The 8 Best Nursery Gliders

Feed and bond with your baby in these chairs

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Comfort Swivel Glider & Ottoman at PB Kids

"Comfort is essential, and this glider is built with that in mind."

Best Budget: Griffin Glider and Ottoman at Wayfair

"This affordable chair comes with a gliding ottoman."

Best Reclining: Babyletto Kiwi Power Recliner Glider at Amazon

"Its push-button control panel in the armrest also has a USB port."

Best Upholstered: Paxton Upholstered Glider Recliner at West Elm

"Its basketweave upholstery is built to withstand heavy use."

Best Style: Delta Children Harper Nursery Swivel Glider at Wayfair

"Its tufted button back cushion is both classic and sleek."

Best For Twins: Mack & Milo Ajoku Rocker at Wayfair

"A great pick because of its extra-wide seat."

Best Plus-Size: Addison Rocking Recliner at La-Z Boy

"Has a 37-inch width plus a weight capacity of 300 pounds."

Best Wooden: Bakersfield Rocking Chair at Crate & Barrel

"An updated take on a classic wooden rocker."

While nursery gliders are not a necessity, they certainly can help mothers with a lot of tasks. Apart from being able to help you rock and soothe your baby, if you find the right one it can also be a great place for feedings or to simply relax. They also come with a plethora of different features including lumbar support, charging ports for your devices, and much more.

To help you find the best one for your needs, here are the best nursery gliders you can buy.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: PB Kids Comfort Swivel Glider & Ottoman

Whether you're formula feeding, breastfeeding, or just relaxing with your new baby, getting comfortable is essential—and this glider from Pottery Barn Kids is built for just that. Crafted in the United States, its seat cushion is made using 20% soy-based foam surrounded by recycled fiber. Its round base, which is made of 80% recycled metal, swivels 360 degrees. Its hardwood frame is kiln-dried and includes wood certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. It's also GREENGUARD-certified, meaning it meets or exceeds strict chemical emissions standards.

Lastly, this glider is an excellent overall value because it can grow with your family: when you no longer need it in your nursery, you can replace its slipcover—dozens of fabrics, colors, and patterns are available—and give it a new home in your living room.

Best Budget: Viv + Rae Griffin Glider and Ottoman

This glider from Viv + Rae is the ideal combination of comfortable and affordable. It's also very versatile: it comes with a gliding ottoman if you want to put your legs up during feeding or storytime. Both pieces are crafted with solid wood; the removable cushions on each are made from polyester and synthetic fiber and are 2.5 inches thick. This product also has a one-year warranty. Online reviewers loved that this glider was easy to assemble and felt that its quality was excellent for the price.

Best Reclining: Babyletto Kiwi Power Recliner Glider

When you're thinking about setting up your nursery, consider a reclining glider; these models allow you to feed or hold your baby in multiple positions. This top-rated wingback-style option from Babyletto is hand-made, featuring a push-button control panel in the armrest that lowers the headrest and raises the footrest. The chair also swivels 270 degrees and includes a lumbar pillow for added support. An added bonus is it has a built-in USB charging port so you don't have to get up to power your smartphone or tablet.

Best Upholstered: Paxton Upholstered Glider Recliner

The basketweave upholstery on this glider from West Elm is built to withstand heavy use: made with a blend of polyester and rayon, it's been tested up to 40,000 rubs to ensure durability. Its frame is made from kiln-dried wood and the metal base reclines, swivels, and glides. Its cushions are filled with springy foam; the seat cushion is loose while its back cushion is fixed. Lastly, this chair is GREENGUARD-certified, signifying that it meets or exceeds stringent chemical emissions standards.

Best Style: Delta Children Harper Nursery Swivel Glider

If a design-forward glider is what you're after, look no further than this option from Delta Children. Its tufted button back cushion is both classic and sleek, and its blush-pink hue adds a subtle pop of color to any space (it also comes in both charcoal and flax shades). Its frame is made from solid wood and its upholstery is polyweave. In addition to gliding, this chair also swivels 360 degrees.

Online reviewers loved that it was sturdy and easy to assemble. Many also felt that its styling and color made it the perfect addition to their nurseries.

Best For Twins: Mack & Milo Ajoku Rocker

If you have twins, you'll need a glider that has room for everyone. This option from Mack & Milo is a great pick because of its extra-wide seat. It also has a full back, a wood rocker base, and contrast piping for a sophisticated touch. It's upholstered in dark taupe-colored polyester and its foam padding provides support. It also has a one-year limited warranty. One online reviewer reported that she could sit in this chair with all three of her kids (aged 3, 2, and 1).

Best Plus-Size: La-Z Boy Addison Rocking Recliner

La-Z Boy chairs are known for being exceptionally comfortable, and this rocking recliner is no exception. Plus, with a 37-inch width and depth, it's larger than many other models and also has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Design-wise, this chair is available in hundreds of colors and patterns, and each has a handle on the right outside arm that releases the headrest and leg rest. (Lefties can also request that the handle be moved to the other side.) Welt trim on the chair's arms, seat, and back gives it a sophisticated and streamlined look. Online reviewers loved the size of this chair but thought that it didn't feel too bulky.

Best Wooden: Bakersfield Rocking Chair

Inspired by a striped sweater with elbow patches, this Crate & Barrel chair is an updated take on a classic wooden rocker. Its frame is made from solid ash and rubberwood, and it's upholstered in black-and-white striped polyester-cotton fabric with leather piping. It also comes with a reversible lumbar pillow that has stripes on one side and leather on the other. Online reviewers thought this chair was beautiful and were pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it was to sit in with their babies.

What to Look for in a Nursery Glider


Whether it's for feeding or general relaxing, you will likely spend a lot of time with your baby in this chair, so you want to make sure it offers support and comfort. Most nursey gliders are made out of comfortable foam, but you want to make sure it's firm enough to where you won't sink into it. Also, consider the fabric it's made up of. Make sure its fabric can stand up to any stains and messes that may occur.


Beyond just offering smooth gliding and comfort, many nursery gliders also provide extra lumbar support and reclining options, as well as swiveling around 360 degrees. There are also nursery gliders that provide USB charging ports so you never have to get up to charge your devices. How many bells and whistles you want will depend on what you feel suits your family best.


Make sure that the chair is roomy enough to fit you and your baby. This is very important if you have multiple children or plan to use this chair for breastfeeding as you'll need the extra room to feed comfortably.


Your nursery glider will be an investment, so try to find one that will withstand the test of time and work with other rooms of your home. A stylish and durable nursery glider can work as an accessory in an older child's room or even be repurposed to the living room or guest room.

Our writers spent 1.25 hours researching the most popular rocking chairs for nursery on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 18 different chairs overall, screened options from 16 different brands and manufacturers, read over 26 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 1 of the rocking chairs themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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