(Closed) Nursery Furniture – Glider or Recliner?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which is best for rocking/nursing?

    Glider with ottoman will do just fine

    Rocking recliner is invaluable for late nights

    Either works!

  • Post # 2
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    How comfortable is the glider? I have an upholstered glider with an ottoman and I can lean my head back on the headrest of the glider during the late nights. Personally, I didn’t want to go the recliner route for safety reasons. But I know a lot of people love them! 

    Post # 3
    2591 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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    mmwar :  My nephew loves the glider. My sister had a rocking recliner in the baby’s room and a glider in the living room. The baby would fall right to sleep while she was on the glider. He wasn’t very soothed by the rocking.

    Post # 4
    7309 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    There are safe ways to bedshare/co-sleep. A recliner isn’t one of them. I can’t see any advantage to a recliner over a glider, particularly seeing as you already have a glider to use.

    Post # 5
    5892 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have a glider that with a flip of a lever becomes a recliner. (Luckily, it was gifted from a friend) I use the glider 95% of the time. The only time I use the recliner is when DS is sick. 

    When he was an infant, I would just feed him or let him sleep on me on the couch. I really didn’t start using the chair until he was over 4 months and needed quiet and dark to sleep. 

    When DS is sick he will not sleep in his crib and needs to be held. But won’t co-sleep. So the only way for me to sleep too is to kick back in the recliner. 

    But if I had to pick just one-get the glider/rocker. 

    Post # 6
    4098 posts
    Honey bee

    Go for whichever is comfortable for you to rest on, but also rocks for the baby. I have a glider that reclines, but it does not glide when reclined and putting the recliner back in is noisy and difficult to do without waking up a baby. I love having the recline option when the baby is asleep and I can’t move…it allows you to rest much more comfortably, but not being able to rock or easily get up with it in recline is annoying. I also had a daybed in the baby’s room initially, and the only thing I used it for was getting the baby dressed as it was more comfortable than a changing table and I really never had any reason or desire to sleep there or hold the baby there since it doesn’t rock and a lot of babies don’t settle unless you are pacing around or rocking them.

    Post # 7
    2513 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I find gliders uncomfortable.  They just aren’t built for my proportions.  We have a lazboy rocker recliner and love it. I used it just for middle of the night feedings.  I didn’t sleep in it and my anxiety meant I never slept with the baby anywhere. 

    Post # 8
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Glider 100000% . 😉 

    Post # 9
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 1993

    I have had 4 babies. I would buy a rocker-recliner again in a heart beat. I do have to say I breastfeed so that would play a major part in my decision. 

    Post # 10
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Ed Oliver Golf Club, Wilmington, DE

    I went to Babies r us and tried out all of the options that people recommended and I ended up going the glider route. I have no experience yet; the baby is due in 6 weeks..but I think I was just too darn clumsy for a recliner. Trying to pop it back up with a sleeping baby seemed like a real hazard for me 🙂

    Post # 11
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Havent hadn’t the baby yet but I have a recliner. I wanted a glider but I couldn’t find any long enough so that I couldn’t rest my head back. I’ve gone for a recliner so that I can nap in it while the baby sleeps in it’s cot. 

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