Nursing chairs: the best feeding chairs for new mums and babies

Nursing chairs are a big purchase in furnishing your new baby's room. You'll want one that is not only comfortable but stylish, too? Look no further than these best nursing chairs

Mothercare grey nursing chairs in nursery
Mothercare grey nursing chair in nursery
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Nursing chairs on your list of must-haves for your new baby's room? Whether you're designing a nursery or sleeping the baby with you in your bedroom, or planning to night feeds in the living room, one of the must-have pieces of kit is the best nursing chair for both day and night feeds. Want one that's designed-for-purpose and looks the part to fit with your baby's new room scheme? Don't miss our pick of the best.

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What is the best nursing chair you can buy?

We think the best nursing chair to complement your baby's room is the Oli EllaCo-Ko Rocker. It's available in 18 different colours, it's stain resistant and water-repellent. Scroll to read full review below.

Not got time to read the full guide? We've listed our top three nursing chairs below, along with their cheapest prices.

1. Nursing chairs ideal for a Scandi-style nursery

We think the Olli Ella Co-Ko Rocker looks good enough to sit in a living room once it's done its work in the nursery (which is lucky because it's not the cheapest of our finds). Super comfortable for those interminable, middle-of-the-night feeds (sorry, first-time mums, they're magical, honest), it's ergonomically designed with extra lumbar support. Available in stain-resistant and water-repellent luxurious micro-suede and a sleek-looking leatherette, and in 18 different colours, it measures H93cm x W62cm x D93cm. Ki-ka pouffe sold separately. The very best nursing chair you can buy, we think!

We have more cosy Scandi room design ideas in our gallery. 

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Oli EllaCo-Ko Rocker is the best nursing chair

2. Best nursing chairs for a traditional room scheme

While the Miss Behaving isn’t designed specifically for nursing, its upright back and curved arms mean you’ll be able to comfortably feed the baby in it. And the vintage design means it’s a bedroom chair you’ll want to keep for years afterwards, too. Handmade in Sofa Workshop’s British workshop, it comes with a 25-year frame guarantee, and an endless choice of fabrics. It measures H98cm x W70cm x D89cm.

If your nursery doubles up as a bedroom, browse our traditional bedroom design ideas gallery.

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Sofa Workshop Little Lady is best traditional nursing chair

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3. Contemporary-style nursery? Pick a rocking nursing chair to match

Built for comfort with padded cushioning, this modern rocking nursery chair from Nubie will fit in well with a contemporary nursery room design, with its cool 1970s looks. Not sure about the lack of supportive arms? This is a design that'll be a breeze with a newborn (light as a feather) and by the time they reach a hefty six months, (hopefully) those night feeds will have tailed off. One of the best nursing chairs for contemporary lovers, we think. It measures H101cm x W69cm x D79cm.

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Nubie Rocking Lounge chair is the best contemporary nursing chair

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4. Best luxury nursing chairs

Look away now if you’re on a budget! Handmade in Ireland by Bunny & Clyde, makers of heirloom quality children's furniture with a contemporary edge, this comfortable Rosaline barrel seat has a rocking motion designed to be easily controlled. The sleek frame is in solid ash (pictured) or solid walnut, and can also be made in lacquered finish upon request. Custom fabrics and a matching footstool can also be ordered, making it more than worthy of being one of the best nursing chairs. It measures H82cm x W82cm x D94cm.

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Urban Avenue Rosaline best rocking chair

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5. Must have Mid-century modern? Try a tub chair

Tub chairs make for a surprisingly comfortable shape for nursing. This glider chair from Olli Ella offers a modern take on the classic design, and is available in a luxurious microsuede which is stain-resistant and water-repellent as well as good looking. It measures H80cm x W78cm x D70cm.

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Olli Ella Da-Da Glider nursing chair in blue

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6. Mums, put your feet up on a chaise longue

If space isn’t an issue but budget is, then Ikea's STOCKSUND could be for you. Extra deep and wide, there’s plenty of room for you to sit back and and put your feet up comfortably while nursing. The cover is easy to keep clean as it is removable and can be machine washed. It measures H89cm x W92cm x D153cm.

This chair will fit perfectly as part of a living room decor. Find out how to create the best living room layout in our guide.

Ikea STOCKSUND CHAISE Longue in grey

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7. Rest in a reclining glider chair 

If you’re looking for a classic nursing glider chair design, you can’t go wrong with Mothercare's reclining glider chair, which comes with a matching footstool. Made with a soft upholstery, the glider chair can reclined through seven different positions, and pockets in the arms mean you can keep everything within easy reach. Be aware that it comes flatpack so will require self-assembly, but other than that, we think it's the best nursing chair for those after a classic design. It measures H101cm x W56cm x D73cm.

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Reclining glider chair with footstool in white with grey cushion

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8. Nursing in the living room? Pick a piece that suits

Influenced by simple Scandi-design, the Jemima chairhas a graceful silhouette and clean lines that make it the perfect buy for the nursery and beyond. The solid beech wood frame is available in four stains. It measures H82cm x W76cm x D108cm.

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Arlo & Jacob Jemima nursery chair

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9. Get a love seat as an alternative to a nursing chair

If you already have a toddler who might want to cuddle up when you’re feeding your newborn, then why not consider a love seat? The wraparound back of Loaf’s Schnaps love seat means you can really snuggle in, but you might need to use pillows or throw cushions to support your back when feeding. The Clever Softie and Clever Deep Velvet fabrics are both good cover choices, as they’re durable and spill-resistant. It measures H74cm x W138cm x D70cm.

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Loaf Schnaps love seat nursing chair in nursery

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