(Closed) what do you use if you don't purchase a glider for the nursery?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

A small rocking chair?


Post # 4
47434 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used a rocking chair that my grandmother gave me.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@julies1949:  I also used my grandmothers rocking chair

Post # 6
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We had an heirloom rocking chair for DD, but honestly I spent most of the nighttime feedings on the couch.

Post # 7
7638 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had to look up what a glider was. OK I see, a rocking lounge chair?

I used a comfy lounge chair (one with arms rests). I don’t think a chair which rocks is necessary. I think comfort is more important than rocking. i.e. I’d take a non rocking lounge chair over a wooden rocking chair.

ETA: And it’s not necessary for it to be in the nursery, so long as it’s on the same floor. So I would often go into the lounge (which was on the same floor by the time our 2nd was born).

Post # 8
1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I also found a small rocking chair almost exactly like the one my grandmother used. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Try craigslist – you can usually find awesome gliders that have only been used for 6-8 months (ie almost new) for a huge discount there!

Post # 10
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I have a rocking chair.

Post # 11
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

we didn’t have the space for a glider eithe so I just used my boppy on our couch and never had an problems. I never rocked my daughter to sleep though, I wanted her to learn to sleep on her own and now have a pretty great sleeper. 🙂 I do wish we could’ve gotten one though for nights when I want to read to her etc.

My friend got a great deal on craigslist! Definitely look there. Or consignment stores/ sales.

Post # 12
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I agree about the rocking chair but my Mother-In-Law bought us a Lay Z Boy and we still use it today.  I wanted a chair I could use after our son was older that didn’t look like a baby glider.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Our place is kinda small, we have chosen not to purchase the glider and use the money for other things we will actually need. I will be using the Lay-Z-boy that we already have.

Post # 14
9845 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got a really lovely antique one at an estate sale fairly inexepensively. I second the idea of looking on craigslist too.

Post # 15
2191 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I rocked my baby to sleep every night!  You get one year to hold them before they walk away so do it.  As a nanny I feel the best motion to soothe a child is to walk and rock them while standing.  I know.  Not what you wanted to hear but it most closely resembles the motion they felt in the womb when they would sleep(when you would walk around).  

Post # 16
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have a comfy rockasan (rocking papasan chair) that could work…I hope 🙂

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