So picture this, it is the early months of parenthood, and it is that time again where you’ll be up in the initial hours of the morning for feedings. It can begin to wear on you after some time, but you can make things a whole lot comfy by going for a rocker or glider chair to sit in while you feed.

Trust me; you really will be grateful to them once you use them a few times. Although you can always feed in your bed, after you do it for a while, you’re going to long for just sitting in the nursery comfortably and feed.

You might be wondering why you need a glider when a sofa/rocking can always do the job, well here’s why;

Regardless of the fact that a regular sofa chair can work, a large number of babies become comfortable in the motion provided by a rocker glider.

  • Gliders are way more comfortable because of the upholstery and padding as compared to a wooden chair.
  • The motion given by a rocker glider is much more gentle and soothing to babies.
  • Another real bonus is the fact that you can move the plane to your living room after your feeding days are over.
  • A large number of them are beautiful to look at, and they wouldn’t be at all out of place.
  • It is aesthetically pleasing.
  • As regard the health benefits of a glider, when gliding blood pressure drops and respiration becomes weak, and this is a good exercise for your mind, body, and soul.
  • It is also helpful for a nursing mother recovering from C-section as it ensures that she doesn’t have to move now and then and mess her stitches up.

As you embark on getting a glider there are some things you must consider, so as the get the best glider; these things are;

  1. BUDGET: This is imperative, you have to work with your budget and determine the amount you are willing to spend on a glider. It is also important not to spend so much on a glider when you can get a less expensive with good quality.
  2. BUILD QUALITY: You should know that not all planes are alike. When buying the best plane for nursery purposes, it is crucial to these units level of exposure to wear and tears. The preceding is as a result of the fact that there are so many moving parts; one made from solid wood is a necessity.
  3. BEARINGS: When a bearing is involved, I only have one simple recommendation. You should never purchase anything other than fully enclosed metal bearings. As this is the part of the chair that physically moves. If they are of poor quality, your chair can have a noisy, rough movement.
  4. FABRICS: Glider cushioning is comes in many different fabrics and fills. As we know, Babies skin is very sensitive, so it is very crucial to use a material that will not irritate their tender skin. As you select a glider with a plush style fabric, you should make sure the cover is removable and easy to clean. Many of these gliders are not machine washable. Although, using a synthetic material implies that these products will be easy to spot clean with the right detergent and warm water.


  1. Stork Craft Hoop Glider


Don’t undermine the relevance of having a Storkcraft Glider and Ottoman in your baby’s nursery. You can now rock your baby to sleep and rest as you feed in a stunning Storkcraft Glider and Ottoman. This unit comes with two side pockets that allow you to conveniently store baby books and other supplies this makes them always within reach.

It has classic designs that include a wide variety of wood bases and cushions colors, a Storkcraft Glider and Ottoman is bound to complement any nursery décor. It exceeds all CPSC and ASTM safety standards. They have a wide variety of color combination and where they are available for purchase.

This unit mix is just appropriate for parents to calm their little one. It is a traditional piece with graceful, polished curves, fluid design, and time-honored look.

The construction of the Hoop Glider and Ottoman by Stork Craft is solid, the design is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, the finish is quite exquisite, and for its value it is unbelievable. This unit will conveniently transition from nursery to living room once your little one has grown.

It features generous seating room, padded arms, and arm cushions.

What We Liked

  • It has enclosed metal ball bearings that allow for smooth glide and locking mechanism.
  • The Cushions of this unit are spot cleanable.
  • It meets or exceeds U.S. and Canadian standards.
  • It is quite easy to assemble.
  • It comes with a one year manufacturer’s limited warranty for parts.
  • This glider is eligible for free replacement parts.

What We Didn’t Like

  • Sadly the arms may easily pop off.
  • It can quickly become highly volatile which makes it not safe.
  • It doesn’t come with a good lower back support, which would have been nice.
  • The cushion of this glider for seating is very hard.
  • It is not that durable.
  • It is not easy to assemble.
  • It is bit flimsy, and it will not be comfortable having someone too heavy in that.


  1. Shermag Glider Rocker Combo


You can relax and glide in comfort with this plush, deluxe Shermag Glider Rocker/Ottoman Combo for your nursery or living room.

All you need to do is to lift up the front padded arms of this Shermag Glider, and Ottoman Combo and the glider will recline into three different positions for optimum comfort.

This unit comprises of a solid wood construction; the Glider Rocker with Ottoman features a beautiful Chestnut Finish with Camel Fabric Cushions.

It comes with steel ball bearings, this glider allows for a gentle gliding motion, and there is an extra-thick cushion for additional comfort. You can use this Shermag Glider and Ottoman Combo to rock your baby, watch TV or simply relax.

Made from select hardwoods; this quite stylish glider comes with thickly padded seat cushions and arms for additional comfort and an oversize seating area.

It has a steel encased ball bearing mechanism that ensures a smooth, quiet and relaxing glide motion. This unit can be adjusted and locked in multiple positions for additional comfort and enjoyment.

What We Liked

  • Built with a solid hardwood construction.
  • It has a three position recline.
  • It features steel ball bearings that provide for a gentle gliding motion for additional comfort.
  • It comes with a non-toxic finish.
  • It has an extra thick cushion.
  • It features microfiber upholstery.
  • It is just perfect for rocking baby, relaxation, TV watching or lulling baby to sleep.
  • The cushions are designed to be removable for easy cleaning.
  • Although this glider does not recline, it does lock in multiple positions.
  • It is easy to assemble.
  • The padding is made to be thick and comfortable.

What we Didn’t Like

  • One of the problems with the glider is that there are loose screws in the armrests and this means you have to tighten up the screws every month.
  • As a result of the loose screws, they get very loose and wobbly. We didn’t like the fact that it begins to squeak over time and it requires you to apply caution when getting up from glider since the armrest does not need much weight.
  • The assembly of this chair can be a little difficult.
  • The instructions in the manual are pretty vague.



  1. Dutailier Glider


Built in nursing pillows, the new Dutailier Modern Grand glider which is the recent innovation in the nursing chair comfort. When not in use, the Nursing pads give extra padded comfort as part of the back cushion.

If in use, the right or left nursing pillow can just be detached from the back cushion and lowered into the nursing position. The exclusive Dutailier gliding mechanism provides for an extra long and smooth gliding movement.

With a multi-position mechanism, it stabilizes the glider in 6 different positions and allows it comfortably sit in or step out of the glider while holding your baby. If I may add, the reclining system allows the backrest fully adjustable to suit your preferences.

What We Liked

  • The fabric of this glider is 98% polyester/2% polyurethane Imported.
  • This product is a grand glider chair that comes with built-in feeding pillows.
  • It has a multi-position mechanism that allows stopping of the glider at the desired position.
  • It comes with a great reclining mechanism which allows the backrest to be fully adjustable.
  • It has a hardwood frame construction in an espresso finish.
  • It comes with an easy care beige fabric.

What We Didn’t Like

  • It’s not painted everywhere. Painting helps fight mold from forming on the chair, especially if you live in a more humid climate.
  • It doesn’t come with instructions.
  • It would be easier to assemble if it had easy to follow instruction.


  1. Pulaski Sutton Swivel Glider


One of the well-known furniture brands; Pulaski Furniture is known for craftsmanship and refined styling.

It has a heritage of over 60 years; Pulaski Furniture has been furnishing homes across America with the entire design spectrum; traditional, contemporary and transitional furnishings.

The Sutton Swivel recliner is made to cradle you in comfort. It comes with small scale and sleek design; it can also fit comfortably into a nursery or other area of the home.

It includes a full 360-degree swivel base and also a smooth, quiet reclining mechanism.

What We Liked

  • There is a drop-in pocketed coil that prevents sagging when wrapped individually.
  • It comes with generously padded arms, seat, and back.
  • It has a contemporary frame that features tailored track arms and handsomely piped detailing for a modern look.
  • It comes from premium fabric that is soft to the touch, easy to clean, and durable with an on-trend Moroccan quatrefoil pattern.
  • It has a smooth, quiet gliding mechanism and 360 swivel mechanism.

What We Didn’t Like

  • Although the hand function is easy to use, it requires a lot of precision to get it to close (lean forward, dig in the back of your heels until it clicks).
  • It isn’t a heavy duty glider.


  1. Babyletto Madison Swivel Glider


You can Snuggle in and rock baby to sweet slumber with the sublime Madison Swivel Glider.

It is a soft and cozy glider with spacious seating area and rounded back that allows for heavenly cuddling or story time with your little one.

It has the 360° swivel mechanism that allows you to turn and glide every which way; you can easily turn to talk with your family while staying put with baby.

The swivel glider is designed upholstered by hand in ultra-soft microsuede, which makes it both water-repellent and stain-resistant. It has the circular back that is hand-crafted, and the glider rests stably on a robust metal base.

What We Liked

  • Made with water-resistant, stain-resistant microsuede and metal base.
  • This glider is smooth and effortless gliding motion.
  • It can swivel 360 degrees.
  • It has hand-sewn piping.
  • This glider is formaldehyde and PBDE(s) free.
  • It meets all CA 117 requirements.
  • It comes with a year warranty.

What We Didn’t Like

  • For the price it comes, the quality is subpar.
  • It would have been better with a head support.
  • Unfortunately, the arms do not give you appropriate support for nursing especially if you’re struggling with your first baby on proper nursing techniques is not the best choice.
  • It doesn’t allow you to relax into a comfortable position as you can in most rockers.




A classically styled glider from Roma; a definite throwback to the Victorian era.  If you are looking for a comfortable piece of furniture to go with your classically furnished nursery, this is the glider for you.

The ottoman comes with a very stable base, allowing you smooth gliding action while avoiding damage to your hardwood or carpet flooring.

It has spacious pockets on either side of the arm rests which means that your nursing essentials will always be only a foot away at all times.

One of the most outstanding things about this model is the microfiber cloth. If you have gotten to use those little cleaning fabrics, which come with cellophane, you will know the incredibly soft feel of microfiber.

The fabric on this chair is made totally from the same product, providing unparalleled softness which is ideal for your baby’s tender skin.

What We Liked

  • It comes with padded arms for increased comfort.
  • It comes with pockets on the side for easy access to bottles and accessories.
  • This glider is Polyester filled microfiber blend fabric that is spot cleanable.
  • It features metal, enclosed ball bearings for a smooth glide motion.
  • Ottoman comes with an attached slide-out nursing stool.
  • This glider is solid wood and wood products.

What We Didn’t Like

  • Sadly, this glider doesn’t recline.
  • It doesn’t come with a side lock, and the cushion is fragile.
  • The ottoman can easily break very soon.
  • Another problem is that this chair squeaks horribly.





The glider is luxuriously upholstered in thick and comfortable microfiber cushioning.

As we know, Microfiber is hands-down one of the softest fabrics available, and it is the best choice for individuals with sensitive skin.

The included ottoman comes with a pullout stool that allows you customize the height of your foot rest for any nursing position.

As far as space is a concern, the ottoman can easily fold up neatly under the unit to give an entirely self-contained unit, which is suitable for compact spaces.

Currently one of the biggest gliders on the market, it is perfect for either mom or dad to spend some time with your new child.

If you find yourself with a short period to take a quick nap, the large supporting cushions are bound to hold you gently in place as you soak in every moment of valuable rest you can get.

The Graco Parker semi-upholstered glider and nursing ottoman gives comfort, functionality, and style to your home.

What We Liked

  • It comes with pull-out nursing stool ottoman to rest your feet.
  • This glider is fully-upholstered arms for the ultimate in comfort and timeless design.
  • It has ultra-plush microfiber cushions so you can glide in ultimate comfort.
  • It is super easy to assemble.
  • It is comfortable with a very nice gliding motion.

What We Didn’t Like

  • Sadly, the screws to the armrest don’t stay together, and this makes it unusable and unreliable.
  • It has a cheap craftsmanship tone about it.
  • This glider squeaks badly.




Are you out in the market for a compact, lightweight product to add a subtle accent to your nursery? This glider by Naomi Home is just perfect for you.

This chair comes with a weight capacity of up to 250lbs. Combined with the smaller frame; it is suitable for petite women. What this glider lacks in size, it makes up for in finish and features.

The glider rocker is a high-quality hardwood, and the Polyurethane stuffing is hypo-allergenic which helps you maintain a clean, safe environment for mother and child. The chair provides full-length cushioning on the armrests and with full-size pockets for all of your playtime and nursing necessities.

As a result of the stable build quality, the chair does not squeak, and it glides smoothly, this ensures a quiet, relaxing nap time with your little one.

Also, all of the cushions are 100% removable and easy to wash which makes it simple to clean minor leaks and spills.

What We Liked

  • It comes with care and Cleaning Spot Clean Only Fill Material 100 Polyurethane Foam.
  • It has a maximum weight capacity 250 0 Lb.
  • It comes with assembly required tool.
  • Putting together is easy.
  • It glides well, and the ottoman is lovely to relax and put feet up.
  • It has an amazing quality.
  • It comes with instructions that are incredibly simplistic and easy to understand.

What we Didn’t Like

  • This glider is minuscule and narrow.
  • It does look good but gets dirty too quickly, and It’s not easy to clean it up.
  • It’d have been awesome if it had a better bottom pad as this would allow for the long hours rocking the baby.
  • It can easily tip over if you’re not careful.


  1. Naomi Home Brisbane Glider & Ottoman Set and Finish in Espresso- BEST BUY!


This chair provides superior cushioning and support, and the included lumbar pillow offers you the necessary support you need to alleviate back pain, thus provides you the ability to quit thinking about your sore back and lets you channel your energies on spending time with your child.

This glider comes in 5 different styles and 23 color combinations; with this, you can find a style that suits your unique nursery aesthetic.

This glider is an excellent choice for large nurseries, as the large frame offers unparalleled comfort to even broader shouldered mothers.

What We Liked

  • It comes in 6 wood finishes and four fabric choices that will attract steady admiration for years.
  • It comes with a matching lumbar support pillow.
  • It is a beautiful microfiber fabric, and it offers exceptional comfort which makes it the ideal choice to glide you into a relaxed, tranquil state, generous seating room.
  • It comes with full polyester blend filled arm cushions.
  • Features a pocket to store your favorite baby books.
  • It has metal enclosed ball bearings for a smooth glide motion to help you unwind, the back and seat cushions are spots cleanable, keeping the look clean and fresh all year long.
  • It is easy to assemble.
  • It comes with a one-year limited manufacturers warranty.
  • This glider is eligible for free replacement parts.
  • It is most definitely aesthetically pleasing.
  • It glides smooth.

What We Didn’t Like

  • This glider is relatively small size compared to similar rockers.
  • A bit disappointed in the narrowness.
  • Unfortunately, the lumbar pillow is useless and cheap.
  • Another con of this item is that it squeaks.




This glider comes with a compact and enclosed design that will fit into even the smallest of spaces.

The enclosed design provides much more than a simple modern appeal; it also avoids your little one’s fingers from getting caught up in those awkward pinch points.

It comes with the supportive foam filled seat that offers a much firmer level of comfort than many of our other options.

If you discover yourself drifting off with your young one, you will appreciate the structure of this glider that mildly holds you in place.

The glider fully reclines, which locks the gliding mechanism and provides you to smoothly transition from gently rocking baby to sleep, and probably catch a few Z’s yourself!

What We Liked

  • It is made to recline.
  • This glider is super comfy.
  • The Nursery Swivel Gliding Recliner comes with track arm design.
  • It has an elegantly welt trim detail with a button tufting on the backrest.
  • It includes an enclosed ball bearing mechanism for both a rotating swivel function and smooth gliding motion.
  • It has a supportive spring core foam filled seat.
  • It is easy to assemble.
  • It seems to be a good glider for the price.

What We Didn’t Like

  • We didn’t like the fact that the recliner part is a little tricky to activate.
  • It gives a lot of squeaky noises that over time usage made louder.


Rocking gently, as you hold your baby in your arms, is one of the noblest pleasures in life.

You should get the most out of this important bonding time with your child by ensuring that you select the best nursery glider.

One notable feature of a comfortable glider is that it allows for a peaceful transition from activity to sleep, and offers the opportunity to recite nursery rhymes or sing songs.

As a result of the fact that there are so many types of gliders and rockers, selecting the best glider for the nursery is always not quite a straightforward process.

You can now feel free to select from this hand-picked list of our top 10 best glider rocker.

For the discerning buyer, you should read on to our buyer’s guide where we provided an in-depth look at exactly what to look for when picking out the best glider rocker for your individual needs.

If you are still confused on which glider rocker to get, allow me to recommend the STORK CRAFT TUSCANY CUSTOM GLIDER AND OTTOMAN– (Best Buy), this is because this plane provides superior cushioning and support, and the included lumbar pillow offers you the specific support you need to alleviate back pain.

The above gives you the ability to quit thinking about your sore back and lets you channel your energies on spending time with your child.

This glider comes in 5 different styles and 23 color combinations; with this, you can find a style that suits your particular nursery aesthetics.

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Shelby Parrish is a single mom of 2. She enjoys researching and writing on products that have to do with family, Babies and Health. She was a Business Developer for a top SEO firm in Boston before she resigned to focus on producing high quality consumer guides for consumers on the internet. When she's not working online to create awesome unbiased reviews, she's busy listening to podcasts on fitness and healthy living.