How to Build a Nursery - Choosing a Glider for Your Nursery
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The Great Beginnings staff will show you how to create a perfect nursery - Choosing a Glider for Your Nursery


Hi! I am Brian and we are showing how to create the perfect nursery. In this segment I am going to show you how to choose a glider. When you are picking a glider, the first thing to consider is where you are going to be putting in your home. Some people like to put it in a nursery, some people like to put it in the master bedroom or in the rec room. In any case, when you are choosing there is two styles of chairs to pick. One, is the wooden type chair and the other type is the upholstered. When you are buying a wooden glider, you can get all the features or none of the features. It starts off with just a glide which is what I am doing now. One of the upgrades is a mechanism on the right hand side called the lock or the multi-position handle. This is designed so you can stop the motion of the chair by simply locking it into position. You can lock it into approximately eight positions along the way depending what is more comfortable for you or you can lock it all the way back for total pitch and this is especially beneficial if you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding the child in the chair, so it stops the action. The other benefit to a locking feature is that when you are getting out of the chair and the baby is on your chest, some times the chair runs from you. So this is nice as you can lock it and you the chair to plant off/on and get out. The next feature you can add to your glider rocker is a feature called the reclining, which is the mechanism on the left here. It is designed so you can release the tension of the chair and have the back reclined back. As you turn the handle forward, it actually creates resistance on the chair on the back of chair, so that you can actually lock it in different positions, if you want it to be partially reclined instead of fully reclined. By simply loosening this dial, you can actually recline the chair back so you can have a full layout in the chair. Both the ottoman and the glider move. If you are going to be bottle feeding or breastfeeding on the chair, we recommend that you buy an optional piece called the feeding stool. It's basically just a pull out stool that's designed to slide out underneath and it's designed for shorter people so they can elevate their knees up and to give them a platform for their feet and give them more comfort and less pressure on the back. It also keeps you from feeling that you are sliding out of the chair. So, those are the wooden chairs. They come in many colors, many woods, many fabrics, all at your choice. Now I am going to show the upholstered chairs. Hi! I have moved over to the upholstered section now. The upholstered chairs are different, because they are fully upholstered all around and they have the appearance of the regular chair which a lot of people like. It looks like a regular chair, but it also has this mechanism right here which is designed to lock the chair in position or to release it, so that you can use it as a glider rocker. So it can be used in the nursery, it can be used in the master bedroom or in a rec room. You can also take the mechanism and lock it in place and once you are locked in place, you just simply push back on the arms, the foot stool comes out and it reclines back. One of the advantages to an upholstered glider is that it does not take up the foot print of an ottoman, so you can take less space in your babies nursery or in your master bedroom. This is a beautiful piece of furniture that can not only be used in nursery, but is also a transitional piece that can be used anywhere else in the house. Now that I have shown you gliders, Tammy is going to show you how to pick the perfect bedding for your nursery.