Rocker or Glider?

Rockers and gliders are often one of the most sought-after pieces of furniture for families expecting children.

Rocker or Glider?

Submitted by Swiss Valley F… on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:23am

Rockers and gliders are often one of the most sought-after pieces of furniture for families expecting children. After all, the gentle motions of rockers and gliders are perfect for soothing a baby, or even simply offering a comfortable seat to rest in after a long day. But how can you decide which option is best? Here are some tips from the Ohio wooden rockers and gliders experts at Swiss Valley Furniture.

One of the first features to consider when choosing between rockers and gliders is their range of motion. Gliders slide forward and back with a gentler horizontal motion, as an option with our Gliders they can be built with a swivel, which makes it easier getting in and out of your seat. Rockers are able to provide a much stronger back and forth movement. Typically, your best bet is to try out each option for yourself to see which type of motion you prefer.

In addition to the range of motion, the other chief characteristics buyers of rockers and gliders should consider are style and comfort. Mothers of newborns often spend a lot of time in these chairs, so it’s essential that the seat matches your expectations in both categories. While rockers offer a more classic look, you’ll probably need some extra padding for a comfortable seating option. Gliders, on the other hand, already come equipped with comfortable cushions.

As you use range of motion, comfort, and style to guide your decision, you’ll be able to choose the right rocker or glider for your home.