For soothing, for feeding, for sleeping with a stuffed-up nose: the right rocking chair in a nursery can make parenting a little easier. We polled the moms and dads of little ones around the office and identified the highest-ranked for offering comfort, style, and that little extra that made it a lifesaver at 2 a.m.
What parents love: A high-and-wide back and firmer seat supports you as you cuddle with a baby, the arms are just the right level, plus the material resists staining and is easy to clean.
The bonus: There’s no sacrifice in style with Wren, with its uplifting wings and seamless design—and those cute buttons on the back don’t hurt either.
Ambry Swivel Glider
What parents love: A little extra width and depth for spreading out, plus extra cush in the seat for sink-in comfort. Ambry’s swiveling design means it fits into smaller nurseries, plus lets you reach for nearby essentials without waking up a sleeping baby.
The bonus: The seat height is closer to that of a dining room chair, so it’s easier to get in and out with your hands full.
What parents love: From an aesthetic standpoint, our Ford glider covers all the bases, with low sloping arms and a modern profile that will continue to look great in your child’s room as they grow up. The arms put you at ease even as you’re feeding a baby, plus the simple lines match any nursery décor.
The bonus: Leather in a nursery? Why not? Ford is available in unexpected colors that suit a kid’s space perfectly, and still is a wipe-clean, easy maintenance choice.
What parents love: It doesn’t look like a traditional recliner, but it offers all the comforts of one. Pop up the stealth-design and supportive leg rest, and you can hold a babe upright on your chest when they need extra comfort—and you both can catch some Zzzs.
The bonus: You’ll never run out of battery during binge-watching or small-screen games (who hasn’t snuck in a few shows during feeding?) thanks to the optional integrated USB charger.
Photos by Room & Board