Looking for the best rocking chairs for nursery?
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If you’re an expectant mom, I can only imagine how many sweet things (and those less sweet, but more demanding) are going through your head at the moment.
From finding the perfect crib for your baby to decorating your nursery with unique wall decals, the ultimate goal is to create a comfy, soothing oasis where you’ll enjoy every second spent with your baby boy or baby girl.
Among all those things you need to pay attention to, you mustn’t forget one of the most important ones and that is finding the best rocking chair for nursery!
You’ll spend a lot of time in it with your little munchkin so make sure that it checks all the boxes, from being comfortable to having a sweet design.
The truth is, there is a wide array of rocking chairs and nursery gliders on the market, so finding the right one is not an easy task.
Every nursery chair is unique and offers a combination of different features.
To help you find the best one for you and your baby, here is a list of the best rocking chairs and nursery gliders that will make your late-night feedings or snuggle time with your little one all the more special and extra comfy!
1. Nursery Works Compass Rocker
If you prefer modern over classic, then this nursery rocker is the right choice for you. It is functional and comfy which is exactly what every mom needs in a nursery chair.
This modern nursery chair offers premium comfort with removable lumbar pillow and soft material.
And it also has one thing that is really rare among other nursery chairs and that is beautiful rose gold metal legs (looks really awesome)!
So, if you’re looking for something that will also be a beautiful home decor addition, then this nursery rocker is your best bet because it’s comfy, modern and safe (free of chemical flame retardants).
Another awesome thing is easy maintenance!
This nursery rocker is made of 100% polyester upholstery which is one of the best materials when it comes to keeping it fresh and comfy.
2. Babyletto Kiwi Electronic Power Recliner and Swivel Glider with USB Port
I always say that modern problems require modern solutions and this recliner is a worthy example of that!
Apart from a soft lumbar pillow and armrest, this nursery chair comes with a hidden electronic panel. In case you’re wondering where it is hidden, it’s right in the armrest.
You can control the reclining motion with the help of buttons on an electronic panel while charging your phone or other electronic devices with a USB port.
There’s nothing more annoying when your phone battery is low and you can’t wait for the phone to be recharged.
Or, when it finally recharges on the other part of the room, this means getting up, waking up the baby, and you know the rest.
So, yes, this would be an answer to the initial statement that modern problems require modern solutions.
Had someone told me before that I’d be able to change reclining positions with just one touch of a button, I doubt I’d have believed them.
But now that I can see it, I definitely believe it!
Also, this nursery chair offers swiveling with smooth gliding motions, which means your baby will not wake up while you’re enjoying the gliding sensations.
Apart from the rare USB port feature, this glider is made by hand and the upholstery doesn’t contain any chemicals.
When combined, all these features make this nursery chair one of the best nursery gliders on the market!
3. Davinci Olive Upholstered Swivel Glider With Ottoman
And here’s something for shorter moms, too!
In case you’re on the lookout for a nursery chair that will meet your and every other shorter mom needs, this nursery chair is a great option! Why?
Because it is lower than the rest of the chairs so you won’t feel as if you’re also an infant and someone put you in a chair for adults.
Joking aside (I hope you had a good laugh though), this awesome chair also provides extra comfort and support with a lumbar pillow and ottoman.
When it comes to the safety section, you won’t need to worry that your baby’s fingers or your fingers will come into contact with the swivel construction because it is hidden underneath the nursery chair.
Another safety feature is that its upholstery doesn’t contain chemicals, so it’s perfectly safe for both you, your little one, and anyone who comes into contact with it.
And I have more good news for you! In case you’re looking for something ASAP and you don’t really have time to assemble the nursery chair, the great news is that you won’t need to do that.
The chair is already assembled and you’ll receive it as such upon delivery!
4. Babyletto Toco Upholstered Swivel Glider & Stationary Ottoman
If you’re on the lookout for a modern and practical nursery chair, this one is worthy of your attention because it basically has everything you would want in a nursery chair for yourself and your baby.
It swivels 360 degrees (which is really impressive), and it has smooth gliding capabilities (back and forth).
The chair is free of chemical retardants and when/if it gets dirty (and Lord knows at some point it will), the fabric is really easy to clean.
Even though the ottoman doesn’t rock, its comfy design with lumbar support pillow makes it still perfect for long late-night feedings or snuggle time.
The design and its stylish shape literally gives the chair a personality, so if you decide to put this nursery chair in a living room, it would add that modern touch and perfectly blend with the rest of the furniture.
In case you haven’t specified what you’re looking for in a nursery chair, then this one would be the best bet.
You have all the necessary features from swiveling to gliding and you simply can’t go wrong with it (even if you wanted to).
It is an extra comfy chair perfect for long day and night sessions with your baby.
5. Angel Line Windsor Glider and Ottoman Set
Whenever I’m on the lookout for a certain product (regardless of whether it is baby gear or something else), I always write down some features/things of the product that are important to me in order to narrow the scope of the search.
But, (there’s always a but) I also make sure to create a budget as well because I don’t want to buy something that will break the bank if I know I have options.
With that in mind, if you’re looking for a high-quality glider that is also affordable, this is the best bet! This glider has everything a mum could want in a nursery chair.
Extra cushioning provides ultimate comfort and the design is truly out of this world because it is a mix of vintage (wood frames) and modern features.
This is awesome because the glider chair will look equally great in a nursery, a living room, or any room in your house.
Padded armrests will make sure to always support your arms no matter how much time you spend rocking your little one.
And the best of all: Side pockets storage. I had to bold it because this is not something you can find in any other nursery chair.
Side pockets are a lifesaver in moments when you need to wipe your baby ASAP, change diapers, or for books, toys and so on.
This means you won’t have to get up (and wake your baby up in the process), because you can put all the essential things in those miracle storage pockets and enjoy smooth gliding motion for as long as you desire.
Another great (if not essential) thing is the ottoman, especially if you have back problems.
You can relax in a cozy, nursery chair and rest your legs on an ottoman that has the ability to follow the rocking motions of your chair.
If this is not one of the best glider chairs out there, I don’t know what is!
6. Davinci Ruby Recliner and Swivel Glider
Similar to the previous one, the design of this nursery glider recliner is also simple (but only at first sight)!
So, let me rephrase this: The design of this nursery chair looks simple, but it’s much more complex and very practical.
First of all, if you have back problems, this chair will be your savior because it has a lumbar pillow for the ultimate back support.
We all know that every extra support means feeling super comfy.
Late-night feedings will be way less stressful than before because soft armrests will make sure to keep you and your baby delighted and soothed.
Other features that are extremely helpful when it comes to your back are recliner, backrest, and leg rest.
Remember when I said that this nursery chair looks simple but it’s a little bit more complex than it seems?
I said that because this chair has a backrest and leg rest that can be pulled-out.
I think there’s nothing more practical than that because if you don’t have that much space in a room, you can easily pull these two features in and the chair will once again look really simple and, more importantly, it will be space-saving.
Another thing that I would also like to accentuate about this nursery chair is its beautifully designed upholstery, which is free of the chemicals that are usually added to textiles and other manufactured materials.
As always, safety is every parent’s number one priority.
7. Nursery Works Sleepytime Rocker with Light Legs
When we are talking about the best rocking chairs for nursery some moms (like myself) like to feel comfy in a nursery chair that provides more room for them and their baby.
If you’re one of them, then this Nursery Works Sleepytime Rocker is the best bet for the both of you!
Getting in and getting out of the chair will be really smooth because of all the extra space that it offers. And it won’t be only smooth, but extra comfy too.
The rocker is made of high-quality, soft materials which is exactly what I look for in every chair (be it a nursery chair or a regular chair).
And best of all, the wooden legs will make sure that there is no noise when rocking with your little one!
You don’t need to worry that your baby will have difficulties falling asleep from all that rocking sound as is often the case with some rocking chairs on the market.
Also, this elegant design comes in multiple colors, so no matter what style you prefer or what type of colors prevail in your nursery room, you will certainly succeed to match all of it with this nursery rocker.
8. Babyletto Tuba Extra Wide Swivel Glider
If you’re not a fan of classic nursery chairs but rather spacious and modern looking ones, this glider might be exactly what you’re looking for! It is a perfect addition to a living room, nursery, or any room in your house.
Now, it would be really disappointing if this glider only offered a modern look and more space and nothing else from the rest of the features, right?
Luckily, this is not the case.
It’s also functional and safe for every mom and baby.
It has a swiveling feature to 360 degrees and this nursery chair moves not only back and forth, but also side to side which is something not many chairs offer!
Also, it has a smooth gliding feature which will help your baby fall asleep in record time.
As a matter of fact, you will probably fall asleep with your baby because it’s that comfy and snuggly.
I also love the fact that it is made by hand and free of chemical flame retardants.
This compact and stylish chair is living proof that it is possible to find safety features, comfort, and appealing design all in one.
So, if you thought you’d never succeed in finding the right one for you or you blame yourself for having high standards, the solution is right in front of you!
9. Delta Children Emerson Upholstered Glider Swivel Rocker Chair
The first two words that popped in my mind when I saw this nursery rocker were: comfy and simple. I could instantly imagine the glorious feeling of sitting in that royal chair.
Unlike the majority of other nursery chairs on the market, this one has a diamond pattern on the back.
I’ve had similar chairs before with that pattern and I can’t accentuate enough how amazing this feature is.
You get the feeling like someone is massaging you while you’re sitting; you literally feel as if you’re sitting in clouds and not a chair.
And that’s exactly how I want to feel when I spend lots of time in a sitting position!
But, of course, this is not just an ordinary chair with a diamond pattern because it also comes with rocking, gliding, and swivel motions.
As you’re swiveling in this magical chair (I dare you to imagine it), you will notice that the seat cushion is made of foam for extra comfort, so there’s not a chance your butt will hurt from sitting so much.
When it comes to your arms, they will be supported by soft armrests.
You’re probably thinking to yourself: There must be something wrong with maintenance because this nursery chair can’t be perfect.
Well, sorry to disappoint you (or not), this nursery chair is really easy to clean because it’s made of microfiber material!
No matter how many times you clean it, it will look exactly like new – something every mum appreciates A LOT (including myself).
10. Graco Parker Semi-Upholstered Glider and Nursing Ottoman
Breastfeeding is an activity that requires extra comfort for both mom and baby.
Since you’ll be spending lots of time breastfeeding your little one, it’s important that you have a special place for it.
In case you haven’t found that special place yet or you’re on the lookout for it, this glider might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
It has the essential nursing feature and that is a nursing stool that you can easily pull out from the ottoman.
When you want to switch to another activity like reading a book or simply snuggling, you can easily put the nursing stool back under the ottoman.
I love this feature because it’s really practical.
As with the previous nursing chairs, this one also has armrests which will be your main companion when it comes to nursing your little one (especially at night).
But, it’s important to accentuate that these armrests are higher than usual which means they are more supportive for both you and your baby.
But, don’t get me wrong. This doesn’t mean that the chair is only suitable for mothers who intend on breastfeeding.
It’s also perfectly appropriate for every mother who is on the lookout for a comfy nursery chair made of plush microfiber for super snuggly feeling.
11. Angel Line Ashley Semi-Upholstered Glider And Ottoman
A seating room is an essential feature of every nursery chair.
When you’re sitting in that chair with a baby in your arms, you want to feel relaxed without the need to constantly change positions.
That’s why spacious nursery chairs are simply the best!
Also, this chair deserves to be praised for its comfort and practical design as well because it comes with padded arms and removable cushions.
That is what makes it one of the best rocking chairs for nursery.
No worries, your legs won’t be out of the comfort equation because this comfy nursery chair comes with a matching ottoman which is truly heaven for every mom’s back and nursing.
Now, imagine that you have to find a matching ottoman yourself. Ain’t no got time for that, right? Right.
This nursery chair provides smooth gliding motion that will help your baby fall asleep in no time.
Besides that, I simply love its modern and unique design which you can easily move to your living room once your baby grows and you no longer use it as a nursery chair.
Also, I’m pretty sure your baby boy or baby girl will use it even when they grow up because it will be one of the most comfy chairs in your household – you will literally have to compete who is going to sit first in it. Yup, it’s that awesome.
12. Dutailier Sleigh Glider Multiposition-Lock Recline with Nursing Ottoman
This nursery chair is definitely one of the most luxurious nursery gliders on the market (and for a reason).
Unlike the majority of other nursery chairs, this one has extra rich cushions and, of course, padded armrests.
Now, do you ever get that weird feeling thinking you’re going to somehow magically fall out of the chair even though you know the odds for something like that are pretty low?
Well, you’re not alone on that one.
I had the same worries for a long time until I heard from some of my friends that nursery chairs made with a wood frame are the safest because they offer maximum stability.
Since I’m an anxious person by nature, this wood frame has literally saved my life and lots of nerves as well because I no longer overthink!
A wood frame is an awesome feature, but there are also some other nursery chairs that offer the same, so you’re probably wondering what’s really unique about this nursery chair and the answer is: GLIDE-R-MOTION technology.
In order to attain an extra smooth gliding motion and extended glide, this nursery chair uses geometry with the help of the said GLIDE-R-MOTION technology.
Another unique feature is the multi-position mechanism that offers six different positions, which makes this glider truly versatile and practical.
In case you’re still sceptical, I’ll just add that it also has a 5 year warranty.
I always trust products that offer warranty because it means the manufacturer proudly stands behind the quality of their product.
13. Delta Children Blair Nursery Glider Swivel Rocker
My biggest concern when it comes to rockers, gliders, and other baby gear is having enough space to put them in a nursery, living room, or to store them.
The majority of nursery chairs take a lot of space (especially those that come with ottomans).
In case you’re having the same problem regarding space, then this glider created for smaller spaces is the right choice for you!
It might be smaller than other chairs, but don’t let that fool you because it’s functional and versatile just like the bigger ones.
This nursery chair is totally flexible because it has the 360-degree swivel feature which means you can turn in any direction you want.
When you need something that’s on the desk to your right or left, you can easily reach it.
If the chair doesn’t have storage pockets, then the 360-degree swivel feature is the best alternative to it.
This nursery chair comes in two standard colors (charcoal and taupe) which means it will be easy to match it with the rest of your nursery equipment and decor.
As always, neutral and standard tones are the best bet in case you already have lots of colorful items in your nursery room.
Given that this sturdy framed chair is specifically created for small spaces, it is light and easy to relocate wherever you desire.
Also, this nursery chair comes with a removable, padded cushion which will provide you extra comfort and easy maintenance.
8 Qualities To Look For In A Nursery Chair
A nursery chair is not something that should only be stylish and eye-catching, there are a few far more important things you need to pay attention to when finding the best one for yourself and your baby.
Buying a nursery chair is not like buying a wall decal, so make sure that it has some (or all) of the following qualities:
As with everything else, the number one thing you need to pay attention to is comfort.
After all, you’re buying that nursery chair to enjoy with your baby and not as an additional decoration to your home, right?
(Even though you can have both because the majority of these chairs are also elegant and modern.)
Extra support for your back and head, a footrest, comfy seat cushion and so on are some of the things that provide ultimate comfort, so always make sure to check whether a nursery chair offers some or all of these features.
Other people’s positive experiences
We’ve all had some bad experiences with online shopping, but in the majority of cases it was actually our fault.
We often skip reading all those reviews of a certain product because we trust the picture and its description or because we don’t have time to explore further.
Checking reviews for every single thing (especially something smaller and less expensive) is not really necessary but when it comes to nursery chairs, you might want to see what other parents’ experiences have been.
This will help you find the best rocking chair for nursery and save you lots of time and nerves as well.
You want a nursery chair that will be your companion for a long time, therefore, you need to make sure it’s made of high-quality, durable materials.
If you’re thinking of having more babies in the future, you want to be sure that you can reuse this rocking chair or nursery glider.
I always say that the best investments are those that last for years and can be reused to your heart’s content and for multiple purposes.
Even if you don’t plan on having more kids in the future, a nursery chair won’t become a white elephant because it will be your most comfy chair for reading your favourite books (or drinking hot cocoa in the winter).
Imagine that your baby has fallen asleep while you’re still in the nursery chair and now you have to get up and put them in a crib.
Now imagine that you can’t get up that easily, you wake up the baby and he/she starts crying.
Your plans for having some “me time” fail and you have to do everything all over again.
That’s why it’s important that the chair is functional and that you can easily get in and get out when needed.
That way you won’t have to be anxious every time you need to get up from the nursery chair.
You will be happy and relaxed and, most importantly, your baby will be the happiest and most restful baby in the world.
As you already know, when it comes to babies, lots of spit-up –including famous infant reflux – are simply inevitable.
It’s just a matter of time before a nursery chair or some other piece of furniture in the house becomes messy and requires cleaning.
So, easy maintenance of a nursery chair is another essential thing you need to pay attention to.
Washable chair covers and other materials that are maintenance friendly are the best bet. After all, the longevity of every product greatly depends on its maintenance.
Do I really have to explain this one because I think it’s pretty self-explanatory.
Joking aside, armrests are every mum’s lifesaver! Why?
Imagine that you’re holding a baby for a few hours in your arms while sitting in a chair that doesn’t have armrests.
It would be really hard to stay comfy in such circumstances, right?
And that’s why armrests are truly a gift from God and it would be a shame not to enjoy them and make your life much easier.
Holding your baby while being supported by armrests will feel like heaven and it will increase the time you spend with your baby.
As always, safety is the number one priority! You want to make sure that a nursery chair is perfectly safe for both you and your baby.
A nursery chair needs to be well built without any moving parts visible or any other potential dangers.
A swivel part that is hidden underneath the chair is a perfect example of ultimate safety because children cannot reach it.
Also, make sure that the chair is free of any toxic materials.
I think there’s nothing more annoying in the whole world than a loud, squeaking chair.
This is especially important when it comes to babies because you want them to feel comfy and to eventually fall asleep in your arms.
Well, falling asleep in a squeaky chair would be mission impossible, wouldn’t you agree? So, a silent nursery chair is a necessity, and not a choice.
Types Of Nursery Chairs
As already mentioned, there is a wide variety of nursery chairs on the market and they all come with different, unique features.
Regarding style, there are chairs in a vintage, modern, or traditional design or some that are a combination of styles.
Some require more space (some less), they vary in shape, functionality, materials, and construction. But, the main difference lies in the following types of nursery chairs:
• Gliders: a type of nursery chair that moves back and forth with the help of a mechanism.
• Rockers: a type of nursery chair that moves back and forth with the help of arched legs.
• Recliners: a nursery chair that reclines when you lower its back and raise its front. It (often) comes with a backrest and footrest that extend mechanically or by hand.
Apart from these, there are many other little things and features that can affect your final choice of a nursery chair.
That is why buying a rocking chair or nursery glider is a unique experience. Every mom and baby are unique and they have different needs.
For example, some moms are taller than others and they need a suitable nursery chair that will fit them.
Others are susceptible to sweating and getting hot easily, which means they need a chair made of materials that can help them with the heat/sweat aspect.
The bottom line is to always look for features and other things that are essential for you, your baby, and your lifestyle and nothing else matters!
I hope this list helped you find some of the best rocking chairs for nursery along with nursery gliders.
In case you’re having difficulties deciding which one to choose, I suggest writing down on a piece of paper all the pros and cons in accordance with what you’re looking for in a nursery chair.
Also, make sure to create a budget as that will also help you when it comes to finding the right one for you.
Just because some nursery chairs are less expensive than others, this doesn’t mean they are of low-quality.
Perhaps they lack some features, but maybe those features are not really what you need.
Just know that no matter what design or features you prefer, your perfect nursery chair is waiting for you out there.
Good luck and happy swaying!
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