A Guide to Gliders: A Rocking Chair for Every Budget

Pottery Barn Kids Glider

One thing I always wanted for my baby's nursery was a glider.

I rocked my baby in an old, but beautiful, rocking chair. It did the trick, but there were nights when I fantasized about a soft, comfy, luxurious glider. One with an ottoman, or even better -- one that would recline and swivel! Doesn't that sound dreamy?

Those kinds of gliders are a reality. If money is no object, you can have all of that and more. Just take a look at this Dream Swivel Glider from Pottery Barn Kids ($1,200).

But don't worry, even if you have $1,200 to furnish your entire nursery, read on to find a glider to fit any budget.



Land of Nod This Attractive American Rocker and Ottoman from Land of Nod ($649) is still on the high end of the price range for nursery furniture, but I like how comfortable it looks and the fact that it's ready to rock. It also has the option of a removable and washable slipcover, which isn't a bad idea.

Silhouette Curve ArmchairFor a bit less you can find this Silhouette Curve Arm Recliner ($569), which swivels and glides and comes in this cheery pistachio color.

Silhouette Curve ArmchairIf you aren't looking for a recliner, you can also find the Silhouette Curve Arm Glider ($419.99) for quite a bit less money but the same amount of charm.

Rock-a-bye chair

This Rock-A-Bye Modern Square Back Glider ($379.99) is a more compact glider for smaller spaces and a smaller price tag as well!

Ragazzi The Ragazzi Classico Glider ($249.99) offers a solid, sturdy wood frame and comes in a variety of colors.

StorkcraftThis Hoop Glider and Ottoman ($179.99) comes from Storkcraft, a well-known baby brand, and can be yours for a very reasonable price.

Did you purchase a glider? Are you glad you did?


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