Health experts recommend that newborn babies sleep in the same room as their parents for the first six months to reduce the risk of SIDS, the unexplained and sudden death of a newborn under twelve months old. Moses baskets are often a favourite choice of baby bed. The closeness and shape of the space inside a Moses basket is meant to replicate the womb, to ensure your little one feels safe and secure as they sleep.
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They are a smaller, cosier option compared to a cot and are lightweight and portable enough to be carried around the house, so your baby can nap in whichever room you need to be in during the day.
Whether you're looking for a luxury Moses basket or a budget buy, a traditional basket or a more modern alternative, we've rounded up some of the best on the market, along with the Moses basket stands and sheets you'll also need for your newborn.
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Tommee Tippee Sleepee Baby Moses basket and rocking stand
Tommee Tippee Sleepee Baby Moses basket, £70, John Lewis
A modern take on the traditional Moses basket, Tommee Tippee's Sleepee basket can easily be washed and cleaned with warm soapy water, and comes complete with a mattress, liner and rocking stand.
Suitable from birth to six months, it will easily fit anywhere in your home, ideal for bedside sleep and daytime naps.
The Little Green Sheep Organic Knitted Moses Basket
Organic knitted Moses basket, £79.95, The Little Green Sheep
For a more traditional Moses basket which is both safe and comfortable for your newborn, you'll love this natural palm leaf basket from The Little Green Sheep, which has an organic knitted cotton liner and natural mattress.
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Welcome to the World Moses Basket
Welcome to the World Moses Basket, £99, Mamas & Papas
Suitable for babies from birth up to five months, this cute Moses basket is part of Mamas & Papas' Welcome to the World collection, and features a soft bamboo cotton lining to keep your newborn comfortable as they sleep.
Chicco Baby Hug Air 4-in-1
Chicco Baby Hug Air 4-in-1, was £199, NOW £179, Boots
For a luxury Moses basket alternative, it doesn't get much better than this 4-in-1 creation, which works as a daytime and nighttime crib for baby's first few months, and has an electronic toy bar which plays lullabies to help them sleep.
It can easily be transformed from a crib to a recliner, and from six months it can be used as a secure high chair. Lastly, as your little one becomes a toddler it transforms into their first chair. Well worth the investment.
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Clair de Lune deluxe rocking Moses basket stand
Clair de Lune deluxe rocking Moses basket stand, £22.99, Amazon
This pine Moses basket stand rocks from side to side to help soothe your baby to sleep, and features adjustable plastic retaining bars to keep the basket securely in place.
Mokee WoolNest bassinet
Mokee WoolNest bassinet and stand, £163.74, Wayfair
A contemporary take on the Moses basket, this high-quality wool bassinet is designed to keep baby cosy, comfortable and safe wherever they are. It is small enough to fit anywhere, and comes with a foldable stand that means it can easily be moved around the house.
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Kinder Valley Down in the Woods mint palm Moses basket
Kinder Valley Down in the Woods Moses basket, £26.45, George at Asda
Promising to be the perfect starter bed for your newborn, this adorable Moses basket features a mattress and adjustable hood to help little ones get the sleep they need.
Silentnight Safe Night Moses basket sheets
Silentnight pack of 2 fitted Moses basket sheets, £10.99, Amazon
Add a pop of pattern and colour to your baby's Moses basket with this pack of two fitted sheets, available in several designs, including this pink star motif.
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