(Closed) how much is too much?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

ooo i love that! Gliders are super expensive and I refuse to pay full price for one. I saw a great one on craigslist the other day for 50 that looks similar to this but has an ottoman.

That being said if you can swing it get it! its a beautiful chair and will probably last through many babies and beyond.

Post # 4
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

OH NO. i can’t help because I actually love it. and the removable rocking legs are great!

Post # 5
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

well how much is it? you didn’t tell us! I think i would cap at about $250.

Post # 6
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it’s all how much you can afford and how much sue you will get out of it. I plan on having more than one child so I know I’ll get use of ours and I bought a chair that could later be moved into the living room. It was on sale for $650.

Post # 8
590 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

It’s lovely. I would say if it is on par with what you spend on other large ticket home items, then, no, it’s not too much but if most of the rest of your stuff is Target or Ikea, yes it would be.

Post # 9
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love that chair!  Gorgeous!

I think if you can afford it and will love it, go for it!

Post # 10
1778 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m almost always in the “if you can afford it comfortably and you want it” then get it camp. If it would cause financial hardship, I would say no, but if it’s a luxury item you can afford, why not?

Post # 11
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like it, and I think $1100 is pretty reasonable for a really solid piece of furniture that you’ll use for years and years.


That fabric looks like it will show absolutely everything a baby can throw at it. White may be the worst possible choice. There is poop! And pee! And vomit! And they will be happening all over the place. A print would be more practical, or a darker color.

Post # 12
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I LOVE our glider, but you really want the gliding ottoman too. Our son is 2 and we use it every single night.  Love it.  We got one that was cushy, with a high back (for those early months when I was tired and wanted to rest my head) and a roomy seat so we still have plenty of room for us and a toddler to read stories before bedtime.

If you plan to keep it post baby then it is worth investing in a quality piece of furniture. 

Post # 13
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i’m in the same spot right now with a glider/rocker. every time i start liking a chair, it’s ALWAYS the one that is $1K. and we definitely don’t spend that kind of money on furniture.

Post # 14
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m terrible, and I’m sure that when I start shopping I’ll probably change my mind…but I would be afraid to get something super nice because I could just see it with like, baby puke or something on the side…lol 

Post # 15
380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with the ‘too much’ is what you can’t comfortably afford.  But here’s my story about whether it’s silly to spend that much on a chair that will be used to rock babies: A rocking chair was the only thing my mom desperately wanted when she was pregnant with me and they absolutely could not afford it.  A couple months before they had me, my parents won the lottery (not a ton but when you’re poor…).  The rocking chair they bought rocked me, rocked my sister, and is waiting for me to claim it to rock mine someday. Rocking babies is important! Smile

Post # 16
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m just thinking…cream fabric..small baby..it might not stay pristine! 🙂

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