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Do I Need A Glider For My Nursery? – Latest New parents Hacks

By Amy A. Vincent | Fact checked by Jenny Lord | Updated on September 17, 2021

A new member is coming into your family, and you’re getting everything ready for him/her. Now, you’re thinking do I need a glider for my nursery? If yes, this guide is for you. So, continue reading!

Well, the answer to this question lies in your comfort level (especially for those late-night time feedings when you’re too tired, but you need to feed the fussy baby and rock or glide him/her to sleep.)

If you want to soothe and cuddle the newborn effortlessly and read bedtime stories to the toddlers, a comfy glider chair would be the perfect spot.

Again, it is not a must-have product for your nursery. But it will make the nursing period way easier. Most moms use it for maximum comfort during the first few years of their nursery.

But don’t forget gliders are pricey. So, if budget is not your primary concern, but the comfortability is, a glider chair can be a great addition to your baby registry.

The best glider for you is the one that is most appropriate for your height, body type, and activity. To help you find it, our Amy Baby Review experts have reviewed some excellent rocking chairs for short person. If you’re not too tall but need a good glider, this article will come in handy.

We also have a guide on why most moms use a nursery glider. You should read it as well because it will help you realize the importance of a glider chair in your child’s room.

Do I need a glider for my nursery
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How important is a nursing chair for breastfeeding?

To me, a nursing chair is significant for breastfeeding. I couldn’t live without it. It’s because breastfeeding isn’t an easy task. You need a lot of mental and physical support for this.

On top of this, newborn drinks almost every hour. So, if you don’t get a comfortable chair to sit in, it is unbearable to continue breastfeeding.

My sister has a twin baby. She didn’t buy a nursing chair, thinking it’d be manageable without it. 

But I’ve seen how much suffering she had to bear. After feeding the first one, she had to feed another baby. Once completed, she had to cuddle and swing the twins with her hands to send them back to sleep.

She couldn’t get a minute to rest. When I bought her a nursery glider for twins, she was able to breastfeed the twin baby simultaneously. After that, she could rock them while sitting in the glider chair, and the babies fell asleep. 

Having said that, I need to mention breastfeeding pillow also did a fantastic job feeding the twins at the same time. It ensured the perfect breastfeeding positions so the twins could latch properly.

When I was pregnant, I didn’t make the same mistake that my sister did. I kept the nursery chair in my baby registry. And it worked like a lifesaver for me.

Its armrest supported my hand during those extended feeding periods when I had to keep the baby in my arms.

The comfortable headrest and backrest allowed me to lean back restfully. And the ottoman or leg rest helped to stretch my legs during those late-night feeding times.

I still use it as a living room chair and read bedtime stories to my children.

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What is the difference between a glider and a rocking chair?

A glider and a rocker are both used for the same purpose to soothe infants and send them off to sleep. But there is some difference in their constructions.

A rocking chair has two curved bands attached to the bottom of the legs that create arc-like motion and make the chair move back and forth. Its range of movement depends on how you shift your weight or push lightly with your feet, and it can be pretty intense.

On the other hand, a glider comes with a smooth gliding motion that moves back and forth upon a fixed track like a swing seat. Most gliders come with a 360-degree swivel, recliner, and lock-in-place features. So, you get more ways to soothe your baby.

Why are nursery gliders important for babies?

Babies love motion or constant movement. When you are holding the baby for extended periods and constantly moving to soothe, your arms must be so tired. That’s why you need something to support your arms.

The nursery glider’s comfy armrests bolster your elbow so you can comfortably hold the baby for long hours without having any pain in your arms. On top of this, its comfortable seat cushion and cozy backrest allow you to take some rest as well, especially for those sleepless nights when your baby is awake and wants to sleep in your arm.

So, the baby can spend most of the time in his/her mom’s arm and feel secure while moms can perform these tasks with less effort.

The Wrap-up:

Thanks for reading the complete guide about do I really need a glider for my nursery. I hope you’ve found this article helpful. To sum up, I just want to mention again; a glider is not an essential product for the nursery. But if you have a sufficient budget and space in your house, you should definitely get one to make your nursing days comfortable.

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