There are so many things for first-time parents to consider, and with newborns spending an average of 16-18 hours out of 24 sleeping (NCT), where they take their naps often ends up high on the priority list.
A moses basket is often one of the first things on the shopping list. With that in mind, we’ve put together a conclusive guide covering everything from what a moses basket is and it’s benefits to how long a baby can sleep in one. Discover more below!
Moses basket are designed for newborn babies to sleep in for the first few months. They provide cosy and reassuring confined space for your child. As babies sleep most of the time, creating a relaxing and comfortable environment for their development is very important.
This is where a Moses basket can be the perfect option for your little one. The classic choice, Moses baskets have been a time-honoured choice for parents all around the world. A beautiful piece of furniture in its own right, a Moses basket is also a super cosy sleep space for newborns. Smaller than cots or cot beds, they’re also easier to fit into smaller spaces, should that be an issue for you.
Our natural palm leaf Moses baskets are lovely and light, ideal for picking up and moving around the home for daytime naps. Despite their delicate appearance, our Moses baskets are strong and durable. With a sturdy base and handles, they’re tougher than other maize baskets, so you can be sure to get plenty of use out of this newborn essential.
Keep your baby close to you at all times while still being safe and sensible. A snug, breathable sleep space for your little one, the closeness and shape of the space inside a Moses basket is meant to replicate the familiar enclosed, safe environment of the womb to ensure your little one feels safe and secure as they sleep.
It is important to know when your baby has outgrown their moses basket. Moses baskets are designed for use from birth up to 3-4 months, or until your little one is able to sit or pull themselves up unaided. Therefore, it is advised that you only use your Moses basket while your baby is a newborn.
Complete with one of our luxurious, chemical-free natural mattresses, you can rest easy knowing your little one is receiving the right support from day one.
Be sure to pick up a stand so you can keep your Moses basket at bed height for easy bonding and feeding during the night. Once you’re ready to move into the living room, simply lift baby out of the basket, fold up the stand, and bring the basket with you so your little one can enjoy their portable sleep space.
When it’s time to transition your little one to their new crib or cot bed, place your baby’s Moses basket inside for the first few days to help them get used to the new space. Doing this gradually will make the change feel less sudden, and hopefully, help them settle better as they can begin their new sleep chapter from a familiar setting to bring them comfort and reassurance.
Remember, if you plan on reusing your Moses basket for future children, be sure to replace the mattress if possible for safety and hygiene reasons.
Whether you decide to reuse your Moses basket for another child or pass it onto a friend or family member who’s expecting - be sure to try and give it a new lease of life! These beautiful pieces are built to last, and aren’t worth wasting.
As your little one grows, why not keep it in their nursery to store soft toys or blankets, or even to use as a wash basket? This way, you’re able to keep a lovely memento of your little one’s early years close by as a memory to treasure, while keeping it as a functional, versatile part of the nursery.