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The Best Moses Baskets For The Sweetest Baby ZZZ’s

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Baby awake in the Delta Children Deluxe 2-in-1 Moses Bedside Bassinet

Of all the baby gear to consider, finding the right bed for baby is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Newborns need a safe and cozy place to sleep, especially after nine months of womb life. Not only are the Moses baskets sturdy, snug, and great for small spaces, the best Moses baskets offer a designated place for your baby to sleep that’s easily within arm’s reach of you. This is essential for keeping an eye on your little one while getting things done around the house or for catching some much-needed ZZZ’s yourself.

Classic Moses baskets are made of handwoven wicker, palm leaves, grass, or corn, and they’re just as adorable as you’d expect. There are also more modern versions that are made of softer materials like cotton and mesh. Many Moses baskets and bassinets of similar style come with a flat mattress, liners, and handles for carrying, while others are more bare bones and require you to purchase a mattress pad separately. Some Moses baskets come connected to a stand, making them taller and easier on your back. The added height also makes it easier to see your baby in the middle of the night. A Moses basket on a stand can be a perk, but it does come with one drawback — lack of portability (and usually a hike in price). Unless the basket is detachable, you probably won’t want to deal with moving it from room to room.

Most Moses basket bassinets are similar in size, but you may want to take a look at the dimensions to make sure the one you’re interested in is small enough to fit in the intended space and big enough to comfortably fit your baby. Once your baby can roll over, it’ll be time to move them to a bigger bed like a crib so their face doesn’t come in contact with the side of the basket or bassinet. Below you’ll find a weight limit provided for each pick.

To help make your search a little easier, we rounded up the best Moses baskets for newborns, including traditional baskets, organic options, ones that come with stands, and ones that double as travel bassinets.

The Best Moses Baskets

Tadpoles Cable Knit Moses Basket & Bedding Set

If your vibe is classic, this natural Moses basket mixes the perfect amount of coziness with a simple, yet stylish design. The earthy basket is made of natural, hand-woven palm leaf. The bedding includes a padded bumper, foam pad, a removable 100% cotton cover that’s snug and safe for newborns, and a matching cable knit blanket.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “Absolutely perfect! It comes with a matching knit blanket and it’s beyond soft. It’s the perfect size, not too bulky, super easy to transport, and it’s lightweight.”

Dimensions: 33 x 15 x 10 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 15 pounds

$166.05 AT AMAZON



Badger Basket Woven Wicker Moses Basket With Bedding

If you love the look of wicker, you can’t go wrong with this sweet (and surprisingly affordable!) Moses basket from Badger Baskets. It comes with a foam pad, a polyester liner, and a fitted sheet. It’s sturdier than a regular basket as it’s made with a metal frame and covered in twisted and woven paper wicker.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “Literally one of the most important and valuable buys for our baby. We use it constantly!”

Dimensions: 32 x 19.5 x 10.5 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 15 pounds

$59.92 AT AMAZON

Munchkin Brica Fold 'N Go Travel Bassinet

You’re going to love this affordable bassinet that’s designed to make life on the go with a baby easier (its foldable design really does make travel life easier), but it also works great as an everyday Moses basket. It’s designed with mesh panels, a breathable fitted sheet that covers a water-resistant mattress pad, a locking frame for safety, and a carry handle.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “I don’t understand why people spend $200+ on similar alternatives when this exists. I love that it folds flat so it barely takes up any room and can be easily stored behind or under a crib.”

Dimensions: 30 x 21.25 x 11.75 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 15 pounds

 

$44.99 AT AMAZON

ICEBLUE HD Cotton Rope Newborn Moses Basket

It doesn’t get much more natural than this beautiful handmade rope basket made with soft and breathable cotton — and it’s an eco-friendly choice to boot. It includes a foam mattress pad for comfy sleep and the whole thing can easily be toted wherever you go thanks to the lightweight build and carrying handles.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “My wife and I love this basket. We use it to carry the baby around the house so she doesn’t wake up, and it’s big enough to add some essential supples to also. […]It’s well made, attractive and does the job!”

Dimensions: ‎27.56 x 9.8 x 15.4 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 15 pounds

$69.99 AT AMAZON



Uaugh Baby Lounger

A great thing about Moses baskets is that they’re open to interpretation. This soft and cozy bed is made with 100% breathable cotton and comes with a dense cushion and bumper for safe nesting. It works as a standalone bassinet for your infant or as a portable lounger that can be placed inside a larger bassinet or a standard crib to keep baby more snug. If you’re thinking that it looks similar to the DockATot, you’re definitely right — but this one is a budget-friendly alternative. The outer cover comes in four different designs and is removable and machine washable, which is always a bonus. You know how it goes with newborns and their super fun blowouts.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “Had it for over a month now and baby seems to like it overall.. the siding is very soft and cushion is comfortable. I’ve adjusted the size once already as he is growing, and like that about this product. I love it overall and would […]repurchase.”

Dimensions: 31.5 x 19.7 x 6.62 inches (L x W x H)

No weight recommendation listed but for ages 0 to 8 months

$43.99 AT AMAZON

The Best Organic Moses Baskets

Suveno Organic Moses Bassinet

This pick proves that not all Moses baskets have to be handwoven. This adorable dinosaur-inspired Moses bassinet is made from organic cotton with hypoallergenic poly fill and it doubles as a carrier that is extra soft and cozy. It’s lightweight and easy to fold and unfold if you want to take it on a trip, and in addition to a bed, it also works well as a changing table. Choose from two colors: gray (featured) and pink.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “Not only the design is adorable but the quality is way better than I expected. The materials are really, really soft and comfortable inside with a breathable padding.”

Dimensions: 28.5 x 14.2 x 13.4 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 45 pounds

$109.99 AT AMAZON

Bebe Bask Organic Seagrass Changing Table Basket

There’s a lot to love about this stylish, organic basket made of soft, natural seagrass. This one isn’t designed for sleeping, as the walls aren’t high enough to safely leave your baby alone inside. It is, however, an adorable changing table that has Moses basket vibes. It comes with a thick, leaf-shaped bamboo pad that can be rolled up and used as a travel play mat, so convenience all around.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “Love this basket. It’s well made, doesn’t smell like other woven baskets, and it’s deep so I feel my baby is safe inside of it while changing her.”

Dimensions: 30 x 17.5 x 5.5 inches (L x W x H)

No weight recommendation listed but for ages up 12 to 18 months

$144.97 AT AMAZON



Baby Delight Organic Snuggle Nest

Is there anything cuter than a baby bed called “snuggle nest?” This sweet infant lounger isn’t just adorable, it’s functional and practical. It’s made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, has mesh walls for air flow, and it folds compactly for easy travel. Even better, the organic sheet and cover are both machine washable.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “Love this product !!! It is sturdy and so soft . Easy to put together and cant beat it’s portability !! Makes travel so much easier as it folds right up , it’s light weight and can even throw a few diapers, wipes, toys inside for travel – how convenient ! I really like that it allows for co sleeping with peace of mind . Would absolutely recommend this product.”

Dimensions: 33.5 x 14 x 8 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 20 pounds

$58.54 AT AMAZON

The Best Moses Basket With Stands

Delta Children 2-in-1 Moses Basket On Wheels

A modern take on the classic Moses basket, the Delta 2-in-1 traded wicker for quilted fabric and breathable mesh. Included is a 1-inch waterproof mattress with a fitted sheet, a  stand, and a convenient storage basket attached to the stand where you can put diapers, wipes, pacifiers, and more. You can spring for a canopy version, and you have your choice of four prints.  It also has an electronic pod that plays peaceful music and sounds and emits vibrations to help baby fall and stay asleep. There’s even a nightlight.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “I absolutely love it. Mostly because it easily detaches from the base so I can carry it while baby sleeps from room to room if needed.”

Dimensions: 37 x 21 x 39 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 30 pounds

$149.98 AT AMAZON

Chicco LullaGo Anywhere Portable Bassinet

This simple yet practical bassinet offers the portability of a Moses basket and the ease of one that sits on a stand. Its sturdy metal legs easily snap on and off when you’re on the go or even if you’re at home and want to carry the baby to another room without the stand. Mesh walls allow for breathability, and a handy mesh storage pocket holds small baby (and mama) essentials. The mattress comes with a fitted sheet that is easy to zip off when you need to toss it in the wash.

Enthusiastic Amzon review: “The bassinet is super easy to move around between rooms and the legs make it very sturdy. I did have to remove the mattress cover for cleaning when my baby spit up. The mattress was protected and it didn’t need any attention.”

Dimensions: ‎35 x 23 x 28 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 20 pounds

 

$99.99 AT AMAZON



Snoo Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet

While not strictly a Moses basket, the Snoo is such a beloved sleep option it had to make this list — consider it the Moses basket of the 21st century. It’s a smart bassinet that promises to help parents sleep more by soothing their babies. It also  keeps babies safely on their backs when they’re in the Snoo’s included sleep sack (you get three with your order), which clips to the sides of the bassinet. It’s full of fancy tech that parents say actually helps babies fall and stay asleep. You can even control the bassinet remotely through its app via WiFi.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “It feels miraculous. Every night, I check the Snoo log on the app and can see half a dozen times that the Snoo comforted my baby, putting him back to sleep, and I slept through all of it!”

Dimensions: 30 x 16 x 32 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 25 pounds

$1595.00 AT AMAZON

Maxi-Cosi Iora Bedside Bassinet

This bassinet is stylish and fits in with any decor, but according to parents, the key feature is the mesh walls, which are see through, giving you a clear view of the baby from your bed. Any baby bed that makes parents’ life easier is A+ in our book. The bassinet also offers multiple height positions, a mattress pad, and a large storage basket to hold all the important baby things.

Enthusiastic Amazon review: “My favorite part of the bassinet is the mesh all around. My daughter is a side sleeper and sometimes sleeps with her face to the side of the
mesh. I have peace of mind at night when I sleep now.”

Dimensions: 40.55 x 22.44 x 7.28 inches (L x W x H)

Maximum weight recommendation: 20 pounds

$249.99 AT AMAZON

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Tadpoles Cable Knit Moses Basket & Beddi...
$166.05
Badger Basket Woven Wicker Moses Basket ...
$59.92
Munchkin Brica Fold 'N Go Travel Bassine...
$44.99
ICEBLUE HD Cotton Rope Newborn Moses Bas...
$69.99
Uaugh Baby Lounger
$43.99
Suveno Organic Moses Bassinet
$109.99
Bebe Bask Organic Seagrass Changing Tabl...
$144.97
Baby Delight Organic Snuggle Nest
$58.54
Delta Children 2-in-1 Moses Basket On Wh...
$149.98
Chicco LullaGo Anywhere Portable Bassine...
$99.99
Snoo Smart Sleeper Baby Bassinet
$1595.00
Maxi-Cosi Iora Bedside Bassinet
$249.99
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