Moses baskets are a perfect sleep solution for newborn babies naptime in those first few months of life. Babies can generally use them up until they're about 4-6 months old, at which point they start to outgrow them (It's recommended to to only use until they can sit up unassisted or roll over, whichever happens first!). Until then, a Moses basket can be so much more practical than a full-size cot or larger bassinet.
Benefits of a Moses Basket
- Portability: they are super easy to move around the house and have close by to you in any room, to easily supervise babies naps. You can even pop it in the car, to use away from home when travelling or visiting family and friends!
- Space-saving: they are small and lightweight, perfect for limited space.
- Safe: they provide a safe and secure place for your baby to nap.
- Soothing: Moses baskets can be placed on stands too, lifting them off the floor and even creating a rocking motion for soothing your baby to sleep.
If you're expecting and looking for a Moses basket, we've listed our Kiin Baby brand options and a few tips on what to look for when purchasing a Moses basket.
Kiin Baby Cotton Rope Moses Basket
Not to toot our own horn, but we're pretty proud of the Moses baskets that we have for sale in our online store. Our beautiful cotton rope Moses basket is made from a calming white and beige flecked cotton rope material, offering a lightweight and cosy place for your baby to sleep. It comes with a foam mattress with a cotton cover for ultimate comfort, and its two sturdy handles make it easy to pick up and move around.
Kiin Baby Natural Twine Moses Basket
Our natural twine Moses basket comes in two lovely colours, either natural or a soothing fern green. It's made from natural paper twine on a metal base for extra stability and has cotton handle straps for portability. It's a generous size so will serve you well until your baby is sitting up unassisted or starts to become mobile. Even after your baby is no longer using it, it's great to use as storage for toys, a washing basket or even a pet bed!
Moses Basket Accessories
Wooden Rocking Stand
Our Moses baskets pair perfectly with the Kiin Baby wooden rocking stand. It's crafted to be the perfect fit for our Moses basket bassinet range. You can put the stand in rocking mode or keep it stationary with the option to quickly switch between the two. Shop the wooden rocking stand here.
Kiin’s mattress protectors help to provide soft, comfortable and dry protection for your baby’s mattress. This waterproof mattress protector will help lengthen the life of your mattress and keep it stain free. It has a premium, woven 100% certified organic cotton top layer with quilted stitching. The inner layer absorbs any accidents. The bottom layer is waterproof, preventing any liquids from leaking through to the mattress below.
The protector contains no harmful substances and is safe for sleeping on, providing everyday protection for your mattress from perspiration, spills and stains. Shop the mattress protector here.
Moses Basket Fitted Sheet
Kiin fitted sheets are made from the softest organic cotton + bamboo blend. They are the ideally soft and gentle against delicate skin, laying smoothly beneath your little one; even through tosses and turns. Kiin fitted sheets are breathable & ideal for all seasons and temperatures. Shop our organic moses basket sheet here.
What to Look for When Buying a Moses Basket
When you're looking for the right Moses basket, there are definitely some things you'll want to think about and look for. Here are some features to look out for.
Firstly, the materials the basket is made from may be important to you. You can find that if you're looking for a Moses basket in Australia, you can come across a few different materials. For those who want to stick with natural materials, you will want to consider options like cotton and twine.
The size of your Moses basket will make a difference. If it's too small, your baby could outgrow it before you're ready to stop using it. But if it's too big, it might take up too much space. A Moses basket generally needs to be at least 65cm to 70cm in length and a minimum of about 30cm wide. We've designed our Kiin basket to be generous, so that bub won't outgrow them too quickly!
Does the basket include a mattress? Many do, but not all of them include them. If there is one, what is it made of, and does it come with a liner that's easy to clean?
Placing a Moses basket on a stand is convenient, so you might want to check if there's a matching stand. How much space does it take up, and can it be used as a rocker too?
Take a look at our beautiful Moses baskets, as well as our accessories such as Moses basket sheets and wooden stands. You can shop the range here.