This is a random ass post that you can feel free to skim and ignore, but I am totally stuck trying to decide about which glider to get for the nursery and would love some input if you have any. People say it’s an important decision because of the vast number of hours one spends in it while nursing, reading, and sleeping… but it’s also a potentially expensive decision, so please HELP!
Below are the two I’ve been waffling between buying (extremes, I know). Keep in mind that I live nowhere near baby stores and/or furniture stores, so I have never actually sat in either of these (or in any glider period). Also, my husband and I are both fairly tall people (I’m 5’8″ and C is 6’3″), and my husband’s upper body is incredibly long, so I’d love if the chair fit him well too.
The biggest appeal here is the price – it’s only $179.
Product Dimensions: 29″ x 35″ x 37.5″ – according to a review I read, the seat is 18″ across at the armrests and 17″ deep, and the back of the seat is 28″ tall.
There are lots of negative reviews on amazon regarding the ball bearings (lots of squeaking issues and them going completely to shit within a year). It still gets a lot of 4/5 star ratings though (124 of 159), with people basically saying you get what you pay for, and it’s a decent chair.
I can also get this in the white wood finish I want (to match the dresser & crib), and in the fabric I want (an orange/white plaid).
Dimensions: 33″w x 35″d x 44″h — so it’s extra wide (plenty of room for a nursing pillow) and extra tall (nice for C & I since we’re both taller people).
So there you go….thoughts? Opinions? Is it worth spending 4x the money to get the quality chair? It’s funny – we’ve barely had to spend a penny so far (got the dresser for $50 on Craig’s List and the crib as a baby shower gift)…so really I feel like I should just bite the bullet and get the Dutailier…but then the cheapskate part of me (that also wants to stay home as long as possible with this baby) thinks that money would be better to have in savings.