A Nursery Seating Option: Rockers versus Gliders

A Nursery Seating Option: Rockers versus Gliders

You've got the crib, a dresser, and a changing table....what's next? A great addition to consider is a nursery seating option. Rockers and gliders offer a soothing motion that mimics being in the womb to calm baby while giving you a chance to get off your feet. There are a few things to consider when purchasing a nursery seating option such as movement, comfort level, and construction.

Rocker versus Glider

The main difference between a rocker versus a glider is in the way they move. The rocker’s arched legs create a swaying motion and typically a stronger movement while a glider is stationary; moving back and forth on a mechanism and tend to offer an almost noiseless, smoother ride. Some gliders also swivel and have a lock feature so curious little fingers don’t get caught. Adding the reclining feature is also helpful for both breastfeeding and relaxation! Leading breastfeeding consultants say that reclining while breastfeeding is the optimal position, plus while your baby is napping, you can nap with them in the recliner.

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Construction and Comfort Level

When looking for a chair you’ll want to make sure it lasts. Splurging on a chair is definitely worth it! It will see its fair share of spit-ups and spills. Make sure your upholstery can handle all that! An another feature you’ll want is that the chair is easy-to-clean. A lot of nursery chairs have waterproof, spill-proof, and easy to clean material. You’ll also want to look for supportive backing. Nothing is worse than an uncomfortable chair for those 3 am feedings. The addition of an ottoman can make your chair even more comfortable for propping up baby.

Modern Nursery Favorites

Nursery Works Compass & Sleepytime Rockers

A favorite of celebrity and modern mommies alike are the Nursery Works Compass Rocker and the Sleepytime Rocker. These rockers are lightly padded and finely upholstered. Arched hardwood legs provide a soothing swaying motion. Support your lumbar with the pillow provided to keep you comfortable as you bond with baby in style.

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Monte Design Como Glider & Joya Rocker

The Monte Design Joya Rocker is perfect for smaller living spaces. It's the smallest footprint of the entire eco-friendly Monte Design chair collection, but it doesn't skip on comfort. The tall back gives you support as the arched wooden legs gently rock you and baby to a relaxed state. The Como Glider from Monte is also a fan-favorite when it comes to gliders. The comfy seat and soft plush back cushion will have you sinking into comfort for hours! Our ambassador Rae shares her experience with this eco-friendly, comfy glider here!

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Babyletto Kiwi Glider Recliner

Bonding + comfort = happy parent and baby. It swivels, it reclines, and it glides! The Babyletto Kiwi Electric Glider & Recliner is a hot ticket item every modern parent wants in their nursery. "Rest and recharge" takes on a whole new meaning. Use the built-in USB port while you play lullabies for baby as you prop your feet up during those 3 a.m. feedings. New to this favorite nursery chair is the Performance fabric - which is spill and stain resistant!

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Oilo Studio Nola Glider

A new addition to the Modern Nursery family and celebrity favorite is the Oilo Studio Nola Glider. The tall deep back lets you sit back and embrace baby as the glider's unique parallel motion soothes the two of you. Whichever nursery seating option you choose we hope that both you and baby get the much-needed rest you both deserve. Make sure to check back here for all that is decor, modern, and baby.

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