The gentle back-and-forth motion of rocking chairs has traditionally been used for a soothing effect for your baby while held. It’s great for calming your little one, feeding late at night, or even just for a quick nap. Glider chairs are a modern version of the old-school rocking chairs that slide forward and backward rather than in an arc. Many consumers point to glider chairs as being much more comfortable than rocking chairs, and there are typically more to pick from on the market. Its biggest advantage aside from comfort is that they are much safer for your baby if they are wandering about.
The main things you will want to look for are comfortable cushioning and generous seating space. Solid wood construction is important as well as smooth gliding mechanisms. Another key feature is a locking mechanism or protective cover for safety. You should look for the seat cushions to have sprung for superior support, rather than slip on covers or ones glued to the frame. How the glider chair looks can make a big difference in your purchasing decision if that is a priority for you.
Table of Contents
- 10. Stork Craft Hoop Glider and Ottoman Set, Espresso/Beige
- 9. Stork Craft Hoop Glider, Espresso/Beige
- 8. Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman, White/Gray Chevron
- 7. Coaster Knitted Pillow Style Bone Leatherette Swivel Glider Rocking Chair
- 6. Naomi Home Deluxe Multiposition Sleigh Glider and Ottoman Set Espresso/Sand
- 5. Status Roma Glider and Nursing Ottoman, White/Beige
- 4. Shermag Glider Rocker Combo, Espresso with Pearl Beige
- 3. Luxe Basics Cover Me Glider Chairs (Chair NOT included), Ivory Dot
- 2. Graco Parker Semi-Upholstered Glider and Nursing Ottoman, White/Gray
- 1. Dutailier Round Back Cushion Design Modern Glider Multiposition, Recline, and Ottoman Combo
10. Stork Craft Hoop Glider and Ottoman Set, Espresso/Beige
Fitting right into any nursery room in your home, this glider chair by Stork Craft gives you excellent value for its price. The seating room is generous, and the padded arms on either side have pockets for extra storage. The back and seat cushions are hand washable for spot cleaning, and it comes with a matching ottoman. It requires some assembly and is eligible for free replacement parts.
9. Stork Craft Hoop Glider, Espresso/Beige
If you’re looking specifically for a glider chair that doesn’t come with an ottoman, you can save some money by getting this one by Stork Craft. It has a solid wood frame construction, and the gliding mechanism contains metal, enclosed ball bearings for a smoother ride. The cushions are all spot cleanable, and the padded armrests have storage room for bottles, magazines, remotes or any other accessory. The seating area is comfortable as is but also has enough space to add in pillows or blankets while cradling your baby.
8. Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman, White/Gray Chevron
With its spacious seating room, comfy cushions and smooth gliding, this glider chair by Stork Craft once again offers exceptional value. This chair comes in a cool white/gray chevron design that is available in different wood finishes including, white, cherry, espresso, and dove brown. It features ball bearings enclosed in the gliding mechanism to ensure a smooth ride every time that never wears out. It is easy to assemble and complements your nursery well. It comes with a matching ottoman to rest your weary feet and improve your sitting posture.
7. Coaster Knitted Pillow Style Bone Leatherette Swivel Glider Rocking Chair
With its swiveling capabilities built-in, this glider chair gives you more freedom to rock back and forth as well as side-to-side as your comfort sees fit. It comes in a contemporary beige style and has rolled padded arms. The tufted back has accent stitching and it comes with a matching ottoman. The round steel base is its biggest feature because it allows you swivel in place as well as use the standard gliding mechanism.
6. Naomi Home Deluxe Multiposition Sleigh Glider and Ottoman Set Espresso/Sand
For consumers looking for a deluxe high-end experience, this glider chair by Naomi Home delivers. It is made from a solid, stylish authentic hardwood, which is wrapped with a luxurious fabric. The padded arms on each side also have pockets on the outside for storage. The cushioning along the seat and back are thick and plush. The seat is extra tall to provide better support for your back and neck for optimal cradling. It also comes with a matching ottoman for resting your feet.
5. Status Roma Glider and Nursing Ottoman, White/Beige
This glider chair offers a solid, comfortable experience at a reasonable price. It has padded arms for resting easy, along with pockets on the side for convenient access to bottles or other accessories. The fabric is made from a Polyester filled microfiber blend, which makes it easier to clean. The gliding mechanism contains metal ball bearings which create a smoother gliding experience. It also comes with an ottoman for resting your feet for better sitting posture. This comes in a variety of classy colors including white/beige, cherry/chocolate, and espresso/beige.
4. Shermag Glider Rocker Combo, Espresso with Pearl Beige
Using handcrafted authentic hardwoods, this stylish high-end glider by Shermag gives you an awesome experience. It features thick padded seat cushions and arms, as well as an oversized seating area. The steel encased ball bearing system makes sure that the gliding is smooth, quiet and relaxing. It can be adjusted and locked in multiple positions, which adds versatility to your enjoyment of it.
3. Luxe Basics Cover Me Glider Chairs (Chair NOT included), Ivory Dot
If you already own a glider chair or you’re looking for suitable accessories, these covers from Luxe Basics will have you covered. The cushions are made from a super soft 100% polyester fabric. The back and bottom seat covers are zippered, and can be removed for machine washing. They fit any standard sized glider chair. It comes in a whopping 15 different styles which range from a number of textures and colors. These include white dot, soft baby blue, caramel, pink, ivory, and much more.
2. Graco Parker Semi-Upholstered Glider and Nursing Ottoman, White/Gray
Featuring a classic hardwood finish design and comfy cushioning, this chair by Graco offers all the right features. It comes with a pull-out nursing stool built-into the ottoman, so you can rest your feet on it. The fully-upholstered arms are super comfortable and have a classic angular design. The cushions are made from a plush micro fiber, and the gliding mechanism is very smooth.
1. Dutailier Round Back Cushion Design Modern Glider Multiposition, Recline, and Ottoman Combo
This glider chair by Dutailier is another high-end option for consumers. Its most unique features is its multi-position mechanism. It allows you to stop the glider at a desired position. The back cushion has a plush, rounded style at the top, which gives your back and neck superior support. All of the foam cushions and padded arms are removable. It has a durable hardwood frame in a dark espresso finish, and there are no sharp edges on the design. It comes with a guaranteed 5 year warranty.