It wasn’t very comfortable (I could never fall asleep in it) and didn’t rock well without the ottoman, which was just too bulky for my son’s tiny nursery. And ugly? You have no idea. I’d post a picture except that I burned all evidence. (Or I’m just too lazy to look through my thousands of iPhotos.) But it did it’s job of rocking my nursing baby and for that I’m grateful.
However I recently had a chance to test gliders for a big Babble.com feature, and I met my chair-mate: the Monte Luca. Oh how I love my Luca. My son is now 2.5 and I read him books while gently rocking him every night in my Luca. Sometimes when I need a little alone time from the chaos of toddler antics + constant visitors + mounding chores, I retreat to my Luca for some alone time, rocking back and forth and back. The Luca is my happy place.
But I’ve heard many women say that gliders are on their “baby stuff I didn’t need” list. I would have been one of those women before I met my chair-of-choice, and now? Now I’d consider throwing it out the window if the house was on fire. (I’m kidding.) (Sort of.)
So if you’re in the market for a glider (even better if you can get someone to buy one through a baby registry; these suckers are pricey!), test out one of these before making your final decision:
See all of these gliders (including where to buy them!) over at the big Babble.com list of Best Gliders for 2011.
More into rockers than gliders? Lauren rounded up her favorite rocking chairs.
P.S: For those in the NYC area, there’s a used Monte Luca glider and ottoman selling for $450 on Recrib.com.
P.P.S: Search Craigs List, eBay, Recrib, Freecycle and other sites for used gliders before making a full-price purchase.