Answered: Top Moses Basket Safety Questions Asked By Parents

Moses baskets have been used by parents for centuries. As a traditional and timeless sleeping option, they are often the first choice of many parents. But quite often, we hear the question being asked – are Moses' baskets safe?

Of course, you want to make sure that your baby is safe at all times and so it is natural to be concerned about the safety of where your baby is sleeping. The best way to decide whether a Moses basket is safe for your baby is to gather all the information you can and carefully consider all aspects of the basket.

However, not all baby baskets are made equal!

A good quality Moses basket must be strong enough to withhold the weight of your baby – especially if you're going to be moving it around the house. And the materials used to make the basket should be safe, non-toxic and free of any harmful chemicals.

If you're considering whether to choose a Moses basket for your baby, we're here to help you make an informed decision.

From the great benefits of these baby sleeping options to the things you must look out for when purchasing one, read on for our guide to safety and comfort for Moses baskets.


Is a Moses Basket the Right Choice for your Baby?

A Moses basket is a great option for providing your baby with a safe and comfortable place to sleep. It's perfect for newborns, as it provides them with the cosiness of their womb-like environment.

Plus, it allows you to move your baby around without disturbing their sleep – making it ideal for when you are travelling or are in different rooms.

Many parents find themselves choosing Moses baskets to use alongside a cot or crib. The basket gives you the ability to move your baby around the house and keep them close to you, and a cot or crib gives you a safe, secure and permanent sleeping place.

Naturally, they are also cheaper than cots and take up much less space, making them a great solution for small nurseries. So if you are looking for a safe, cosy and budget-friendly option for your little one, then you may want to consider a Moses basket.

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Benefits of Moses Baskets: Are Moses Baskets Safe for your Baby?

Asking the question 'Are Moses baskets safe?' is, of course, the first thing that any parent will do. And the answer is yes – as long as you are careful to consider all aspects of the Moses basket before buying one.

They really do provide a range of benefits for babies and parents alike.


One of the main benefits of Moses baskets is that they are highly mobile, which you obviously don't get with cots or cribs.

For stay-at-home parents who are always on the go, it gives you the freedom to keep your baby close while still doing all of your daily tasks without disturbance. If you need to move your baby from room to room while you go about your day, you can easily do so while they still sleep soundly.

They're even great if you're visiting people or leaving your baby with their grandparents as they are lightweight and easy to move from one place to another.


Moses baskets are also relatively durable, as long as you buy a good quality one.

While cheaper options are available on the market, it's best to invest in a basket made from quality materials that will provide your baby with greater comfort.

Moses baskets are typically made from natural materials – our baskets are made from palm leaf. The materials are often woven and not just tossed together, making them stronger and sturdier than you might expect.

Cheaper than Cots or Cribs

Moses baskets are far cheaper than cots or cribs, which can range from hundreds to thousands of pounds depending on the brand and materials.

On the other hand, a Moses basket is a smaller sleeping option for your baby, and therefore the price is much lower. Not to mention, they are also much smaller and are great if you are limited on space in the nursery.


The answer to the all-important question 'Are Moses baskets safe?' is yes. As with any baby sleeping solution, you will need to thoroughly check the quality of any basket before you buy it.

A Moses basket is shaped like a small basket, which means that the baby is surrounded by snug sides and is less likely to roll out of it.

Wicker baskets, like ours at The Little Green Sheep, are perfect for air ventilation, which is so important for keeping your baby cool, comfortable and safe.

And with a Moses basket liner, you needn't worry about your baby's skin being irritated. They provide a layer of softness to ensure that your baby is comfortable, safe and sound.


How to Ensure your Baby is Safe in their Moses Basket

Taking steps to ensure your baby is safe and secure in their Moses basket is key to keeping them sleeping safely.

Our advice for ensuring that your baby is safe in their Moses basket includes:

  • Choose one from a reputable brand that uses natural materials like wicker or palm leaf.
  • Check that the basket can support your baby's weight – look at the maximum weight limit listed by the manufacturer.
  • Never leave your baby unattended on a raised surface like a sofa or bed – instead, purchase a Moses basket stand to elevate your baby.
  • Keep their Moses basket away from any heat sources such as radiators or open fires (it seems obvious, but it's still worth mentioning nonetheless).
  • Only use sheets and blankets that are specifically designed for babies. We recommend using a baby sleeping bag for overnight sleep.
  • Never leave any loose bedding in the Moses basket with your baby. Tightly tuck in any fitted sheets to the sides.

All of these are simple steps but are incredibly important for ensuring that you are keeping your little one safe and secure while they sleep in their Moses basket.


What Do you Need to Look Out for When Buying a Moses Basket?

If you've made the decision to buy a Moses basket, there are certain things to look out for before purchasing one to make sure that you are getting the very best quality.

1. Materials

Firstly, look at the materials that are used in making the basket. A Moses basket that is made from natural materials is always a good choice.

Our Natural Moses Baskets are made from sustainably sourced palm leaves and are incredibly strong and durable. The woven wicker is designed to support your baby and keep them cool, comfortable and safe.

2. Size and Weight Limits

This is very important to consider when buying a Moses basket. Check the manufacturer's guidelines for size and weight limits, as this will help you determine whether it is suitable for your baby.

If your baby is too big or heavy for the Moses basket, it poses a great risk. You don't want to be carrying around your baby in their basket if there is a chance that it could break or collapse.

The Little Green Sheep Moses baskets have a weight limit of 9kg (20lbs).

3. Firmness, Sturdiness, and Air Flow

A firm and supportive sleeping surface are essential for your baby's safety. A Moses basket mattress should be firm but also soft enough to be comfortable and provide your little one with the support they need.

Ventilation is also very important in a Moses basket, as it allows air to circulate, keeping your baby cool and comfortable. The wicker weave of our Moses baskets is designed to maximise airflow, so you can rest assured that your baby is safe.

Also, Moses basket liners should be made from soft cotton so they are comfortable against your baby's skin. This goes for any bedding you are using too.

Making sure your basket is sturdy is a key factor in keeping your baby safe. Check that the sides are securely attached and that there are no sharp edges or loose pieces of fabric or wicker. And never leave your baby unattended on a raised surface.

Moses Basket Stands

Even with the most sturdy and supportive basket, it is not recommended to leave your baby unattended on a raised surface. That's why we recommend purchasing a Moses basket stand – you can rest assured that your little one is safe, secure and comfortable while they are sleeping.

The Little Green Sheep regular and rocking Moses basket stands are designed to fit our Moses baskets, ensuring the correct weight distribution and keeping your baby safe.

4. Safety Certifications

And finally, always look out for safety certifications when purchasing a Moses basket.

Our Natural Moses Baskets are tested to meet the highest standards of safety – giving you peace of mind that your baby is safe and secure.

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How Long Should You Keep Your Baby in a Moses Basket?

We recommend that you use a Moses basket until your baby is around 6 months old, or until they are starting to sit up. Then, you may want to switch over to a cot or crib for overnight sleeping.

A safe sleep space is crucial for your baby, so it's important to bear this in mind when choosing a Moses basket. Always choose a place for your baby to sleep that provides them with the best possible comfort and safety.


Summary: Are Moses Baskets Safe?

Moses baskets are a great choice for your baby's first bed. They provide a comfortable, safe and supportive space for your little one to sleep.

Being able to transport your baby around in the basket is also a great advantage – so you can rest assured that your baby is safe and secure at all times. If you want to watch your baby sleep while you go about your day, they're a fantastic choice.

Of course, not all baskets are made equal, so you should look out for certain features when choosing your baby's Moses basket. Make sure to check the weight and size limits, making sure it aligns with all current safety standards.

A firm mattress and soft, breathable sheets are essential for your baby's comfort and safety. And purchasing a Moses basket stand is a great way to ensure your baby stays safe on a raised surface, so you can rest easy knowing that your little one is secure and comfortable.

A Moses basket from The Little Green Sheep ticks all the safety and comfort boxes – so you can trust our products to give your little one the best start.

We hope this guide has been helpful in helping you make the right decision for your baby's sleep space. If you are ever in doubt, please feel free to get in touch with us directly and we'll be happy to help!


Yes, a Moses basket is safe for your newborn to sleep in. Make sure the mattress is firm and that there are no sharp edges, loose pieces of fabric, or wicker. Also, check that the weight and size limits are within current safety standards.

Not all Moses baskets are created equal, so it's important to ensure you buy a product that meets the highest safety standards. At The Little Green Sheep, we ensure our products are tested and certified - so you can rest assured that your baby is safe and secure in their sleep space.

Check that the Moses basket you are purchasing meets the current safety standards. Check for sharp edges and make sure all components are securely fastened. Also, check to see if it has any safety certifications, such as ours at The Little Green Sheep.

It's important to ensure the mattress is firm and that the basket is sturdy and free of any loose parts. Never leave any loose items, such as blankets or toys inside the basket with your baby. Also, ensure you are using a raised surface and not placing it on an uneven or sloping surface.