Nursery trends: We're not doing the rocking chair anymore?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
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  • Post # 31
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    When you’re up every night with a colicky baby you’re going to want something comfortable to sit in. And when that happens the hipster charm of a rickety wooden rocking chair loses out to the comfort of a glider. Just being real here.

    Post # 32
    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    calliekalico2 :  “Are we not doing the rocking chair trend anymore?”

    I can’t believe you still think that question makes sense. 

    Post # 34
    4245 posts
    Honey bee

    calliekalico2 :  It doesn’t really make sense. Who is “we”? A collective of mothers?

    I’m definitely not doing a wooden rocker. I was thinking a Poang chair from IKEA but I just saw one in real life and they’re super low to the ground- I can’t imagine trying to get myself in and out of that at 3AM with a crying baby. So now I’ll probably do a glider. 

    Post # 35
    1552 posts
    Bumble bee

    I suppose they probably were a trend. Many people still have them but there are so many alternatives now that are more comfortable that people have a choice (similar to how few people have that old fashioned style baby pram anymore). I personally hate rocking chairs. Theyre uncomfortable and they remind of victorian horror films. I have an over active imagination anyway and I can just picture myself going to pick up the baby and seeing the chair rocking. 

    Post # 36
    935 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    calliekalico2 :  they’re called gliders ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 37
    2089 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    ClaudiaKishi :  I made the mistake of buying the poang rocking chair with a cute “pouf” type ottoman because it looked cute, trendy and modern.  BIG MISTAKE.  You’re right, it’s so low to the ground and super hard to get out of.  I could barely do it at 8 months pregnant, let alone with a newborn in my arms. 

    Luckily I figured this out before baby arrived and I convinced Darling Husband to let me buy a second hand gorgeous upholstered rocker and matching ottoman from Craiglist.  It’s unbelievably comfy and I’m so happy I switched.  Plus I got a great deal, she siad it retails for around $800 but I got it for $100. 

    Mine looks much like this: 

    Not super fancy and “on-trend” like the Restoration Hardware rockers but I love it and we have spent many, many comfortable hours in it.


    Post # 38
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    calliekalico2 :  I think it is mainly a preferential choice. Gliders are typically more comfortable but wooden rockers have that old world charm to them. When I was a baby, my parents were gifted a handmade rocker from an Amish man that grew up with my father. They have kept it in pristine condition and it is very comfortable so I plan to use it for our future littles. 

    Im also not sure why people are getting hostile over a style of chair lol. It was a simple rhetorical question, no need to get all high and mighty about it ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Post # 40
    1224 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

    calliekalico2 :  we are!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    This is a terrible pic but I love my chair ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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