We recommend that every nursery has a glider. They can be used for soothing an infant (which is their primary function), helping them fall asleep, become a space to cuddle with your child, to feed your child, and eventually, a place where you can read to them. So, what do you look for when you are choosing a perfect glider for your child’s nursery? Here are five things you can look out for in a nursery glider that will help you choose the perfect one.
1)First and foremost, when you are choosing a glider for the room, look at comfort. This is non-negotiable since when you sit down to soothe your child on the glider, you should be comfortable enough to make them feel comfortable. You’ll end up spending so much time on the glider that comfort needs to become your priority. It’s a good idea to choose one that is firm enough to be supportive and also soft enough for long periods of sitting. You should look at the ease with which you can get in and out of it so you don’t awaken the baby while transitioning them to their crib.
2)Quality of the glider. This is especially important considering how much time you will end up spending in the glider. For something that is meant to be a long term investment, the quality becomes very important. Try and find a glider that has the capability to work through years of use and wear. Do a bit of research for this before you settle on a company and model that you want to purchase.
3)Another key factor to look at when you are looking at a glider is how comfortably you can breastfeed or bottle-feed your child while sitting in it. This is extremely important during the first couple of months with your new baby and glider since so much time will be spent holding, feeding, and burping them.
Look out for features like padded armrests to ensure that you are in a comfortable nursing position. Also, try and find a glider chair with a matching ottoman. This will allow you to elevate your feet and your whole body will glide as one while you rock your baby. Another similarly handy feature are footrests. This takes away the pressure from your feet as well as the discomfort from your lower back when you have to spend prolonged periods of time on the chair. Finally, you will want to check how stain-resistant and easy to clean the material of the glider is. This is important especially because you will be feeding your baby in the chair so frequently that you may have spills or spit-up to clean occasionally. Having a stain-resistant glider is also a sign of the glider being usable for a prolonged period of time. The glider’s microfiber fabric is perfect for such durability.
4) Looking out for safety is another important feature. It is important to explore how safe the glider is, given that they do have a reputation for pinching little fingers and toes. To ensure that accidents are prevented, try to find one that has a stop-lock when the glider is not in use and make sure that the footstool of the glider is never up when you are not in the chair. In addition to this, you can get a Glider Skirt in any style. Not only will a Glider Skirt enhance the look of your glider chair, but also fully protect those little fingers and toes from pinching.
5) Finally look at the style of the glider. When you have decided on a theme for your nursery, you want to make sure that you choose a glider that compliments the style and the theme of the room. You and your baby will spend so much time together in their room that you should also enjoy how it looks in the space. You can go neutral and accessorize with a throw pillow, blanket, or glider skirt and that will make it versatile for future décor themes and kiddos. That way, you can keep it in the family and continue to enjoy your glider as your child grows.
A glider is an essential part of the nursery for both you and your child. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the choice of the glider is made with as much care and consideration as possible.