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#1 of 7 Old 11-12-2009, 02:47 AM - Thread Starter
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Trying to buy... would prefer to test drive one but so many of these are available online only! We used a hand me down rocker with dd that has since been passed on to the Goodwill. My parents have offered (THANKS!) to buy us a new rocking device for our new little one, but I am having a lot of trouble shopping/ choosing. For some reason I am just not excited about a glider-- hate the way they look and there's no way to distinguish one from the other in comfort when you're shopping online. I'm not opposed to gliders, necessarily, just kind of turned off. I'm going to spend a lot of time in it (rocking in it, not looking at it, as DH likes to remind me), so I want to make a wise choice!

Have also looked at 2 IKEA rocking chairs -- Lilliberg and Poang.

What rocker/ glider do you love/ hate and why?

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I just bought the Poang one from Ikea, it's the only rocker I could find anywhere around here, and I couldn't get one online. I don't love it I have to say. It's not that comfy, and the cushion makes my back hurt. good luck.

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I don't like our Poang.We left it at my FIls when we moved, we dislike it so much (but the kids one, apparently, is super-comfy.) In particular, it isn't great to breastfeed in.

Any luck in antique shops, looking for a nice traditional solid wood rocking chair?

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My mum just bought us one. It's a glider, but I really love it! It has the gliding ottoman that goes with it so I can keep my legs up which to me, means alot.

Here is the link;
I got what is called the "hoop combo".

Here is the link on where to buy their product because you can not get it through their site;

My glider cost $200 CDN which is a real bargain!

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We have a poang which I like a lot but havent obviously BFed in it

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I have a Dutailier glider and matching ottoman that I just had to have when I was pregnant with DS1. It's beautifully made and the wood tones match my beautiful Pali crib and dresser perfectly. However, I think it would have been better if I just got one of those large sofa chair styled ones. They seem so much more comfy and have more room. I could have spent less too.

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We'll have a Poang as well, and I can see how it'll be tough for bf'ing in. But I think that could probably be solved with a sturdy nursing pillow.

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