When I told my husband about my pregnancy, I could tell he was overjoyed. So overjoyed in fact, that he began to tell me about his plans for the baby’s room, this was something that came as a total suprise (and something that I completely didn’t expect to be coming from him, and so quick!) While he talked all about his plans I could tell he planned everything down to the tiniest detail: from the crib, to thinking about renovating the bathroom to include a bathtub for our new baby (in end we purchased a baby bath instead), to the nursery paint that he wanted to use.
But then he started asking me about the things I could possibly need after giving birth. I thought about a lot of stuff, and I decided to tell him about a glider I would need to sit on while nursing the baby. He was confused when I mentioned the word, ‘glider’ to him, but when I explained a bit; he finally got it and told me it was a ‘chair’. Why didn’t I tell him it was just a chair?
And so I launched into a rather long explanation about needing a specific chair for nursing a baby. After a few minutes of convincing him, he finally said, ‘Yeah, OK. Let’s buy a chair for you and the baby.’ He could not risk making our future baby and me uncomfortable.
What Do You Need in a Glider Chair?
I had a few things in mind while searching my chair:
One, it has to be classy (that’s a given!);
Two, it has to be comfortable and roomy; and
Three, it has to fit the budget.
So what ticked all the boxes for me? The Hoop Glider and Ottoman Set fit all my requirements, so I decided to buy it.
But in saying this, the Stork Craft range quite a nice range. Plus they have the best selling range of gliders and ottomans, namely the ‘Hoop’ model and also the ‘Tuscany’ is quite popular also. See below for more information.
Stork Craft Range of Gliders and Ottomans
*Click the links below to see the FULL range of colors available.
- BEST SELLING: Hoop Glider and Ottoman Set (More than 20 different colors, styles and designs to choose from!), Available Here
- Hoop Glider (the only difference with above, it’s without an ottoman), Available Here
- NEW DESIGN: Hoop Glider – New, Available Here
- Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman, Available Here
- Stork Craft Tuscany Glider (with Ottoman), Available Here
- NEW: Storkcraft Bowback Glider & Ottoman Set, Available Here
I have been using this chair and ottoman set for a few months now, and so far, it has helped me become more comfortable when I take a rest or if I need to nurse the baby.
I think one of the overlooked features of this set is that it looks classy. I especially like the color (my glider set is in beige) and the kind of wood used to build it.
The pockets on this glider chair could also fit almost everything I need: the baby bottles, toys, books, and diapers. Sometimes, I am actually tempted not to get up from my chair, because I can just reach for what I need.
Storkcraft Glider and Ottoman Range
The biggest factor that impressed me about the stork craft gliders are the seat cushions. On many nights, our baby would wake up and cry in the middle of the night, so I have to go to his room and breastfeed him. There was one night when I did not realize I had fallen asleep on the chair. My husband found me sound asleep there the next morning. The chair was so comfortable, that I dozed off!
If ever my baby and I no longer need it, I think I’m going to put it in our living room and use it as my own exclusive chair. Believe me, it really is comfortable, and each time I sit on it, it makes me feel relaxed and at peace, especially after a rough day.
Also, another piece of advise from an experienced Mom, if you are thinking of not getting the matching ottoman, think again. This little ottoman will save your life and is essential for ultimate chair comfort, you legs to put your legs up too remember, they deserve a break.
Overall, I am impressed at this chair and it’s matching ottoman and can confidently say that it is worth every penny.