428 Rocking Chairs and Gliders

A staple in nurseries everywhere, rocking chairs and gliders have help put babies, and grownups too, to sleep for many generations. Whether looking to fill the empty corner of your family room, or furnish the reading nook in your children’s playroom, a rocking chair is the perfect accent chair that provides comfort for both you and your baby. More 
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What's the difference between a rocking chair and glider?


Out of the two, rocking chairs are oftentimes simpler in design and more affordable. They are often made of wood or light upholstery, while gliders usually include more cushion and a matching ottoman. Gliders are often seen as a safe alternative to rocking chairs; small fingers can easily get in the way on a rocking chair, while all the dangerous mechanisms within a glider are hidden inside the piece. These two terms are often used interchangeably, so don't get too caught up on the wording; if you find one you like, buy it!

How can I use a rocking chair if I don't have a nursery?


Out of all the furniture pieces that will fill the nursery, a rocking chair has the potential for lifelong use. A high-quality chair can grow with your child, and can be included in their bedroom decor for years to come. You can also transition a traditional wood rocking chair to your porch or patio, while plush rockers and gliders are ideal reading chairs in a family room or office. In the end, these multi-functional pieces can be used by your family for generations, which makes it a great investment piece.
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