Why would I buy a glider and ottoman when I can just use my couch? Have you asked yourself this question?
I sure did! And I went back and forth in my head trying to decide if buying “not so cheap” glider and ottoman sets would be beneficial to me and my baby. Now, you can also buy this second hand which can save you a lot of money.
I will touch on a few of the common reasons why some moms ultimately give in and purchase these items, and why I decided to just get it and try it out.
I only got the glider because I couldn’t find a matching ottoman for the glider I liked. But it worked very well for us!
The soft, cushy material made for a relaxing feel whenever I sat down. I find that gliders like this beige one tend to be more comfy because it has more padding.
Just the ease with which I could have a peaceful moment whenever I felt overwhelmed, was enough for me.
My son loved the rocking motion as well, and most times fell right asleep as we both rocked to a catchy song or nursery rhyme.
To be honest, I felt like I could also fall asleep quite easily once I put him down.
Having the glider right there in his room was literally a life saver! Not having to walk all the way to the living room to sit and relax with him was huge, especially on those days when you don’t have the energy to be walking up and down the house.
Saving time, no matter how small, is a big deal when you have another little human to take care of. So going from crib to change table to glider all in the same space was awesome!
A couch can be very comfy, don’t get me wrong. But once you see how easy it is to have your own “personal couch”, you will wonder why you had second guessed getting one in the first place.
So this can double as a chair or recliner (depending on the type you get) right in your living space. The ottoman would be the perfect addition to making movie nights that more special.
This leather pair adds a touch of elegance to any room, and can make movie night feel like you’re really at the theatre!
My TV watching adventures got a lot more comfy once I discovered my new-found use for the glider. Even my husband was reaping the benefits! We would fight over who gets to sit in it first!
Late Night Visits
When your little one is finally in their own room at night, you will be thankful that you have a glider and ottoman right there in the nursery.
Why go back to your bedroom with the baby, only to wake up your spouse or partner with a crying baby? I mean, it would great if they helped out at night, but chances are, you’re going to be by yourself a lot of the times.
This works great if your baby is very curious and loves to look at everything in sight! (P.S. this is most babies). By staying in the room, this will help your baby to fall back asleep much quicker because of the limited movements.
Being able to pick your baby up and put them back to sleep without leaving the room will be so rewarding! You might even end up sleeping in the glider after you put baby back to sleep.
- Very relaxing and comfortable
- Make late night feedings and visit go a lot more smoothly
- Can be expensive – much cheaper if bought second hand
- Can take up space in a smaller room
- Not great if you get dizzy easily
So is it Worth the Buy?
Yes, Yes and Yes!
It will save you so much time moving between rooms. Plus the biggest benefit for me is the relaxation factor! I ended up using it for reasons other than why I bought it.
If you can get it used, you will save a lot of money. But there are also some affordable options on the market.
What other Pros and Cons can you think of?
Share your experience or concerns in the comments. Do you agree that it’s a great buy or not needed at all? Thanks for reading 🙂