Back before Isaac was born we got Erin’s sister’s glider to use. They were at the point where they didn’t need it anymore and we were definitely going to be using it. At that point it was about 3.5 years old.
Since Isaac was born we have used it every day (multiple times a day at that), putting him to sleep for naps and bedtime. Unfortunately, 6 or so months ago I was trying to get Isaac back to sleep in the middle of the night and he put his head under my chin, his feet on my thighs and pushed off. That caused me to lean back to avoid pain, which caused the chair to make a nice popping noise. Since then it’s been a semi-recliner glider. And it’s also becoming more and more of a recliner.
We started looking for a new upholstered glider, but they are REALLY expensive. I mean, we’re talking $4-500. That was just out of my price range. Erin took to Facebook to ask people about what gliders they liked. Then, much to our liking, one of her friends posted that they were looking to get rid of their glider and would sell it for $75. I got down to her house after I dropped Isaac off at school, took a glide on it (almost fell asleep while talking to her) and HAPPILY handed her the money.
It’s a little narrower in the seat and the seat back isn’t as tall, but I can vouch that it’s quite comfortable to sleep in.
So as we bid adieu to an old friend, we say hello to our new friend and happily welcome it into our house. It will happily have a spot in our house until we finish having kids. Even then, if I enjoy taking naps in it I might find a new spot for it. That’s just how I roll.