Rosa Anthony. Rocking Chair. October 14th , 2017.
No one is sure whether the 'Wicker Rocker' as it became known, came before or after the wooden version but they became famous for their craftsmanship and creative designs and were very sought after. The same still stands today. Light, beautiful a real accent piece for any room, ultra comfortable and roomy, relaxing, and a joy for young and old. Wicker rocking chairs can be used on the porch, in the sun room, the family room, the bedroom, the baby's nursery and when it has done all that, a wash down and a can of spray paint and it's good to go for another quarter of a century.
The original inventor of the rocking chair is still unknown. Though some stories attribute its invention to Benjamin Franklin, no historical evidence can prove them right. Historians can only trace the rocking chair's origins to North America during the early 18th century. They were originally used in gardens and were just ordinary chairs with two rockers at their bottoms. It was in 1725 that early rocking chairs first appeared in England. They were also used as garden chairs and had hoop-shaped backs. The distinction of being the creator of the first popular rocking chair design actually belonged to England's North American colonies. Windsor rockers, as this design was called, were first built near the Windsor Castle in the early 1700s. These rocking chairs featured a round hoop back, a birdcage (with spindles known for its cage-like appearance), and a comb-back (with comb-shaped head rest). The wicker rocking chair was another popular design created during that time. The production of wicker rocking chairs reached its peak in America during the middle of the 18th century. These wicker rockers, as they were popularly known, were famous for their craftsmanship and creative designs.
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.
Reaching Out to a Stressed Toddler or Child. Rocking her can help but if she is old enough, she can rock on her own kids rocking chair while she rocks beside you. The small rocking chair should be comfortable, durable, and pretty of course. You can rock in yours while she rocks in harmony with your pace. This relaxing exercise can be a game and she'll look forward to her rocking chair. This ritual can be a happy one for both of you. Those quiet moments of bonding will assure her that there's someone who has the time for her and who is ready to listen to her, go over the coloring books and picture books with her while she rocks and have fun with her art and books. The kids rocking chair will have happy associations for her when she is fully grown.
The first thing coming to mind when thinking of a rocking chair is a loving mother tenderly rocking her baby to sleep or an elderly man dozing on the porch while observing the sunset. The first rocking chairs were created in the 1700's with the intention of assisting people to fall asleep through relaxation, remove back pain for the elderly people and pregnant women, and calm down crying babies. Nowadays, this kind of a chair is extremely popular, used mostly for relaxation and lessening stress. The greater part of contemporary rocking is made with fine woods; that's the reason they serve hundreds of years.