Jodie Gilmore. Rocking Chair. October 18th , 2017.
The relaxation a rocking chair brings is not only for adults but can also benefit children as well. Studies have shown that the back and forth rocking movement provides a calming effect for those who engage in it. There are plenty of rocking chairs out there, so what's the secret to knowing which one is the right one for your child? You only need to know 3 things that will help you select the perfect one. Read on to find out what those three things are.
The rocking chair was first invented in the 18th century and it has provided millions of people a higher level of relaxation since then. Rocking chairs are pieces of furniture that defy the usual function of a chair. These chairs have legs that are poised over curved pieces of wood which makes it possible for the chair to sway forwards and backwards, setting the one sitting on it in a gentle rocking motion. Rocking chairs provide comfort that is beyond what is usually offered by traditional chairs or seats. The rocking of a rocking chair can provide relaxation and a whole new dimension of comfort for you and your family.
Many people prefer sitting on a rocking chair while watching television, reading books or magazines, and making handicrafts such as sewing or knitting because sitting on an ordinary chair for a long period time can be very tiring and uncomfortable. The rocking chair has an ergonomic design that allows you to remain seated for a long span of time without straining your back, and its rocking motion has a relaxing effect that can help you sleep peacefully after you've finished reading or knitting.
First and foremost, you will need to know how tall your child is. If you are buying this as a gift, you can make a simple phone call to get that information. The child's height is important because you want them to be able to get in and out of the chair without assistance. Having their own chair builds their identity and independence, and being able to get in and out of it by themselves only fosters this. Generally speaking, mini rocking chairs are geared for 1 to 3 year olds and the seat height is around 10 inches. The next step up is a child size chair for 3 to 8 year olds, which usually has a height around 10.5-12.5 inches. If your child is on the taller side for his age, you might want to purchase the child size chair so they won't grow out of it too quickly.
Glider rocker chairs are among the newer and most popular of nursery rocking chairs. The design of these particular rocker chairs has been modified so that the rocking of the chair is smoother and does not jar. The obvious benefit of this is it becomes much easier to rock a baby to sleep since the noise of the motion of the chair is kept to a minimum.
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