Ahh, the rocking chair. The perfect spot for snuggling, lulling babies to sleep, nursing, taking a bottle and reading bedtime stories. Since you and your child will basically be living in this chair, you’ll want to find one you love (aka not your grandmother’s hand-me-down). We did a ton of research and came up with a curated list of best nursery chairs that includes top-reviewed nursing chairs, rockers and gliders for small spaces (and budgets), and even splurges that’ll fit any decor, all with the hope you’ll be able to find one that fits your family’s needs.

Esright recliner massage chair - best nursery rockers

Massage Recliner Chair

$344 BUY NOW

Recliners may be the classic dad chair, but they are also the perfect rocking chair alternative for the nursery. Just tug on a handle to really kick your feet up and relax while soothing your baby. As a bonus, this model has cupholders and an impressive massage feature.

Swingback Swivel Glider Chair

From $275 BUY NOW

Why settle for a rocking chair when you can get one that does more? This wingback chair can rock back and forth or swivel side to side to help you find the perfect groove to get your babe to sleep.

Sleerway Chaise Lounge Chair

$155 BUY NOW

A Chaise Lounge is a great addition to a nursery that can easily take the place of a rocking chair. When your child is older, it'll be the perfect reading chair for them. This one has an adjustable backrest so you can lounge to your liking.

IKEA Poäng Chair & Ottoman

$349 BUY NOW

The Poäng has been a staple of home décor for decades. Add an ottoman and this chair with bouncing motion is the perfect, budget-friendly rocking chair alternative.

Lark Manor Faymon Rocker

$459 BUY NOW

Sometimes you need a little extra space to get comfy. The Faymon Rocker is extra wide, so you can spread out while rocking your bebé to sleep or let older siblings hop on for snuggles. We love how the extra room in this chair means it will turn into the perfect bedtime story spot with your toddler.

Ready Rocker Portable Rocking Chair

$149 BUY NOW

If you don't have space for a rocking chair, this transforms any chair into a rocker. This small and portable rocker fits onto almost any chair so you can soothe your baby wherever you find yourself. Great for travel.

Delta Children Ella Rocker

$499 BUY NOW

Who says nursery chairs have to be frumpy? The Ella Rocker from Delta Children has great mid-mod vibes while providing all the functionality of a traditional rocking chair.

Brafab Swing Egg Chair - best nursery chairs

Brafab Swing Egg Chair

$219 BUY NOW

Egg chairs soothe babies to sleep with a gentle swaying motion. Their unique design also makes them an especially cozy place to snuggle little ones.

Joggle Factory Joggling Board

$675 BUY NOW

Joggling boards are a staple on Southern porches. We love how the smooth rocking of Joggle Factory joggling boards helps lull babies to sleep on a sophisticated bench that looks great outdoors or in any room in the house.

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