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A glider probably isn't at the forefront of your mind when setting up a baby registry, but you’ll definitely want one once you’re spending time in the nursery. Gliders come in so many styles and colors, you’ll easily find one that suits your nursery décor. That's why you need to put the best ones on your registry before its too late!
When registering for a glider, make sure to look for comfy, soft fabric upholstery and sturdy wood construction. A non-upholstered (but wipeable!) material is a smart choice as well. The chair in your nursery is perfect for nursing, to sit and fold those tiny baby clothes, or just for plopping down in while baby naps.
Here are five of our absolute favorite gliders to get you started. Any one of these would easily become the best seat in the house!
1. Rachel Ashwell Comfort Square Arm Glider & Ottoman
From the founder of Shabby Chic, Rachel Ashwell has created a super comfortable glider that’s also eco-friendly. Available only at Pottery Barn Kids, it’s made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative-certified hardwood and 70% recycled heavy-gauge steel springs, this glider is sturdy and durable. The Ophelia Damask white print is reminiscent of a vintage pattern, but with thoroughly modern appeal. Plus, it’s GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which means it meets or exceeds chemical emissions standards. Feeling good about this one already? You have to sit in it to get the full effect. Use the ottoman and glide away, or opt to smoothly swivel completely around. Either way you like, it’s a really comfy place to rest and share quiet time with your little one.
2. Dutailier Sleigh Glider
What we love about this glider from buybuy BABY is the super thick cushions, which make it so soft to sit in. The extra back padding places you in a good position for nursing, reading, or just lounging. The chair’s super-smooth motion will give you and your baby comfort. The solid wood frame and microfiber fabric gives it a luxurious look. A helpful feature is the cushioned arms—no need to need to prop a pillow during feeding time.
3. Tuscany Custom Glider and Ottoman
Not only do you get a free lumbar pillow with this glider, but you have a choice of six wood finishes and eight fabrics, so you can customize it to go with baby’s nursery décor. While this one doesn’t have super-full arm cushions, they are padded enough for comfort. Soft microfiber covers the back and seat and any spills can be cleaned on the spot. What we really love is its functional simplicity. The wood frame is completely visible, which gives this a rustic, somewhat Colonial look. Plus, you can see the gliding mechanism in motion, which for pet-owners especially, is a nice safety aspect.
4. Swinney Glider and Ottoman
Funky, floral and fabulous! In a world full of gray and white options, this sleigh-style glider brightens any nursery with refreshing, mod appeal. Despite its look, this is serious glider sans the swiveling and reclining bells and whistles. Instead, what you get is what you expect from a glider—a smooth back and forth gliding motion to lull baby to sleep. The padded arms help ease any baby-holding fatigue, and the matching ottoman is included to rest your tired feet, or to provide you with additional straight-leg room to bounce your happy baby! And just a heads up, if you’re really digging the pattern, you can buy a matching crib bedding set, diaper stacker, toy bag, and basket!
5. Wingback Swivel Glider & Recliner
This Wingback Swivel glider does offers more than just a smooth ride. It swivels, so you don’t have to crane your neck when holding baby. Just rotate the chair. You can also recline in plush luxury, and chair will stay stationary. The steel construction with extra-thick padding offers the utmost support, which give you that “Aaahh-I-love-this-chair-so-much!” feeling. What we love most about this chair is the unique winged back, which kicks up the style to a whole other level. This glider is GREENGUARD Gold Certified, meeting or exceeding chemical emissions standards. The frame is a hardwood construction, and you choose the fabric and color from a number of options.
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