October 18, 2023


You’ve gone and decked out your nursery with all the essentials for the baby. But don’t forget to take care of yourself in the process, seeing as you’ll be spending nearly just as much time in the room as your little one.

What’s an item that’s a special treat for yourself? A nursery chair that you’ll want to sink into and never get up from. When you’re up at 2 am in the morning with a restless baby, you’ll be so grateful you made the smart decision to include one in your nursery. Plus, their gentle rocking motion is so calming for babies and saves your arms from falling off.

What to look for in a nursery chair?



You’re going to be spending hours cuddling and feeding your little one in a nursery chair, so obviously, comfort is important. Try to go for designs that have durable solid frames for plenty of lower back support and soft upholstery that most closely resembles your bed. Adjustable backrests are also musts, not nice to haves.

Safety & Quality

For every parent, safety is always top of mind, and when it comes to nursing chairs, it’s no different. You’ll want to go with designs made from top-quality, sturdy materials and stay away from sharp edges and finger traps. With a recliner, make sure it has safety locks to secure the reclining positions in place.


You don’t want to fork out money for a nursery chair that doesn’t last. Quality will pay off in the long run. Try to opt for designs that are modern and could work well in the interiors of your home. A reclining chair is perfect for breastfeeding, plus it can be moved into the living room when your little one isn’t so little anymore.

Our favourite reclining nursery chairs are below. These are brought to you by La-Z-Boy, who have been experts in the business for nearly 100 years.

Sleek and beautiful rocking chair

What’s great about rocking chairs is their gentle rocking motion helps soothe your baby. The Anika Rocking Chair by La-Z-Boy features a push-back rocking motion, full body lumbar support and 16 reclining positions to choose from, which will make early morning wake-ups a little less painful. The adjustable headrest will be a blessing for your head and neck and ensure you’ll always be comfortable when snuggling up with your little bundle of joy. Its super-modern design will also look stylish in almost any room in the house.

A fresh spin for nursing

Finally, you can put your feet up with the Atlanta Recliner and Footstool. Simply recline back with your body weight, and you’ll be drifting off into the land of z’s in minutes. A 360-degree swivel and adjustable headrest makes finding a comfortable nursing position simple.


The softest recliner for you and bub

Designed for relaxation, the Taylor Power Recliner will be your new favourite chair. It’s padded cushions are extra gentle on every part of your body. Whether you’re nursing, soothing your little one, or just taking a breather, this recliner won’t disappoint. Its padded cushions, flared arms, and tall split-back are extra gentle on every part of your body. The power recline options give you plenty of variety when it comes to reclining options, all with just the push of a button.

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  • I’ve just ordered an Il Tutto Quinn glider and cannot wait for it to arrive! Thank you Black Friday sales!
    Little guy is 7 weeks old, I didn’t pull the trigger on a pricey chair to being with but when he’s gassy and fussy the only thing that will help is rocking, and my body is telling me the current IKEA chair isn’t good enough! I see some comments baulking at spending so much; each to their own. It will last many years and hopefully for more babies. I think it’s a well thought out Chrissy present.


  • I plan on keeping mine and moving to our lounge room after we don’t need it for feeding anymore! it’s so comfortable!


  • Do many mums to be seriously considering an expensive chair just to feed bub? It’s not something that was on my list!


  • Yes! This is so important and you don’t really realise it until baby is here.


  • My biggest regret was not getting a proper nursing chair stub my first baby and I will learn my lesson for my second haha!! It is so important to be able to have a relaxed posture when feeding


  • These would be good to view as a permanent piece of furniture, not just for feeding


  • A nursery chair to me is not a essential item but more a luxury item for families who can afford to get one.


  • I luxury item we simply couldn’t afford


  • I think a nice nursing chair makes the whole experience more beautiful. Caring about ourselves is important in the process so we don’t feel that it is all about the newcomer.


  • I put a spare single lounge chair from our lounge suite in there. It was handy when people were over or middle of the night feeds.


  • They look comfy as but they sure do take up room!


  • These chairs look so comfy! I have my IKEA rocking chair ready to go, just waiting to be able to get up and down a little easier before little man and I can nurse in it haha.


  • Thanks for the article. It was hard to choose a nursing chair when I had my twins.

    • I can imagine nursing a twin is a different story !


  • There was no such thing as a nursing chair when I had my boys. One of these chairs would have made life so comfortable for us both


  • I never had a nursing chair for any of my kids. I just used either the bed at night or the lounge during the day… but these do look comfortable.


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