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November 13, 2008 12:00 AM by

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Land of Nod Dylan Swivel Glider and Ottoman in Mist goes forward, backward, and side to side. Its oversized seat and high back makes it comfy for both mom and dad. Glider $750, ottoman $300

Besides all the major gear—crib, stroller, changing table—many advice-givers insist, “You have to get a glider!” And that just may be true, depending on your personality. If you’re the type who’s on the go 24/7 without taking time out to sit down and breathe, a glider could be a crucial bonding space for you and your baby. Newborns should be nursed or bottle fed in a quiet place with soft lighting where they have your full attention and maximum eye contact. A special chair that’s all yours is a great way to ensure baby gets enough of what she really wants—you.

Modern
The newest glider designs update traditional upholstered versions with clean lines in contemporary colors. Many have a built-in structure that covers the gliding mechanism. This feature makes these chairs look more like living room furniture than a feeding station—and that’s exactly the idea. Once baby is grown, a streamlined glider can slyly slip into your everyday décor.

DwellStudio for Target Mercer Glider and Ottoman Collection in Walnut/Blue Cushion brings a contemporary feel to a classic design. There are several wood tones and fabric colors to choose from. Glider $230, ottoman $100

Modern Tots Glam Adult Glider & Ottoman in Celery rotates and rocks 360 degrees. We love the stylish nail heads, but they’re optional. $850

Monte Design Luca Glider in Stone with Brown Piping is as functional as it is beautiful. Ergonomically designed arms, proper back height, and a removable lumbar pillow make this chair an investment in personal comfort. Ottoman $385, Glider $895

Traditional
If your vibe is more cozy than contemporary, consider a classic shape and style for your baby’s nursery. Slip-covered versions allow for easy cleaning and extend the life of the chair. When making your decision, remember that it should be a piece you want to use often. Test it with a nursing pillow and without. Does the back extend high enough to give you support? Is it soft enough to rest in all night long?

Jennifer DeLonge Luxe Rocker Adult Glider and Ottoman in Soft Blue Velvet brings an updated vibe to the classic wing chair. There are several colors to choose from, and it comes in both linen and velvet. Ottoman $530, glider $970

Serena & Lily Ashbury Glider in Posey Twill has double-wrapped foam-core cushions for double the comfort. Careful with this one, or you’ll be nodding off long before baby. $1,200

JC Penney Double Cushion Glider and Ottoman in Lavender Velvet is so soft and supportive, you’ll love being in it all night long. Ottoman $200, glider $500

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