Tips for Choosing a Breastfeeding Chair for the Nursery


Purchasing all the necessary things for a baby can be exhausting especially for first-time parents. What crib to select? Should I purchase diapers in bulk? Is the color green good for the baby nursery? All of these questions probably crossed your mind at least once in the last months. If you have managed to buy everything you needed but still want a breastfeeding chair for the nursery, we are here to help.


We have compiled a list of five useful tips that will ease the process of purchasing a breastfeeding chair. If you already have in mind how the chair should look like, then you should definitely see this article on the best 6 baby feeding rock chairs, their description, and pros of cons. There you will find some of the most beautiful, comfortable, and convenient models of nursery gliders.
  1. Put Comfort First

You and the breastfeeding chair are going to be best friends for a while which means you really need to choose a comfortable chair. Imagine feeding an agitated baby in the middle of the night. The only thing that is missing from the picture is an uncomfortable chair.
Although it might seem like most new mothers will put comfort first, some choose style over comfort. We recommend that you look for a cozy chair because you are going to use it for a few months. However, the decision is entirely yours.
  1. Easy to Get Out Of

This might seem odd, but there are a lot of rocking chairs that are soft a cozy but they are pretty difficult to get out of. You really don’t want that. Just imagine that your baby is falling asleep in your arms and you want to place them into the crib, but you are unable to stand up from the chair without waking up the baby. This tiny detail will make the breastfeeding routine a lot harder.
A proper nursery chair should be easy to get out of without moving the baby too much. If the chair is too soft or too big, you will likely wake the baby up. Adjustable chairs are amazing, but make sure that you can operate such chair from the seated position without having to move around too much.
  1. Handy Features

Your chair should be a helpful addition when breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is already a bit hard when you have a heavy bundle of joy in your arms. One of the best features a rocking chair should be padded armrests. They will support your arms while you find the right position to breastfeed the little one. You can also find nursery chairs that come with footrests. They offer you a more comfortable position so you can breastfeed without developing back pain or numb hands and feet.
  1. Easy to Clean

Maintenance is an important aspect of anything that you purchase for a baby. Babies tend to be messy and spill or spit milk. If you breastfeed, you should choose a rocking chair that is made from a stain-resistant fabric. Also, pick a fabric that is easy to clean because you are going to do that a lot.
We recommend chairs made of micro-fiber or leather-like fabric. There are also treatments with stain-resistant properties that you can apply to the chair if the manufacturer hasn’t already done so.
  1. Sturdy and Resistant

Last but not least, make sure that the chair is resistant. It should have a sturdy design so it doesn’t break in a few months. You really don’t want to hurt yourself and the baby when the chair is breaking. Wood chairs are resistant and comfortable so you can select one that matches the baby nursery.
Think ahead and choose a simple model. If you have stopped breastfeeding for good it doesn’t mean that the chair needs to be thrown away, your baby is going to grow up and they can use it for a long time.

Purchasing a breastfeeding chair for the nursery shouldn’t have to be a challenge. Follow our tips and find the model that best suits you, the room, and your budget. Make sure to look for a chair that is really comfortable, with a simple design or pattern, and made of resistant materials.

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