A Moses basket is a very traditional baby bed, named after the wicker basket that the baby Moses was found in amongst the reeds of the Nile in the book of Exodus. Today?s Moses baskets are a much softer and gentler bed for your baby, made from soft woven wicker with plaited handles and a wire frame for a fabric or canvas sunshade.
Moses baskets are great for keeping your baby in at home, but do not offer the same all-weather protection as other types of carry cot. They are also unlikely to work with a pram frame like other cot styles. Moses basket stands can be bought, usually consisting of a simple, foldable wooden frame. These frames can have curved bases to rock the Moses basket to get your baby to sleep.