Is a Rocker/Glider necessary?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Glider/Rocker...necessary?
    Yes - Absolutely : (10 votes)
    40 %
    Nope - Pass on it : (15 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I don’t think you need either— some babies love rockers or gliders, but that doesn’t mean you have ot have one.  A swing is valuable, though!!

    I didn’t have a rocker/glider and for baby number 2, I don’t plan on it either.

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I find it way easier to get a baby to sleep with a rocker.

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I cannot even begin to count the hours I spent in the rocker with DS. I consider a super comfy rocker or glider to be an essential baby item for me.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I never use mine. My baby was really easy to get to sleep, and I found it easier to just feed him wherever I was at the time, which was usually in bed or on the couch.

    I did find it useful that he slept in a Rock ‘n’ Play, so if he needed soothing, I could place him in there and rock him that way.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I used mine to nurse my baby to sleep and for middle of the night feedings. Those both stopped around 4 months, so the glider is no longer used. It’s nice to have one, but if space is limited and the baby will be sleeping in your room anyway, it is definitely not a necessity.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We also don’t have a lot of space but I wouldn’t even have thought about gettin one even if we had had more space. 

    I was just using the couch or the bed, depending on daytime / nighttime and it worked fine. 

    I highly recommend a Tobi Babybay bed if you’re planning on having her sleep in your bedroom anyway. DD is 9 months old and peacefully sleeping next to me on her babybay at the moment 😉 it makes life so so much easier if you’re a nursing mum at least. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    missjewels:  there ad every few baby necessities. A glider isn’t really one of them. It’s nice to have and I love the look of ours in the nursery but I used it more pregnant than I do now with my 19 week old! Im sure ill use it more once she’s in her nursery but rocking her in my arms while I sit in bed is sufficient.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    missjewels:  congratulations!honestly, it depends on your baby. I never had a glider but had a hand me down swing that my baby didn’t like at first, but as she got older, the swing became a life saver! I put her in it especially when she goes through a growth spurt and wants to be held ALL THE TIME.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    I use our couch to nurse and read to her. We do have a rocker, and I use it mostly to get her used to hanging out in her room since we’re transitioning to crib sleeping. You’ll be fine. Just have a good breastfeeding pillow.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have never used mine! 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We borrowed a rocker but never used it, I would appreciate a recliner more or a comfy couch. Definitely not essential. 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would say if you are going to nurse it would help greatly, especially if you don’t have a sofa or other comfy sitting area near where you will be spending most of your time with your new baby. Us for example, the only place to sit on the second floor of our home (where our bedroom is and the nursery is) is in bed. Nursing in bed works for some but I have learned that it Doesn’t work well, at least not for me. No matter how situated I get I end up slinking down. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I have a rocking chair in baby’ nursery.  I use it sparingly. I like it a lot and actually used it more when I was pregnant but I rarely feed baby in his room. More comfy in the living room on the couch when I feed 99% of the time. It’s nice to have but not a necessity.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I have a glider and have never used it. I feed my baby either on the couch or on the side of the bed, and he’s fine with that. I’m not getting rid of it yet, because maybe as he gets older, we’ll want to sit in it together to read or something. But since we have other seating nearby, probably not. <br /><br />I’d say it’s not a necessity at all.

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