The Glider: A Great Addition to Your Nursery
With a new baby coming, your attention likely turns to the nursery. That once spare room becomes a focal point of warmth and welcoming as you prepare for your child’s homecoming. Choosing comfortable nursery furniture is often a key component of making the room a nurturing and attractive space.
While the crib is the main piece that many people choose first, there are a variety of other furniture pieces that can add much to your nursery. As a new parent, you’re going to be sitting in the nursery often, even sometimes in the middle of the night. You will want to choose a comfortable seat on which to rest with or feed your baby. While a rocking chair is a lovely, traditional choice, these days many people choose a glider.
A glider has a smooth rocking mechanism and can come in a variety of sizes. There are gliders that look much like traditional rocking chairs, and others than look like recliners. There are even double gliders that are built more like a sofa.
Since this is a chair in which you’ll spend a lot of time with an infant, a washable cover is often a valuable feature to look for in a nursery glider. Besides the practical advantages of having a slipcover, having one allows you to cover up the gliding mechanism for a neater, more traditional furniture look. Washable covers can come in a surprising array of colors and patterns, making it easy to match your wall paint or your crib decor. Some glider manufacturers actually make their gliders to match a crib, so you might be able to find them in a set.
Speaking of sets, many gliders come with a matching ottoman. The ottoman can add more than style to your nursery, it can add a real sense of comfort since tired parents will love being able to put their feet up while they glide back and forth with baby.
There are even gliders that have a swivel mechanism so they can move more freely than the regular front and back motion. This could be a real plus if you place your chair near a bookcase or the changing table.
No matter what kind of glider you end up choosing, it can be a great addition to your nursery.