Once it starts getting close to bringing your little one home from the hospital, it’s time to think about sleeping arrangements! Many parents go straight to cots as that’s what pops into our head straight away when we think about where our baby will sleep. However, many parents forget that there another choice is a Moses basket with stand.
A Moses basket with stand does exactly what a cot does, but it’s just a little smaller! Your baby will still be supported the same amount and will be left feeling comforted inside the basket. Some parents forget about using these for sleeping arrangements as they are more commonly used to keep elsewhere in the house when you want to put your little one down for a nap but don’t want to leave then on their own upstairs.
However, a Moses basket with stand is a great option at night for multiple reasons. Firstly, a cot can take up lots of space that you may not even have in your bedroom. Instead of trying to squeeze everything in together, why not just purchase a smaller Moses basket that will only take up half the space a cot does. With the stand, it is made to feel just like a cot, you can even get stands that have a rocking feature – helping your baby go to sleep easier.
Another reason that a Moses basket with stand can be beneficial to you and your baby is it’s high and padded walls. On a normal cot, the sides have gaps in and don’t offer any padding. However, you can purchase certain Moses baskets that have padding around the walls. Padding helps with multiple things, here’s a few below…
- Helps drown out any noises from outside or around the house. This ensures your baby won’t be disturbed whilst they sleep.
- They are designed to make your baby feel comforted as if they were in the womb. Recreating this environment will help your baby sleep better.
- Padding means that there’s no risk of your baby injuring themselves. Cots can sometimes pose a small risk as your baby can get their hands caught in between the railings. A Moses basket with stand will ensure that your baby is safe all night long.
That’s a lot of information about the Moses baster, but what about the stand? A Moses basket stand is designed to help make your Moses basket feel more like a cot. If your Moses basket is on the floor, it may feel a bit unnatural and can be uncomfortable when putting your baby in the basket or getting them out. The stand brings them more to your level and is safer in the case that something falls over.
We hope our information on a Moses basket with stand has helped you decide what you would like to do for your little one. Both a cot and a Moses basket is completely fine to use – it’s just whatever one fits better into your lifestyle.