Until recently, I had never heard of Nursing Glider Chairs or Nursing Chairs, as they are sometimes known. These are the latest must have item for new parents. Once your friends start having babies you quickly learn all about Nursing Glider Chairs. They are brilliant at rocking your baby off to sleep in total comfort. Such is the demand for these Nursing Glider chairs that a whole sector has sprung. However, like any other purchase, you must be careful and know what you are buying. Whilst these nursing hairs are undoubtably a fantastic addition to any nursery, some have found to have issues. These issues range from potential danger hazards to parts wearing out. So, we decided to have a look at these nursing chairs and produced this review.
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 getting your screw driver out. Take care when choosing one to make sure you have the room. Some are quite large and 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 when your child becomes a toddler. It prevents any accidents occurring such as fingers getting trapped; however unlikely this might be.
There are several key nursing 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 as there are some that don’t.
During our reviews, we invited parents to use the chairs for a week each. We were fortunate to get our hands on several of these via various means including manufacturers, retail and friendly parents.
In our reviews, we used several criteria to compare the different models of nursing chairs. These were:
- Build quality
- Function e.g. whether it had a break or different sitting positions
The findings are summarised in the boxes below. If you would like to read the full review, please follow the links provided.
Serenity Nursing Glider maternity chair white 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: £174.99
Habebe Glider Rocking Nursing Chair
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: £139.99