As I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my firstborn, I (as almost all first time moms) scoured the internet searching for the right pieces to go into our babies nursery. This task seemed so big and all for such a little baby that really doesn't know or care what is in his or her room. EXCEPT, give them something to glide or rock them in. A glider or rocker is a must in any nursery and for what the options are out there, it really takes some searching to find a good looking glider. I was lucky and was able to spurge on the glider or rocker we decided on because my parents were awesome enough to have kept the baby furniture from when I was a baby and gave it to me. I couldn't have been more thrilled about that. Not that it's the furniture I would pick if choosing brand new but the sentiment was there and I LOVED it! I digress.
I couldn't bear to bring myself to buying a wood, traditional glider that seems to be very popular. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing 'wrong' with them, just completely NOT my style and I would actually be a little sad if I had to have one in my house. ;) I found the LUCA Glider and fell in love. A few reasons why: First, it has a high back, which was important to me, I wanted to be able to rest my head behind me. Many of the more modern looking gliders available are low back, which is fine, but I knew I'd be crying along with my babe if I couldn't keep my head up at 3am. Second, it comes in several different microfiber colors, you can chose a different color piping for accent and it comes with a cute back pillow that you can chose even another color for. Third, it's fully upholstered and looks great. Forth, we'll be able to actually place it elsewhere in our home after we're done in the nursery. Fifth, there's a matching ottoman, which is a must.
I did actually have a complaint recently, there was a strange dull noise coming from the bottom of the base while gliding. I called the manufacturer and they had us take a picture to show them the issue – the screws going into the block of the base leg was coming out on both legs. They offered to send us a new base so that was great. My Husband is very handy and had actually repaired it in the meantime, and it was an easy fix.
I must say, if you have something you want to splurge on in the nursery, I would highly recommend getting yourself a good glider. The amount of hours you'll log in that one chair is staggering and to sit in comfort and a good looking chair makes not seem like forever.
Another great option is the Modernica Rocker Arm Chair. This is a fantastic chair that would be perfect for a smaller space and definitely a chair that could be placed anywhere in your home. I'm planning on getting this rocker for my oldest son's room, his toddler room once his little bro' gets here. I'm a big fan of being able to rock or glide the babes! I've been told by 'S' (this is the rocker she has) the chair pad is a must. I think it will be a great place for reading with a toddler and small enough for them to get in and out of without worry. This chair also comes in a great variety of color options.
Now that I've owned the Luca Glider for a year and half it still has a most smooth glide and it looks great. I couldn't be more happy with it! I chose the brown microfiber with ecru piping – it's too die for!
Here's to gliding into baby bliss – STS