Decorating a nursery involves a lot of choices and typically a lot of research. The best crib, the safest mattress, even changing table options – everyone has an opinion. One thing that most experienced parents agree on is the importance of having a comfortable seating option in the nursery for the many late-night feedings ahead. In this blog, we’ll go over the pros and cons of choosing a recliner or glider for the nursery.
A glider is similar to a traditional rocking chair, but is different in the way it moves. Rockers move in an arc motion, while gliders move in a back and forth motion. They are typically only used in nurseries and feature a hardwood construction with a removable cushion. There are also pricier upholstered versions.
- Smooth gliding motion
- Removable cushion for easy cleaning
- Doesn’t recline
- Doesn’t swivel
- Foot rest/ottoman is often an additional cost
- Usually the back isn’t high enough to rest your head on
- Can’t be used to sleep in
- Narrow armrests make nursing/bottle feeding difficult without additional pillows
A recliner is designed with comfort in mind. They come in a variety of styles and fabric options to fit in with almost any décor. Function varies by model, but most offer rocking and swivel motions in addition the recline feature.
- Very comfortable
- Can rock or be reclined for sleep
- Built in footrest
- Many models swivel, rock, and recline
- Wide cushioned armrests and lumbar support make it comfortable for nursing
- Many styles available
- Can be reused in another room of your home when children outgrow the nursery
- Can only be spot cleaned
- Typically more expensive than gliders
We hope the information above has helped you pick a side on the “recliner vs. glider for the nursery” debate. To shop our recliners, browse our complete collection online or test them out in store to find the most comfortable recliner for you at any of our locations in Indiana and Indianapolis.