Photo of Roselle Hope

Roselle Hope

Professional Babyroom Expert

Best Nursery Rocker & Best Nursery Glider

Nursery seating is a key element to consider in your overall nursery design. It will provide many comfortable and relaxing moments for both mom and baby. With so many options available today, deciding which type of nursery seating - glider, recliner, or rocking chair – to choose can be difficult. Here are my picks for some nursery seating solutions so comfortable, you will never want to get up.

Before purchasing your nursery seating, consider the following:

1. Safety - Be sure to choose a chair that is well built. It is important that you visit a showroom and review the structure of the chair you are considering. Also, ask the sales associate for product safety information. And, Google the chair to research what other buyers have had to say about the it.

2. Style - First decide what color and/or theme your nursery is going to be. The chair you select should coordinate with the overall look of your nursery. Perhaps you would like a wicker style glider or an upholstered slip-covered recliner, or a traditional wooden rocking chair.

3. Ottoman/Footrest - If you decide to buy a glider you may wish to consider an accompanying ottoman. In additional to providing additional comfort, it can provide additional seating for guests.

Whatever type of nursery seating you select, make sure it also reflects your lifestyle, as it will probably become your favorite chair long after baby leaves the nursery.

Finally, the most serious error is not including one in your nursery.

With the best nursery rocker, you'll have a lot of enjoyable days rocking your baby to sleep. Always the best price, these best nursery glider recommendations feature the best from the Internet with attention to safety.

Best Nursery Chairs by Roselle Hope

The Best You Can Get

  • Rocking Chair by Gervasoni

    Roselle says: Thinking of sleeping? With its extra long seat and tall back this rocking chair is ideal for an afternoon nap.

    • Item number: Grey 09
    • Available in natural American walnut, stained white, or grey
    • Removable cushion: cushion material - polyurethane, Dacron, and down
    • Measures: 110”L x 76”W
    • Available upon request by the manufacturer
  • Larkin Glider with Ottoman by Pottery Barn Kids

    Roselle says: The rocking chair is hand-shaped and carved to create a scrolling sleigh detail. A solid wood glider that offers a comfortable, stylish place to relax and rock baby to sleep. The chair is cross-braced and has a corner blocking for complete stability. The cushions are removable for laundering and are made of a high-density poly foam core surrounded by plush feather and down chambers. The high resilience padding ensures the cushion will fluff back up are prolonged sitting.

    - Wood frame: Kiln-dried Solid Birch

    - Fabric: Twill, Brushed Twill, Denim, Classic Stripe, Big Beads, Everyday Suede

    - Glider dimensions: 29”W x 38”L x 39”H

    - Back cushion dimensions: 26”W x 23”L x 3”THICK

    - Seat cushion dimensions: 23”W x 20”L x 2.5”THICK

    - Arm cushions dimensions: 7”W x 17.5”L

    - Ottoman dimensions: 20”W x 17”L x 15”H

    - Ottoman cushion dimensions: 20”W x 16”L x 2.5”THICK

  • Alban-Sebastein Gilles Neo Rocking Chair

    Roselle says: Fully upholstered rocking chair with Comforel lumbar pillow. This is not your grandmother’s rocking chair. The chair’s arms are available in aluminum, natural, or ebony oak to compliment any interior.

    • Arms: Aluminum, natural, or ebony oak arms
    • Available in a wide selection of fabrics and colors; pictures in pumpkin
    • Measures: 33”H x 28.75”W x 34.75”D
    • Designer: Alban-Sebastein Gilles
    • Manufacturer: Ligne Roset
  • Luxe Rocker (Glider) and Ottoman by Jennifer Delonge

    Roselle says: Style, simplicity, splendor. The Jennifer Delonge Lux glider takes rocking your baby, reading a story to your child, or snuggling with your little one to a whole new level. If you are looking for a nursery chair you can place outside the nursery after baby grows up, the Lux Rocker with its elegant, curved lines is the chair for you. Available in cottons, linens, and eco-friendly fabrics.

    The Lux glider rocks and swivels 360 degrees.

    • Rocks and swivels 360 degrees
    • Glider dimensions: 43”H x 28W” x 28”L
    • Ottoman dimensions: 20”H x 22”W x 28”L
    • Available colors for linen: blue, black, blush red, café, fuchsia, lime, navy, oyster, sand, coffee
    • Available colors for velvet: alfalfa, java, soft blue
  • Luca Glider by Monte Designs

    Roselle says: A beautifully designed glider with simple lines and exceptional comfort. With its ergonomic arm height for feeding your baby, high back for proper head rest, and removable lumbar pillow for extra support, the Luca Glider by Monte Designs provides continuous comfort. Soft durable upholstery, deep brown stained maple wood base, and smooth gliding mechanism make this the ultimate nursery chair.

    • Handmade in Canada
    • Fabric: Water-repellent & stain resistant suede microfiber
    • Color options: stone, tan, charcoal, chocolate brown, stone with brown piping, orange

You will be happy with any of these

  • Empire Rocker by Larson-Fenning for Nursery Works

    Roselle says: The new Empire Rocker from Nursery Works combines traditional design, comfort, and luxury. A wonderful break from the usual nursery rocker or gliders.

    Microsuede - carmel, ecru, lamb, mocha, slate
    Twill - citrus, lime, mocha, navy
    Velvet - delft, lilac, rosette

    • Measures: 48”H x 29”W x 30”D
    • Legs: dark ash/light ash
    • Designer: Larson Fenning
  • Rocker Chair by Shabby Chic

    Roselle says: A traditional style rolled arm chair with a short straight skirt exposing the graceful blonde rocking legs. Ideal for a cottage-styled nursery. Full line of slip covers feature a zipper closure to ensure easy care and removal.

    • Product ID 1328 280936
    • Fabric: Denim, linen, & cotton options
    • Dimensions: 37”W x 40”D x 38”H; Arm: 25”; diagonal depth: 33”
    • Frame: Kiln dried five quarter hard wood
  • Rex Glider with Ottoman by Serena and Lily

    Roselle says: If you looking for a glider that coordinates perfectly with nursery bedding take a look at the collections by Serena & Lily. The Rex Glider coordinates with their Rex crib bedding collection.

    Very comfortable and built to last with reinforced wood frame, double wrapped-foam core cushions, and a swivel glider base.

    • Dimensions: 33”W x 34”D x 42”H
    • Made to order
    • Color options: Available in several other styles and colors
  • Sandy Rocker with Glider by Dutailier

    Roselle says: This simple functional nursery glider is by Dutailier. It offers the ultimate in quality and comfort. Designed for durability to be enjoyed in your home long after baby has grown. This rocking chair communicates comfort in a modern, effortless manner. Ideal for small spaces.

    • Dimensions: 34”L x 25”D x 42”H
    • Wood: Pine
    • Wood color options: Honey, oak, white
    • Cushion color options: Variety
  • Grand Glider Recliner by Posh Tots

    Roselle says: A true classic. This classic style nursery chair is both a recliner and glider. Available in personalized fabrics. Chair is also available in customer’s own fabric. Ideal for a truly personalized experience.

    • Product ID 15739
    • Dimensions: 40”H x 37”W x 36”D
    • Color options: Available in a variety of colors including customer’s own

Related Articles

With the best nursery rocker, you will have your newborn asleep in no time. Our best nursery glider recommendations consider safety, style and whether there is a footrest. Always on sale, our best nursery rocking chair suggestions look great in your nursery and provide a smooth rocking motion that puts your baby to sleep.