A Moses basket is the best place for your newborn to sleep in their first 6 months of life after bringing them home. It's true! They provide a safe space of comfort and security that babies love by emulating the feeling of being in the womb. And as part of getting your baby's bed set up, you'll need to get all the right Moses basket accessories to go with it.
Moses basket accessories? That's right – there are a few items you'll need to have on hand to set up your baby's basket to make sure it's the safest and most comfortable sleeping space for your little one.
To help you out and make sure you get everything you need, we've put together a checklist of all the essential items you'll need to make your baby's Moses basket complete and ready for their arrival.
Save this list, print it out, take a screenshot, whatever you need to do – just make sure you get everything on this list!
First up on our checklist: Moses basket stands. A lot of people don't think stands are an essential Moses basket accessory, but we beg to differ.
The basket simply slots on top of the stand, secured by the support bars, and they provide extra support for Moses baskets, giving them a solid foundation and making them even safer. Keeping your baby elevated and not resting on a tabletop or the floor is so, so important – it might seem like an obvious thing to say, but it bears repeating.
Types of Moses Basket Stands
At The Little Green Sheep, we have 2 types of stands: a standard Moses basket stand and a rocking one.
Both are made using solid beechwood for a sturdy and reliable base, and retaining bars to keep the basket safely in place.
Our regular Moses basket stands are great for folding away, so they're really handy for storage and travel. It keeps your baby and their basket at the perfect height so you can easily pick them up for feeds, changes and snuggles.
And our rocking stands provide the same level of support and security but with the added benefit of a gentle rocking motion that helps to soothe your baby – perfect for those days when they're feeling a bit fussy.
All of our natural wicker baskets come ready with a Moses basket liner included in either a quilted or knitted style, and they're a really important part of setting up your baby's bed. They provide a layer of protective padding between your little one and the basket itself while also helping to keep your newborn feeling cosy and warm.
We recommend having one or two spare liners on hand for when you need to wash them. You'll want to make sure they're clean and fresh at all times, so it's a good idea to get a few! That way, you can switch between them as you go.
You can choose from cute, natural colours and patterns, too, so not only do they provide protective cushioning, but they make the basket look ever so stylish.
Of course, your baby will need somewhere to lay their head, and that's where the Moses basket mattress comes in. It provides a supportive base for your little one, but it should also be comfortable and breathable too.
Organic materials are most definitely the best choice for any fabrics your baby is sleeping on, providing a super safe and snug sleeping environment. And that's exactly what The Little Green Sheep's organic Moses basket mattresses are!
They're breathable and anti-dust mite, so you can rest assured that your baby is safe and sound when snoozing in their Moses basket.
To help prolong the life of your baby's mattress, protecting it from nighttime accidents and keeping it hygienically clean, you'll want to invest in a Moses basket mattress protector. Our waterproof mattress protectors provide a layer on top of the mattress, adding extra cushioning while also keeping it clean and dry.
The extra absorbent material will ensure your baby's sleep is undisrupted, and you'll also be able to keep their mattress as clean as possible (which is always a priority).
Next up on our checklist: Moses basket sheets! Fitted sheets are one of the most important Moses basket accessories, as they provide a soft and snug layer between your baby's mattress and their delicate skin.
Not only that, but our Moses basket sheets come in coordinating colours to our liners, so you can create a really cute set-up for your little one. Just like we recommend having a small handful of liners, you should do the same for your Moses basket sheets.
That way, you can rotate them out as needed and keep everything fresh and clean!
The 100% certified organic cotton and linen we use for our sheets are super soft, gentle and breathable – exactly like your baby's skin needs.
For snuggling, swaddling and keeping your baby extra warm, you'll want to get a Moses basket blanket. They're the perfect size for tucking in around your little one's body, and they provide a little bit of extra warmth (which can be really useful in colder months!).
However, we do recommend not leaving your blanket in the basket while your baby is sleeping if you plan to leave them unattended. The NHS guidelines state, "keep your baby's head uncovered – their blanket should be tucked in no higher than their shoulders."
We can't urge you enough to make sure that you follow this for your baby's safety.
Our Moses basket blankets are crafted with 100% organic knitted cotton in an array of colours to choose from to coincide with the rest of your Moses basket accessories. Snuggly, stylish and sustainable – what more could you want?
When it comes to sleepwear for your baby, you need to be extra careful with what you choose. You want to avoid causing your newborn to get overly warm or cold, as this can disrupt their sleep and be a bit of a hazard to their health.
That's why we suggest using a baby sleeping bag. They provide your baby with the perfect temperature while they sleep, and they help to ensure your little one can move around safely in their basket without any loose clothing.
Plus, they have a really handy zip fastening for easily changing nappies during the day or night, so there's no fuss required!
And that rounds up our checklist of all the essential Moses basket accessories you'll need to get your little one all set up and ready for their arrival. As we said at the start of this article, make sure you save this list somewhere and use it to make sure you get everything you need!
But with The Little Green Sheep, you can be assured that all of our Moses basket accessories are made with safety and comfort in mind. From our natural wicker baskets and solid wood stands, to our organic mattress protectors, sheets and blankets – we make sure that only the best and safest materials are used for your little one.
After all, their safety comes first!
To make sure your baby's basket is complete and ready for their arrival, you'll need to get the following Moses basket accessories: a stand (either regular or rocking), a liner, a mattress, a mattress protector, sheets (we recommend two or three) and a baby sleeping bag. All of which you can find right here at The Little Green Sheep!
Absolutely! Moses baskets are one of the best places for your baby to sleep during their first 6 months of life. You can transport them around the house, keeping your baby close to wherever you are, and they provide a safe and secure sleeping environment.
Yes, you can put blankets in a Moses basket, but we recommend not using them when your baby is sleeping unattended. Follow the NHS guidelines and keep your baby's head uncovered – their blanket should be tucked in no higher than their shoulders.
Yes! Sleeping bags are highly recommended for babies as they provide the perfect temperature while they sleep. They're preferred over loose blankets or clothing, too, as they help to keep your baby safe while they move around in their basket.