Comfort meets style: 6 great nursery chairs for you and bub

Baby 20 Mar 24 By

Mum cuddling young baby sitting in a cosy looking nursery chair next to a cot

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When it comes to preparing for the arrival of your adorable bundle of joy, choosing the right nursery furniture is crucial. Among the essentials, a comfortable and reliable nursery chair is at the top of the list.

As a parent, you’ll be spending a lot of time in your nursery, whether it’s for feeding, soothing, or simply spending quality time with bub. So, selecting the right chair to sit in is just as important for your own comfort (and sanity!)

Not only are these chairs important for back support, they provide a lovely spot for storytime as your little one gets older.

We’ve put our heads together to come up with a few we think you’ll love.

2024’s best nursery and rocking chairs for parents

  1. Nursery chair Willow 2.0, $549, Baby Bunting (here’s why)
  2. Armchair recliner rocking chair, $307.80 (usually $524.99), Artiss (here’s why)
  3. Rocking chair in pink, $169.92 (members $164.92), Kogan (here’s why)

The best nursery rocking chairs for 2024

Nursery chair Willow 2.0 in French Beige by il Tutto

1. Nursery chair Willow 2.0 in French Beige

from $799 at Baby Bunting


Best for taller parents

The Willow 2.0 in French Beige by il Tutto has a classic style to suit every home and support parents for healthy and comfortable feeds, not to mention, more cuddles!

With a swivel base and full recline feature, this chair will certainly get you through those long nights. The back of this chair is slightly higher than other styles and offers better support to taller people.

Key features:

  • 360 degree swivel base
  • Full recline
  • Tall backrest
  • Arm rests positioned for comfortable feeding
  • Easy to assemble

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2. Armchair recliner rocking chair

from $589.99 at Amazon AU


Best for a classic, enduring style

This gorgeous Artiss Gaia rocking chair comes with two sets of removable legs, so you can use it as a rocking chair or a stationary chair.

The gentle swaying is perfect for reading, listening to music, taking a much-needed nap, or of course, rocking your baby to sleep. The padded support and wide back ensure excellent support during feed or rest times.

Key features:

  • Convertible chair with removable legs
  • Turfted wingback
  • Extra thick foam padding
  • Reinforced wooden frame

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Grey Love n Care Freedom glider nursery chair with matching foot stool

3. Freedom glider chair

from $649.99 (usually $699.99) at Baby Bunting


Best for comfort and storage

The Love n Care Freedom nursery chair is a high-quality glider that swivels around 360 degrees, reclining at approximately 45 degrees.

The ottoman also has storage space that’s perfect for storing your baby’s essentials.

Key features:

  • Swivels 360 degrees
  • Reclines by approx 45 degrees
  • Smooth gliding action
  • Raised padded armrests
  • Ottoman for storage

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Nia rocking chair

4. Nia rocking chair

from $599 at Baby Bunting


Best for babies that love to rock

Help calm your little one and encourage sleep with the Jengo Nia rocking chair.

Perfect for your nursery or lounge, it’s a snuggly high-back armchair, with a timber rocking base for extra comfort and security.

Key features:

  • Smooth rocking motion
  • Modern design
  • Softly rounded edges
  • Non-slip feet

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Adairs Marley grey rocking chair in a nusery with natural tones

5. Marley grey rocking chair

from $599.99 ($419.99 with Linen Lovers) at Adairs


Best for modern nurseries

This beautiful pick has a matching foot stool for tired feet and legs.

Added bonus? The Marley furniture range will match any existing interior or theme in your bub’s nursery.

Key features:

  • Fully assembled
  • Timber structure
  • Matching footstool available

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Deep green, classic style 2-in-1 convertible rocking chair by Brandt

6. Two in one convertible rocking chair

from $304 (usually $799.99 from My Deal


Best for nursery or lounge room

Blending ultimate comfort with impeccable grace, this 2 in 1 convertible rocking chair by Brandt is made with high-quality fabric, on top of a solid wood frame.

It features a classy, button-tufted wingback with deep foam padding and a sturdy pine wood legs that can be transformed into a rocker or lounge chair, while two square arms offer comfort while you’re lounging.

Key features:

  • Rocking chair and armchair in one
  • Ergonomic arm height for comfort
  • Wingback design
  • Solid pine wood legs

Available at:

  • $304 (usually 799.99) from My Deal

What to look for in a nursery rocking or feeding chair

Supportive chair

Nursery gliders and rocking chairs need to be comfortable and supportive as you’re going to sit for long periods of time when feeding, or cuddling.

Look for cushioned arms, a high back to support your head, a dense seat cushions and some lumber support. A lumbar support cushion can also be used to support your arm or baby’s head when you are feeding.

Are you sitting comfortably?

A wide seat width is important as you’ want to be able to’ll want to move around while soothing or feeding your little one. It can take time determine the positions that work best for you (as well as the breastfeeding ones that work for your baby!), and a little wriggle room is a good thing.

Your seat also needs to be firm, not too squishy so you don’t sink too deeply into it, and find that it’s hard to stand up afterwards – especially with a baby in your arms.

Swivel, recline or rock

Many nursery chairs allow you to swivel, recline and rock, providing a number of different comfort options and ways to settle your child.

While online prices are frequently the best deals (as you can see above!), it’s a good idea to try before you buy to ensure your investment meets your needs.

Special extras

Some chairs have USB ports and others come with a footstool or ottoman.


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