Laying your baby down for their first night at your home is a momentous occasion, filled with joy – ‘I can’t believe we have a baby’ – and fear – ‘will I ever get a full night’s sleep again?’. As with most things parenting related, everything is a series of ups and downs. However, one thing you can ensure is that you have a comfortable and cosy sleeping area for your little one, and the first place to start is your baby’s bed. Shopping for your baby’s first bed will no doubt bring about the choice between a Moses basket or crib, the choice is personal but we hope this article will help you make the best choice for you.
There are many different options on the market. The two most popular being the Moses baskets and the crib. Ultimately, your choice will depend on your taste, budget and space, but here is a comprehensive list of pros and cons of both the Moses basket or crib to help make your decision a little bit easier.
Moses Basket or Crib? Let’s look at the Pro’s and Con’s
- Durability – Moses baskets are woven from palm, maize and cornhusk, making them fairly sturdy and durable, meaning that they can be used again if you choose to have more children, or sold on, if you don’t.
- Carrying handles – Strong carrying handles on both sides of the basket means that you can move your sleeping baby around the house with ease, keeping them near you (this is especially handy in the early weeks).
- Space – Moses baskets are small structures so generally take up little space, making them a great option for a smaller bedroom.
- Short Lifespan – Moses baskets are generally only suitable for a baby up to 3 to 4 months, or until they can pull themselves upright, so can be quite an expensive investment for such a short amount of time, so it’s important to know how long your baby can sleep in a Moses basket for.
- Extras – Quite often you need to buy extras for your Moses basket that aren’t necessarily included in your original purchase, such as a rocking stand.
- Lifespan – Cribs have a longer lifespan than Moses baskets, generally being suitable until about 6 months.
- Viewing your baby – Cribs generally have slats or bars which means that you can view your baby as you lie in bed.
- Spacious – If your baby likes their space then cribs offer this whilst still providing them with security.
- Space – Cribs take up a large amount of space so may not be suitable to be placed next to your bed if your bedroom is on the smaller side.
- Immovable – Unlike a Moses basket, cribs are larger structures so generally cannot be moved around your house.
Regardless of whether you decide to opt for a Moses basket or a crib, here at Kiddies Kingdom, we have a fantastic collection of products available at amazing prices. Take a look at our full range of nursery furniture for sale today.