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Hi, anyone have a favorite chair to nurse in?One you'd recommmend for purchasing? My family might be up for buying this for me and so want to know what folks like. I generally hate the look of those wood gliders, and a plain wood, old fashioned rocker seems uncomfy. I had a woman tell me she couldn't live without some very fancy cloth glider she had, but i don't know what it was.<br><br>
What do any of you nursing veterans recommend?<br><br>
Thanks, Heidi
 

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I have something sort of like <a href="http://www3.jcpenney.com/jcp/ProductsHOM.aspx?DeptID=7107&CatID=22256&CatTyp=DEP&ItemTyp=G&GrpTyp=STY&ItemID=0abd511&ProdSeq=8&Cat=rockers-recliners&Dep=For+The+Home&PCat=Chairs-recliners&PCatID=21982&RefPage=ProductList&Sale=&ProdCount=9&RecPtr=&ShowMenu=&TTYP=&ShopBy=0" target="_blank">this chair</a> . It was my favorite chair to nurse in because it was soft and comfy. The one I had cost $299 and was a rocker and reclinder. The only thing that kind of bugged me about it was that, when I was sitting in it, my feet barely reached the floor. I'm not that short either; I'm 5'5". I could just use my toes to rock. I could reach, but just barely, but I couldn't rock as effortlessly as I could in my glider-rocker. I couldve solved the problem by putting a little stepping stool on the floor, I guess. The nice thing about this rocker recliner is that the arms of the chair were padded (I also used a throw pillow for support under my arm), plus i could rock or put my legs up to relax if i wanted to.... ooorrr... I could recline if the baby fell asleep and I didnt want to get up!<br><br>
I also had a glider rocker that was wood but had generously padded cushions on it. It was comfy, but I felt like it was in too much of an upright position. The thing I did love about it was that it was pretty effortless to rock in it since it also came with a gliding ottoman. I got my glider rocker & ottoman at Babies R Us for about $300. One feature I liked about my glider rocker was that it had a little lock so I could lock the chair in a semi reclined position.<br><br>
I'm not sure which I'd choose over the other. I guess the rocker recliner (1st one I mentioned) would be my first choice, but... I also would not get rid of my glider-rocker & ottoman!!<br><br>
Hope this helps!
 

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Any sort of a glider or rocker is great, I think. Mine is Dutalier so of course made of wood, but it is very comfy and I love it. I wasn't sure I would use it that much, either (mine was also a gift), but I practically lived in that thing the first few weeks, especially. I tried an ottoman and didn't find it necessary. For the next one I will get a short little nursing stool to put my feet on, though.
 

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I lived in my glider too - wasn't sure how I would feel about it but I loved it. I agree that the tradional gliders aren't all that nice looking but it really is great to have somewhere to rock. We just got a cheapo one at Target that was $89, it wasn't bad, the only thing I didn't like was that the arms weren't padded so I needed to keep a pillow there for that - still way cheaper then the gliders at like Babies R Us or whereever. I never used the ottoman really either - it was a waste - a nursing stool for me this time around too.<br><br>
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My favorite chair to nurse in is a big oversized recliner. Usually they rock when they're upright, but not when they're reclined. Our first was a hand-me-down Lazyboy one, but now we have a nicer leather one. They are not the most fashionable furniture items, but I love them! Plus they're usually big enough to snuggle with two kids for bedtime stories and such.<br><br>
I don't like the ones that don't "lock in" when you're reclining all the way back. If you get one of these also make sure the mechanism to recline won't pinch little fingers.
 

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i LOVE my oversized rocking/recliner!!!!! we bought it when i was pg with dd#1, and while it doesn't match my deco at all LOL i can't get rid of it because it is the ultimate nursing chair ever. i could sit cross legged and nurse, lay back and nurse, sit up and nurse. use it at the end of my pregnancies to sleep in, after delivery to sleep in, nap in. it's just amazing!!!<br><br>
i looked at the wooden glider rockers, but this thing has HUGE padded arm rest, and you seriously just melt into it. best invention ever for a preggo and/or new mom!!!!!!
 

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For ds#1 I got a way too expensive glider rocker that swivelled and reclined, but still looked like a glider rocker. It was good, but when at my parents, I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> d their lazyboy to recline and nurse (and pretty much sleep in).<br><br>
For this babe funds were tighter, and I wanted something in our room as well as living room, so I purchased a Papasan chair on sale at Pier One. You know the kind that is a big round circle? With cushions behind me I've slept and nursed in it almost nightly for a few hours. I feel safe in it because it circles all around us, and I put my feet up on the ottoman from the way too expensive glider rocker :LOL .<br><br>
If it's a gift though I'd push for a really comfy lazyboy that rocks. I still prefer nursing in my parents lazyboy.
 

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MY favorite nursing chair was a large lounge chair/recliner type chair (but not a recliner) just a big Papa Chair. I have a rocker that I use sometimes but... I loved turning sidewise with my legs on one arm of the chair -- leaning my body against the opposit arm.
 

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A lot of people say that it's good to have arms on the chair to support your arms, but I found that when ds was young that the nursing pillow that I liked was too big for a lot of arm chairs. When he got older, I worried (and continue to worry!) about bopping his head on the arms of the chair. But when I nurse in my grandma's old arm chair with the low arms, I get arm support and still no head-bopping. So low chair arms is my answer.<br><br>
I nurse on the couch a lot, even though the back support is terrible, because I can arrange the cushions to support me exactly as I like.
 

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I agree with everyone else who said "recliner". We had a big soft Lazyboy recliner and it was perfect. It was comfy for nursing because it was plenty wide, and soft. The problem with my wooden rocker is that I felt very scrunched up, especially as baby got bigger. The other big benefit to the recliner is that you can sleep in it if you need to. There were many late nights when ds would wake up needing to be carried around and nursed, and it was just more comfortable to sit up than lie in bed, and after nursing him to sleep I'd just pull the lever to recline all the way back and we'd end up sleeping there for a few hours.<br><br>
But don't use the recliner a lot in your 3rd trimester to recline - my current midwife told me if you spend a lot of time in a recliner it can cause the baby to be posterior. Last pregnancy I had no idea and I used to sleep in it all the time, and my baby was posterior through most of labor.<br><br>
I think it is also nice if you have an ottoman to rest your feet on. And if your recliner rocks, it's nice if the footstool rocks, too.
 

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I have a beautiful glider with swival. It was a gift from dh for the birth of our first child.<br><br>
Its very comfortable (its where everybody wants to sit when their in our home)<br>
Very nice looking, classic comes to mind<br>
Removable cushions<br>
Swivals which is nice to keep tract of all the goings on in and out of the house just trun to where you want to look. Besides somebabies like to turn slightly while rocking back and worth. Its also serves as a car for my oldest 2 :LOL They love to go round and round<br>
It cost over $500 5 years ago<br>
Its got a life time on the gliding parts<br>
I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it
 
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