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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 17:56 PM   1
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Glider vs. Rocking chair?


Which is better? my mom wants to buy us one, but I'm not sure which way to go... Any advice?



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 18:29 PM   2
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I have been wondering the same. I want one for the nursery and my mother said she would get it for us also. I think I'm just going to have to go shopping and try a few. I'm leaning toward glider, because every rocking chair I have ever rocked in seems to move across the room as I rock lol. But then again a lot of gliders tend to develop a squeek over time.



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 19:00 PM   3
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I bought one of the gliders, the Doutalier (something like that!). It was half price from Kiddicare. I LOVE IT! I use it now, and the baby isn't here yet...!



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 19:14 PM   4
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i have a dutalier, its a glider and brilliant....

i love it.xxx



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 19:20 PM   5
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I have a glider and I love it! I sit in it now and actually fell asleep in it the other day. I just love the movement of it, nice and smooth



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 20:04 PM   6
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I had a glider when I had my daughter and her and I both loved it. The motion is really smooth and I think helps settle them a little (my daughter had colic and severe acid reflux). I loved mine and it was pretty cheap (like $120 at Target) and yet very comfy. Of course I sold it, now I have to find another one!!



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 20:21 PM   7
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I'm old fashioned and I prefer the feel of a rocking chair. I tried out a glider and it just didn't feel 'right' to me. I was lucky to find a real wood one, used but like new condition.



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 22:17 PM   8
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Thanks ladies! I will check out some of your suggestions!



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2010, 23:46 PM   9
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I haven't made this decision yet either. I was cautioned against a rocker as they tend to 'walk' themselves into walls when rocking baby to sleep. I was also cautioned against gliders for when baby gets older and can get fingers stuck....so I don't know either.



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Old Oct 18th, 2010, 01:08 AM   10
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I have got a rocking chair; I did in all honesty originally want a glider but for a few reasons went with the rocker:

1) gliders are sooooo expensive imo, I ended up getting a real wooden rocker from a second hand furniture shop for just 25, and no way could I ever get a glider that cheap.
2) most gliders I was looking at didn't have all the cushions removable, which seemed daft to me because what if they get sicked on?!
3) With a rocker I could make cushion covers really easily that 100% matched my nursery, and were 100% removable and washable. I could even make different cushion covers and have a choice. Most gliders seem to come in a VERY limited range of colours, so I would have probably ended up with a cream or white one - boring!
4) I figured that the glider mechanism could break over time, where as there isn't much that can get damaged with a rocking chair.
5) I honestly think that rocking chairs have a timeless look, where as gliders are kind of ugly.

Hope that helps!



 
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