You see them everywhere: Cute photos of babies asleep in their adorable Moses baskets. But is a Moses basket the safest option for a newborn baby? If you are wanting to ensure the safety of your baby at all times, you may be wondering 'can my baby sleep in a Moses basket?' In this article, we'll discuss the safety of Moses baskets and everything you need to know.
Can my baby sleep in a Moses basket?
According to the safe sleep charity The Lullaby Trust
a Moses basket is a perfectly safe choice for infant sleep. Even newborns can safely sleep in a Moses basket, provided it follows a few important criteria: - A firm, flat mattress - A waterproof cover - A clear space (so no toys, bumpers, blankets, or pillows during unsupervised sleep) At For Your Little One, you’ll be able to find Moses baskets in varying designs, as well as stands, including relaxing rocking stand options. We also offer a selection of budget-friendly mattresses and bedding for your Moses basket, so you can rest assured that your baby will sleep safe and sound. Our waterproof covers are particularly popular, and a wonderful value item to add to your baby shopping list. Helping you keep your little ones happy and safe is of the utmost importance to us, therefore we like to make sure we stock everything you need to help them sleep well.
What are some types of Moses baskets?
Depending on your space, style, and budget, you can get a selection of different Moses baskets. All our Moses baskets are a great choice, as they are well-made and portable. Below are some of the most popular types and their unique benefits: Wicker Moses baskets
are pleasing on the eye, natural-looking, and provide your baby with the utmost comfort. You can add a rocking stand or cute bedding (for supervised daytime use). Choose from a selection of pink, blue, or gender-neutral coverlets. Wicker Moses baskets are also a wonderful addition to your living room for daytime naps as they don’t take up a lot of space. Pod Moses baskets
are particularly cosy in their snug, slim design. They’re designed to offer a calming space for your baby that allows them to settle comfortably into their sleep. They are perfect for smaller homes or when you need to save on space within your bedroom. Our Noah pod Moses basket comes in a range of soothing wicker colours, including natural, white, grey, and black. Palm Moses baskets
are possibly the most classic design. They are softer, very natural, and provide a lovely, traditional feel to any room. They’re just as comfortable for your baby like any other Moses basket, but especially budget-friendly. They can also be complemented by a standard or rocking stand
Are there any alternatives to Moses baskets?
If a Moses basket isn’t for you, a lovely alternative is a bedside crib. These tend to run a bit pricier but offer wonderful flexibility. Bedside cribs, such as our range from Kinderkraft can be attached to your adult bedside, for a safe way of co-sleeping, or kept in any room just the same as a Moses basket. They are made of fabric, meaning they’re a little easier to clean than a Moses basket, but they also look more modern. Breathable mesh fronts mean you can see your little one even from beside their bed, so there’s less need to disturb and potentially wake them. They also last slightly longer than a Moses basket as your baby grows (usually until they are about 9kg or approximately six months old). Most bedside cribs are also height-adjustable, meaning they’re extra convenient for postpartum recovery. Our range of bedside cribs are available in options for every style or budget and even come in a range of colours from neutral greys to pink and blue. Why not browse our different Kinderkraft models here
. Lastly, if you’re looking for a slightly more multi-functional option, our Kinderkraft Sofi Travel Cot [link: https://foryourlittleone.com/collections/travel-cots/products/kinderkraft-sofi-travel-cot-grey] may be an excellent choice. It can be used roughly until your child turns three years old and offers options for use as a playpen and a cot.
Do you have any additional advice on safe sleep for my baby?
We understand that, as parents, you’ll want to keep your little one as safe as possible. A safe sleep space such as a Moses basket or bedside crib is the first step to keeping your baby safe. Other advice includes always placing your baby on their back to sleep, keeping your baby away from any smoke, and always placing your baby in a separate cot or Moses basket, on a firm, flat, waterproof mattress. They should be in the same room as you, in their Moses basket or bedside crib, for the first six months of their life. If you can, you’re also advised to breastfeed your baby.
How can I ensure that I’m getting a safe, high-quality Moses basket when ordering it online?
Buying a product for your new baby online without having seen or tested it first can be intimidating. Rest assured that your and your baby’s happiness and safety are of the utmost importance to us. One way of making sure you’re getting a safe, high-quality Moses basket when ordering it is to look for a reputable retailer. We’ve been operating since 2011 and were shortlisted by both the Project Baby Awards in 2021 and the Mother & Baby Awards in 2022. We have a large, loyal customer base who trust us by providing excellent products that are of good value for their money. They know we offer the best customer service and have a straightforward policy should you ever wish to return a product you’re not 100% happy with. In other words, you can rest assured that you are getting the best possible sleeping space for your newborn when buying from us. Why not check out our full product range. If you have any questions, we’re always happy to assist you with your purchase. If you want to speak to a professional about your question 'can my baby sleep in a Moses basket?' don't hesitate to get in touch.