Cheap moses baskets & stands under £50
A moses basket is very practical as a first bed that you can move around in your house. It’s super cute and snuggle your baby.
But let’s not kid ourselves, it won’t last long. Usually after 4-5 month you will probably transition your baby to a bigger crib or a different chair. So I understand you wouldn’t want to spend too much on one.
To help you find the one that will fit your space and your little one we’ve selected our favorite moses baskets under £50.
The best cheap moses baskets in the UK
The best value moses basket
I particularly like the Kinder Valley Moses Baskets. Cute and affordable, they are beautiful first beds for your baby from birth up to 3-4 months.
The moses basket includes a mattress and coordinating coverlet, with an adjustable hood to keep baby shaded and comfortable during sleep times. They have been designed in neutral shades with very cute animal design.
You can buy the stands here:
Cheap grey moses basket
White Dimple Grey Wicker Moses Basket
This moses basket looks like the much more expensive Clair de Lune one but at a lower price tag. You get the classic look for half the price. It’s just above £50 but it comes with a stand.
The cheapest moses basket with stand combo
Brown Giraffe Palm Moses Basket & Folding Stand
A cute simple moses basket very similar to the Kinder Valley moses baskets, just a bit cheaper. It is the cheapest combo basket + stand but it still looks really cute. It’s also quite compact, which makes it a great choice if you’re short on space. This cheap moses basket has fantastic reviews as fantastic as it’s price!
The foldable moses basket on a budget
Koo-di Travel Bassinette
The Koo-di Travel Moses basket is one of the best entry-level products. It’s made for babies up to 5-6 months. And comes with three hanging toys to entertain your baby.
- With its low price, it is ideal for small budgets while ensuring adequate comfort and safety.
- The main downside is that it doesn’t come with a removable cover which can make it difficult to clean.
Other options for a cheap moses basket
Can you buy a second hand moses basket?
There are lots of used moses baskets on eBay or Facebook. But is it safe to buy one that has been used before? Mostly yes. The moses basket itself is ok, so are the bed sheet once you wash them. What you need to be careful of is the mattress.
Second hand mattresses have been link to an increased risk of SIDS. It all depends on how the mattress was stored and what it was exposed to. Here are the recommendation form the Lullaby Trust UK
To help reduce this risk, if you are using a second-hand mattress make sure the mattress you choose was previously completely protected by a waterproof cover, with no rips or tears and is in good condition. The mattress should also still be firm and flat to keep your baby sleeping safely.
If you want to be on the safe side, you’d rather buy a new mattress which is between £15 and £30. So at the end of the day even if you buy a second hand moses basket it might cost you more than you expect once you purchase the new mattress.
Can I use the carrycot from the pram?
Your baby already uses the carrycot to sleep when you’re out and about, so why not use it inside the house.
For the first few weeks the carry cot might be a bit big for your baby and they may miss the snuggling feeling that they would get from a moses basket. But the carrycot is a suitable alternative to a moses basket. If your pram comes with one it will spare you the cost of buying a dedicated basket or bassinet.
However make sure to check with your pram manufacturer to see if you will need to buy a separate mattress for night-time sleeping. The mattress must be firm enough to support your sleeping baby.
Which one is your favourite? We’d love for you to share photos of your Moses basket in the comment. I can’t wait to see the mix and matches of baskets and sheets.
While it’s true you will only use one for a few months, it’s such a cute practical item, that I think is worth the investment. And when your baby grow up you can transition them into a bigger cot. We actually have an article to help you choose the best cot for your baby.