We finally made a decision and ordered one!
I could show which one we picked, but what fun would that be? Instead, you'll have to first scroll through the many chairs that ultimately didn't make the cut. Bear with me, it'll be a long journey.
Our criteria: it had to be comfortable, stylish/modern, small enough to fit nicely in the room and rock or glide. I knew I didn't want a traditional rocking chair - the Dutailier ones that are widely available at a great price at Walmart or Toys R Us - it just isn't my style (and it would be too easy, right?).
Since we had decided on the Babyletto crib and dresser/change table, my first instinct was to buy the complete package including this Babyletto glider:
|Babyletto Kyoto Glider|
We loved a Dear Born Baby rocking chair / recliner that was so incredibly comfortable. It was plush, soft, and had a remote control to recline. A remote control! So if baby fell asleep, you could recline and fall asleep yourself without disturbing him. I can't find a photo, but it looked something like this (without the manual recline bar):
|Rocker from Dear Born Baby|
Babyletto also makes the Nara Glider, but wouldn't that cushion overhang drive you nuts? Or is it just me?
|Babyletto Nara Glider|
EQ3 recently opened in Liberty Village and we wandered in one afternoon to see if they had any options and we found this stylish, fun and unique rocker:
|EQ3 James Rocker|
Honestly, we were sold on this one for awhile. Sitting it in, it was comfortable. I was a bit awkward getting up and down and rocking, but Cam assured me this was "user error" and I needed to get used to it, since he was fine in it.
Unfortunately, the width and depth of the chair was just a bit large for the room, and would not have fit well. We decided this wasn't our chair.
Hoping to still get something in the Orange EQ3 fabric, we considered this more traditional swivel glider:
|Left: Monte Luca Glider Right: Monte Vola Glider|
Size and presence in the room become important to me, which is when I discovered the classic Eames Rocking Chair and several very affordably priced knock-offs:
|Eames Moulded Plastic Rocker|
For awhile we seriously talked about if we even needed a chair. We were ready to give up on our hunt. We also have a regular slipper chair that I offered to recover to match the nursery.
But then, we found a chair that met all of our criteria. It is small, doesn't take up a lot of space visually, stylish, and comes in orange. Most importantly, we both agreed on it. And so, finally, our chair:
|Monte Joya Rocker|