Choosing a Glider for Your Nursery

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Baby furniture expert from Great Beginnings discusses how to pick a glider, including a multi-position handle, a reclining feature, and an upholstered option.

    Hi, I am Brian and we are showing you how to create the perfect nursery. In this segment, I am going to show you how to choose a glider. When you are picking a glider the first thing to consider is where you are going to be putting in your home. Some people like to put it in the nursery, some people like to put in the master bedroom or on the rack room. In any case, when you are choosing there is two styles of chairs to pick. One is the wooden type of chair and the other type is the upholstered. When you are buying a wooden glider you can get all the features or none of the features. It starts off with just a glide which is what I am doing now.

    One of the upgrades is a mechanism on the right hand side called the lock or the multi position handle. This is designed so you can stop the motion of the chair by simply locking it into position. You can lock it into approximately eight positions along the way depending what's more comfortable for you or you can lock it all the way back for a total pitch and this is especially beneficial if you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding the child in the chair, so it stop the action. The other benefit to a locking feature is that when you are getting out of the chair and the baby is on your chest sometimes the chair runs from you. So, this is nice as you can lock it and use the chair to plan it all and finally get out.

    The next feature you can add to your glider rocker is a feature called the reclining which is the mechanism on the left here. It is designed so you can release the tension of the chair and have the back recline back. As you turn the handle forward it actually creates resistance on the chair, on the back of the chair so that you can actually lock it into different positions, if you want it to be partially reclined instead of fully reclined and by simply loosening this dial you can actually recline the chair back so you can have a full layout in the chair.

    Both the Ottoman and the glider move. If you are going to be bottle feeding or breastfeeding in the chair we recommend that you buy and optional piece called the feeding slope. This is basically just a pull out stool that is designed to slide our underneath and it's designed for shorter people so that they elevate these knees up and give them a platform for their feet. Give more comfort and less pressure on the back. It also keeps you from feeling you are sliding out of the chair. So, that's the wooden chairs. They come in many colors, many woods, many fabrics or your choice. Now I am going to upholstered chairs. Hi, I moved over to the upholstered section now. The upholstered chairs are different because they are fully upholstered all around and they have the appearance of the regular chair which a lot of people like. It looks like a regular chair but it also have this mechanism right here. it's designed to lock the chair position work through release it so that we can use it as glider walker. So, it can be used in the nursery. It can be used in the master bedroom or in the rack room. You can also take the mechanism and lock it in place and once you have locked in place you just simply push back on the arms, the foot stool comes out and it reclines back.

    One of the advantages to an upholstered glider is that it does not take up the footprint of an Ottoman so it can take less space in your baby's nursery or in your master bedroom. This is a beautiful piece of furniture that can not only be used in a nursery, but is also a transitional piece that can be used anywhere else in the house. Now, that I have shown you gliders, Tammy is going to show you how to pick the perfect bedding for your nursery.