So, the DaVinci Ruby Glider is regarded by many to be one of the most non-conspicuous nursery glider in the market in that it doesn't, well, look like a glider.
However, if you're in the mind of a non armchair-like design glider, then the Delta Children Skylar Nursery Glider Swivel Rocker is perhaps a more suitable option.
Skylar Nursery Glider Swivel Rocker
32.2 x 32 x 28.7 inches
Price & Availability
What We Love
It doesn't take much for one to first notice that the Skylar is not quite your ordinary looking nursery glider. We mean, just take a look at it - does it look like a glider rocker to you in any way?
Bearing a barrel-style shape instead of the usual armchair design, it has a low arching backrest and flared arms that mould around and support your back and arms while you feed, read or bond with your little one.
Full of head turning style, it will lift up any room all the while hiding its multifunctional identity. Plop it in a corner of your nursery or even the living room and nobody would've guessed the better!
Not everyone has a big nursery, we know. If you have limited space to play around with, the Skylar is one of the best glider for small space to consider.
Not a surprise there perhaps, given the brand is well-known for producing some of the world's best glider for small nursery with this one here taking the cake when it comes to compactness.
Although the Skylar does not have as small a footprint as the former, it is undoubtedly smaller than most of your traditional nursery rockers. It is therefore an excellent alternative if you're looking for a space-saving glider rocker for small spaces.
Comfortable and Fit the Tall
Wait, what? For the tall? There must be a typo surely.
No, the Skylar is beyond and exceed all your presumptions. Despite it being a modern-style chair with low sitting, it is actually very comfortable for the tall because of its deep seating.
In fact, if you're on the short side, you may want to have an ottoman of some sort or put a pillow/cushion at the back for extra support. Husbands over 6 foot will have no problem sitting comfortably in it, that's for sure.
The 100% foam seat cushion is thick and plush so even if you sit long hours in it, it will not sink in but give you long lasting comfort and support instead.
In terms of built, this one here is very sturdy and the whole chair is fully upholstered with high quality material.
And because it is fully upholstered, you know you can sit comfortably on it to nurse, cuddle and even read bedtime stories for your little one. Further, it is made with a water and stain resistant microsuede so you can wipe it clean easily for any accidental mess.
Multiple Motions & Colour Options
Do not be fooled by its modern design, the Skylar is, at the end of the day, a glider so you can glide forward and backwards to soothe your baby when need be.
Not just that, but you can rock side by side and swivel 360 degrees as well.
Not only does it provide more options for you to rock your baby to sleep, you will love that it can be turned around without having to actually move it.
If you are a nursing mom, such versatility will be more appreciated as it makes it convenient for you to reach things easily or turn direction without having to get up from your chair.
What's more, is that the gliding is smooth and the chair is quiet when it turns, glides or rocks because no one likes a noisy chair that constantly creaks or squeaks, right?
Being a nursery glider with a modern design, the Skylar is of course produced in several colour so that you can have different options to match with different interiors.
Although the choices are not as extensive as the Storkcraft Premium Hoop Glider, they are mostly neutral-based so it should be very easy to match/blend with your interior.
Our favourite is the Cream because unlike others that may seem a tad yellowish/brownish, this one here is true to the picture pure nude-like. If you like a cream glider, this is the one to go for.
Another thing that we absolutely love about this small glider chair for nursery is that it comes completely assembled.
Yes, you won't need to do anything except cutting off just a few zip-ties off the rocker when you unbox it.
There isn't many gliders that offer that (with the exception of this one) so that's one convenience we appreciate.
Thing to Note
One thing to note is that the seat cushion may feel a tad firm when you first unbox the glider. Don't worry, it will soften up once you've broken in after a few uses and it will be very comfortable to sit long hours in.
Also, as mentioned above, the Skylar has a low back so it may strain your back a little if you are to have long feeding sessions. To alleviate this, you can always use an extra pillow, as most mothers do. If you'd like a taller back though, we recommend this option instead.
The above are not so much an issue, rather, keep in mind that it scratches the floor quite easily if you move it around, especially if you have wooden floor.
So remember to lift the whole chair up instead of dragging it if you need to move it to another space.
Speaking of which, this is a heavy chair so you will need people to help you with that to prevent any injury.
If you want something modern that is compact enough to fit in a bedroom corner yet large enough for your little one to sit on your lap and listen to a story, the Delta Children Skylar Nursery Glider Swivel Rocker will be right up your alley.
For all that it is, we don't think you will be able to find another small glider chair for nursery as good as this is in this kind of quality, easy setup and at this price, elsewhere.