As we plan for the arrival of our new baby in early June, there are only two things I care much about. Velcro swaddles and a VERY comfortable rocker or glider for the nursery. The rest is just a bonus. 

We skimped on the chair for Bodhi’s nursery and with a child who woke up every hour or two for 10 months, we regretted it. At that time, there weren’t many modern options and the ones that existed weren’t very comfortable. I was set on trying them all in person since there were very few reviews for each chair. Now there are many attractive options with reviews on Amazon, Target and more to get a sense for just how comfortable these things are.

Without naming names of a super popular and quite expensive modern chair option, I will say that three of the chairs pictured here are significantly more comfortable than any of the options I had with Bodhi and all are at least $400 less than that very popular chair. I almost fell asleep in the Morgan glider (bottom left) while testing it out at Babies R Us. Depending on boy vs. girl and exactly how the nursery design shakes out, one of these five will end up in our nursery in just a few months.


Babyletto Nara Glider

Little Castle Charleston glider (or buy it here)

Newco Grand velvet glider


Morgan swivel glider

Nursery Works Sleepytime rocker

I’m leaning towards the less expensive options at this point, but hoping to try them all out in person over the next few months because the most comfortable option will win.

What is/was your must-have item for your nursery or new baby?

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