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Nursery Must-Haves | Roundup of the Best Rockers, Gliders and Chairs

December 27, 2016

One of the important furniture items for your nursery is the perfect, comfy chair. Whether it rocks, glides or is stationary, I have a roundup of the best rockers, gliders and chairs, at various price points.

Rocking Chairs

POÄNG Rocking Chair at IKEA ($179)
This pick may not have all the bells and whistles, but you can’t beat the price. It comes in over a dozen colors, and also happens to be really comfortable.

Nursery Works Sleepytime Rocker at Target ($500)
I love that Target is bringing its A-game with high design at a more affordable price point. The fact that this rocker features a deep seat is an added bonus.

Urban Rocker at Pottery Barn (Starting at $799)
This option is great because you can select various colors and fabrics; you’re paying a higher price for the quality. You can also purchase a coordinating ottoman, which is great if that’s part of your nursery decor plan.

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Monte Design Joya Rocking Chair at Land of Nod ($1,095 as pictured; more color options available here)
I can’t praise Monte Design enough. We own one of their gliders (which I talk more about below) and it is built to last! You can’t beat the quality of construction and upholstery. This is a worthy splurge if there ever was one.


Babyletto Bento Glider at Amazon.com ($299.00)
This comes in three neutral colors, one of which is sure to add a little-understated pizazz to your nursery situation. Not only is the price right, it also happens to be on Amazon, so take advantage of that Prime shipping option if you can. Its swiveling capacities only make this glider that much cooler.

Babyletto Tuba Glider at Target ($429.00)
Doesn’t this glider look so comfy?! Like the “save” option, not only does this glider glide… it swivels! And the seafoam color is so calming. If said calming color happens to blend in with your nursery scheme, you should jump on this! (Pssst… a little bird told me this also is available in grey here. But there’s only a few left, so you should definitely hurry!)

Graham Glider at West Elm (Starting at $799)
I know, you’re thinking, why on earth would I have a chair that color in my baby’s room? But please hear me out, because I actually own a couch upholstered in this exact fabric. It holds up really well, and is also really soft. You can also choose to customize your colors and fabric at a higher cost.

Monte Design Luca Glider at Monte Design ($1095)
When my husband and I were looking for a glider, we knew we wanted to invest in a piece that would begin in the nursery and have the versatility to transition to other spaces. This glider is the glider we chose. You can choose from over a dozen colors, and select contrasting piping fabric, if you so desire. It also comes with a lumbar pillow that is also color customizable. The companion ottoman also glides (which was a big deal for me), and can be matched to your glider, so it’s well worth the splurge. It’s been almost six years (and two babies) later, and both our glider and ottoman are still like new.


POÄNG Chair at IKEA ($109)
Like its rocking chair counterpart, this stationary chair comes in multiple colors and is surprisingly comfortable. It has excellent neck and head support (which is a must for those late night feedings!) and features a flexible back, so it’s not too stiff when you sit down. Also, the price is pretty dang amazing.

Rhys Mid-Century Recliner at West Elm (Starting at $699)
This chair reclines, which is so great. If you’re looking for a stationary chair that can also be comfortable for feedings, a recliner is probably your best bet. I like the fact that you can choose your own colors and fabrics, and that it could easily be used in other rooms, or in your child’s room as he or she grows up.

Henry Power Recliner at West Elm ($999)
The softness, the plushness, the look and feel … this recliner has it all. Again, you can pick your fabrics and colors. It also has that, “I could live in any room and fit right in” vibe that makes its price tag seem a bit more reasonable.

Which option would you choose? Are rockers, gliders or chairs worth the splurge, or are they an opportunity to save?

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Lauren Soderberg

Wife of one tall drink of water. Mama of two spunky kids. Lover of awkwardly long hashtags and unicorn emojis. And babies, obviously.

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