Many Parents Say a Nursery Glider Is an Essential Purchase — Here Are 12 to Choose From

published Feb 2, 2023
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When outfitting a nursery, there are a couple of must-haves when it comes to furniture. While things like cribs and dressers are obvious picks, there’s another piece most parents will tell you made the biggest difference in their setup, and that’s a nursery glider chair.

A piece many parents initially opt out of buying, ask any parent if once their baby arrived they regretted picking up that glider and you’ll be hit with a firm, “No way!” In fact, for many parents, the glider ends up being the piece of nursery furniture they underestimated most. It’s so helpful to have a cozy place to sit as you feed and comfort your little one through those long nights.

There are a lot of different gliders on the market. So to help make your search a bit easier, we rounded up 12 glider chairs that strike the perfect balance between comfy and stylish. From classic designs to high-end pieces design-savvy parents can’t get enough of, you’re bound to find your perfect glider on this list.

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West Elm

A best-seller and parent's dream, this chic chair is part glider, part recliner. Coming in three neutral hues, it also features an eye-catching wingback shape, a smooth swivel design for easy movement, and a built-in USB port hidden in the armrest so you can recharge in more than one way.

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was $389.99

Fans of traditional styling will love the Avery Swivel Glider. With a timeless silhouette and classic rolled arms, it's a pick that can easily be transitioned out of the nursery once your kiddos are older.

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was $899.00

Add a pop of color to your nursery with this blue pick from Mack + Milo. With soft and supportive seating as well as the ability to glide, swivel, and recline, it's easy to see why the Abingdon has over 5,000 five-star reviews!

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Sixpenny is known for its dreamy sofas and now it's bringing that same comfort to the nursery. Drawing inspiration from its classic Neva sofa, this chair features the same legendary fluff in a smaller package. Best of all, it comes in a host of fabrics and colors with your choice of fill and is fitted with removable, swappable, and washable slipcovers for easy cleaning.

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West Elm

Looking for a wide nursery glider? The Tuba from babyletto is a chair-and-a-half, perfect for those in need of more space or expecting multiples! It's also hand-upholstered in two different shades of water-repellent and stain-resistant fabric for easy cleaning. Phew.

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For parents looking for a glider with an ottoman, you can't beat the Adrian. This swivel glider comes wrapped in a stylish, stain-resistant and water-repellent fabric with classic styling you'll love for years to come, alongside a storage ottoman perfect for parents short on storage space.

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Crate & Barrel

Designed by the artisans at Monte Design, the Milo Glider from Crate and Kids is a luxe pick worth the splurge. Handcrafted in Canada, it features a kiln-dried hardwood frame, a stainless steel pedestal base, an included lumbar pillow, and two stylish hues to pick from.

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Another traditional pick, this Delta Children chair is easy on the eyes on the back. The perfect combination of plush and supportive, we're big fans of its stylish shape, piping details, and skirted bottom.

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With a mid-century shape and boho detailing with the cane back, the Madison Swivel Glider is a stunner. Available in eight other colors and fabrics, it's a modern pick any parent can get behind.

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West Elm

Created in collaboration with Pottery Barn Kids, this West Elm find is the definition of stylish. Its simple, clean-lined shape complements any design style while its various fabric and color choices (there's even a leather option!) make it great for anyone looking for a custom pick.

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For a budget-friendly find, head to target and pick up the Adley Swivel Glider. While the most affordable find on this list, you won't be giving up any comfort thanks to this chair's thick padding. Parents will also appreciate its whisper-quiet glider base, especially during late-night feedings.

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Crate & Barrel

If you're after something that'll make a statement, you'll be hard-pressed to top the Snoozer Glider. Designed by Leanne Ford exclusively for Crate & Kids, it's covered in a trendy boucle and sits perched upon a honey-hued wooden base that adds instant warmth to any space. Parents will also love the eye-catching matching storage ottoman for extra comfort and space.