A nursery glider is usually purchased during pregnancy or for birth of a baby. They help pregnant moms to relax, rock and comfort their baby while nursing. They are versatile and appealing and can complement the decor of any room.
Nursery glider is one the few items from your Baby Registry Checklist that you can actually use for many years afterward.They come with different features and functions. A basic model usually glides only. More advanced models offer locking mechanism to stop the gliding motion, recline and a nursing stool attached to the ottoman.
Below you’ll find few tips on what to look for before you buy one to make sure that it’s comfortable and you’ll enjoy it while nursing and rocking your little one.
What to look for before you buy a nursery glider chair?
Comfort for you: Be sure that the glider chair is comfortable and the right size for your body. Pay attention to the width between armrests and the height of back support. The width between armrests can vary from 18 to 24 inches. Someone whose body physique is small will feel comfortable in a glider that has 18 inches between armrests. However it may not be enough for a bigger person. Another important factor to consider is back support. Least expensive models offer basic, which is good enough but doesn’t allow you to fully rest your head.
Higher priced models usually have back support high enough allowing you to lean back and fully rest your head. Stork Craft Tuscany Glider is an exception. NOT outrageously expensive. Offers best of both worlds, high enough to lean back and rest your head in a natural position, thick cushioning and free lumbar pillow. With all the features it has to offer we think this is the most underrated nursery glider out there.
Whichever you chose it depends on your budget and the amount of time you planning to spend in it.
Sturdy frame: A nursery glider is an investment, so you want to make sure to select one that will last behind nursing years. Most nursery gliders including low priced models are sturdy and will last for years to come. However, if you can afford the extra dollars go for one that’s build out of solid wood.
Easy to clean: Babies can be messy, especially in their early months. While nursing your baby rest assured that there will be the ‘spit up’ and ‘diaper overflow’ moments. So you want to make sure that the cushion fabric is easy to wipe and clean and won’t leave any stains. Most nursery gliders are easy to clean, however having one with removable, machine washable seat cover is a plus.
Matching ottoman: most nursery gliders come with ottoman that moves along with the glider. What you want to consider here is whether you need a nursing stool. A nursing stool allows you to find a comfortable position while nursing your baby. When not in use you can slide it under the ottoman.
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Locking mechanism: it allows you to stop the gliding motion at a desired position. It makes easier to stand up while holding your baby in your arms. Not a must have feature but nice to have. One can easily stop the glider from moving by placing one foot on the floor.
Supportive cushioning: above all else it has to be comfortable to sit in for long periods of time and let’s be truthful, possibly even sleep in. Most nursery gliders have adequate cushioning which should satisfy most customers. However, if you’re looking for that extra comfort be prepared to pay a premium.
Think long term: read over the warranty. Find out how long it’s for and what it covers. Ask yourself, how the chair will look and fit in your house once the nursing time is over? How it will look in five or 10 years, when baby’s room is no longer a nursery. If you plan on keeping it around, would it look just as good in your living room or guest room?