you
  • A hood/canopy will keep your baby shaded and cool
  • Allows a free flow of air throughout the sleep space
  • Once your baby is ready to move into their cot, moving the Moses basket in first for a few days can make the transition easier
  • Thanks to its size, it can fit in most places and smaller-sized rooms
  • Cheaper than a crib

Palm or Wicker - What should I choose?

Clair de Lune has been designing and crafting Moses baskets since 1943!  Traditional Moses baskets are made in different materials, namely palm or wicker.  Both are sturdy and lightweight options.  The palm leaf baskets tend to be much more affordable however, if you plan to use the basket for siblings then wicker will last longer.

 

Do I need a Moses basket stand?

The short answer is no, you don't need one but they're great for raising your baby to eye-level next to a standard bed.  We have 3 options - 2 rocking options and a free-folding stand:

Rocking stands: They're designed to comfort and soothe your little one to sleep.

  Standard Rocking Moses Basket Stand

Folding stand: A folding stand is ideal for small spaces, it securely holds the Moses basket and can be folded flat when not in use. It is best to buy the Moses basket at the same time, so you can get one that matches and fits exactly.

Do I need a mattress?

Unlike most other manufacturers, our Moses baskets all come with a hypo-allergenic fibre mattress.  You should ensure that the mattress is supportive, breathable and of course, that it fits your Moses basket.  There are options to ugrade your baby's mattress on our website.

 Wicker Microfibre Mattress Bamboo Palm Moses Basket Mattress

 If you need any help making your first big purchase for your baby's first bed, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we would be happy to offer our advice!

 

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