Best nursing chair reviews
If you’re an expectant mother, you’ve already made a lot of decisions. If you’ve decided to try breastfeeding and are wondering what is the best nursing chair for your baby’s nursery, don’t worry! We’ve rounded up some of our top choices here to help you decide which one is best for you and your baby.
Some things you need to consider before deciding on a nursing share are:
- You want the cushions to be made of soft, smooth material that is durable and easy to clean. Babies, even newborns, are capable of making a mess. The spit up a lot of times when the eat. You want to make sure that they know that.
- Some chairs we reviewed come with an ottoman, but they don’t always. Whether or not you want one is completely personal preference, but as you shop, make sure you’re aware what the price is reflecting.
- Long term use. If you’re going to invest in an high end nursing chair, make sure you can use it outside of the nursery when you no longer need it there. It might seem like your baby will be small forever, but it won’t be long before you need the space for a train table or doll house. Neutral colors that would work in any room of the house are a good choice if you plan to continue using it for some time.
- Make sure the seat is wide enough for you, your baby, and a nursing pillow. Also, remember you’ll need something a little bigger if you’re having multiples.
A glider is a great option for when you’re nursing your baby. It has a slightly smoother movement than a standard rocking chair, which will help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep while you hold them. While a lot of gliders only move back and forth, the Olive Upholstered Swivel Glider rotates a full 360 degrees. It truly was designed with nursing mothers in mind. With it’s high back, it will support your neck and back while the lumbar pillow will help you get and stay comfortable while you breastfeed.
The material is 100% heathered polyester with piping trim. It’s soft, comfortable, and easy to clean. It comes with a matching ottoman so mom can put her feet up and relax while feeding her little one. It’s available in three neutral colors – cream, dark gray, and light gray – so there’s one to go with any decor.
This chair is firm but not hard, which is exactly what you want in a nursing chair. While the back doesn’t recline, it’s actually designed to be at a perfect angle for breast or bottle feeding, reading, or just cuddling your baby. The ottoman is stationary and doesn’t glide, but this lets you use it to push against to rock the glider. Another great thing about this glider? It’s stylish and neutral enough that you can move it to another room of your house when you no longer need it in the nursery.
Dutailier has been making gliders for more than 35 years, so they’re had plenty of time to perfect their craft. This Nursing Grand Modern Glider Chair with Built-In Feeding Pillows is ideal for your nursery.
It’s made of hardwood that’s been painted white so it’s versatile enough to match any nursery decor. It glides forward and backward and has a locking mechanism so if you want it to be stationary, you have six locking positions to choose from. The back of the chair also reclines so you can get yourself pretty comfortable in this chair.
The cushion is a super comfortable microfiber that is soft and durable. The cushions are filled with foam and are soft while still being supportive. The thing that really makes this rocking chair stand out is the built-on feeding pillow. There are a lot of nursing pillow out there but they all tend to be somewhat awkward. As your baby gets older and moves around more, the pillow starts to get pushed and shoved around which can make it hard to keep the baby latched. Because the pillow on this chair is built in, it offers a little more stability and will be a lot better at providing support simply because it isn’t going to get pushed off your lap or kicked to the ground.
This glider does not come with the matching ottoman. If that’s something you want, see the next listing!
This offering from Dutailier is the same glider as in the previous review, but this one comes packaged with the matching ottoman.
The ottoman comes with a retractable footrest and has the same quality gliding mechanism as the included chair and the chair in our previous review. Dutailier has set the industry standard with their gliders and the mechanism is designed to perform 6 million cycles.
This chair and ottoman set are covered in the same easy care microfiber fabric, hand stitched to fit by experiences seamstresses. The quality of the Dutailier products cannot be overstated. This is a great set to have in your nursery that you’ll want to continue using long after your infant has grown.
If you’re trying to be a little more budget conscious, the Windsor Glider and ottoman set is one way to go. The frame is available in either white or espresso and the cushion comes in some fun color options. There are 13 all together, including some chevron patterns.
One thing that this inexpensive option has that the others do not? Storage pockets in the arms rests. Use them to stash an extra burp cloth so you won’t have to get up and disturb your napping baby or just tuck a book or magazine in there so you have something to flip through while you watch your sleeping baby.
Compared to the other items we reviewed, this is a pretty standard glider and ottoman set and that’s reflected in the price. It’s a fraction of what the others cost. It might not seem like it, but sometimes a less expensive nursing chair might be a better way to go. That way, you won’t need to worry about your baby getting older and biting it or drawing on it with crayon.
And there you have four options for a great nursing chair. Before you know it, you’ll be sitting in yours in the middle of the night, rocking your little one back to sleep while reading your favorite bedtime stories.