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06/11/2013 at 19:40
Just wondering how many of you used an actual feeding/nursing chair...or just a regular chair...or not at all! (I.e stayed in bed or sat in the lounge) many are quite expensive so been wondering if its worth the investment for the nursery.
06/11/2013 at 19:56
Just used the bed or sofa, didn't feed in the nursery really at all so I would save the money unless you could put it in the lounge.
06/11/2013 at 19:58
We already have one of these Ikea chairs so will use this.
06/11/2013 at 19:59
Thanks Margot. We wouldn't have room in the lounge so the decision is to bother with one for the nursery or not! It seems to be the norm to have one but I was intrigued as to experiences of getting use of one!
06/11/2013 at 20:01
One of the girls on my tri thread bought one of these and I wondered if that was the comprise! Are you putting it in the nursery mrs bass?
06/11/2013 at 20:04
Im planning to get a rocking recliner that we can put in the lounge. Have yet to see whether it works out to fit in the nursery, but if it doesn't I still want it for the lounge!
We do have an armchair in the nursery but it's just to have something to sit on when up there rather than for feeding. I haven't breastfed once home from hospital, I guess it might be different if you are, but just fed wherever I was. It is handed having something to sit on in the nursery though, especially as they get bigger and you are doing bed time stories etc.
06/11/2013 at 20:14
I have one - reclining glider with footstool. I never used it for feeding A. We did use it for stories though in her room. It's been in L's room for about 2 years and worth it's weight in gold. I would feed him to sleep then have to rock him for ages so sitting on it was a god send. I'm sitting on it now (under his high rise bed!) waiting for him to nod off.
I'm sure it will be used for a good few tears more once number 3 arrives.
My dad bought us it and I think for the chair and stool it was about £200 from the pram centre but 5.5 yrs on we are still using it. I just need to work out how to recover it now as its had milk, juice and goodness knows what else spilled on it!
06/11/2013 at 20:20
That's interesting to know LR! I did wonder whether the rocking element of having a chair in the nursery was something we'd get use of. £200 is a lot of money and you were lucky to get it as a pressie! We could afford but it would put a considerable dent in our budget!
06/11/2013 at 20:27
Yes, I do. We didn't use anything until she was six months though and we actually started using her room for anything other than changing her.
We started off using a Poang from Ikea, but I found it quite low to the ground and got to the point where I was struggling to get out of it with a sleeping baby in my arms. I would have to launch myself out of it and wake her! We then picked up a lovely Cosatto Glider on ebay for £50. I love the gliding motion and it sends her right off to sleep. I do find she is a little big to feed in it now, but its doable and I do. I wish I'd had it right from the start.
SP my friend recommended I get one so I'm planning to get one that I have seen on amazon. She said it was very useful for feeding and rocking to sleep like LR said. Probably something like the link below:
06/11/2013 at 20:48
Thanks ladies - that's very insightful! Its hard to know what is a good investment with zero experience!
06/11/2013 at 20:53
I didn't get one. Only reason being I didn't want to get out of my warm bed to feed (after they moved out of ours). He still has his milk in our room before bed. Know people that have had good use and lots that didn't to be honest
06/11/2013 at 21:01
We just have the ikea chair and to be honest we couldn't be without it now! Before he moved into his own room I just fed him on the bed, but once he moved I needed somewhere to sit during night feeds. Now we sit and read our bedtime story in it whilst he drinks, it's been great. It's not massively comfy but I use a big cushion and it's cozy if you have room I'd go for a chair if sorts.
06/11/2013 at 21:06
I have one and really like it. I find it more supportive for my back for breast feeding than sitting on the sofa. We have it in the nursery and I always feed my little one in it when I am at home. I think it is a tutti bambini one and it wasn't cheap but I am really pleased we did get it as I have used it day in day out for the last six months of feeding.
06/11/2013 at 21:42
Yes! I had a dutalier type one but got it from ebay. Think it was £200 inc footstool? I got it at Christmas when I was almost 5 months. I used it a lot when pregnant and afterwards as I had an EMCS and getting on and off sofa was difficult. I fed in it when it was in the lounge. Son went into own roo, waaaay before 6 months so it went into his room and I used it to feed in. Sopped using it at maybe 1 and a few months as he had milk in a cup at bedtime and it was easier to read stories on the floor. With #2 I used it a few times when pregmant and after my section but not since as baby is in with us and will be for a while yet. His nursery is fairly small so not sure how useable the chair will be in there (it's in there now but slightly poorly positioned)
06/11/2013 at 21:45
I used sofa or bed.
06/11/2013 at 22:16
We didnt't have one - night feeds were done in bed, day feeds in the living room, on the sofa with a cushion behind my back.
However, we have just had a chair (that we already had) recovered to go in his room once he's in it for the bedtime feed and story, but A is nearly 9 months now, and not using it yet, so wouldn't have bought one specifically for that purpose.
06/11/2013 at 22:18
I fed Harry on the sofa or in bed, and unfortunately had to give up before he was 3 months old so didn't use one. Baby will be in with us got first 6 months so going to see how the feeding goes this time and get one if there's a need at that point. I'd hate to shell out for something I love and it go to waste.
06/11/2013 at 22:38
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