Nursing Chairs or Glider Chairs as they are sometimes known are the latest must have item for new mums. Until recently I hadn’t even heard of them. However, once your friends start having babies you quickly learn all about them. They are brilliant at rocking your baby off to sleep in total comfort.

On first impressions, Glider Chairs look just like rocking chairs. Look closely however and the you will see that the mechanism is much more complex than a normal rocking chair. These are called glider chairs because they rock on a sort of glider mechanism which is purposefully designed to be quiet whilst in use. No creeks or squeaks.

They are also often made from washable fabrics which is ideal where babies are around. Some glider chairs are made of wood and come in many different finishes. More recently, new models have been developed that would not look out of place in the front room; never mind the nursery.

Most nursery or glider chairs come pre-assembled and so you don’t have to worry about get your screwdriver out. Take care when choosing one to make sure you have the room. Some are quite large ad may not fit where you want them to.

Look out for those with breaks on them. This prevents the chair from rocking and may be useful for when your child becomes a toddler. It prevents any accidents occurring through incorrect use such as fingers getting trapped.

There are several key glider chair manufacturers that have become established over the last few years. These are Hush Hush, Tutti Bambini, Kub Haldon, and Habebe. All these comply with the relevant EU safety standards. Make sure you check this out when looking for a nursing chair.

We have reviewed several nursing glider chairs popular with parents. And the results are summarised below.

Our top recommended Nursing Glider Chairs

We have selected the following best nursing glider chairs of 2019. For a full range please follow this link.


The Warmiehomy Armchair is a linen fabric, wing back chair with solid wooden legs  and comes in a variety of colours. It is well made and offers exceptional comfort. Looking good in any environment it is a very versatile chair that would serve equally well in both the nursery as well as the living room. In summary, an exceptionally well made chair with comfort and value for money.

Price: £125.98


Forget the Nursery, this Kub Haldon Nursing Rocking Chair looks great in any room. With its simplistic but high quality finish, this could be a family heirloom. Comfort and style in spades; and it doesn’t take up much room either.

Price: £159.99


The Habebe Glider Rocking Nursing Chair with footstool comes in choices of wood and covers including washable covers. Habebe are a well known make and all of their chairs are built to a high quality with practicality in mind.

Price: £159.99 Was: £169.99


Tutti Bambini have been around a long time and continue to produce quality nursing glider chairs. The Tutti Bambini GC35 Glider Chair is the latest and continues where its predecessors left off.

Price: £145.00
Was: £219.00

The Serenity nursing glider maternity chair with footstool

The Serenity nursing glider maternity chair with footstool comes in numerous colours, is well made and very comfortable. It has a smooth glider action and is quiet in use.

Price: £33.99