If you are a new mom, you would know that nursing a single baby is quite easy but the real pain comes when you’ve to nurse twins and you are tired of switching back and forth between your babies to nurse them on your glider one at a time.
There are so many gliders that are suitable to nurse your twin babies, but not all of them offer good value for money.
That’s why I have created this post to help you find the Best Gliders for Twins out there. This article is all about that. I’ll review some gliders in detail to make things easy for you.
Let’s hop to it.
- 1 Top 6 Gliders for Twins you can buy in 2020
- 1.1 1. Baby Relax Hadley Double Rocker Chair
- 1.2 2. Naomi Home Odelia Swivel Glider Rocker
- 1.3 3. Baby Relax Mikayla Upholstered Swivel Gliding Recliner
- 1.4 4. Babyletto Toco Upholstered Swivel Glider
- 1.5 5. Babyletto Tuba Extra Wide Swivel Glider
- 1.6 6. Sleepytime Rocker with Walnut Legs
- 1.7 Buyer’s Guide for the Best Glider for Twins:
Top 6 Gliders for Twins you can buy in 2020
1. Baby Relax Hadley Double Rocker Chair
The Baby Relax Hadley Double Rocker Chair is almost one and a half times bigger than a normal rocker. Thus, it can serve well if you want to nurse both babies at a time or if your spouse wants to do that with you. You and he or she can easily fit in with your babies on either side.
Important Tip: You should also know the difference between a glider and a rocker before choosing any chair from this list.
Its overall dimensions are 41.25 x 34.75 x 37.25 inches and a 33 x 22 inches seat tells enough of the story of accommodation. The headrest, too, is wide enough to let two adults sitting side by side comfortably enough to hold two babies. The dimensions of the seat are 33 x 24.5 inches which are again perfect to accommodate twins.
The weight of the chair is almost 70 lbs (31.8 kg), which is heavy, I agree, but at the same time, you need this heaviness for the chair to stay where you put it.
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Coming towards its material, the chair has a two-toned contrasting welting and the material is fairly okay. It’s not like you can expect it to last for generations, but it can do well to nurse your two babies and see their storytimes when they’re older to understand it. The subtle contrast in its welting gives it a clean-cut look – signature mommy look as I’d like to call it.
Its rocking feature, the main deal, works well on hard floors. However, anything beyond hard and thick can make it difficult to rock. For some mommies, even making it rock can seem a gigantic task purely because of its size. First, it is heavy itself, and secondly, it is made to carry around 225 lbs.
Overall, this is a very good glider for twins at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend you take a look at this chair If you have a budget of a little over $300.
2. Naomi Home Odelia Swivel Glider Rocker
Very heavy and yet very sturdy, the Naomi Home Odelia Swivel Glider Rocker is many things wrapped up in one square chair. It can rock very well and also swivel 360 degrees. However, there are some caveats.
First thing’s first. At 103 pounds (46.7 kg), as I said, the chair is heavy. It’s good that it’s heavy; otherwise, it would have been sliding all over the floor.
It has dimensions of 37x 30x 41.8 inches, which is impressive for accommodating a to-be mom pregnant with twins or any mom who’s nursing twins. The seat height from the floor is 20 inches. That gives you an ample opportunity to touch the floor.
The chair is super comfortable with spring core foam and soft to touch upholstery. You can pretty much sink in it with your twins and rock or swivel as your heart desires. Also, the cushion of this glider would be easy to clean.
Speaking of which, both features work pretty well. You don’t have to put in extra effort in rocking it, thanks to the ball bearings in its core assembly. Swiveling it easily can also be attributed to these balls.
And what I like the most about this chair is its pop-out footrest. You can erect it with the help of a dedicated latch to its right. However, it might give away after plenty of use in the future.
Overall, this glider cum swiveling chair can be your perfect companion to nurse your little ones.
3. Baby Relax Mikayla Upholstered Swivel Gliding Recliner
Yet another square recliner cum glider, the Baby Relax Mikayla Upholstered Swivel Gliding Recliner is part and parcel suitable for nursing twins. Here’s why.
At 37x 30x 41.8 inches, the chair is wide enough, just like the previous model I talked about. If you’re a bit skeptical about its space, know that its square shape allows wider arm space. That goes to say that you can easily hold two babies at times when you’re putting them to sleep.
That should be easy even if you are big because the weight limit on this chair is 225 lbs. So, you can guess that its sturdy frame can take pretty much anything.
Coming towards its design, it comes in mocha microfiber, gray microfiber, and grey linen. There are four buttons tufted in the upholstery and the whole chair is embellished with welt trimming.
Talking about its functions, you can easily swivel in it, or rock it back and forth without major force. The highlight of this feature should definitely be its complete almost flat reclining. Once you achieve that, the footrest can pop out itself.
Of course, if you don’t want that, you can nudge it back inside relatively easily.
There’s a ball bearing assembly inside with spring core foaming on the top.
At last, I just want to let you know that this is one of Best Glider for Twins under $300 price category which offers good value for money.
4. Babyletto Toco Upholstered Swivel Glider
Babyletto Toco Upholstered Swivel Glider is what I call a complete nursery package. It is a little expensive, but is surely a decent nursing chair for twins. It has all the gliding and swiveling features, accompanied by a beautiful stationary ottoman. Of course, you cannot ignore its simple wingback design that accentuates a nursery’s traditional look.
At 88 pounds (40 kg), it doesn’t weigh like a mountain, so you can change its place easily. But most importantly, its dimensions of 33.6 x 26.5 x 38 inches is what you should focus on. I agree it’s not that much, but it’s wingback design with those slanting armrests give you enough room to nurse twins.
Even, those armrests can help you manage the weight of holding two babies at a time. You can easily rest your elbows on either armrest and do your job just fine.
The whole chair has a personalized touch because it’s handmade from its frame up to its upholstery. And what makes it even better is that the manufacturers have not used even a single harmful material. There are no chemicals or flammable upholstery.
So, overall, you can rest assured about its fabric and safety.
You can also trust its gliding and swiveling features. You don’t have to apply any extra force. However, its stationary ottoman might pose a hurdle in doing that.
You might want to consider a moving ottoman with a chair like this one. But who has the time and space to keep two ottomans? This is possibly the only discrepancy in the design and function of the chair.
What’s also a bit annoying is that it’s a bit noisy when you glide it, even right in first use. All things come with flaws after all.
5. Babyletto Tuba Extra Wide Swivel Glider
A chair and a half. That’s how wide the Babyletto Tuba Extra Wide Swivel Glider is. It is one of the top glider for nursing twins which falls under premium category. It even comes with its own lumbar support pillow.
At 101 pounds (45.8 lbs), you may not want to move it here and there, especially, when you’ve gone through a C-section. It is heavy and large. Practically, it is made for you to just sink in with your twins and nurse them.
Its dimensions of 39.8 x 35 x 38 inches will accommodate you and your two babies pretty well. And since it takes up to 300 lbs, you can take a sigh of relief if you’re heavy (No offense, though).
Design-wise, the chair is modern with its sleek rounded edges and brushed stainless steel swivel base. On top of that, you can choose from either winter grey weave finish or green seafoam finish. Both of these finishes are great to touch and durable.
Its swivel motion is just perfect. However, you might have problems rocking it because
a) there’s no foot support,
b) it’s hard to rock.
For the former, you’d have to buy a separate ottoman, probably Babyletto’s revered swivel ottoman, and when you do, the latter problem would automatically solve.
This chair, too, comes with all the promises of safety like most of the Babyletto’s products. There are no harmful chemicals associated with making it, so your babies can stay safe.
Coming towards its shortcoming, the first one is its too short backrest and seat height. It’s almost as if the manufacturer’s built this chair for short people because some customers who are 5’2” have a bad time with it. Plus, if you’re going to nurse your babies alone, it would make sense, but anyone else sitting with you will find the backrest utterly short.
6. Sleepytime Rocker with Walnut Legs
Not your usual glider, the Sleepytime Rocker with Walnut Legs is sassy and it delivers on its promise.
And it’s not even heavy! At 50 pounds (22.6 kg), you can easily change its position, direction, or place it wherever you want. Don’t worry, though, it won’t lose its footing if you’re heavy and tall.
That’s because the chair is practically suitable for taller people. At 33.9 x 32.7 x 29 inches, you and your twins can easily fit in. But what’s even better is that its deep seat allows a tall person to sit comfortably.
It’s not that short moms can’t sit in it. They can, but they won’t be able to experience its ultimate comfort, although the chair comes with a removable lumbar pillow. If you look at the bright side, though, if you are short, you can sit with your legs crossed in its gigantic seat.
Other things include hardwood legs that can only rock, there’s no swiveling motion. This chair is pretty basic when it comes to these functions. However, it is quite efficient in rocking.
The upholstery is a combination of three types of polyesters with 75% polyester, 10% linen, and 15% viscose. And all of this plus the fabric are chemical-free and compliant with safety protocols.
The chair comes in three parts and you can assemble them in less than 60 seconds, even if you do it alone.
Buyer’s Guide for the Best Glider for Twins:
Now that you’ve read about some chairs, here are my recommendations or you can say tips for buyer’s guide when you’re actually choosing any chair from the above list.
1. Elbow support
Before anything, you should see if your desired chair has elbow supports or not. This is important because you’ll be nursing twins and holding them together at the same time (you’d have to do this sometimes, trust me) can be an arduous task. What the elbow support does is that it takes some of that weight from your hands and makes your work easy overall.
The armrests of a chair are, in fact, its elbow support system. So, first, look if your chair has them, second, see if they are not too far away, and third, make sure they are comfortable.
2. Bottle feed or breastfeed?
The kind of feeding you’ll do will factor in, again, the way you hold your babies. If you are going to bottle feed, then obviously you’d have to hold a single baby at a time. As opposed to this, if you’re breastfeeding, as I said, sometimes, you’d have to hold both babies together.
However, during bottle feeding, you could use your partner’s help to feed the other baby when he/ she throws his shenanigans. In this case, you should be looking for a chair like Babyletto Tuba Extra Wide Swivel Glider with armrests wide apart so that both of you could easily nurse two crying babies.
3. Seat width
Obviously, this is a no-brainer. You’re going to nurse twins and for that, you’ll need a roomy seat. The seat width should be 33 inches or even more.
Anything lesser than this will make you feel cooped up in a small space. Also, if your partner’s going to help you, he or she won’t feel comfortable sitting with you at all. He might not be able to sit with you at all.
So, watch out for the seat width. When it comes to seat width, Baby Relax Hadley Double Rocker Chair is my choice. Do let me know (in the comments below) which would be your choice from this list.
4. Have space for a wide glider or chair?
Do you have the right space for a large chair or glider? This is the question you should ask yourself before you even think about buying a nursing chair for twins. That’s because crowding your nursery would eventually make you leave other important stuff out.
And you wouldn’t want to do that.
Therefore, if your nursery has not enough space, you can always go for a chair like Baby Relax Mikayla Upholstered Swivel Gliding Recliner. It will take lesser space than most of the double recliners. However, if it still seems too back, you can choose a single recliner and nurse your babies one at a time.
You’d have to manage things then.
5. Height and comfort
The height of your glider should be enough so that you can rest your feet easily on the ground. You can use high chairs with ottomans but shorters ones are better in the sense that you have complete control over them. However, at the same time, chairs with a high seat rock and swivel better.
Unlike shorter ones, you only give your ottoman a push, and your chair rocks back perfectly.
So, always look for a chair that has a seat at a comfortable height as compared to your height.
This was all about the Best Gliders for Twins. I have handpicked only the best options available in the market. I did that by keeping the confusion new moms as you go through. Which chair to buy? What to consider when buying a glider? These are some of the questions that this article should answer. I would like to hear your thoughts about the above-mentioned gliders in the comments section below. Thanks.