10 Best Nursing Chairs And Rockers

Newborn being nursed in a chair

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Comfort is the most important thing when it comes to nursing chairs.

You need a model that will fully support you as you nurse, and will also allow you to relax along with your baby. Whilst a chair is not necessary, it certainly will make your nursing experience much more enjoyable.

There are plenty of models to choose from on our list of the best nursing chairs, whether rocking or gliding, so you can be sure to find the perfect one for you. Low, wide seats and high, tilted backs are the most comfortable option, but there are numerous variations to suit whichever space, and price you are working with.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all the great nursing chairs are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, features and design.

1. Kub Chatsworth Glider Chair And Stool

Kub Chatsworth Glider Chair And Stool.

This matching set provides you with an excellent glider rocking chair accompanied by a matching footstool. With soft, padded cushions for back and neck support, and the gentle, smooth gliding motion to relax both you and your baby, this is a must-buy for all of your nursing needs. You can be sure of maximum comfort with this model.

The Chatsworth comes in neutral tones, with a white wood frame, so this will fit into any nursery. It is the best nursing chair for comfort and is designed with comfortable breastfeeding in mind, so this is a very good investment.

Main Features

  • Price:  £270
  • Gliding chair and stool
  • Wide seat design
  • Padded armrests
  • Padded cushions
  • Storage pockets on arms

Best Rocking Nursing Chair

2. IKEA Rocking Chair

IKEA Poang Rocking Chair.

The POANG chair is an excellent model as the movement helps to soothe and calm your baby whilst they are feeding, or simply if you need to get them back to sleep. The high back supports your neck, so you can be just as comfortable whilst you rock your baby back to sleep.

This model is also available in nine different colours, so you can be sure there will be a chair for any colour scheme. The IKEA nursery furniture range can be bought alongside this too, so if you are looking to completely decorate your baby's room, then the IKEA nursing chair is the place to start.

Main Features

  • Price:  £110
  • Bent oak wood
  • Removable seat cover
  • Machine washable
  • 10 year guarantee

Best For A Contemporary Style

3. Kolton Rocking Chair

Kolton Rocking Chair.

Whilst this is not designed specifically as a nursing chair, this deep-seated, laid back rocking chair still provides amazing comfort for any nursing needs. However, it does come with an expensive price tag, so you would need to be sure this is the model for you!

This rocking chair has a very contemporary style to it, so this would be great if you have a more modern design to your nursery or bedroom. The Kolton is an extremely wide chair covered in woolly, warming material, which ensures ultimate comfort whilst nursing.

This comes in four different colours too, so you can be sure there is one for you.

Main Features

  • Price:  £549
  • Wide, nursing rocking chair
  • Wool material
  • 4 colours available
  • 10-year guarantee

Best For Those With Limited Space

4. Kub Haldon Rocking Chair

Kub Haldon Rocking Chair.

This specific design is perfect for any nurseries, or rooms, that have limited space. The Haldon traditional rocking chair will fit perfectly into any small spaces and make for an excellent furniture addition.  It moves with a slow, gentle rocking motion to calm and relax, and the comfortable padded linen ensures this is extra cosy for any late night nursing.

The important thing about this baby rocking chair is the tilted back design, which, with the padding, provide the perfect posture for feeding and nursing.

Main Features

  • Price:  £159
  • Whitewood frame
  • Stony grey upholstery
  • Storage pockets on arms
  • Tilted back design

Best For A Scandinavian Style Design

5. Ducon Wingback Chair

Ducon Wingback Chair.

This Scandinavian style nursery chair is perfect for any modern, contemporary nursery, and the neutral tones mean that it can accompany plenty of furniture. It is bang on trend right now! The tilted back design, with a wide seat and soft, plush fabric, ensure comfort and relaxation in the Wingback chair. It has a thick foam filling for extra padding too, so you could sit there for hours and still be comfortable.

Main Features

  • Price:  £159
  • Tilted back
  • Foam padding
  • Scandinavian design

Best For Relaxing

6. SOBUY New Relax Rocking Chair

SOBUY New Relax Rocking Chair.

This super relaxing, laid back, cushioned chair is perfect for nursing. This model comes with an adjustable, built-in footrest that has five different positions, so you can be sure of comfort whilst you breastfeed, nurse or just have a quick cuddle with your baby. There are five different colours available, with grey, black and white tones included, which means this specific model can fit into most nurseries and colour schemes.

The wooden armrests are perhaps not the most comfortable of all the models, but this is still a great buy on a budget, and it does come with a padded comfortable headrest for extra support.

Main Features

  • Price:  £64.95
  • Titled backrest
  • Comfortable, cushioned padding
  • Wooden armrests
  • Adjustable 5 position footrest

Best For Families On A Budget

7. HOMCOM Wooden Rocker Chair

HOMCOM Wooden Rocker Chair.

This is a robust, wooden rocking chair that makes an ideal nursing chair too. The angled position of the chair makes nursing much easier, and the footrest is adjustable to five different positions so you can stretch your legs out when you find the perfect position.

The large seat, tilted back, adjustable footrest and extra padded cushioning make this not only a great nursing chair, but super comfortable too.

Main Features

  • Price:  £79.99
  • Tilted back design
  • 5 position adjustable footstool
  • Comfortable, padded cushioning

Best For A Long Lasting Purchase

8. Argos Rocking Chair

Argos Rocking Chair - Charcoal.

This Argos own model of nursery rocking chair comes in either a charcoal or natural white colour, so sticking with neutral tones, this would be a great addition to any room in the house. It moves with a smooth, gentle rocking motion, making it perfect for nursing your baby, as well as good for helping you to unwind and relax too.

When you no longer need a nursing chair, this can then be moved to a living room as a wind-down chair, and with the ten-year guarantee, it will last a long time!

Main Features

  • Price:  £100
  • Removable foam cover
  • Machine washable
  • 10-year frame guarantee

Best For A Variety Of Positions

9. Obaby 7 Position Reclining Glider Chair

Obaby 7 Position Reclining Glider Chair.

This Obaby model comes as a matching set: a reclining nursery chair and a matching footstool. This is definitely an excellent feeding chair, offering a variety of positions and plenty of space.

With this type of chair, the gliding action provides smooth, gentle movements that relax any baby (and parent too). In addition to this, the reclining back moves to seven different positions, so you ensure ultimate relaxation and comfort as you nurse your little one, whether day or night.

The storage pockets in the arms are another handy bonus as you can keep all the necessary essentials in there and not have to move, which makes for relaxed nursing no matter what time of day.

Main Features

  • Price:  £175.99
  • Chair and footstool
  • 7 seat reclining positions
  • Extra deep cushions
  • Storage pockets in arms

Best Nursing Chair With A Matching Footstool

10. Tutti Bambini Recliner Glider Chair And Stool

Tutti Bambini Recliner Glider Chair And Stool.

This reclining glider chair and matching footstool are ideal as a breastfeeding chair. The reclining back means that you have the option of trying a variety of positions until you find the perfect one for you. It is also extremely good for a quiet cuddle to get your baby to sleep.

The gliding motion is excellent to soothe and calm your baby, and the matching stool means that you can lie back with your feet up and nurse at any hour. This is, therefore, a perfect addition to any nursery furniture, and the neutral grey tones ensure it will fit with any colour schemes too.

One thing to note is that this is a very big chair and will need a large space to fit into.

Main Features

  • Price:  £179
  • Reclining chair and stool
  • Padded cushions
  • Storage pockets in armrests

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