7 baby Moses baskets (for napping around the house)

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The best Moses baskets for 2020 | Mum's Grapevine

Practical and oh so pretty, a Moses basket is a portable sleeping space for newborns in their early months. Complete with handles for convenient carrying, they allow parents to keep baby close and comfortable, wherever they are.

Having the ability to move freely from room to room along with constant visibility of little sleepy heads is what makes Moses baskets so popular for newborns (and new mums). Some styles come with a stand for elevating baby and others are designed for floor or table use.

To help you narrow down the options and find the perfect resting spot for your wee one, we’ve consulted our community and shortlisted Australia’s most loved options.

What to look for when buying a Moses basket for babies

What to look for when buying a moses basket | Mum's Grapevine

Here are some of the features to consider when buying a Moses basket:

Weight: Weight is incredibly important. With mum’s muscles still in recovery and repair mode after birth, ensure the Moses basket isn’t too heavy for the day-to-day lifting.

Handles: Moses baskets are designed with the intention to be moved around the house so parents can keep their precious new bundle close by. Ensure the handles are comfortable and allow for a good grip when lifting to a new location.

Stand: Some styles come with a stand included, others don’t. Think about where the basket is likely to ‘live’ at home and if a stand is really necessary for the space.

7 babys Moses baskets available in Australia

With so many Moses baskets in Australia, it’s hard to know where to start, so we asked the HUGE Mum’s Grapevine Facebook community which brands they love. In no particular order, here are the styles they recommend.

The Young Folk Collective

Best Moses Baskets: The Young Folk Collective

The Young Folk Collective Moses Baskets ($239)

The Moses baskets from The Young Folk Collective make a special place for bubs to slumber. Made from durable, local elephant grass with double woven leather handles and natural dyes, each piece is truly unique, ready to be passed down for generations to come. Sustainable and eco-friendly, they really are a safe sanctuary for baby sleep.

Buy now from The Young Folk Collective

Nature Baby

Best Moses Baskets: Nature Baby

Nature Baby Moses Basket ($109.95)

Lovely and soft to the touch, this Moses basket is made from natural paper rope with wire reinforcement to keep it sturdy and safe. Free from synthetics and nasties, the wholesome environment is a beautiful first bed for baby and a quaint little place for quiet time.

Buy now from Nature Baby

Adinkra Designs

Best Moses Baskets: Adinkra Designs

Adinkra Designs Moses Baskets ($199)

Handwoven by artisans in Ghana, these beautifully unique baskets are light as a feather with serious style to boot. Designed for optimum portability, keeping baby close (no matter where you are at home) has never been easier. With oodles of designs, patterns and colours available, the hardest part is choosing just one.

Buy now from Adinkra Designs

Shnuggle Dreami

Best Moses Baskets: Shnuggle Dreami

Shnuggle Dreami Sleep System ($289)

An award-winning design that combines comfort and motion for a baby sleep space like no other. Use the curved stand upright in a fixed position or turn on its edge to sway snuggle bunnies off to sleep with a gentle rocking motion. Ah… if only there were one for adults too.

Buy now from The Stork Nest


Childhome Baby Moses Basket

Childhome Corn Husk Moses Basket ($139.95)

Sturdy yet lightweight, the Childhome Corn Husk Moses Basket looks beautiful in every room and makes the perfect resting pad for bubs who can’t sit independently yet. It comes with a machine-washable mattress and removable cover and a rocking stand is available separately.

Buy now from Danish by Design

Bebe Care

Best Moses Baskets: Bebe Care

Bebe Care Moses Basket ($179)

A luxurious baby basket that’s all about making parent’s life that little bit easier. Transporting the wonderfully light basket is effortless thanks to the sturdy carry handles, while a removable cover, fitted sheet and liner make for speedy cleaning and changing.

Buy now from The Stork Nest


Best Moses Basket: Childcare

Childcare Moses Basket ($129)

A pocket-friendly option for families wanting an additional space to put lovebugs to sleep. The wider top rim makes manoeuvring bub in and out of the basket a breeze and the removable linen means easy cleaning for all those unpredictable newborn accidents.

Buy now from Baby Bunting

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7 best baby Moses Baskets | Mum's Grapevine

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Featured images: The Young Folk Collective, Nature Baby

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