I wound up getting both a Moses basket and a cotbed. We used the Moses basket from birth until 3 months. As I am breast feeding I loved the ease of simply sitting up in bed and reaching next to me when my daughter woke up during the night for a feed or to give her a cuddle if she was fussy. Much easier when you're bleary eyed from lack of sleep than having to get up out of bed and go down the hall to the opposite end of the flat. Plus as a 1st time mum I was forever checking to make sure she was breathing! She did seem to flail her arms about after the first month or so but this problem was solved by making sure she was swaddled before bedtime. She seemed to sleep more soundly when swaddled as well. At 3 months she was getting too long for the basket so we opted to move her into her cotbed in her own room. I sleep with the baby monitor next to me so we can hear when she stirs which is not often as she sleeps through the night at this point. We chose the cotbed as it is meant to last her through her toddler years. The mattress can be positioned at 3 different heights so we can simply lower it as she becomes more mobile and able to pull herself up. Hope this helps!