Must-have item for new moms: A nursery gliderIn a column on TheBump.com, Shannon Guyton, the site's director, listed a glider as an item that all new moms need to purchase.
"You'll spend hours, days and weeks in this chair, rocking, feeding and falling asleep," she writes. "Make sure it's comfortable!"
Although they serve the same purpose, gliders, recliners, and rocking chairs differ in the way that they move. Rockers go back in an arc, while gliders move forward and back and tend to offer a smoother ride. A glider with ottoman can provide additional comfort. Matching sets move in the same direction while your feet are propped-up. You may also op for a gliding recliner chair with a built in pop out footrest.
Look for chairs that have durable and easy to clean fabrics, as babies can be messy during their early months. Gliders should comfortably support your back and arms. Some glider chairs also come with a locking mechanism that keeps it from moving back and forth when you don't want it to. This makes it easier to stand up with a baby in your arms and keeps curious toddlers from getting hurt.
Another thing to consider is the durability of the chair and what you will do with it after your child gets older. If you plan on keeping it indefinitely, choose a color or style that matches your home's décor.
Don't be afraid to try out as many gliders as necessary. You and your partner should find the one that fits your needs best.
If you have any questions, the knowledgeable staff at Kid's Stuff Superstore is available to help you make an informed purchasing decision. Contact us today!