When it comes to creating the perfect nursery for your little one, one of the most important items to consider is the right nursery chair. Whether you’re looking for a traditional rocking chair, a comfortable armchair, or a top of the range electronic glider and recliner, finding the most supportive nursery chair is essential. With comfort and style in mind, we'll explore what you really need to know when it comes to investing in the right chair.
Why a comfortable Nursery Chair is so important
When you’re pregnant, one of the most important decisions you will make is how to equip your nursery. An often overlooked item is the chair that you will use while feeding. Breastfeeding mums spend countless hours sitting down, feeding baby. To give you an idea, breastfed and bottle fed babies will feed about every two to four hours and, at times, possibly every hour. Now that's a lot of time in your Nursing Chair, caring for that adorable baby of yours! Having a comfortable chair for feeding baby is going to be essential. Our supportive nursing chairs help make breastfeeding and bottle-feeding easier.
With a well designed, quality nursing chair, your back, shoulders, neck and legs are all supported. Your perfect nursery chair should relieve aches and pains with stress-free rocking, reclining, and relaxing. From rocking chairs to gliders, we offer you a variety of nursery seating options that will help create that sanctuary you'll savour when baby finally arrives.
What to Look for in a Comfortable Nursing Chair
When selecting a comfortable chair for your nursery it's important to find something that is supportive of your posture whilst you support and feed your baby. Settling into a well-cushioned, comfortable chair when you're feeling sore, tired or overwhelmed can make a huge difference to your day or night. Supportive cushioned armrests are an important feature to consider when purchasing a nursing chair, as they can help position you more comfortably during breastfeeding. Additionally look for a chair with a back high enough to support your head and well-cushioned seat for maximum comfort. Lumbar cushions are also a great bonus for additional back support when breastfeeding. Footrests or ottomans that come with the chair are other handy features. Elevating your feet takes pressure and discomfort off your lower back and can help you settle more deeply into the chair.
How to Choose the Right Chair for Your Nursery
When choosing the right chair for your nursery, it is important to consider if it offers movement – to assist in gently rocking your baby to sleep or settling them. Our electronic gliders and recliners offer differences in motion to our more traditional rocking chairs. The main difference between a rocking chair versus a glider is in the way they move. A rocker's arched legs create a swaying motion and typically a stronger movement while a glider is stationary; moving back and forth on a mechanism and tend to offer an almost noiseless, smoother ride.
Each of our chairs are made to the highest quality standard, with durable easy-to-clean fabrics and include Greenguard Gold Certification ensuring low chemical emissions in your home – better for you and baby!
The Best Nursery Chairs for Comfort and Style
We’ve rounded up the best nursery chairs for comfort and style that can make all the difference.
Kiwi Electronic Recliner & Swivel Glider: This modern and stylish chair is the best and most premium nursery chair on the market. It features an electronically adjustable reclining backrest and swivel gliding base so you can rock, rest and recline as needed. The Kiwi’s dense cushioning ensures ultimate comfort for both you and your baby. It also comes with a USB charging station built into the inside arm of the chair. If you use an app on your phone to track your nursing sessions or how long your newborn is up at night, this little feature will be very, very handy. The Kiwi swivels far to the left and right — not all the way around, but enough so you can turn to face toward or away from a window, for instance. The recline function is electronic: When you press one button the footrest pops out, and when you press another the back goes down (it can recline almost flat which is convenient on those occasions you really need to watch over baby or when you need to co-sleep). Press each button again to have the back raised up and the footrest tuck in. To use these electronic features, and the USB port, simply place the chair near an outlet and plug it in! The soft gliding motion of the chair is the new style rocking chair, so quiet and gentle, perfect for settling baby. It also comes with a supportive lumbar pillow.
Love the Kiwi chair!
We bought this as a nursing chair but it’s so comfy it’s now a permanent feature of our lounge room. Reclines so you can sleep, nice gliding rock and swivels to keep an eye on the toddler! Didn’t think we’d need the USB feature but it’s really handy! - Janine
Toco Swivel Glider & Ottoman: Crafted with your family in mind, this chair has a smooth, gentle gliding action that helps put little ones to sleep. It also has generous cushioning and lumbar support, making it a great choice for nursing or reading. It has a 360-degree swivel motion, and an included ottoman for having the option to elevate your feet when feeding baby. It’s pholstered by hand in beautifully textured boucle fabric and comes in two neutral colourways.
Comfy and Cool! “The Toco chair is exactly what we were looking for! It’s comfortable, the material doesn’t show marks and it’s versatile. We will be using it in our lounge when we no longer need a nursery.” – Courtney
Kai Rocker: The Kai Rocker offers a more traditional rocking chair motion. Designed with modern rounded edges, curved rubberwood legs, and included lumbar cushion for added comfort. It's modern but also more sustainable choice for your nursery. Featuring a solid wooden frame and plush fabric upholstery, this rocking chair is the perfect for your nursery. Available in two neutral colourways.
Love this rocker!! This rocker was the final purchase for our baby's room. It's super comfortable and wonderful to nurse, bottle feed, or just rock your little baby to sleep. Love!! – Christopher’s Mama.
Sleepytime Rocker & Perch Stool: The well-balanced Sleepytime Rocker is lightly padded and finely upholstered with a fitted back using a crisp and rich polyester, linen and viscose blend. Ash hardwood legs allow for a smooth rocking motion. The matching Perch foot stool is also included in the purchase.The Sleepytime Rocker is great for nursing or just spending time seated with your little one as they grow. Its backrest and footstool are designed to give maximum comfort while breastfeeding, as well as plenty of support should you be needing to rock baby to sleep.
This one's the winner! “Debated for far too long on a chair for nursery and even sent one back but this Sleepytime Rocker was the winner. It was worth investing more for a comfortable chair for nursing, reading, sleeping. And its modern design will transition it from nursery to bedroom nicely. My advice: save money in other areas, invest in a chair designed for nursing.” – Simone.