A good chair is one item that no nursery should be without. Whether
you’re a new parent or an old pro, the nursery chair will soon become the place where you comfort and sooth your baby. It is also the place where you and your little one will bond over feedings, lullabies, and books in the long late hours of the night.
There is no shortage of options when it comes to picking out a nursery chair, and everyone has their preferences. But which chair is best for you: The classic wooden rocker? A comfortable recliner? Or the modern glider? Here is a breakdown of each type to help you decide on the right on for you and your baby.
Traditional wooden rocking chairs have comforted babies for generations with their steady back-and-forth motion. The wooden surface is ultra-durable and low maintenance. For all those spit-ups and spills, simply wipe clean the hard surface. Many present the option of customizable cushions that provide comfort while also offering full back support. A high quality rocker can withstand the test of time and be passed down from generation to generation.
If you’re looking for a nursery chair that provides the most comfort, then a recliner is for you. They’re perfect for late night feedings, or any other instance where you have to sit up with baby for long stretches. Since recliners are designed for relaxation, they are ideal for new mothers who need their rest as well as a low-stress environment in which to nurse. Recliners are also the
most adaptable option, as they can easily find a place in your home once your baby is older.
The next generation of nursery chairs, gliders are like a rocking chair and recliner in one. The motion provided by a glider is gentler than that of a classic rocker. Like recliners, gliders come in a variety of styles and can easily find a place amongst your furnishings when your baby grows up.
No matter what type of chair you pick, make sure that it has both of these important features:
The ability to rest your head during late night feedings will make all the difference the next morning. Don’t get a chair that doesn’t have a back high enough to support your head and neck in a comfortable way.
Even with a nursing pillow, holding your baby can really wear on your arms, elbows, and shoulders. A chair with arm rests can provide the extra support needed.
You nursery chair is going to get you through many sleepless nights and fussy mornings. Choose the one that best suit the needs of your nursery so mom and baby can be as comfortable as possible.