Post # 1
I am 16 weeks now with my first and thinking about nursery set up. Did you prefer a glider with an ottoman, or a rocking recliner? I already have an old glider that could be used with some refreshing, but the recliner I have my eye on (recommended by a friend) is in the $375-$400 range.
Also, my mother suggested putting a twin bed in baby’s room in addition to the crib (for me to lay on if needed), but I feel like this would be overkill if I wind up with a recliner in there. Thoughts?
Post # 2
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
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
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
- 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
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
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
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 # 9
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
- 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
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.