The traditional option as baby’s first bed, a moses basket is suitable from birth until they can roll over unaided, which is usually around 4 to 6 months. Moses baskets provide a cosy sleep environment, and is usually made from a natural wicker, palm leaf or maize basket with a mattress (although some don’t include the mattress so be sure to check first). They usually come with handles, so you can move baby from room to room without disturbing their precious sleep. You'll also need a stand if your chosen basket doesn't come with one.
Larger than a Moses basket, the crib is suitable from birth up to around 6 months and comes in a variety of options - whether you're looking for a fixed, gliding or swinging one, or a bedside crib to allow you to sleep safely next to each other, there's lots to choose from. Cribs are smaller than cots, so will fit more easily into your bedroom, and come in a choice of colours and designs to help you find one to blend with your decor.