How Important is a Nursing Chair in the Nursery?
If you think sitting on any couch or bed is good enough for nursing, you are missing out! Due to space constraints, many soon-to-be parents may push nursing chairs to the back of their mind. Little do they know that a good nursing chair makes all the difference in their parenting journey! Unlike ordinary chairs, nursing chairs are designed to offer optimal support and comfort to make your pregnancy and nursing days a whole lot easier and better.
If nursing chairs are not high up on your nursery essentials list, it’s time to bump it up!
Why do you need a nursing chair?
1. Comfort is key
Don’t underestimate the duration you’ll spend nursing your baby or rocking them to sleep.
Sitting with pillows propped by your sides and back may seem comfy now, but it’ll be a more challenging experience when you’re nursing your baby and sitting still for up to hours at a time. You’ll soon start to feel it on your back, arms, and maybe even neck. The nursing chair is thoughtfully designed to provide more flexibility for lengthy feeds, good back support, and is ideal for swollen feet with either a matching ottoman or reclining feature.
The nursing chair is one of the most underrated nursery essentials- doing wonders for your pregnancy and nursing journey with its ridiculously comfortable seat and supportive armrests.
2. Creating habits and routines
Having a dedicated nursing chair helps your baby associate their feeding time with familiar and calming surroundings. Allocating a nursing space will aid in developing their daily routine in the early days, which will establish a comfortable daily rhythm that’ll be ideal for both you and your baby.
3. Rock-a-bye baby
Rocking your baby helps soothe them, especially if they’re crying or fussing. It lulls your baby to sleep with the gentle swaying motion. Imagine the time and effort spent on your feet, trying to calm your crying baby or get them to sleep without a nursing chair to assist you on this very tedious task.
Hence for that purpose - most nursing chairs come with a rocking feature, and some even swivel!
4. Grows with you
Unlike what the name suggests, nursing chairs are not just for your nursing days. You can start as early as your pregnancy days! When your little one gets older, it’ll be the perfect snuggle-up for bedtime stories and bonding times- a chair to create beautiful memories and moments!
A nursing chair is an item you can already enjoy using even before your baby comes out, so why not get it sooner to maximise the usage?
Things to consider before getting a nursing chair
1. Having space constraints
You’re not alone in this. It’s already tough having to clear a room for the nursery, now it's time to find space to fit a game-changing chair. Lucky for you, there are ones with a built-in reclining function, so there’s no need for an ottoman. If you have the luxury of space, nothing is stopping you from getting a nursing chair, with or without an ottoman!
Of course, a nursing chair isn’t only for the nursery - it could even be in the living room for everyone (or still only you) to enjoy!
2. Taking care of your nursing chair
For a chair that you’ll spend hours in daily, there’s bound to be little or not-so-little accidental spillage. Sad to say, most nursing chairs do not have removable upholstery.
In case of any unfortunate events, we recommend spot cleaning by using a damp cloth to dab at the stained areas. Start by using a damp cloth, then apply gentle soap (or dishwashing soap for stubborn stains) on the stained surface.e! This method works best for nursing chairs with fabric upholstery.
As a preventive measure, you can place a blanket or cloth over those areas that may be more prone to get dirty. For extra protection, you can consider putting a couch cover over your nursing chair too!
3. Value over price
Good quality & comfy nursing chairs are definitely an investment, but trust me - it’s worth it. It’ll be worth all those hours spent in the day nursing your baby, and all those tiring nights trying to rock them back to sleep. From $849, get yourself a nursing chair that lasts beyond your pregnancy and nursing days. It may very well be your new favourite chair in the house from now on!
Where to start looking for your nursing chair?
There is definitely a lack of this precious commodity in the market, but fret not! Here at Hatchery Cribs, we carry a specially curated range of the most comfortable, functional and stylish nursing chairs to suit all your nursing needs and more. Simply drop by our showroom and try them out for yourself this weekend!