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Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Great Rocker Debate

I have been having the hardest time finding a rocker/glider for the nursery that is both modern AND affordable. I want something comfortable and something that will last. I imagine that beyond the whole late night nursing thing, I'll use this for storytime,etc. I have found several that I like, but just don't know if I love them! Here are few of my options:

I actually do love this green rocker, but I don't love the price. I was almost sold on it because we have a pretty decent gift card for Amazon that would make this one in my target price range, BUT then I saw that shipping is an extra $133.00. Yikes! But I like the look of it, the colors goes well with the room and it looks roomy and comfortable.

This rocker is from Walmart. I like the brown with the white piping, but don't really like the shape of the chair. It does look like it has good support however. I also like Walmart's site-to-store shipping option (read: free)!

Now here is the typical Eames rocker that I see in a lot of nurseries on the web. I love the look of it! However, I hear mixed reviews on the comfort level. And I have no idea where I can try one out locally. Anyone have an idea for me?! There's also the debate on whether or not you should get a knock-off. Ummm...knock-off all the way. The original company doesn't even make them like they did back in the Eames era anyway.

Then there are the two Ikea options. I have yet to try and sit in these, but I have read reviews from people that really like this option. I would paint or stain the wood and probably cover the cushions so that would cost a little extra. But at such an affordable price, it might be worth it.

I like the look of this one. I would also paint or stain the wood and cover the cushions on this one. But I have heard that it's not really a rocker...as in, it barely moves.

I've thought about getting one off of KSL or Craigslist and then recovering it, but the cost to reupholster is expensive so I might as well just get a new one. I wish I could DIY, but I have never attempted upholstery and don't really see it going very well. I can sew, but this would be a whole other ballgame. If anyone has any other suggestions or has experience with any of the ones I listed above I would love to hear from you!


Er Bear said...

My one and only suggestion would be to get one that has a support for your head. The one I got is super cute and cozy, but only reaches the top of my back and during those late nights where I just wanted to sleep while I was sitting there nursing, I would get really frustrated that I could not rest my head on something! These are all SUPER cute though... I dig your style! Maybe you can come decorate my house sometime:)

...Dane Joe and Whit Lee Nelson... said...

I vote pay the extra shipping cost for the green one! Haha...It looks so comfortable and the color is great too! Goodluck! Miss ya!

Orange Juice said...

I would say get one that is comfortable for you head too! It is terrible to have to find a comfortable place for your head and neck while trying to nurse...and sleep. But, we used the rocking chair that came in the house...it was ok, but I ended up nursing in bed more often with the pillows propping me up. This time, we borrowed a traditional rocker and we will see how it goes. good luck choosing. ps i love the pics of your changes in your home! I also love the little dresses. You did such a great job!

Jade said...

I like number 1 and number 5, strictly based on looks since I have no experience nursing a baby in a rocking chair :) I can't wait to see pictures of the nursery!