If you’re searching for a rocker glider that you can put together easily and does not take up too much space, chances are you will stumble into one of these. However, with this one, you might want to reconsider what your priorities really are and what exactly do you want your baby rocker to do for you.
Baby Relax Tinsley rocker glider is, quite frankly, simple. And I mean very simple. It’s the typical baby rocker you would normally use for feeding your little one or putting him to sleep. Or you may use it yourself for relaxation after the day’s work. It comes in two variants: the traditional rocker and the rocker glider.
The traditional rocker has two detachable wooden bows at the base of the baby rocker, which is essentially an upholstered, padded, rocking chair. It simulates the rocking motion of a baby swing from a reclining position. This rocking motion induces relaxation and hastens your baby’s napping. Some people prefer a rocker glider over a traditional rocker because the wooden bow tends to slide on smooth surfaces.
The rocker glider is slightly different. Instead of the traditional wooden bow, it has a gliding mechanism underneath and can be swiveled in different directions. The swivel base remains stationary, but the effect and the rocking motion is just the same. Some of these variants are sold with the ottoman to rest your feet on while others are sold separately. These ottomans also glide along as you move with the rocker glider. Personally, I like the rocker glider better because it feels a lot smoother and more comfortable compared to the traditional rocker.
So let’s talk about comfort. As usual it has thick padding like you would normally get from a sofa, and is also nicely covered in microfiber. If you’re not so picky with the cushion, you will find this to be just okay. Some folks, however, find this a little bit stiff, especially if they’re used to having soft, plush upholstery. It’s just a matter of personal preference, I guess.
The back rest works for me (I’m only 5’4”). For taller moms, they might find the back seat a bit too short. Some people may argue that it should also have a head rest for added comfort. But wait a minute. Maybe because it’s not what this rocker glider is really meant for. I think they made this one particularly just for feeding and putting your baby to sleep, unlike other rocker sliders that doubles as recliners for your own personal comfort and enjoyment. And, yes, it doesn’t recline too much. Just enough for you to be able to sit nicely and comfortably.
So what’s my take on this one? For me, it’s the bare minimum for a rocker glider. It doesn’t have all the features of modern baby rockers with their locking mechanisms and adjustable reclining knobs. But for feeding and napping time for my baby, this one does the job perfectly. Besides, it gives me more space to put other things in my living room. I’ll give this a three and half out of five. Definitely a good buy.