Am I the only first time mummy to be in the universe who thinks that moses baskets are really twee and horrible even if they are apparently incredibly useful in those early months. We've been very kindly given a cot so other than a new mattress so don't need to worry about expense there.
Is there something else out there that would work as moses basket that isn't frilly and woven straw and all a little bit girly for my liking(especially as it's a boy bump!)?
I also think moses baskets are twee and horrible - and can be dangerous as people think having handles means they are safe to be carried - they aren't. Also the babies grow out of them so quickly. I think you will be fine with the cot and your own bed.
I never had one for DD, we had a carrycot for pram that is suitable for overnight sleeping. Not that she slept really, for a year
We were given one for DS, from SIL and it has been really handy - he can kip in the living room in an evening then go in cot when I go to bed. And when we went away we took just the bed part with us, much easier than fannying around with travel cot.
But I wouldn't have bought one, think they are a bit twee and icky really. We had to retire it because although he still fits in it lengthwise, A)he rolls over and turns the basket over with him (we don't use the stand, just put basket on floor, due to climbing/nosy DD) and B) the dog has taken to climbing in it whenever she can!