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Nursery Seating Options: Rockers vs Gliders

Nursing chairs have helped many generations of new mums to calm down their babies and create a soothing environment during feeding time. The gentle back and forth motion feature that these have can soothe babies as it mimics the constant movements they have experienced while still in the womb. Mums, on the other hand, can have a comfortable place to feed their babies and enjoy precious time off their feet. Today, nursing chairs come mainly in two types: rocking chairs and gliders. The main difference between these two is in the way they move.

Gliding Chair

A gliding chair uses a mechanism that slides back and forth in a smooth horizontal motion. A rocking chair, on the other hand, has two curved bands on each side and it sways back and forth with stronger movements. If you prefer a gentler feel, then maybe you can opt for a glider chair.

However, gliders have a more complicated mechanism and more pieces that can be dangerous for curious little fingers. Therefore, if you are planning on getting one, make sure it has a locking mechanism so that it can be locked in place. This makes it easier for you to stand up while holding your baby and ensures safety so that little fingers don’t get stuck.

grey gliding chair

Rocking Chair

The rocking chair is based on a simpler mechanism when compared to the glider. Since they are no moving parts, it makes for easier maintenance. Also, today’s modern rocking chairs are nothing like the basic wooden traditional rocking chairs of the past. They are padded and deep-seated and therefore far more comfortable.

Now, if you want to use your rocking chair as a piece of furniture later on and not just a temporary nursery item, it makes sense to invest in something that can last you a long time. In order to choose a piece that can serve you for a long time to come, I suggest that you go for a unit that comes with the promise of durability. I am talking about rocking chair designer type. You will be able to easily set them apart if you look closely at the materials they’re made of. Simply put, look for a combination of hardwood and engineered wood covered in heavy-duty linen blend fabric. A practical rocking chair designer model should have wide padded armrests and easy to clean fabric preferably in neutral colours so that it can be easily introduced into a more modern or traditional nursery.

designer rocking chair

Creating the Perfect Breastfeeding Stations

To create the perfect breastfeeding station, consider placing this chair in a separate room with a view. Now although that would be ideal, if you can’t dedicate a whole room to breastfeeding, you can set up a nursing station in a corner in your bedroom. Place the rocking chair where there’s an empty corner, put an ottoman in front of the chair and add an end table with a drawer for storage or just gather all of the essentials in a basket and place it next to the chair. When you have everything you need at hand, you’ll be able to prevent getting up unnecessary. This way, you will be able to make breastfeeding a more enjoyable experience for both you and your baby.

breastfeeding on rocking chair

Additional Considerations

Rocking chair designer that comes with an extra pair of straight legs (so that it can be converted into a classic chair) is your best bet if you want to use it later as a regular piece of furniture. You will appreciate this type of quality rocking chair long after you stop nursing. You can enjoy seating in cushioned comfort, whether it’s in the living room in front of the TV as you call it a day or maybe on the porch with a cup of tea as you recall about past times whilst rocking back and forth or a book by your hand.

These can be used on their own or with accessories for enhanced comfort and convenience. For instance, a small footstool is a great addition to the rocking chair. These are not just a beautiful finish to the chair especially if matching, but also a practical addition as they relax your tired feet when not rocking the chair. Some footstools that are sold together with the chair can move in the same manner as the chair, allowing for a smooth motion.

By Jessie Sanner

Always weighing things, the life of a Libra isn’t easy and that’s something Jessie is well acquainted with as a Libra herself. The confusion with having to choose between things is what helps her write for the blog, in the hope of making it easier for readers who are indecisive themselves. Interested in contrasts, like period dramas and sci-fi, casual and classy outfits, fries and detox shakes, the life of this young lady is anything but boring. Or is it?