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
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.
OUR PICK OF THE CROP
7 baby 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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