I suppose a lot of mums or dads who have infants, babies, or expecting them are reading this article. If you have a baby, especially those who need breastfeeding, a nursery chair with an ottoman is a must-have. There are several incredible benefits of owning a nursery/rocker chair that is essential for you and your baby. Plus, you also need to consider a few things before making the purchase. Overall, a glider/rocking chair should be a vital part of any nursery because its soft movement helps to relax and soothe both mother and baby.
Why Is It Essential?
You might be wondering why you need to buy a nursery chair for your baby. Can't just a simple chair with an ottoman, or sofa work? They could work, but there are amazing benefits to nursery chairs with ottoman that you should know.
Calming and soothing effect on you and your baby
In fact, babies love movement. Gently rocking the child gives a soothing and calming experience, while enhancing deeper sleep. It especially helpful when your little one is crying, throwing tantrums.
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Rocking helps to induce sleep and relaxes us by lowering the heart rate and calming the brain. Therefore, not only you will be soothing your little one, but you will also be relaxing.
Best feeding positions
It is helpful for mothers to have a breastfeeding routine. Rocking/glider chair can provide comfortable positions for feeding whether you bottle or breastfeed your baby. It is also the perfect place to sing or read for your little one while the rocking motion enhances the soothing effect.
Plus, it prevents any back pain for you. While feeding your little one, you can also kick up your feet on the ottoman for ultimate relaxation. It is important for you to rest and relax in a comfortable position as well.
Versatile and Durable
Even though it is immensely helpful for your baby in a lot of ways, you could also use it for yourself, or other nurseries too. Elderly people often use a glider/rocking chair with an ottoman to avoid back pain and uncomfortable seating experience.
When you want to read or take a quick nap, nursery chairs will be such a cozy spot for you. Plus, it will be such a big use for baby number two or three! Most nursery chairs are durable enough to be used for decades.
Things to consider when buying one
There are a few things you should pay attention to when buying a nursery chair with an ottoman. You are buying a chair for your precious little one, so from quality to its safety, everything must be considered carefully.
You are investing in a chair with an ottoman that your baby will be most likely spending a lot of time. Your baby will be playing, eating, and sleeping, so you should definitely purchase something that can stand a lot of use for a long time. High-quality and comfortable chairs could be on the pricier side, but remember that you get what you paid for.
Whether you are placing it in your living room, bedroom, or in your kid's room, it should blend in with your current interior design, while complementing it. It is most convenient if the color of the chair is neutral, not too bright. For your baby, white, grey, light grey, or rich colors like navy or dark grey. I personally don't think too bright wouldn't be suitable for a baby.
Not only the chair and ottoman have to comfortable, but it also has to be safe for your little one. The upholstery material is better to be fabric because the fabric is skin-friendly and breathable.
The list of nursery chairs with ottoman we have recommended below is best regarding the comfort and quality. As we gave some tips on choosing the most suitable nursery chair with ottoman, we also took all of those into account when writing the article. Therefore, you will be satisfied with our recommendations in terms of quality, style, and safety.
Praised and loved by many parents, this chair is able to both swivel and glide, making it a perfect one for you and your little one. It is specially built to be convenient for parents who are waiting for their baby's arrival or already looking for a chair for their baby. The backseat of the chair is high enough to be convenient for both mom and dad. So you will be able to relax your neck and head comfortably. But please read the dimensions carefully beforehand.
This chair and ottoman have been tested for over 10,000 chemicals. Not only it is safe for your precious one, but it also contributes to cleaner indoor air. The metal base of the chair ensures a gentle and smooth 360 degrees swivel. Plus you can also glide forward and backward to gently rock and soothe your baby. Moreover, the seating offers plenty of space for you and your baby to cuddle up.
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The chair is not the only one which will be providing comfort and coziness. The product also comes with a bonus lumbar pillow to prevent you from any lower back pain or discomfort. And as you already may know, the ottoman will help you kick your feet up and to enjoy even deeper full-body relaxation. The ottoman does not glide with the chair, and some people find it weird. But I personally think you could use the ottoman as leverage or support to glide while having your feet rested on it.
Upholstered Polyester Fabric, Metal Base
28 x 34 x 40 inches
Cream, Dark Grey, Dark Grey with Cream Piping, Grey with Cream Piping, Navy with Grey Piping
I must mention again that this swivel glider and ottoman are specifically made for your baby’s comfort and safety. In fact, the upholstery of the chair is free from chemical flame retardants. It is also Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Formaldehyde free. If you haven’t known about it, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) are flame retardant chemicals added to products so they won’t catch fire or burn so easily if they are exposed to flame or high heat.
Also, from studies conducted, higher PBDEs levels in mothers have been associated with lower measures of intelligence, attention, and fine motor skills in their children. Higher PBDEs in mothers were also associated with a longer time to become pregnant and lower thyroid hormones during pregnancy. Therefore, you really have to be mindful when shopping for both you and your baby. Thankfully, DaVinci Olive Upholstered Swivel Glider with Ottoman is completely safe for the baby.
The chair and ottoman come fully assembled. The cleaning and maintenance of them are quite easy too. All you have to do is just wipe with a damp cloth, and use a spot cleaner when needed. Lastly, the customers claimed that the backseat is comfortable, and the chair rocks or swivels smoothly and quietly. Overall, this chair and ottoman can be one of the best investments you can do for yourself and your little precious one.
Our second recommendation from the Baby Relax Store is another versatile piece that is capable of both swiveling and gliding. I personally think it is important to choose a multi-functional chair that can both swivel and glide as it can be immensely beneficial.
The armrests of the chair are wide and comfortable as well. Plus, it is upholstered with microfiber fabric that is breathable and skin-friendly. Therefore, it is safe for your precious little one. In fact, the chair and ottoman meet U.S. Federal Safety Standards. The frame of the chair is made of sturdy and durable wood, preventing any squeaking sound even after being used for years after years.
34.5 x 36.75 x 36.75 inches
Beige, Chocolate, Grey
The available colors for this nursery chair with ottoman is simple and convenient. All three colors including beige, grey, and chocolate will get along well with your existing decor as they are beautiful neutral colors.
It is easy to clean and maintain for longer use. "My little one has spit up MULTIPLE times ALL OVER ME, and the removable seat cover has proven easy-to-clean in the washing machine. The rest was easy to clean with a washcloth and gentle soap." mentioned one. Overall, this product is loved and claimed by many customers for its quality and comfort.
The next recommendation is another gorgeous piece from DaVinci Store. This one is different from the previous one in terms of design, color, etc. From comfort, quality to the design, I am confident you will love this one, especially if you are looking for a cozy nursery chair with an elegant design. One of the notable features is that this swivel glider with ottoman is GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which means it has been tested for over 10,000 chemicals. Therefore, it contributes to cleaner indoor air, creating a healthier environment for your baby to sleep, play, and grow.
The back of the chair is plush and cushioned, making it possible for you to sink in and unwind after a long, tiring day. Being a parent is hard, after all. I was surprised to see how thick and cozy the cushion looked at first. Compared to other gliders, this one definitely promises coziness and comfort without a doubt. Moreover, the seating offers generous space for you and your baby to cuddle up.
The 360-degree swivel motion and forward and backward gliding ensures you are comfortable and cozy when you’re feeding or rocking your baby to sleep. The metal base of the glider provides a smooth and gentle rocking experience. As you can see, it is specifically designed for you and your baby! When watching TV, or reading, you can kick up your feet on the ottoman and lean back for such a relaxing moment.
Upholstered Polyester Fabric, Metal Base
31 x 30 x 39.25 inches
Cream, Dark Grey With Cream Piping, Grey With Cream Piping
Just like the previous DaVinci Olive Swivel Glider with ottoman, the upholstery of the chair is free from chemical flame retardants. It is also Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Formaldehyde free. It is proof that this swivel glider and ottoman are specifically made for your baby’s safety and comfort. You can go back to our first recommendation and read about the harms of the high level of PBDEs. Overall, you can rest assured that this chair and ottoman are safe for your precious one.
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The gorgeous design of the chair is versatile enough to be placed anywhere. You can place it in your living room as an alternative to a couch. But if you are going to use it for your child's nursery, then your child's room or bedroom would be convenient. Adding a few throw pillows and blankets will make the glider cozier. The product comes fully assembled. The ottoman is versatile as well. You can use it as extra seating when guests come over.
Compared to the previous DaVinci Olive Swivel Glider with ottoman, this one has a lower backseat. So I highly recommend reading the dimensions of the glider carefully before purchasing. Some of the customers had issues leaning back because it doesn’t support the head. However, for petite people, that shouldn’t be a problem at all.
I was surprised to see how many parents have praised this chair and ottoman for its amazing quality and functionality. Whenever you purchase a swivel glider, you always have to glide the chair with your body, using your legs as leverage. However, with Babyletto Kiwi Electronic Power Recliner, the chair will do the gliding itself.
There is a hidden push-button control panel and USB charging port for easy moderation to recline. Plus, the reclining mechanism is smooth and quiet. Basically, it automatically lowers the headrest and raises a footrest as an ottoman. So you can comfortably lie down and nap with your baby while the recliner gently rocks to relax and soothe. It swivels up to 270 degrees and glides back and forth in an upright position effortlessly. The design is gorgeous and modern too. The slightly angles wingback style definitely adds a touch of contemporary vibe.
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Another thing to note is that the chair is constructed and upholstered by hand, therefore, delivering incredible quality and meticulously added details. Plus, the upholstery is also free from chemical flame retardants, providing a completely safe space for your baby. It means there are no Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) and Formaldehyde. Moreover, the product meets all CA TB117-2013 flammability requirements.
Linen blend- 75% polyester, 10% linen, 15% viscose
39.5 x 29 x 29.75 inches
I believe the color is perfect for a child's nursery as well. It is neither too bright nor too dark, making it easier to clean and maintain for a long time. The chair is more of a light gray color. There will be no issue blending the chair with your current interior.
If you have lower back issues, it is also a great option as there is a lumbar support cushion. That lumbar cushion is supportive and comfortable. As mentioned in the reviews, the assembly is incredibly easy despite the fact that the base is pretty heavy.
The price of the glider is quite expensive compared to other nursery chairs, but the features and quality it offers are definitely worth the price. Even you face any malfunctions and other issues, the customer service is nice and quick to help you at any time.
If you want a glider chair with an ottoman that features a different design than our previous suggestions, you might be interested in Suite Bebe Madison Glider Rocker and Ottoman. It is more lightweight and has a high backseat, especially helpful for parents.
The slightly curved bentwood arms are not only sturdy but also plushy and cozy. Plus, there are storage pockets on both armrests for you to store additional items necessary for your baby. Upholstered with breathable fabric material, it will be comfortable for both you and your little one. The slightly leaned or angled backseat of the chair provides improved comfort.
29.5 x 25.6 x 39.75 inches
Grey with light grey, white with light grey
Both the ottoman and glider have a smooth gliding motion to move in a synchronized glide. The tufted back of the cushion can work as a comfortable cushion for your back while adding such a contemporary vibe to the overall style. Sturdy and high-quality bearings provide a smooth and gentle gliding experience.
There are grey and white colors available, both featuring a light grey frame. Light colors are convenient for children's rooms, therefore, they will both blend in nicely. Not only the cushions of the chair are removable, but the cover of the cushions are also removable. Therefore, it will a piece of cake for you to clean and maintain the chair, as you can spot clean and machine-wash. The only downside is the fact that the chair cannot swivel.
I highly recommend you checking out more articles and recommendations we have written 🙂 If you want to read more of our recommendations about rocking and glider chairs, visit here: Glider chairs.