Best Gliders for Small Spaces and Nurseries in 2021

It’s a well-known fact that, when you are comfortable, your baby is comfortable. Thus, having a really comfortable glider is a necessity. You need to feel comfortable when holding your child or feeding him/her, when you are calm and composed, your baby tends to radiate the same energy.  Now since we understood how important a glider is, let’s look at the next big problem, space. Since the majority of parents live in apartments, the nursery room tends to be small or narrow. This in turn is another big issue and also puts off many parents from buying a glider. But do not worry, we have come to your rescue. In this article, we look at the best gliders suitable for small and narrow spaces. So just bear the uncomfortable chair you are sitting on now because soon enough you will be resting on a very cozy and comfy glider.

Before we give the top ten gliders, here’s a quick list of best gliders;

List of Best Gliders for Small Spaces and Nurseries

  • Homall Single Recliner Chair
  • Naomi Home Brisbane Glider and Ottoman
  • Million Dollar Baby Classic Miranda Wingback Rocker
  • Babyletto Madison Swivel Glider
  • Stock Craft Hoop Glider and Ottoman
  • DaVinci Piper Upholstered Recliner
  • Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner
  • Windsor Nursery Glider And Ottoman
  • Naomi Home Odelia Swivel Glider
  • Status Roma Glider And Nursing Ottoman

Guide

Homall Single Recliner Chair

First on the list is the Homall Single Recliner Chair. The chair is made from PU Leather, i.e., it is protected against spills and leaks. The chair has the very much desired reclining feature. In fact, the reclining feature in this chair is known as the “push backâ€, i.e., you can push the chair according to your desired comfort. The chair also has an adjustable footrest. The chair has thick cushions to protect your back and keep you extremely comfortable. Moreover, the chair also looks very trendy and could fit with any decor. Not to forget, the chair is extremely comfortable and also very soft to touch. One of the downsides of this chair is that it takes an effort to recline, that can put some people off, however, rest aside this chair is a good choice.

PROS

  • PU leather, making the chair spill-proof
  • Thick cushions
  • Good reclining mechanisms
  • Provides great comfort
  • Made of good quality materials

CONS

  • Takes effort to recline
  • Not long-lasting

Naomi Home Brisbane Glider and Ottoman

Number two on this list are the Naomi Home Brisbane Glider and Ottoman. If your nursery is really small and cramped for space, the Brisbane Glider is a perfect choice. The glider is just under 2 feet in width and has an external measurement of 23 inches. The chair is also extremely comfortable to sit on, however when sitting for long hours, your lower back does tend to feel it a bit. Moreover, it is not suited for tall people. The height of the back from the seat to the top of the cushion is only about 24 inches, therefore making my point clear. Also, since the chair is tiny it is not the sturdiest. However, the chair has a rocking feature, which babies love, and also, it is very easy to assemble. Also, if you are a tall person, then maybe this chair is not the one for you, beautiful you are willing to adjust, then no issues, go for it.

PROS

  • Easy to assemble
  • Best option for small space
  • Lightweight
  • Cheap

CONS

  • Not suitable for tall people
  • Not a long-lasting rocker
  • It is quite uncomfortable when sat on for long hours (this could vary from person to person)

Million Dollar Baby Classic Miranda Wingback Rocker

I know, the name sounds terrific, well let me tell you the product is also pretty terrific. The chair comes with a rocking feature, also when doing so the chair does not make any sounds. This chair is also, spill-proof, therefore you do not need to worry about spilling anything on it.  Another added feature is that the product is Greenguard Gold Certified. To all those parents who have no clue what that means, it basically ensures that the product does not have any harmful chemicals that could hurt your child. The chair is also not too big and can easily fit into a tiny space. However, the price of this chair can be an issue to some parents, but, the price is justified by the quality of materials used.

PROS

  • Greenguard Gold Certified
  • Rocking feature
  • Can easily fit in small spaces
  • It is extremely comfortable

CONS

  • Expensive
  • There’s no footrest

Babyletto Madison Swivel Glider

This chair is for those parents who do not like the rocking feature but do not want to be left out. The chair has a 360-degree swivel function, so if your baby does not like to be rocked, then it might enjoy being turned around. The chair is also really comfortable to sit on. The rounded back ensures that your back is at ease. This chair is also Greenguard Gold Certified (I am assuming you know what it means) The chair is very compact and can easily fit into tiny spaces. The chair comes assembled, so you do not have to worry about that. But, the chair does not have a footrest, moreover, there is no neck and head support. If you can put those negatives aside, this chair is perfect.

PROS

  • 360-degree swivel feature (which I thought was very cool and unique)
  • Comes assembled
  • Greenguard Gold Certified
  • Comfortable seats

CONS

  • No footrest
  • No head and neck support
  • Does not have that many additional features as provided in other rockers

Stock Craft Hoop Glider and Ottoman

Stock Craft is a brand that many parents trust when it comes to buying furniture for the nursery. The chair in question here is one of the narrowest chairs you can find in the market. The width of the chair is only 25.75 inches. The chair has pockets on its side, which is a useful feature. It allows you to store your child’s necessities, like toys or books, so that you don’t have to get up each time to take something (once comfortable, always comfortable). The glider has a footrest, which some parents like and some don’t. Overall, the Stock Craft Hoop glider is a perfect choice if you have an extremely narrow space, and yet want something that is modern and classy. The chair does not have a reclining feature. So if that is one of your priorities, then probably look at some other chairs, however, if you can adjust, then no need to look further, just go with the Stock Craft Glider and Ottoman.

PROS

  • Easy to assemble
  • Side pockets
  • Cushions made from microfibre

CONS

  • Does not have a reclining feature
  • The arms tend to get loose after constant use
  • Looks pretty good and fits with any decor

DaVinci Piper Upholstered Recliner

We have seen chairs made out of PU Leather, however, the DaVinci Piper is made out of heathered polyester. It’s basically the same as PU leather, as in, its spill and stain proof, but the added feature is that it is very soft to touch and extremely comfortable to sit on. Also, as the product has the reclining feature and what’s unique about this is that, you do not have to use your strength to recline the chair, instead you pull a lever and the chair automatically reclines. The footrest is made out of a soft padded material, making it extremely easy and comfy for your feet. The chair also has the rocking feature (babies love this feature, I know I have mentioned it a few times, but just wanted to let you know) If you have regular back pain, then the chair is perfect for you, as this chair has everything needed to keep your back comfortable and secure and also includes a lumbar pillow. The chair also offers plenty of neck and head support. However, as you can imagine, a chair with this many features means it’s not that small in size. The chair can fit in a tiny space but it would mean that you will have to remove some other items from the nursery (who wants a baby crib when you have such a comfortable chair). Another downside to this chair is that, it’s a bit hard to close the recliner, but once you have mastered the technique, then that won’t cause much of an issue.

PROS

  • Good quality material
  • Back support
  • Automatic reclining
  • Rocking feature

CONS

  • Not so tiny and compact
  • Closing the recliner can be a hassle

Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner

This chair offers all three features, reclining, gliding, swivel. These features alone make the chair a must-get. The cushions are comfortable to sit on and the chair offers plenty of back and neck support. It is not as big as the DaVinci chair and hence can easily fit in tiny and narrow spaces. The chair also looks very classy and modern and can easily fit with any decor. One of the main cons of this chair is the price, but again, if you look at the different features it offers, then the price is very much justifiable (just look at the different features it offers).

PROS

  • Swivel, Rocking, Reclining feature
  • Back support
  • Pretty comfortable

CONS

  • Expensive

Windsor Nursery Glider And Ottoman

Another extremely narrow and compact glider. The Windsor glider has an external width of 25.80 inches. The chair is extremely sturdy. The cushions are comfortable to sit on, and if you are looking for some sort of validation, it’s the best seller on Amazon. The chair also has side pockets and padded arms. However, the chair does not have the reclining feature and is also not the best for tall people. Also, this chair isn’t the most comfortable when sat on for a long period of time. But what makes this chair attractive is the price. At this price range, the Windsor Nursery Glider and Ottoman is the best.

PROS

  • Cheap
  • Easy to assemble

CONS

  • Not suitable for tall people
  • Not as comfortable as some of the other chairs on this list
  • The chair is not long-lasting

Naomi Home Odelia Swivel Glider

Another product from Naomi, the swivel glider as the name suggests, allows you to swivel and glide. The chair also allows you to recline up to 135-degrees, which is decent when you consider the price of this chair. The chair has a footrest that can be opened easily. The cushions are made out of foam padding, making them extremely comfortable. The chair also has a unique rocking mechanism, also it’s very smooth and does not make any sound. The chair is also easy to assemble, a bonus feature. But some of the parents have complained that the fabric of the seat stretches, which can be an issue to some.

PROS

  • Soft material
  • Easy to recline
  • Very comfortable to sit on
  • Rocks smoothly

CONS

  • Seat fabric stretches
  • Armrests are a bit weak

Status Roma Glider And Nursing Ottoman

The chair is made from solid wood and has an external width of 25.80 inches. The cushions have plush paddings, making them very soft to touch and also really comfortable to sit on. The chair has side pockets, which is a very useful feature. The chair also offers adequate back and neck support. The chair is perfect for those tiny spaces and to be honest, it does a good job, however, some reviews have mentioned that the armrests break easily. But even then, it’s a good option to consider.    

PROS

  • Easy to assemble
  • Cheap
  • Looks stylish
  • Quite easy to clean and wash
  • Has a footrest

CONS

  • Not long-lasting
  • The rocking function is not the greatest

So, these were some of the best gliders of different types along with the pros and cons associated with each one of them.

We hope to have educated you on the different gliders available in the market today. It’s time you select one and enjoy the joy and comfort the chair brings you, and as we say “Happy Baby, Happy Familyâ€!

FAQs

Is a Glider necessary?

Of course not, if you have the magic arms, then a glider is not needed at all. but a glider is a good piece of furniture to have, you can spend more time with your child and also be comfortable at the same time, but no, it’s not necessary.

Are there any benefits in buying a glider?

Yes, there are many benefits to buying a glider. a glider is perfect for the exhausted parent who does not have the energy to keep the baby rocking in their arms, moreover, the rocking feature (that I have praised so much) is something that babies love, it soothes the baby and tends to put them right
back to sleep. So there are plenty of advantages in buying a glider.

Are there any disadvantages in buying a glider?

Other than a huge hole appearing in your wallet, there isn’t a disadvantage in buying a glider, maybe if your baby doesn’t like it, there can be some issue, but that is very rare.

Should I get a glider or a recliner for the nursery?

Nowadays, you can get gliders that can recline as well. so if you want you can purchase a chair with both those features (we have mentioned one on this list) but if you want to know which one is better, it all depends on your child, some kids like to be rocked, while some don’t. so, my opinion would be to go for one that has all the features, or maybe test some chairs out and see which one you kid like more.

Is a glider or a rocking chair worth the money?

Well, it again depends on the price you paid for it and also the features of the chair. As mentioned a glider is not a necessity, but it is a good option to have. You can spend precious time with your kids on the chair and overall it also bring a good look to the chair. Moreover, if you buy a correctly, once you baby has grown up, you can take the chair out of your child’s room and put it in the living room. So, in my opinion, if you can find a good glider at a good price, then yes, it is very much worth the money.

How do you clean your nursery glider?

The first process would be to vacuum it. After that you can use a steamer to remove any germs and bacteria. If the glider has a cover for the cushions, then just simply remove the cover and put it in the washing machine.

Can you use a nursery glider in other room of the home?

Yes you can, most of the gliders available nowadays, are pretty modern and trendy, so it should be able to match any decor.

How does a traditional glider differ from a traditional rocking chair?

Gliders are considered to be an updated version of a rocking chair. They are designed to slide back and forth and backward, whereas, rocking chairs rock in an arc. So the biggest difference between the two are the movement and motion. Also, most rocking chairs have bent legs while gliders do not.

Can I use a non-nursery glider?

Yes you can, there is not much difference between a nursery glider and a non-nursery glider, so you can definitely use a non-nursery glider.

Buying Guide

Always look for this while buying gliders.

  • Comfort – One of the most important features to look into before purchasing the chair, if the chair is not comfortable then there is no point in purchasing it. So make sure the chair is comfortable because it’s going to be you who is going to be sitting on the chair the most.
  • Dimensions of the chair (to make sure it will fit in your space) – There is nothing worse than a piece of furniture that is too big for the room. So before you purchase the glider, take out the measuring tape and measure the size of the room, so that the glider you buy fits the room perfectly.
  • Quality of the material – The quality of the chair as well the materials used must be good. Nowadays, companies mix in some chemicals with furniture materials, while this is okay for us, it can have an impact on your child’s health, so make sure the materials used and the chair is of good quality.
  • Built of the chair – If the chair is not sturdy enough, then when you are having a good time with your child on the chair, there is a high chance that the chair will break. Therefore another thing that should be kept in your mind while purchasing a glider.
  • The features (obviously, the more the features the expensive it’s going to get) – Now what I mean by this is that, nowadays, the chairs are equipped with so many new features. Therefore, take a look at the features available, and make sure the ones that you want are provided with the chair. Now, since we know what to look for, let’s get on with the list.

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