Possibly moses basket for downstairs, if you don't have a carrycot, (although I had neither and coped just fine with a bouncy chair/blanket on floor/baby in arms) but baby will be fine in a cot from birth. Even better if it's a co-sleeper cot or you can adapt it to be one
I've used both & much prefer the Moses basket, especially if you are planning on using a dummy!...I used a dummy as I bf & my baby constantly used me as a dummy otherwise!....With the crib, the dummy kept falling between the bars onto the floor!....grrrrrr it looked nice though, just not very practical for me personally!
Another vote for crib here. My babies were both 9lb+ and were too big for the moses basket (fortunately donated by a friend) very quickly. My eldest in particular hated being in the moses basket as I think he preferred being able to see a bit more in the crib.
But agree a crib is not mobile so if that is important to you the moses basket is your only option really.
We put baby straight into cot, which meant we avoided the transfer when bigger. If you are getting a pram with a lift, then this is great to move around during the day, we had a P&T cocoon which I really miss now baby is too big for it.
Thanks so much - this was really helpful! In the end we decided to use my brothers Moses basket ad we just bought a new mattress for it. Our pushchair is a bugaboo bee so there's no carrycot - whic is why the Moses basket will be good.
Also the cot (also borrowed) is one of the smaller ones so we didn't see the point in a crib when the cot is also quite small. We can just move up to the cot when the baby is too big for the basket. Thanks again!