But given the limited use you'll get out of a Moses basket - they're suitable only for the first few months of a baby's life - is it worth investing in one?
If, after reading the pros and cons below, you decide not to buy a Moses basket, check out our guide on . The main advantage of cot beds is that they last such a long time - they can be used as a cot from birth and as a junior bed as your child gets older.
Moses baskets are usually made from strong wicker or maize. Many come with a mattress and fitted sheet, decorative coverlets to keep your baby cosy as well as adjustable hoods.
Your Moses basket should be placed on the floor, on a flat surface. But if you'd prefer your baby to be higher up, you could invest in a wooden Moses basket stand for around £20-£30. These are usually foldable and easy to store, and some can be used to create a rocking effect to soothe your baby to sleep.
Moses baskets often come with coverlets, sheets or blankets - but don't use all of them simultaneously. You don't need that much to keep your baby at a comfortable temperature.
The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) additionally has these sleep safety tips for parents: