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7 Of The Best Nursing And Rocking Chairs In Australia In 2024

Il Tutto nursing chair

We all know that the fourth trimester is a notorious Baptism of Fire for new parents. The fourth trimester is described as the first 12 weeks of a baby's life outside the womb. It can be crazy, with feeds all around the clock - as for some reason your baby doesn't understand night from day. Crazy, eh?

During this period - and beyond - it's important to have the right tools around you to make the transition into parenthood easier. It's about survival after all! That's where a great rocking chair or nursery chair comes into play. Women spend enough time feeling uncomfortable during pregnancy, there's no need for that to continue during the early months.

In fact, there's no need for either parent to be uncomfortable, as well as sleep-deprived. The right nursing chair can put baby and parent at ease during feeding time, which can subsequently soothe a stressful period.

What to look for in a rocking chair:

When choosing a nursing chair or chair for the nursery for your home, it's important to look for a product that works in your home and for your family.

- Size:

Is your nursery quite compact or is there room to move? This is something to take into consideration before choosing between a rocking chair, which is generally just one chair that rocks from front to back, or a glider chair, which often comes in two pieces; the chair and the footrest (both of which glide) and takes up a little more room.

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- Longevity:

Does your nursing chair look like a nursing chair, or is it possible to incorporate it into your home furniture set up after you no longer need to use it as a feeding chair for your baby? If the chair won't fit within your home furniture, you have to decide how you'll use it down the track, and whether you'll need to sell it, place it in storage or pass it on to a friend.

- Comfort:

Does the chair you're considering feel comfortable for long periods of time? You may be stuck there underneath a beautiful baby for quite a while, so you want to make sure your butt won't go to sleep! Look for plush cushioning and a fabric that will see you through all the seasons. For example, if your home tends to get warm, then leather may not be the right option for you.

- Stability:

It's very important to consider the structure of the nursing chair you're considering, to ensure it can hold everyone who intends to use it, is well made and comes with a good warranty.

If the fabric has been fire treated, this is also a big plus!

1. Il Tutto Chelsea Glider Recliner Nursery Chair in Egg Shell, $889.00

Chelsea Glider Recliner Nursery Chair In Egg Shell 889 00

Glider Nursery Chairs are the most ideal rocking or nursing chair to soothe your baby to sleep, calm them when they’re unsettled, and create a place of peace for both parent and child. iL Tutto’s signature style, the Chelsea Glider Recliner Chair is designed to support parents as they nurture their baby from newborn, to then story-time with them, all the way through until your child can read on their own. This is possible due to the Chelsea Glider Recliner Chair’s timeless, high-quality design.

What makes the iL Tutto Chelsea Glider Recliner Chair different?

The Chelsea Glider is versatile, that’s why it’s iL Tutto’s best seller! Your Chelsea Glider Recliner Chair may start in your baby’s nursery, however, it has the ability to live far beyond the breastfeeding and bottle-feeding years, to adorn your bedroom, living room or even your favourite reading nook. The practicality and longevity this recliner offers the whole family is priceless. A piece that truly grows with a family.

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Why try the iL Tutto Chelsea Glider Recliner Chair?

The Chelsea Glider reclines with an easy pull of a small handle, which will gently raise your legs to recharge your tired body after long and busy days with your young family. Or, you can opt for the Electric Recline model of the Chelsea, which allows you to recline and sit up with the simple touch of a button, so you can lock in your preferred position. Perfect for those with compromised core strength following childbirth, or c-section recoveries. It also features a USB port – handy for those long nights of multiple feeds - you can BYO your device and charge it simultaneously.


Features:

  • Ergonomic Design to support the feeding parent
  • Premium fabric that is exclusive to iL Tutto
  • Spring-loaded recline that allows you to sit up without using abdominals to allow for
  • rest after birth
  • Offers a higher back rest which makes Chelsea suitable for all heights
  • Comfortable and supportive for feeding and settling your baby
  • Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. See FAQs below for more information
  • Classic style to suit every home
  • Glider base to offer a gentle and smooth gliding motion
  • 360-degree swivel base
  • Subtle Cream coloured fabric
  • Includes recline feature
  • Online exclusive to iL Tutto
  • Designed in Australia
  • Weight capacity of 100kg


Priced from $889 (with 10% off your first purchase when you subscribe to the iL Tutto family).

Real customer reviews:

“Absolutely Perfect” Best money I have ever spent! The Chelsea recliner is so comfortable and provides the perfect support and features for feeding time with my new bubba. The eggshell colour is beautiful in my natural-themed nursery. 100% recommend this product. Love love love!”  - Kelly B

“Absolutely love it! Very comfortable” It’s easy to assemble and it glides, swivels and reclines.. it’s like 3 chairs in 1. Perfect for assisting with nursing and putting bub to sleep! Delivery was also timely and affordable :)”  - Daniella G

2. Pottery Barn Wingback Glider & Recliner, RRP from $1,599.20

Pottery Barn Wingback Glider Recliner Rrp 1349 00

Crafted with new parents' and nursing mothers' needs in mind, this plush nursing chair boasts a winged back and rolled armrests to offer ample shoulder and elbow space, plus a timeless design. Your chair for the nursery will be virtually silent as it reclines and glides so as not to wake a sleeping baby – plus, the reclining mechanisms are thoughtfully within easy reach. Carefully crafted with a solid hardwood frame and extra-thick padding, this gliding chair reclines back without swiveling for easy comfort.

Features:

  • Expertly crafted with laminated hardwood frame and extra-thick padding.

  • No-sag steel sinuous springs provide cushion support.

  • Tongue and groove joinery ensures lasting strength and endurance.

  • The Wingback Recliner is equipped with a manual reclining mechanism on the exterior, right-hand side of the armrest.

  • The recliner mechanism is designed to be virtually silent and can be easily used while holding your baby.

  • Once the Wingback Recliner is reclined it will be stationary and will not move.

Perfect for:

Anyone who wants to incorporate their chair into their home's furniture set-up after it has been used it no longer has use as a nursing chair.

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3. Freedom Evie Fabric Rocking Chair, RRP: $899

Freedom Evie Fabric Rocking Chair Rrp 999

With its mid-century styling, retro curved back and super-supportive high back with lumbar cushion, the Evie rocking chair is so comfy you'll want to rock around the clock. A chic pick for your nursery, bedroom or living zone.

Features:

  • Upholstered in soft Dapple fabric

  • High back and lumbar cushion provide back and neck support

  • Mid-century inspired timber frame

  • Colour: Natural Dapple

Perfect for:

Anyone looking for optimum back support in a nursing chair. The high back offers maximum support and the Scandi minimalist look means that the chair fits in beautifully to any room in any home.

4. Babyletto Kiwi Electronic Glider and Recliner Nursing Chair, $1,299.00

Kiwy babyletto nursing chair

What makes the Babyletto Kiwi Electronic Glider and Recliner Nursing Chair different?

Introducing the Babyletto Kiwi Nursing Chair – a cherished favorite among parents, and for good reason. The Babyletto Kiwi effortlessly combines comfort with a sleek modern aesthetic. Its popularity stems not only from its extreme comfort but also from its chic design, ticking all the boxes for both comfort and style.

Better still, it’s functional! The nursing chair comes equipped with a USB charging station discreetly built into the inside arm, so you can still feel connected to the world - even when nap-trapped!

Discover unparalleled comfort and sustainable style with the Babyletto Kiwi Nursing Chair – a chair designed to make every parenting moment a delight.

Why try the Babyletto Kiwi Electronic Glider and Recliner Nursing Chair?

Let's explore the features that make this electronic recliner and swivel glider a standout choice for your nursery.

Discreet USB charger: Embracing the needs of modern parents, this nursing chair comes equipped with a USB charging station discreetly built into the inside arm. Perfect for those who use apps to track nursing sessions or monitor their newborn's sleep, this thoughtful feature adds a layer of practicality to parenting.


360-Degree Swivel and Precise Recline: The Kiwi Nursing Chair offers a versatile swivel, creating a customised nursing space. The electronic recline function effortlessly adjusts with the touch of a button – the footrest smoothly pops out, and the back reclines, almost flat if needed. This flexibility proves invaluable for keeping a watchful eye on your little one or accommodating co-sleeping moments.


Whisper-Quiet Gliding Motion: Experience the gentle, quiet gliding motion that defines the new style of rocking chairs. Perfect for settling your baby with a soothing rhythm, this chair offers a tranquil environment for both parent and child.


Lumbar Support and Easy Assembly:
Included with the Kiwi Nursing Chair is a supportive lumbar pillow, ensuring that your comfort is prioritized. While the chair arrives in a few pieces for shipping convenience, assembling it is a breeze – a small effort for the enduring comfort it provides.


Greenguard Gold Certification for Sustainability:
Relax with confidence, as the Kiwi Electronic Glider Recliner proudly holds the esteemed Greenguard Gold Certification, ensuring minimal chemical emissions and a commitment to a sustainable environment. The durable, stain-resistant fabric guarantees longevity, and with two neutral color options, this chair seamlessly complements any nursery decor. The rarity of such sustainable accreditation among Nursery Furniture chairs in Australia underscores Babyletto's exceptional manufacturing standards. Furthermore, the Kiwi Nursing Chair prioritises environmental responsibility through the use of FSC timber and packaging, as well as CertiPUR-US foam.


The Best Feeding Chair Ever: From the moment you sit in the Kiwi Electronic Recliner Chair, you'll discover unmatched comfort. The forward tilt eases the transition from sitting to standing, providing relief to stretched tummy muscles. With its easy recline feature, this chair becomes a comforting space for reading stories to your baby, creating cherished moments that extend beyond the nursing stage.


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Love this chair!

"We bought this as a nursing chair but it’s so comfy it’s now a permanent feature of our lounge room. Reclines so you can sleep, nice gliding rock and swivels to keep an eye on the toddler! Didn’t think we’d need the USB feature but it’s really handy!"

The best feeding chair ever

"From the first time you sit in the Kiwi Electronic Recliner Chair you will know you have found the best most comfortable chair. With the forward tilt helping you to use your legs to stand instead of your stretched tummy muscles. The easy recline sets you up to feed in comfort . This chair will be used to read stories to your baby helping to settle for many years."

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5. The Feelter Linen Rocking Chair, RRP: $989

The Feelter Linen Rocking Chair Rrp 989

A heavenly, superior sitting experience awaits you in the high quality The Feelter Linen Rocking Chair. Laze the day away encased in the bowl of endless cushions, placed upon the high-density rebound sponge base and back of the chair. To top it all off, you can put your feet up on the included matching linen, sponge-filled footstool.

6. Babyhood Vogue Feeding Glider Chair & Ottoman, RRP: $749.00

Babyhood Vogue Feeding Glider Chair Ottoman Rrp 749 00

Features:

  • Materials: faux leather fabric, steel frame

  • Includes: 1 x glider chair, 1 x footstool

  • Designed to offer optimal support & an alternative to bulky recliners that are hard to fit in a nursery

  • Smooth gliding motion

  • Unique twin layer cushion seat design allows greater support & comfort while feeding

  • Generously sized for your convenience

  • Pillowtop technology on both seat & ottoman pad

  • Hands-free lift for easy exit

  • Scratch-resistant & stain-resistant fabric

  • Lockable recline position to adjust the angle of your seat

  • 360° swivel

  • Footstool dimensions: H46 x W40 x D46

  • Base covers to protect timber & tiled floors

Real review: Stacey, templeandwebster.com.au

"Love it! Very comfy. I could do with a little more back support so I just add a very thin cushion."

7. Il Tutto Paige Recliner Glider Chair in Vanilla Bouclé, $889.00

Il Tutto Paige Boucle Rocking Chair

The Il Tutto Paige Nursery Chair is wrapped in luxurious Vanilla Bouclé fabric, to bring an extra touch of glam & style to your home. This fabric creates a cosy, warm and an oh-so inviting aesthetic which allows it to fit effortlessly into any nursery or even living room style.

The Il Tutto Paige Nursery Chair still offers the same features it's loved for, boasting a higher backrest with an easy to access recline function to rest your feet up as well as armrests at the correct height for relief while breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby. Easy to assemble, so you can start to enjoy the comfort straight away so you can kick your feet up in Bouclé style & comfort even before your baby arrives.

Features:

  • Ergonomic Design to support the feeding parent

  • Premium Bouclé fabric that is exclusive to iL Tutto

  • Comfortable and supportive for feeding and settling your baby

  • Spring-loaded recline that allows you to sit up without using abdominals to allow for rest after birth

  • Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.

  • Glider base to offer a gentle and smooth gliding motion,

  • 360-degree swivel base

  • Includes recline feature

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