You've decided that a Moses basket is the ideal choice for your newborn, but what are the signs of a high-quality product? Let's take a look at the different styles available to help you find the best Moses basket UK.
Traditional wicker Moses baskets
The best Moses basket UK in terms of popularity is the traditional wicker style. The timelessness of these baskets makes them a reliable choice when it comes to functionality and style. They are lightweight yet sturdy, giving you complete peace of mind that your little one will be perfectly safe when carried through the house in the basket.
We have white and grey wicker Moses baskets available, both of which are versatile enough to coordinate with a range of different colours if you're looking for a basket that will work with your decor. They are all handwoven to ensure excellent quality, and the wicker is supplied from environmentally sustainable sources.
Wicker Moses baskets tend to be more expensive than other materials because wicker is a more costly material. However, many people are prepared to pay a little extra to have that traditional and timeless look. If you'd like a more affordable option, consider a palm Moses basket instead.
Natural palm Moses baskets
Our palm Moses baskets have a natural finish that offers a cosy yet minimal look. They are constructed from palm leaves and it is this that makes them more affordable than wicker. Palm grows very quickly and since it is available in abundance, it makes for a low-cost material which is reflected in the lower retail price.
Palm leaves are naturally very strong which is what makes them an excellent material for Moses baskets. You can feel confident in a palm Moses basket to safely support the weight of your newborn baby as you carry them in it.
Pod Moses baskets
Pod Moses baskets are a modern alternative to the traditional wicker and palm varieties. Although they are made out of wicker, they have a unique canoe-like shape that is narrower than the traditional wicker style. Rather than having a removable hood, pod baskets curve up at the top and bottom to cocoon the baby.
Many people find that newborns feel safer in the snug, confined space of a pod Moses basket because it replicates the feeling of being cradled in their parents' arms. You might find that your baby sleeps more soundly in this type of basket, particularly when in busy or noisy environments because they are better shielded from the hustle and bustle around them.
A big benefit of pod Moses baskets is their narrow footprint. They take up less space than traditionally shaped Moses baskets, which is ideal for small rooms. It is recommended that newborns sleep in the same bedroom as their parents if possible, and pod Moses baskets make a great alternative to a cot when space is at a premium.
Moses baskets with stands
It isn't essential to buy a Moses basket with a stand, but it depends on how you plan to use it. Moses baskets must be always set down on a firm and stable flat surface. If you plan to use the basket simply as somewhere to set your newborn down around the house and you'll frequently be moving it from room to room, there may be no need for a stand. Instead, you could put the basket on a table or the floor beside you provided that baby will be safe.
However, if you plan to use the Moses basket for the baby to sleep in at night for the first couple of months, you'll probably find a stand useful. You can leave the stand in the bedroom throughout the day ready for use at night. Our Moses baskets can be purchased alone or with stands, or you can buy the stands separately later if you find you need one.
Some Moses basket stands fold up for easy storage and these can be handy for those who plan to use the stand only from time to time. Folding stands are also really useful for travelling with. We also have rocking stands available. These don't fold away which makes them less portable, but the rocking motion can help get baby off into a peaceful sleep.
Moses basket mattresses and bedding
All of our Moses baskets are provided with a suitable mattress and set of bedding. However, you'll likely want to buy additional bedding sets to ensure that you have plenty of spares on hand for washing. we have a variety of dimple and waffle bedding sets to choose from in plenty of different colours so that you can easily match the bedding to your decor.
If you're looking for a spare or replacement mattress for your Moses basket, you must choose one that is compatible with your basket. There is no standard size for a Moses basket and they all vary a little in their dimensions. It's important to get a mattress that fits well and doesn't leave a large gap between the edge of the mattress and the basket. Make sure too that the mattress is firm enough because soft mattresses appear to increase the risk of SIDS.
What is the best Moses basket UK?
There is no right or wrong when it comes to picking a Moses basket. Consider how you'll use the basket and make a decision based on practicality. Aesthetics may play a role, but this tends to come second to the functionality of the Moses basket. Check out our full range of Moses baskets, stands and accessories now to choose yours.