Moses baskets are very cute and handy to keep right by the side of the parents’ bed. However, ultimately the baby will need a crib. Putting a baby in a crib straight away gets the baby used to extra space and also saves money on buying a Moses basket.
It may be possible to borrow a Moses basket for the first month. There seems little point in buying something that will only be used for a few weeks when a crib will suffice perfectly well. If a Moses basket comes as a gift, it can always be used to keep downstairs for the baby to sleep in during the day, suggests Baby Center.