Nursing chairs need not be expensive. Here are eight of our recommendations for every budget level.
Whether it be nursing your baby, reading a favourite book or simply for some cuddle-time, a good nursing chair makes all the difference.
While you may think just any old chair will do, you’d be missing out. Nursing chairs are designed to offer optimal support and comfort that makes it easier for tasks such as breastfeeding.
Other handy features may also be offered, such as side-pockets for storage of toys and books, soft and comfortable fabric, and easy-to-maintain upholstery.
Admittedly, nursing chairs – especially the ones with sophisticated features – can be pricey. However, there are plenty of great options at every budget level.
Here’s our rundown of eight best nursing chairs in Singapore for an easier time for everything from breastfeeding to soothing your little one to sleep.
8 nursing chairs in Singapore that can help make feeding time a joy
|Ariel Armchair||Sturdy metal legs, plush support, all-round cushion design||S$199 at fortytwo|
|AVIS Rocking Chair||Egg-shaped design for wraparound comfort, solid-wood rocking legs||S$399 at IUIGA|
|EKOLSUND Recliner||Three reclining positions, machine-washable covers, soft, rounded edges||S$399 at IKEA|
|Elijah Armchair||Extra-thick cushions, low seat height, generous seating space, removable covers||S$699 at Hipvan|
|Babyhood Vogue Feeding Glider Chair & Ottoman||Ergonomic design, glider and swivel motion, lockable recline, stain-resistant upholstery||S$699 at Pupsik|
|Piper Recliner and Swivel Glider||360-degree swivel, easy glide function||S$899 at Hatchery Cribs|
|Owen Glider and Ottoman||360-degree swivel, two-way glide motion, extra hidden storage||S$949 at Bed and Basics|
|Sleepytime Rocker||Rocking motion, stain-resistant upholstery free of harmful chemicals||S$1,289 at Hatchery Cribs|
Price: S$199 at fortytwo
Stylish and comfortable, this Little Mermaid-inspired armchair evokes fun imagery of life under the sea, ideal for story time and bottle time for your little princess (or prince; hey, mermen exist).
But more than whimsy, the Ariel Armchair serves up utility and reliability, thanks to its high-density stainless steel legs, and deformation-resistant polyurethane foam seat, finished with soft velvet upholstery. It’s U-shaped design further provides omni-directional protection for you and your little one.
All in all, what you’ll get is an eye-catching armchair that does the job just as well as it livens up your living space – and all at just under S$200.
AVIS Rocking Chair
Price: S$399 at IUIGA
With its egg-shaped frame and wooden rocking legs, who can resist getting in to lounge the afternoon away? Not tired mothers looking to nurse their hungry babies in comfort, that’s for sure.
The AVIS Rocking Chair offers wraparound comfort that you’ll simply sink naturally into, lulling the stress away with steady, gentle rocking on its solid-wood legs mounted on a reinforced metal frame.
Enjoy lush comfort thanks to its full fabric linen covers, which are removable for easy cleaning when needed. A recliner made for soothing the cranky – babies or otherwise.
Price: S$399 at IKEA
A runaway hit when it was first released in the UK, this cosy recliner from IKEA combines comfort, functionality and affordability.
The EKOLSUND can be easily moved into three positions – upright, lean back and full recline – so it’s great not only for nursing and cuddling, but also ideal for a quick snooze when Junior is finally down for his nap.
Add to that removable, machine-washable fabric, soft, rounded edges, and easy one-person assembly, and you have a solid nursing chair that works well and looks great (especially the pink version!).
Babyhood Vogue Feeding Glider Chair & Ottoman
Price: S$699 at Pupsik
Another great choice for nursing mothers is the Vogue Feeding Glider Chair and Ottoman by Babyhood.
Not only is the recliner eronomically designed to provide superior back and shoulder support, it also utilises a butter-smooth gliding mechanism for effortless recline. You can even lock in your ideal recline angle for long-lasting comfort.
Built for everyday use, the Vogue features a large padded backrest and seat, along with raised padded arms. Teflon-coated fabric upholstery ensures stain- and water-resistance for effortless maintenance.
Comes with a matching ottoman for the ultimate lounging experience that everyone at home will enjoy.
Price: S$699 at Hipvan
Sturdy, spacious, and with extra-supportive cushions, the Elijah Armchair will be loved by those who look for firm support with a little extra elbow room.
It combines high-density foam with a solid wood base for a sleek, understated look that won’t mess up your modern aesthetics. Meanwhile, the high density foam used provides the ideal firmness and support for nursing and other needs, while removable covers facilitate clean ups in case of spills and messes.
Furthermore, the armchair has a low seat height, making it easy for tired mums (and dads) to get up when necessary, although we won’t blame you for being tempted to loiter in its cosy embrace.
Piper Recliner and Swivel Glider
Price: S$899 at Hatchery Cribs
Featuring an all-metal frame for sturdy support and smooth swivel and gliding action, the Piper Recliner is ideal for new parents and nursing mothers.
More than just a comfortable chair, the forward-and-back gliding mechanism provides one-touch reclining action when bottle time comes around, with the plush fold-up leg rest adding comfort and support.
And for added flexibility, the 360-degree swivel base lets you easily turn to face any direction you desire, handy when you need to grab something from the other side of the room.
Guaranteed to be free of toxic chemicals, for extra peace of mind.
Owen Glider and Ottoman
Price: S$949 at Bed and Basics
If you prefer your nursing chair with some extra storage – on top of offering gliding and swivel motions – the Owen Glider and Ottoman might just be the perfect choice.
The wingback-style recliner features two side pockets to keep necessities close at hand, while the accompanying ottoman comes with a removable lid for extra hidden storage.
Other useful features for nursing mothers include a smooth-gliding recline function, easily activated with a gentle push on the button-tufted high-back backrest. The recliner also swivels 360-degrees for ultimate flexibility.
Upholstered in grey premium fabric free of toxic flame retardants, and accented with cream piping for a nursing chair that is easy on the eye and body.
Price: S$1,289 at Hatchery Cribs
A delightfully modern take on the rocking chair of old, the Sleepytime Rocker will have fussy babies calming down in no time flat.
Featuring a structured, padded square back design that sits upon elegantly curved hardwood legs, the chair is upholstered in smooth performance fabric that is stain resistant and water repellent, allowing easy clean-ups in case of spills or accidents.
As an added bonus, the rocking chair, uh, rocks some eco-friendly credentials too. The genuine wood legs are crafted from FSC-certified wood, while the upholstery is made of at least 30% recycled material.
Comes with an extra lumbar pillow for lower back support during long sessions, which is very likely as you probably won’t want to get up once you sit down!
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By Alevin Chan
An ex-Financial Planner with a curiosity about what makes people tick, Alevin’s mission is to help readers understand the psychology of money. He’s also on an ongoing quest to optimise happiness and enjoyment in his life.