Is a nursing chair necessary? I believe that a nursing chair is an essential item for the nursery. When I had my babies I used it every single feed. As they grew bigger I would use it to sit in and read them stories and I often found them sitting in it reading a book as well. Are nursing chairs worth it? They are worth every cent in my opinion. As mentioned above I used mine all the time. I actually had one in each of my boys rooms. They are so universal as your baby grows and a good quality one such as the iL TuTTo nursing chairs will last a lifetime. "Excellent glider! Pre-birth the reclining option enabled naps on my back- so comfy! The glider fabric quality is excellent and passed the test of baby vomit! I first tried this glider out in baby bunting that stock it in grey and knew this would be the ideal glider, particularly noting its high back for head support, ergonomic design and built in reclining so no need to fit a separate footstool like other options when wanting to put your feet up. The design will certainly outlast nursing and be an ongoing piece of furniture in our home, so much so we want to buy another. Highly recommend and assembly was quick and simple" - Tamara T What is a nursing chair? Mainly used as a comfortable chair for you to feed or settle your baby. I suggest using your nursing chair as part of your wind down routine as well as settling your baby day and night. Do you need a rocking chair for nursery? If you can afford it I would highly recommend this to be on your must have list. You will get at least 6 years out of it and can then pass it on or sell it. "No matter how much I prepared for breastfeeding and post-partum. It was still the hardest thing I have ever experienced 😪 But 10 months in and still breastfeeding my little girl on demand 🙌❤️ my @iltutto chair has definitely made the experience comfortable. The amount of time I spend on that chair 😂" - @marya.ch_ What to look for when purchasing a nursing chair? Ensure they have big enough arm rests for comfort. The back should be deep enough for you to sink into but not so much that you get a sore back. I love the range of options that iL TuTTo have from the recliner to the glider or rocking chair. For extra support the ottoman is a great add on to rest your feet up or for a little stool when a sibling is helping out. For more information on how to choose the right nursery chair for you, you can read our blog "How to choose the right Chair for your Nursery" here
We understand the importance of designing the perfect nursery for your baby, which is why our nursing chairs have been thoughtfully designed with style, quality, and comfort in mind.
iL Tutto offers premium & durable fabrics in an exclusive range of colours to suit any home aesthetic. You can see our fabric swatches across each product page. See how to take care of our fabrics here.
How to choose the right fabric to suit your home style?
When planning your baby room décor and furniture, usually what first comes to mind is usually what colour to pick. It's usually the single biggest factor, particularly in fabric selection. But while colour is important, other factors are equally important, like the fabric comfort, style, quality and durability. In this case, we focus on our Nursery Chairs.
You’ll be spending a lot of time nursing and cuddling your baby and/or toddler on your nursery chair. It’s so important to choose a chair that’s comfortable, that will support you, your back, your legs and most importantly, your baby during some really tiring times.
iL Tutto provides a wide range of options to suit most ergonomic requirements, from higher back rests for taller people (Chelsea & Quinn Recliners or the Claudia Rocking Chair) to smaller, more compact designs for smaller people, like the Felix range. All chairs come with supportive arm rests at the right height to comfortably hold your baby while feeding and swivel for easy reach of baby items while comforting.
Choose a fabric that complements both your Nursery Chair and your house décor, not just the Nursery, this will give you the flexibility to move the chair around the house as your family grows.
Your fabric choice and style chair should be consistent with the style of your house. For example, a traditional fabric is a go-to choice for a traditional-styling house. Although if you have an adventurous sense of style and have an eye for the eclectic look (ps jealous!) to merge two seemingly different styles, then go for it. We have a huge range to cover all bases from the traditional Mimmie chair, the fashionable Felix, the natural Chelsea to the eclectic Lulu in dark teal and made from our luxurious velvet, there are loads here to play with when creating your mood board before your purchase.
The colour of fabric is often the first choice you make when buying furniture, and it has a significant impact on your nursery décor.
Make sure your colour choice is one you can live with happily for a long time. It might be best to avoid a very bold colour for a smaller room, as your nursing chair will be a focal point. Neutral colours are generally the safest options since they tend to satisfy over time.
Choose the Right Fabric
Synthetic fibres have evolved incredibility since the 70’s, gone are the days when they are referred to the cheap and sweaty option. Don’t get us wrong, you can still find cheaper and nasty options still on the market (kids dress-up costumes anyone?!) but you can also find premium fibres that most reputable brands are using in Australia and selling couches for over $15k! Synthetic fibres are a better choice for furniture that sits in areas of heavy usage and young children. If you have pets, choose fabrics that do not have loose weaves or not too much texture.
Quality & Durability
We know you’re looking for durability as you’re purchasing a chair for a baby, who will then become a toddler, which both usually come with a lot of mess. Your fabric choice should be easy to clean and good enough quality to last through these messy years without the need to be reupholstered after a couple of years. See how easy it is to clean and care for our fabrics here.
We only offer premium fabrics and luxurious velvets, all of which are exclusive to iL Tutto. All the fabrics and velvets have been tested for wear and tear to ensure it gets you through the messiest of years. Our helpful customer service team can help you choose the right fabric or velvet that suits your home and lifestyle. Please contact us for assistance.
Protect Your Fabric
While we protect all iL Tutto Nursing Chairs with scotch guard. It’s recommended to re-apply every 2 – 3 years for better protection from wear and tear, spillages, and other messes. You can either get someone to visit your home to professionally spray your chair, or simply buy a spray can from your local supermarket and re-apply yourself. Please ensure no one is in the house when you do, properly cover your face and hands and ideally, leave the chair for 24 hours to properly soak up and dry before using.
We recommend vacuuming your chair weekly to lift surface dust and also preventing dirt from becoming embedded into the fibres.
Regular spot clean
Blot any spills immediately with a damp towel: avoid rubbing, just dab gently. See our videos here on how to best clean marks, spills and reflux mess.
While we love the vitamin D, your chair doesn’t! Too much sun can damage your chair fabric, causing it to fade and even fray. Try to position it so that it doesn’t sit in the sun for extended periods.
The easiest way to maintain your velvet is to vacuum the velvet when you’re vacuuming the house to suck up any dirt that might be caught inside the pile.
For spills, it’s best to soak them up as quick as possible as it’s more difficult to clean when the spill has dried up. Our velvet is treated with Scotch guard for protection, so you will be able to gently dab the liquid up with a damp towel.