I have a carrycot that is for use with my pram. We have a standard cot for the baby but I don't anticipate putting him in it in his own room till he's a few months older. I was planning on using a moses basket in our bedroom when he's first born. Can I use the carrycot instead of a moses basket? Or do I need both? They seem quite similar to me but I wouldn't really know.
No you don't need a carrycot and a moses basket. I had a moses basket for DC1, didn't use it with DC2. Now expecting DC3. The moses basket is used as a play cot for DDs dolls, and I don't see any need to buy a new one for DC3. You just need the one, flat place for a newborn to sleep. And they are only in them for a few months before they start to look cramped in them - I really wouldn't bother.
I have both. This will be my 4th DC and I have always had a carrycot and a moses basket. And use them every day. Personally I would not put the baby to bed at night in the carry cot as it is for going out in, so it has outside germs on it (Yes I know I am loopy)
the carrycot for my mountain buggy, and a moses basket (and keep eyeing up wooden cribs as well ) my carry cot seems much narrower than my moses basket. Im sure it will be fine when we are out and about for a few months, but to me the moses basket seems to have more room. I guess it depends which one you buy (My (little) cousins had a Jane carry cot and as far as a I remember it seemed larger than my mountain buggy one)
Eurochick I know in my head that there is no real problem but I reason to myself that in the day the baby is in and out of the carrycot. But at night you want to put them down and for them to sleep as long as possible (so more exposure) The outside germs thing - I don't wear shoes in the house I wear indoor shoes or slippers. To me the carrycot is the same sort of thing.