Post # 31
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
calliekalico2 : “Are we not doing the rocking chair trend anymore?”
I can’t believe you still think that question makes sense.
Post # 33
abouttodoit17 : I can’t believe you don’t. I also can’t believe you still comment on my posts when we don’t get along and there’s no benefit to communication between us. If blocking were permitted on the bee we wouldn’t be having this conversation.
Post # 34
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
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
calliekalico2 : they’re called gliders 🙂
Post # 37
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
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 😂
Post # 39
smalltownbigworld : haha yeah, I really didn’t mean anything derogatory about personal chair choices, just inquiring about the current trend.
Post # 40
- Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan
calliekalico2 : we are!! 🙂
This is a terrible pic but I love my chair 🙂