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Best La-Z-Boy Chairs for Your Nursery

September 11, 2020

Best La-Z-Boy Chairs for Your Nursery

Best Chair for Your Nursery


First of all, congratulations on your new (or impending) arrival! This marks an incredibly significant change in your life, and we want to wish you and your newborn a happy and healthy way forward.


If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to plan, decorate and furnish your baby’s nursery. But what will you need besides the crib and a changing table?


When it comes to designing your little person’s happy place, you’ll want to make it mom and dad-friendly too. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of your time in the room as well.


Arguably, a comfortable chair is one of the top 3 most essential furniture pieces you’ll choose for the room. Some may say a chair isn’t an absolute necessity, but you’ll be so glad you have one for those evenings when you and your newborn are up in the night.


Picture this, it’s 3 am, and you wake up to your little one’s familiar cry. You walk into the nursery for the umpteenth time to check on junior, and even though you’re exhausted, he’s wide awake!


He clearly wants something to eat and a cuddle, and you realize it will be a while before sleep comes for either of you.  You sit in your comfy rocking chair and enjoy this special moment.  Before long, he’ll be a toddler craving more and more independence.

Finding Your Perfect Nursery Chair


When shopping for a chair for the baby’s room, parents want to know, “what is the best nursery chair? At La-Z-Boy Ottawa and Kingston, we’ve helped hundreds of new Moms (& Dads) find the perfect chair for the nursery.


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There are many chair options available, but which one is right for you and your family? Finding the perfect chair with comfortable positions will make all the difference when rocking, feeding and comforting your baby.


This article will describe the features and benefits of our favourite La-Z-Boy chairs for parents and newborns. Plus, three new mothers will tell you about their nursery chair experiences!

At La-Z-Boy, there are several different types of nursery chairs available. You can choose from a recliner, rocker, glider, swivel or an oversized “chair & a half” to cozy up in.


Rocker recliners & gliders 

Swivel glider chair

Chair & a half


You will want to consider:


Power upgrades for recliners?

Fabric/cover for your chair

Best La-Z-Boy chairs for your nursery

Nursery Rocker Recliners & Gliders


Rockers and gliders can help soothe a fussy baby; the slow and smooth motion can often calm them down. The glider mechanism is smooth and quiet so as not to wake up your baby. 


Many new mothers swear by the nursery glider or recliner and say there is no better way to lay back and fall asleep with a newborn. You can remain in that laid-back position while gently soothing the baby with a gliding or rocking motion. 


Rocker recliners are perfect for those looking to rock and recline; they provide total body and lumbar support at all times. Only La-Z-Boy lets you recline your back without raising your feet and is just one more convenient position to choose from.

A recliner also helps adults and babies with Ailments such as:

  • Pain
  • Aching joints
  • Swollen feet
  • Digestive problems

Here are three of our favourites:


1. The Addison Recliner


S79b_ADDISON_017-764_C165962The Addison rocking recliner is the ultimate nursery chair and is designed with babies and parents in mind. A tall back and soft, sturdy cushions surround you in comfort as you gently rock – or swivel glide – your little one to sleep. Perfect for late-night feedings, Addison also reclines so both you and baby can relax. The rocking recliner comes with the wall away and power option.


For more information, check out the In-Depth Review of the Addison Recliner



2. The Rowan Recliner


Best La-Z-Boy Chair for your nurseryThe Rowan Rocker Recliner offers clean, contemporary styling on a smaller-scale. It’s a fresh, understated silhouette with bucket seat styling and an inviting chaise seat and leg rest for full leg support. Use the convenient handle on the outside arm to raise the leg rest for reading, relaxing and comforting baby. When you’re not reclining, it’s a relaxing rocker with a smooth, graceful motion. The rowan is also available in a glider with a smooth glide and swivel motion. All the comfort is still there, but with a glider instead of a recliner. The rocker recliner comes with upgrades such as wall away and power.

For more information on the Rowan, check our 2020 in-depth review of the Rowan recliner.

We are so happy to have (the Rowan recliner), it’s so comfortable and the perfect chair for those long sleepless nights.”(See photo below)

New mom to be, Melanie Skinner


Best La-Z-Boy Chair for your nursery

 I love the comfort of the Rowan recliner! I have a swivel rocker so I can rock, recline and swivel, and I customized it with nice designer fabric. The back fits me perfectly and I love the rocking motion and all the different reclining positions. In some instances, when my daughter is sleeping, I feel like I would have preferred a glider. A glider offers motion without the noise of a recliner that can potentially wake a sleeping baby. 

Zeina Badawi,

(See her photos below)


3. Finley Recliner


S48b_FINLEY_010-747_LB172952-ALT_jpgThe Finley model is an excellent option if you're searching for a comfortable and stylish recliner. Its high-grade foam seat cushion delivers ample support, while its modern lines, sleek track arms, and tall foam back create a polished and structured look. With a simple tug on the handle located on the outside arm, you can elevate the legrest and relax comfortably while enjoying the soothing presence of your new family member.


For more information on the Finley, check out our more in-depth review of the Finley Furniture Family .

Swivel Glider Chairs 


Face any direction with a simple turn in your swivel glider, so you’re always part of the action. Our stylish gliders help calm and quiet your baby with a smooth, balanced motion. Swivel gliders are not available in a power option.


1. The Allegra Swivel Chair


Best La-Z-Boy Chair for your nurseryWith a casual style, pemier construction and the ability to swivel and glide, Allegra has all the right moves. A gentle gliding motion eases you into relaxation, while a 360-degree swivel base gives you the freedom to change your focus without ever getting up. Combine that with clean lines, slightly flared arms and welt trim, and this stylish seat is really going places. Add it to your nursery with your choice of fabrics and other available upgrades.


To learn more about the Allegra swivel chair read our in-depth review of the Allegra accent chair.


2. Midtown Swivel Chair


Best La-Z-Boy Chair for your nurseryWith a streamlined design perfect for smaller spaces, Midtown is ready for big city living. It’s also perfect anywhere you want to add style and comfort. A 360-degree swivel base puts you at the center of all the action, while a gentle gliding motion helps you relax away a busy day. But its Midtown’s designer details, including a tight back, subtly curved track arms and sophisticated welt trim that will really move you.


I love our new Midtown swivel chair. I’m not sure how I would have managed these last few months without it! Daddy and baby Benny loves it too, of course! 

Erika Chartrand, Ottawa

(See photos below)

Best La-Z-Boy Chair for your nursery
Best La-Z-Boy Chair for your nursery

Chair & a Half


Stylish and spacious, the cozy chair & A half is perfect for families. With plenty of room to share with older children, it’s the ideal spot for storytime cuddles, movie watching and more. If you have the space, it’s a serious contender for your nursery. Add a comfy throw, and it’s also perfect come nap time.


1. Laurel Chair & a Half


The Laurel Chair-And-A-Half has an understated look that complements your laid-back lifestyle. Simple elements like petite rolled arms, welt trim, decorative wood legs and button detail on the back make this roomy piece a welcome addition to any living room, den or nursery. The patented ComfortCore® cushion provides optimum support for a long or short sit.  Includes one 18” accent pillow. A matching ottoman is also available.


For more information, take a look at the Review of the Laurel Furniture Family.


Best La-Z-Boy Chair for your nursery


2. Paxton Chair & a Half


The Paxton Chair and a Half is the casual and relaxed seating that invites you to kick back and get cozy. But, its clean lines and crisp welt trim give it a neat and structured silhouette. Paxton features a deep, T-shaped seat cushion, low-profile wood legs and a chamber-filled back cushion that maintains its shape and support over time. The patented ComfortCore® cushion provides just the right amount of support for a long or short sit. A matching ottoman is available separately.


To learn more about the Paxton Furniture Family, take a look at this article.


chairs for Nursery


Upgrade to power recliner:

Whether you have strength limitations or you’d prefer effortless motion, then you’ll need a power recliner. The motorized chair is more expensive but provides smooth movement at the touch of a button. The power recliner offers an unlimited number of leg and back movement options. When you take your finger off the button, it locks into place.

To learn more, check out our articles regarding the differences between power and manual recliners:

Power and manual recliners and the differences you should know

Power recliners with lumbar and headrest in our in-depth review

NB. Swivel gliders are not available in power.

Choice of fabric

Your choice of fabric or leather upholstery is a pivotal decision when selecting the chair for your nursery. Yes, comfort should be the priority, but look, and style is important too. Make sure to choose a chair with fabric that you love that matches the decor in your home. Chances are that when your babies grow and a nursery is no longer needed, the chair will fit right into another room in your home.

You also might want to consider performance fabrics such as iClean™ fabric.  iClean offers a vast selection of durable stain-resistant fabrics that are easy to clean.

Best La-Z-Boy Chair for your nursery
Best La-Z-Boy Chair for your nursery

Conserve fabrics are sustainable soft and durable fabric made from recycled water bottles. View the video below to find out more.



Need help designing your nursery? Our qualified interior designers provide free in-home design services for your living room, family room and nursery.

Next Steps:

Now that you know which La-Z-Boy chairs are best for a nursery, we can’t stress enough the importance of getting fitted. Goodness knows how many countless hours you will spend in your nursery chair feeding, soothing and rocking your baby to sleep. It’s important for the chair to be as comfortable as possible and for it to be easy to get in and out of. 

Here’s how to find your perfect fit:

At La-Z-Boy, we can help you find the chair that fits you and your family’s needs.

When you are ready, come visit us at one of our local La-Z-Boy locations in Ottawa & Kingston or book an appointment online to meet with one of our personal consultants. 

We would be happy to help you find your perfect nursery chair.

As your child grows, the nursery chair will surely become a place to read, snuggle, and share life’s special moments. And can easily fit into the decor in another part of your home.

Related links:

Recliners: The definitive Buyers Guide

How to childproof your home

More La-z-Boy Nursery Recliners

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