A Modern Glider Rocker: Not an Oxymoron Anymore



The traditional granny-esque Glider Rocker is finally getting a makeover. Forever, it seemed like you had to pay oodles for more contemporary version. Turns out, after a little look around, there is some good news in terms of finding a more updated Glider Rocker chair for the nursery and baby—and, in some cases, you may want to keep it around beyond the baby years too.


For a dear friend in need of a versatile Glider Rocker, cute enough to put in her living room, I put together this list of more attractive and modern-looking Glider Rockers, which can blend in with your other furniture and are, well, affordable—but only as far as Glider Rockers go. Most Glider Rockers fall into the luxury gear price range for most, I'd say. But check out eBay and Craigslist for new or gently used ones before you write them off as "too expensive" or pay full price.

Here's the roundup of modern-looking Glider Rockers:

I love the upholstered look here. For one, these Gliders can "be seen" outside the nursery and stick around your living room past the baby years. And for what Gliders cost, that's a definite plus.


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1) Newco Cozy Round Back Glider, $379.88 at Walmart, 2) Chocolate Marshmallow Glider, $399.99 at Babies "R" Us, 3) Rock-A-Bye Micro Fiber Upholstered Glider, $379.99 at Babies "R" Us, 4) Chloe Upholstered Glider, $299.99 at Target.


Here are a few of the more traditional-looking wood and cushion Glider Rockers but with a more contemporary look. These Gliders are pretty great looking!


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1) DwellStudio Mercer Glider, $179.99 at Target, 2) Glider & Ottoman Combo, $299.99 at Babies "R" Us, 3) Glider & Ottoman Set, $229.99 at JCPenney.


And if money were no object (cause I like to play that game), you can bet I'd be sitting and rocking and gliding in this lovely one, infant or no infant. She's so pretty!


glider rocker1) DuTailier Chenille Glider, $469.99 at Target.


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RanaA... RanaAurora

Now, if only ANY of those were affordable.

Cafe... Cafe Sheri

I hear you, RanaAurora. Apparently, glider rockers are rocket science (rocker science?) to make or something. Another lucrative career opportunity I missed out on...

Keaga... KeagansMom08

I got lucky and got a glider like the last one from target for a baby shower gift and it matches the couch we all ready have but no way in hell iwould have bought it if thats how much it cost! I will take the old fashion ones anyday

RanaA... RanaAurora

Heh, apparently I missed out as well!
This is one of the few things I said I really wanted with this second baby, and I figured I could justify it since I don't have to buy a crib, dresser or lots of other big-ticket items.

...But when I realized the CHEAPEST glider + ottoman I could find new was $140, and no one was selling them on Craigslist (or they were trasssshhhy), I'm not so sure I can swing this now.

mmtos... mmtosam06

man i need one of them lol but not for that price

Cafe... Cafe MicheleZ

Th JCPenney one for 229 is really nice. All chairs are expensive...I need one for my living room and there is nothing out there...even the nice ones at IKEA are pricey. My sister has the one from Walmart and really loves it.

cafemama cafemama

I'm sure your dear friend appreciates this post! Some good options here to consider.

porte... porter081081

Hey, Rana, do you live near a Kmart?  If you do, they have some cheap ones.  They are like $89 or so.  They aren't the best, but they do the job.  Also, if you live near either a toys r us or babies r us they have the glider/ottoman combos.  I used to work there and we sold a lot of those.  The cheapest was about $129.  Again, they aren't the greatest, but they do the job.  I just looked online and they have the set that's $179.  http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2427806  It comes in a couple different colors :)

zombi... zombie_mommy

i wish i had a glider instead of a rocker back when my daughter was tiny

nonmember avatar Belmont79

I love the Dwell Studio Mercer Glider, but cant seem to find it anywhere. Do you know where I can order it from?

Same with the last one from JC Penny. It isnt available from there. Do you know the brand?


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