How to choose a feeding chair?

feeding chair
I spend the last days before the birth of Mikołaj reading all sorts of books on issues related to raising children. Although there are many schools, and none of them suits me 100%, being aware that life will verify everything in its own way, it confirmed my belief that I need a comfortable, secluded place to feed. And most importantly - comfortable - since for the next few weeks, and maybe even months, we will spend in it quickly, counting at least 4 hours a day (feeding every 2,5-3 hours x duration at least 30 minutes). So it cannot be an uncomfortable sofa, chair or bed, on which I personally find it difficult to find a comfortable position to sit. So I started looking for the perfect feeding chair.

 

PS This post was written in preparation for the birth of my first son, today I am a double mother and you will find my newest feeding corner here.

 

 1. Convenience
 
A feeding chair must be above all convenient. Convenience convenience and once again convenience. Nice how he would rock to be able to to sway with Baby, and tilting the chair forward comfortably getting up. Yes, getting up with 3-10kg on your hand must be comfortable. It is also important that he have armrestsso that your hands will not go numb from holding your baby in the air for so long. Ideally, as if they were upholstered with a soft material, so that it is not necessary to always look for and put a pillow under the elbow. I also consider it very important head support.

 

2. Design

I do not like to buy things that will be useful only for a short period of time, so ideally, like a feeding chair after completing its important role could stand in another room in our home and act as a rest. That's why it should be pretty.

 

3. Price

An attractive price usually does not go hand in hand with comfort, quality or design, and ultimately has a huge impact on our decisions.
Here is my review of the feeding chairs:
INS EAMES feeding chair EPA RAR ROCKING CHAIR EKTORP JENNYLUND FINNTORP / DJUPVIK STRANDMON PINIO white Bellamy

 

Feeding chair IKEA POÄNG PELLO Rocking chair VIBY cream adjustment

 

Childhome floating gray armchair, Hauck Metal Glider Rocking nursing chair with footrest, HUNDSLUND armchair with footrest black

 

Rafał Klupś feeding chair, wicker rocking chair, hanging chair
1. FINNTORP / DJUPVIK, Ikea, 319 PLN, Rattan, white armchair, (price with a pillow)
Certainly fits perfectly into most children's rooms. As for a rattan armchair, it turned out to be surprisingly comfortable, but for comfortable use I would always have to have a blanket and a pillow under it. When a child grows up, I'd love to see him on my balcony or garden. Unfortunately, it does not provide support for the head or swing.
2. EKTORP JENNYLUND, Ikea, 699 PLN, Upholstered armchair available in 7 colors
Upholstered armrests and a comfortable backrest will provide adequate support for the back and hands, and when a child grows up, he'll be great in our bedroom by creating an intimate reading corner. There will probably be a place for it in more than one salon. An additional advantage is the removable upholstery, which can be conveniently washed. Unfortunately, it does not provide head support and does not swing.
3. STRANDMON, Ikea, 899 PLN, Upholstered armchair available in orange, gray and navy blue
Upholstered armrests, high backs for comfortable head support and great design make this armchair one of my favorites. I will gladly use it in the living room or bedroom, I think that it will perfectly fit into any interior. The downside is the lack of a rocking function.
 4. Rocking chair, Pinio, 629 PLN, available in white or pearl and 5. Rocking chair rocking chair white, Bellamy, 555 PLN, available in 3 colors: white, wenge and warm cream
Made of solid wood painted in one of the available colors. It fits perfectly into idyllic, Scandinavian or Provencal rooms, being their beautiful decoration. The rocking chair will let you rock the Roo, and will awaken childhood memories in many of us. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem comfortable enough to sit at least 4 an hour a day. Using it I would need the assistance of a blanket under the back and pillows under the elbow. Certainly works great if we have an alternative place to feed your baby.
 6. Eames Rocking Chair, PLN 225, 
Visually, it is the perfect armchair for me, adding rocking to it, unfortunately, is the end of its advantages. It will not provide us with adequate support for the back, head or elbows. After all, I dream that one day it will replace a feeding chair and will be a great toy for my children, as well as a decoration of their room.
7. POÄNG, Ikea, 449 PLN
Upholstered armchair that provides great support for our back and head, sufficient for the elbows, because here a pillow would be needed for full comfort, while the armchair is so wide that there is certainly enough space for it. It's rocking perfectly - not too much. Its color can be matched to our interior by choosing from 3 frame colors (brown, black-brown, birch) and several fabric colors. As for me, the model is a bit old-fashioned. Despite this, in my eyes a strong favorite of this list.
8.  PELLO, Ikea, 119 PLN
A poorer version of the armchair POÄNG. It doesn't rock too much, you can't change the color of the frame or upholstery, but it's still very comfortable. For this price - it's on my favorites list.
9. VIBY rocking chair adjustable / cream, JYSK, PLN 399, often at a promotional price of PLN 250
The rocking chair is very similar to one of my favorites, i.e. the POÄNG model, available at a promotional price almost half the price, and also with a comfortable footrest. Unfortunately, you cannot choose the color of the frame or the upholstery. Not for me.
10.  Metal Glider Feeding Armchair, Hauck, PLN 1189
I probably would never have found this product myself. Checked and recommended by a friend who assures me that if she and her whole family lived in only one room, she would definitely find a place in it for this piece of furniture. Apparently, all friends who visit her and sit in an armchair are delighted, and many of them buy the same. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to sit in it, but apparently it is convenient. Of course, it provides perfect support for the back, head, arms and legs, the leather-like upholstery is very easy to clean, and the chair swings and turns. Unfortunately for me, its huge disadvantages are price and appearance. I would be reluctant to use it after the end of the feeding period, because I just don't like it at all. After all, due to the fact that in the category of convenience he collected all possible points, I add him to my list of favorites.
11.  HUNDSLUND armchair with footstool black, Jysk, 699 PLN, often at a promotional price of 550 PLN
The armchair reminds me of one of my favorites - the Metal Glider model, only at a much lower price, which of course comes with less functionality. Unfortunately, it does not convince me.
Another product dedicated and created for feeding a small child, combines the function of swinging, swinging and swinging. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to sit on it, and quite a retired style and high price do not convince me. For now, because I'd love to try it out.
Another curiosity among the chairs designed especially for children's rooms.
I associate such a chair with a feeding chair the most. High backrest in many models high enough to provide head support. Rocking, of course, and what! Unfortunately for me too strong. Although I know that I will not fall over, I do not feel safe in it. It is quite narrow so we have little space to put a pillow under the elbow. It takes a lot of space in the room, but it has a great price. I'm sure it's a well-deserved favorite for many parents. Unfortunately not mine.

Hanging chairs are gaining more and more hearts, they can be hung from the ceiling or on special stands. Available in many versions, I like the rattan ones the most at auctions can be found at attractive prices. Such an armchair will definitely stay in the children's room much longer than during feeding. Once immersed in the cushions, it is very comfortable, unfortunately, climbing on it and going down with the child on your hands is very demanding. That's why he wasn't on my list of favorites.

 

Long list, difficult choice. And in the next post in which I will show you how I arranged a room for our little son, you will see how our new purchase looks like. Also read about it how to arrange the perfect feeding corner.

See our other posts on how to decorate a children's room:

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list of all products with links to DIY stores and projects> click
4. How to sew curtains? DIY or do it yourself> click
5. Garland with stars for a child's room - DIY> click
6. How to organize the first sleeping place for a child? > click
7. How to organize a breastfeeding corner? > click
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9. Swaddle blanket, sleeping bag, swaddle blanket, or maybe a duvet and pillow? > click
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11. Bin for used nappies - test and review> click
12. What is worth having in the room of a one-year-old baby? Changes are coming! > click

 

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