The long restless nights and the ever going feeding sessions, demand something comfortable for Mommy and Daddy; and what can be a better option than a nursery chair? Let me just say, a comfortable nursery chair is the real heart and one of the most important aspects of the nursery. They provide a place where you will be spending most of your time as a parent; just like how you invest your money in the best baby mattress your money can buy, why should you not pay for your own comfort aswell?
It’s important to understand what your investing in and you are getting the uttermost comfort and quality for your money, so here is our list of the best brands in recliners, rockers and gliders for you to decide which one is best for you.
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Nursery Chair Guide
Top Brands in Nursery Chairs
Stork Craft are the #1 best selling nursery chair in 3 categories and has been voted the #1 nursery glider in 2014 and 2015! All Stork Craft glider chair models offer a glider and rocker chair at affordable prices (see below for best & latest price).
♥ Hoop Glider (View Colors & Price)
♥ Tuscany Glider (View Colors & Price)
♥ Custom Hoop (View Colors & Price)
With plenty of options available from Stork Craft Glider and Rocker chairs, if you want plain – you’ve got it BUT if you have a fancy nursery or want something different, this is your chair!
I purchased this glider for my 1st baby and loved it!
Like I’ve mentioned above, there isn’t really much else to say when it comes to Stork Craft gliders and rockers because THEY ARE THE BEST! If you are in the market to buy a glider chair, you would have heard of this brand – it is unbelievably popular for many reasons! See the links above or below for more product information.
Not only that, Stork Craft glider chairs are the most affordable option for parents, so they seem to fit into quite a few parent’s budgets.
The one advantage that Stork Craft has over the Shermag brand (below), apart from being cheaper, is that you can get the Stork Craft glider in a bigger variety of colors and patterns and styles (there is many options to choose from; you can choose different color wood handles/feet to different color fabric and different patterns).
♥ View Entire Range: Stork Craft Glider Chair Range (click here)
Shermag is another very popular brand in glider chairs (voted #1 in quality by Moms in 2017) who offer parents ultimate comfort and luxury (where the padding is actually fluffy, comfy padding and is cushiony as opposed to just material).
♥ Shermag Glider & Rocker Combo (View Here)
Made from top quality wood, non-toxic finishing with plenty of cushion to ensure the chair not just lasts one child, but multiple children
The Shermag nursery chairs are available as a Glider, Rocker and Ottoman Combo
If you want a quality nursery chair which is elegant and top of the line, also available in neutral colors (my favorite being the Pecan with Oatmeal color) and without having to choose between too many colors or designs, this is one of the best glider rocker chairs ever made.
The difference between the Stork Craft range and Shermag is exactly that, price and quality. Stork Craft offer more affordable products for parents, but it is important to remember, that although a Stork Craft nursery chair may serve you well, you cannot guarantee that the Stork Craft Hoop and Glider model will last forever, and with multiple children, you may find yourself buying a new one.
Babyletto has been voted one of the #1 baby brands in 2015 as since it’s release, it has been selling out fast online. There is no other brand quite like Babyletto. They are especially popular for modern and trendy parents. Babyletto offers such a large variety in baby nursery chairs and in so many different, chic and funky designs (see below for more info).
Here are the top 3 most popular glider and rockers from Babyletto:
♥ Madison (View Colors & Price)
♥ Nara (View Colors & Price)
♥ Bento (View Colors & Price)
Out of the money that you will, or have already, spent on the nursery, buying a good quality glider chair will be, by far, one of the best purchases you will ever make
To me, it’s simple, Babyletto = ultimate comfort.
Babyletto is one of those brands worth investing in. For my first child I bought the Stork Craft (#1 option) and then for my second child, I upgraded and bought a Babyletto nursery chair.
This brand is famous for offering eco-friendly, non-toxic and quality nursery furniture and products. The Babyletto nursery chairs range have a the most modern and comfy nursery chairs. What we look for when we go to purchase a nursery chair or feeding chair is, comfort, and that is exactly what Babyletto offers you, there is no other brand like it, they product quality baby furniture.
Ottomans are also available to match the chair and are worth every dollar, you need to put your feet up, remember?!
Babyletto glider, rockers and recliners come in many different styles and colors including white, gray, beige, pepper, charcoal and coffee colors (view all chairs here). All the colors look amazing in their own way. You can pick any of the stunning Babyletto gliders to match your nursery and baby room décor.
Babyletto nursery chairs all have nice wide seats and are properly padded. Their reclining and gliding functions are super smooth and effortless.
♥ View Range: Babyletto Range (Click Here)
♥ Complete the Set: Babyletto Matching Ottoman (Click Here)
I really love this brand in glider chairs also, (I guess I adore all these brands but I get a really nice feeling when I look at these chairs, who knows maybe for my third baby I might opt for one of these). So, back onto non-personal thoughts, this brand (Nursery Works) is another brand (beyond Babyletto above) that offers a range of modern nursery chairs.
Updated 2017: Click here to view all new releases (they now offer some cool and funky designs)
♥ Sleepytime Rocker (View & Latest Price)
♥ Empire Rocker (View & LatestPrice)
Nurseryworks offers you a rocking chair as opposed to a glider/rocker. There is many designs to choose from, you can even choose different material, fabric design and colors!
The most popular nursery rocker from the range is the one featured to the right, the Sleepytime Rocker.
As you can tell just by looking at merely one design featured by Nursery Works, the seats on these nursery rocking chairs are wider and the back of the rocker is shorter than the other nursery gliders on our list; some parents like this feature, others don’t. Hence why this brand of rocking chair is below the afore mentioned chairs above, but still, the design is a still winning factor for many parents.
Nursery Works nursery rockers are an up and coming brand that is getting popular because of the different techniques they use to make children’s products. The brand offers those parents who prefer a rocker over a glider, a simple and elegant design where all chairs are hand made from top quality materials and craftsmanship.
♥ View Entire Range: Nursery Works Range (Click Here)
♥ Complete the Set: Nursery Works Ottoman (Click Here)
Dorel Asia’s signature nursery chair is the Dorel Asia Swivel Glider as featured in our photo, a super comfy and easy to use swivel glider chair for your nursery. However, they do have an extensive range of other designs and colors:
♥ View Entire Range of Dorel Asia Chairs here
The colors help camouflage spills and do not require constant cleaning as mess doesn’t tend to show on these chairs.
This popular chair, the ‘Swivel Glider‘ is also available in two excellent colors, Dark Taupe and Camet Doe, excellent colors if you are undecided on what color to choose from.
The difference with the Dorel Asia Swivel chair to the other nursery chairs on our list is that it is a swivel glider; it has a swivel and motion function. Dorel Asia produces fine quality wood products and offers parents a wide range of nursery chairs with and without the ottoman.
Their products are typically made from solid wood and 100% polyester. What I like about Dorel Asia is they seem to have a chair for everyone’s taste and budget. So you can choose a nursery chair according to your budget and color choice to match in with your current baby room theme.
♥ View Entire Range: Dorel Asia Range (Click Here)
Complete the Set: Buy Glider with Matching Ottoman (Click Here)
♥ View the range of colors available here
The Thomasville Kids swivel glider chair is so comfy it deserves the ‘Royale’ description
With three colors (view all) to choose from and coming in the set with matching ottoman, it’s not only popular for parents with newborn babies but it’s a great chair just for pure comfort in the any room of the house.
The Grand Royale Swivel Glider comes with a non-gliding ottoman so if you don’t like your ottoman gliding along with your glider chair (I do), then this might be the nursery glider you were looking for.
The seat is wide (and comfy) and the cushions and padding are made from microfiber, instead of polyester like the other chairs, which you may like as it’s super soft to touch, hence why the chair feels extraordinarily comfy.
Why You Need a Chair in the Nursery
When I was decorating my nursery, I called the baby crib the ‘focal point’ of the baby room as the baby will be spending most of the time in crib.
But when you think about it, but what about for you and me? Don’t we, as parents, need somewhere comfortable to spend a lot of our time nursing our baby?
While setting up the nursery room and shopping for nursery furniture, one question always pops up in parents mind:
Is a rocking chair necessary in the baby room?
Does this question make you wonder aswell? It must, otherwise you wouldn’t be here reading this.
Well, it did bother me when I was buying all the nursery furniture for my first baby’s nursery, but my experience proved that buying a glider and rocker for the nursery was the wisest decision I ever made when it came to having kids (with many other wise decisions).
My nursery chair had become my ‘soul partner’ in all those sleepless nights
Not to mention that it provided me comfort with its softness and made feeding easy for me, but it helped me out in the looks department – it helped me look less ugly and sleep deprived in the morning as I took some secret naps on my rocking nursery chair whilst bub was wiggling off to sleep.
Either as a new parent or an experienced parent, the idea of buying a recliner, rocker or glider has popped up into your mind. By listening the opinion of many parents, hopefully you got the answer by now. They are truly a must for your baby room, plus it will be the only piece of furniture that will be useful even when your baby grows up as the story time usually takes place on the same nursery chair. Then after that, it can become part of the furniture in the living room or another area of the house where a comfy recliner is needed.
When is the right time to buy a chair?
BEFORE the baby is due, just like everything else that you need for the nursery, you will be too exhausted to think otherwise or have the time to wait for one.
Different Types of Chairs for the Nursery
You will see examples of these in our list above, but here is more information on the most common types of nursery baby chairs.
Nursing chairs, also known as baby feeding chairs, are used to provide you the best and most comfortable position for breast feeding, bottle feeding your baby or nursing your baby to sleep.
A few decades ago, ‘nursing chairs’ were considered to be an essential part of a baby nursery, then they were replaced by ‘rocking chairs’. Now modern breastfeeding chairs are a combination of both to ensure that feeding time is much easier by supporting your arms in the feeding position that is suitable for both you and your baby.
Gliders and Ottomans
Glider chairs are an updated version of rocking chairs that simply provide you with indescribable comfort; and if you still haven’t sat on a glider chair before, then you will probably experience an amazing feeling for the very first time.
The back and forth motion of a glider chair is comfortable for both your baby and yourself and was the secret behind my ‘soul partner’ and my ‘secret naps’.
And what about an ottoman, are they really that necessary? Um. Yes. You NEED an ottoman with the glider; you need to put your feet up! An ottoman allows for full body relaxation and is something that if you don’t buy with the chair, you will regret it.
Rocking chairs serve the same purpose as gliders (to provide a comfortable place for you to nurse your baby and also feed your little one) but they move on rounded rockers so they do require some effort with your toes for rocking the chair.
No longer the old versions of those uncomfortable rocking chairs, many brands now offer innovative rocking nursery chairs that are more comfortable and require less effort than the ones we remember back in the day. They come in different colors and with cushions or padding so you can choose according to your requirement.
All these nursing chairs, whether you opt for a glider, rocking chair or recliner, can all be used comfortable for feeding and nursing purposes in your home, it’s up to you to decide which one suits you best.
What Features are Important in a Nursery Chair?
All of the rocker, reclines and gliders that we have suggested above are the most popular and best brands as rated by parents worldwide for the purpose of a comfortable chair in your baby’s nursery. If none of the above suit your needs, ensure you are looking for a chair that has the following features.
Your nursery chair will probably the place where you will take half of your sleep in the first few months so it should be able to recline, few gilders and rocking chairs in the market offer up to 6 inch reclining and that’s the best you can get.
A comfortable glider or nursery chair should come with locking mechanism as it will assure the safety of the baby and yourself while sleeping.
Padding and Proper Seat Cushioning
The most important thing is comfort, after all this is the sole purpose of a nursery chair so it should be comfortable enough to let you be in it for most of the time. Trust me, nothing can be worse than a nursery chair which is not comfortable at 3.00 am at night.
A wide seat will also add to the comfort and allow you to change positions, especially when you are going to feed the baby in it, you need to change your positions many times to find a suitable position so a nursery chair should have wide seat.
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