The Best Nursing Chairs in the UK for 2020

Mother sitting on a white wooden nursing chair with her newborn baby

Finding a comfortable place for nursing is vital. You get to bond with your baby in a relaxing experience that helps make feeding times goes smoothly.

A cosy nursing chair is a perfect place to engage in this wonderful activity. But first, you need to find the right one for your babies nursery room.

We reviewed the top nursing chair brands and products available to help you make your pick.

What Are the Best Nursing Chairs?

The best nursing chairs out on the market to buy in 2020 are:

Now that you know what our top picks are, let’s see what each one has to offer.

1. Duhome Retro Velvet Rocker

Duhome Retro Velvet Rocker click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: Rocker.
  • Recliner: No.
  • Footrest included: No.
  • Size: 58 x 79 x 77 cm.
  • Colour options: Dark green, grey, pink, teal.

The Duhome rocker is a chic, modern seat that can lull baby into a relaxed state when nursing. There’s a colour option for every room, and once baby is grown up, the chair works well for repurposing. It’d look fantastic in a living room, or even the child’s bedroom. We like the chair for its versatility and functionality.

2. Kidzmotion Serenity Nursing Glider

Kidzmotion Serenity Nursing Glider click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: Smooth gliding action.
  • Recliner: Yes, with 7 positions.
  • Footrest included: Yes.
  • Size: 72 x 68 x 103 cm chair, 40 x 50 x 38 cm footstool.
  • Colour options: Natural, white.

We love this item—it looks like it belongs in an old-timey nursery. It’s got excellent comfort for its use, aided by the seven reclining positions and footrest, and would work well in any home. The arm cushions have pockets for storage, and the smooth gliding motion will send your little one to sleep.

3. Babylo Soothe Easy Nursing Chair

Babylo Soothe Easy Nursing Chair click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: Rocker.
  • Recliner: No, adjustable footrest.
  • Footrest included: No.
  • Size: 73 x 60 x 101 cm.
  • Colour options: Light Grey.

The Babylo Soothe Easy Nursing Chair is a luxury modern design look option for those wanting a high-end nursing chair in their nursery. The chair can convert from a rocker to a fixed base, which allows this chair to adapt to your needs as baby grows. The rocker option is perfect for your relaxation and nursing needs. The back rest is thick, tufted padding which is covered in a plush fabric covering. This combination of natural wood and the light grey fabric makes this look like it is straight out of a Chelsea nursery room in London.

4. SoBuy Relax Rocking Chair

SoBuy FST15-DG click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: Rocker.
  • Recliner: No.
  • Footrest included: No.
  • Size: 97 x 91 x 64.5 cm.
  • Colour options: Grey.

This SoBuy is excellent for a tight budget. For a great price, you get a versatile and stylish chair that can rock baby off to sleep. It has a slightly reclined back and a comfy headrest to ensure comfort during nursing.

5. SoBuy Comfortable Relax Rocking Chair Recliner with Footrest

SoBuy New Relax Rocking Chair Lounge Chair click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: Rocker.
  • Recliner: Yes.
  • Footrest included: No.
  • Size: Unspecified.
  • Colour options: Grey.

The best thing about this chair is its removable cover, for cleaning. A standout feature is also the side bag for easy access to bottles, spit-up towels, books and other necessities. As you recline and rock baby into relaxation, everything you need is right next to you.

6. HOMCOM Executive Recliner Chair and Footstool

Homcom Executive Recliner click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: Swivel.
  • Recliner: Yes.
  • Footrest included: Yes, a padded footrest that doubles as a stool.
  • Size: 78 x 68 x 96 cm chair, 45 x 39 x 42 cm footstool.
  • Colour options: Cream.

We love this nursing chair because it’s multi-functional. First of all, it swivels, so you can gently sway baby to sleep after nursing. But on top of that, it reclines. So if you’re exhausted, a quick alteration lets you lean back and close your eyes.

If you’re too tired for that, the footstool is the same height as the chair, so straighten your legs out onto it. And if both parents need a place to sit when nursing, the footrest doubles as a stool.

7. Yaheetech Recliner Armchair

Yaheetech Recliner Armchair click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: No.
  • Recliner: Yes.
  • Footrest included: No.
  • Size: 69 x 84 x 99.5 cm.
  • Colour options: Yes, 16.

If you’re looking for a chair that’s easy to clean, this luxurious recliner is your best bet. You wipe it down, and it’s spotless again. And in between these cleanings, you get to relax and lean back to nurse baby. 

It also doubles as an excellent chair to sleep in if you want to sleep in the nursery, perhaps if baby is ill one night. And once baby reaches the status of child, you can move it to the living room and resume a hobby you haven’t had in at least four years: relaxing in front of the television.

8. Julian Bowen Malmo Recliner Chair and Footstool

Julian Bowen Malmo Recliner and Footstool click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: Swivel.
  • Recliner: Yes.
  • Footrest included: Yes.
  • Size: 83 x 82 x 105 cm chair, 44 x 44 x 40 cm footstool.
  • Colour options: Brown, black.

If your home is fast-paced and office-like, nursery included, this may be a great nursing chair for you. It looks a lot like an office chair, with a footstool included. Although it’s not the prettiest set in the world, it’s fantastic for a relaxing-in-chaos vibe. 

You recline and sway in a chair that looks built for hard work. And with your feet up on the padded stool, nursing is a very comfortable experience.

9. WestWood Nursing Glider Chair

WestWood Nursing Glider click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: Smooth gliding action.
  • Recliner: Yes, 7 positions.
  • Footrest included: Yes.
  • Size: 72 x 56 x 102 cm chair, 49.5 x 39 x 37 cm footstool.
  • Colour options: Cream, blue.

The best thing about this classic nursery chair is its arm height. The arms are strategically made to assist nursing due to their height. The seven recline positions and gliding motion are also great for relaxing and bonding with baby. 

10. Warmiehomy Modern Occasional Nursing Chair

Warmiehomy Modern Occasional Chair click for current price button

Key Features:

  • Rocker/Swivel: No.
  • Recliner: No.
  • Footrest included: Yes.
  • Size: 63 x 58 x 100 cm chair, 36 x 35 x 53 cm footstool.
  • Colour options: Grey, green, orange.

If you’d like to nurse in your own bedroom, this is a seat and footrest that are very classy and would look fantastic. Its high arms and footrest help with nursing, but it doesn’t rock, recline or swivel for super-relaxation mode so is easy used for cuddles and storytime, too.


What to Look for When Choosing a Maternity Chair

1. Comfort

It’s important to be relaxed and comfortable when nursing baby so your milk will flow. If you don’t think a hard, wooden chair would put you at ease, look for something else.

Consider whether or not you want to put your feet up. Do you want arms to lean on? A high back to rest your head against?

You know your preferences, so choose what suits your wants and needs with comfort as a priority.

2. Motion

As you nurse baby, you want them to feel safe and soothed. That’s why many nursing chairs are rocking chairs or feature a gliding action. The gentle motion relaxes the baby, even sending them off to sleep once the nursing is done.

Alternatively, you may prefer a swivel chair. Swivel chairs can recreate the somewhat rounded swaying motions you can do with baby in your arms.

Motion isn’t vital, though. You can still have a perfectly fine nursing session in a stationary seat.

3. Convenience

How easy is your chair to get in and out of? Can you sit on it in emergencies? Does it help you nurse, or could you just use your couch or bed?

If the chair is inconvenient, then there’s a problem. You want something to make life easier, not harder. A chair that’s too large, or unused and in the way, is not ideal.

Look for a chair you know will make life that little bit easier.

4. Ease of Cleaning

Spit-ups happen when nursing, and so do spills. Look for a chair that’s easy to clean. 

Wood and leather chairs are wipeable. For fabric chairs, consider a removable cover, or a fabric you can scrub clean.

5. Reusability

Baby won’t be nursing forever. You may have more children, but they’ll be off the bottle or breast eventually, too.

Consider a chair you can reuse, in a toddler or child’s bedroom. Some are stylish enough to move to the living room once they’ve served their purpose.

Those cosy, wood-and-fabric nursing chairs that often come with footrests look like they belong in a nursery. But other types of chairs, especially chic rockers or cushy recliners, are anyone’s game.

Our Favourite Nursing Chair

The Duhome Retro Velvet Rocker is our favourite because it’s chic and stylish for the modern mum, but functional. You can rock baby to sleep, the high arms help with nursing and the colour options let you find one to match any nursery.

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