Post # 1
DH and I ordered a glider, and when we received it, we loved the way it looked, but it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to be comfortable enough when we spend hours in it holding the baby.
Does anyone have any pointers in what we should look for in a glider? Should the arms be a certain way? We are thinking of getting one that also reclines, is there any drawback to that?
Post # 3
Are you able to go somewhere (e.g. BRU) and physically try them out? TBH, this is the best way IMO to figure out what you like and what you don’t. It’s hard to tell from measurements and photos as to what is comfy and what is not, and certainly everyone’s opinions differ. I found one at BRU that I liked that has an optional footrest and the width/height really worked for my frame. There was another with a reclining option that DH liked, but it was too hard for me to activate the recline and this was without a baby in my arms!
Post # 4
I made sure to try them out in person!
We got a Dutalier!
Post # 5
We have a second hand Dutalier. My mom found one (it was almost new) at Goodwill for $20. Someone didn’t need it and dropped it off just as she was taking in some donations. It’s super comfy 🙂
Post # 6
@LAZB: Definitely something with good head and neck support! There will be many times you will put your head back while feeding due to being so tired. Also, I WISH my glider reclined! I was just thinking about that last night while I was feeding at sometime around 4 am…
Post # 7
We actually have a Dutalier right now, and it is too upright for us, so we will be returning it.
@Sunshine09: thanks for the advice, I’m sure head and neck support are musts!