Post # 1
I’ve been talking with my mama friends and they have recommended I purchase a glider for the nursery… I see they are quite expensive so I was wondering what people use if they don’t use a glider? I also live in a small apartment in the city and don’t think I have room for glider.. any suggestions… TIA!
Post # 4
I used a rocking chair that my grandmother gave me.
Post # 5
@julies1949: I also used my grandmothers rocking chair
Post # 6
We had an heirloom rocking chair for DD, but honestly I spent most of the nighttime feedings on the couch.
Post # 7
I had to look up what a glider was. OK I see, a rocking lounge chair?
I used a comfy lounge chair (one with arms rests). I don’t think a chair which rocks is necessary. I think comfort is more important than rocking. i.e. I’d take a non rocking lounge chair over a wooden rocking chair.
ETA: And it’s not necessary for it to be in the nursery, so long as it’s on the same floor. So I would often go into the lounge (which was on the same floor by the time our 2nd was born).
Post # 8
I also found a small rocking chair almost exactly like the one my grandmother used.
Post # 9
Try craigslist – you can usually find awesome gliders that have only been used for 6-8 months (ie almost new) for a huge discount there!
Post # 11
we didn’t have the space for a glider eithe so I just used my boppy on our couch and never had an problems. I never rocked my daughter to sleep though, I wanted her to learn to sleep on her own and now have a pretty great sleeper. 🙂 I do wish we could’ve gotten one though for nights when I want to read to her etc.
My friend got a great deal on craigslist! Definitely look there. Or consignment stores/ sales.
Post # 12
I agree about the rocking chair but my MIL bought us a Lay Z Boy and we still use it today. I wanted a chair I could use after our son was older that didn’t look like a baby glider.
Post # 13
Our place is kinda small, we have chosen not to purchase the glider and use the money for other things we will actually need. I will be using the Lay-Z-boy that we already have.
Post # 14
I got a really lovely antique one at an estate sale fairly inexepensively. I second the idea of looking on craigslist too.
Post # 15
I rocked my baby to sleep every night! You get one year to hold them before they walk away so do it. As a nanny I feel the best motion to soothe a child is to walk and rock them while standing. I know. Not what you wanted to hear but it most closely resembles the motion they felt in the womb when they would sleep(when you would walk around).
Post # 16
I have a comfy rockasan (rocking papasan chair) that could work…I hope 🙂