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Glider/Ottoman Recommendations?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone!

 

I'm looking around trying to decide on a glider/ottoman for the nursery. Does anyone know of a good brand or type? I'll likely be ordering from amazon.com or babies r us. Something that has cherry color or similar for wood would be ideal. Thanks!

post #2 of 10

Can't really help here, other than to say I think it's a great idea to get a glider. It was the one thing I wish I had with my last baby. I really want one this time around, but I'm trying to find a used one. Good luck in your search. I'd read through all of the amazon.com reviews, or alternately, you can go to Babies R Us and actually try them out. I was there a few weeks ago, and even their cheapest model was very comfy. 

post #3 of 10

I was given a glider-rocker and in all honesty it drove me BATTY! Having those hard wooden arms at level of babe's head when cradled it was impossible to nurse in.

 

Perhaps that's not an issue for you, but thought I'd throw that out there to consider.

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by eirual View Post

I was given a glider-rocker and in all honesty it drove me BATTY! Having those hard wooden arms at level of babe's head when cradled it was impossible to nurse in.

 

Perhaps that's not an issue for you, but thought I'd throw that out there to consider.



Same here.  Give me my nice padded rocking recliner any day :)

post #5 of 10

We just got this one:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002BIIP2Y/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1329971811&sr=8-1

 

It has padded arms and pockets. :)

post #6 of 10

I bought a used Dutailier glider and ordered new upholstery for it.  It still glides like a dream (20-30 years old), but those hard armrests are right in the way for cradling a baby, though I do have a very short torso.  Also, my son hated being rocked/glided, so we never used it with him.   I'll keep it because I like reading in it, but a cushier chair would've been more useful.  I ended up using the recliner ends of our couch, with extra cushions to support my arms.

post #7 of 10

I got a glider and used a wooden nursing stool with it.  It was a great combination!  I could tuck the nursing stool under the lip of the glider to keep it mostly out of the way.  We got the stock fabric of this Dutalier from BRU...you can use coupons on the stock fabrics, but not on special orders.  (3 years ago the stock fabric was a pale green, now it looks like it is Ecru).  The fabric cleans up easily.  I haven't ever washed the whole thing, but was always able to spot clean it. I am tall so I wanted this XL one so it was tall enough to support my neck.  If you aren't super-tall you might be just as comfortable in a shorter one.  Also, I liked that it could be locked in place for standing up, and it also can recline (not a must-have, but it is nice to have).

Here is the glider:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2963566&searchURL=false

And the nursing stool:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2403243&prodFindSrc=search

 

But I also have an upholstered chair with fairly low arms that was also great for nursing!

post #8 of 10

I had a regular rocking chair with my first and had the same issue with the arms being right in the way and not comfy to rest my arm on. I ended up getting rid of it and just sitting in and old upholstered rocking armchair. 

 

post #9 of 10

I want this one: http://www.ellaandelliot.com/Monte-Joya-Rocker-P1762.aspx

But, will probably settle for this one: http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S49860970/

 

It's a good point about the hard arm rests though... Would nursing pillows help with this at all?

 

I also have to consider something with a removable cover, since our cats tend to pee on anything new/expensive/nice.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by PrincessSputnik View Post

 

It's a good point about the hard arm rests though... Would nursing pillows help with this at all?

 

 


I always nursed with a nursing pillow in the begining and didn't find it helped at all....babe is still breast-height which is awfully close to elbow height where arm rests are.

 

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