Published at Friday, 12 July 2019. Rocking Chair. By Liane Marchal.
Now, prepare your sitting area with amenities for yourself and some sort of white-noise maker for your baby. You may be in your rocking chair for a while, so be sure you have something to eat and drink at hand, and something to do like watch television or read a book or newspaper set up on a stand. A quietly playing TV, or the hum of a fan or air-conditioner are soothing sounds that your newborn will be comforted by. Finally, get to rocking! Cradle your baby on your shoulder or chest and maintain a nice and gentle rocking motion. You are going to find out two things here. The first is that your infant will fall asleep quickly, and rest soundly and happily. And the second is that you yourself will fall in love with your new rocking chair. Adults can be comforted by the sway of a rocking chair too! You'll find yourself relaxing and enjoying the company of your baby like never before.
First and foremost, you will need to know how tall your child is. If you are buying this as a gift, you can make a simple phone call to get that information. The child's height is important because you want them to be able to get in and out of the chair without assistance. Having their own chair builds their identity and independence, and being able to get in and out of it by themselves only fosters this. Generally speaking, mini rocking chairs are geared for 1 to 3 year olds and the seat height is around 10 inches. The next step up is a child size chair for 3 to 8 year olds, which usually has a height around 10.5-12.5 inches. If your child is on the taller side for his age, you might want to purchase the child size chair so they won't grow out of it too quickly.
Rockers are made of several parts or components that contribute to its overall design and functionality. The curved pieces of wood are called rockers, and this serves as the main base of your rocking chair. Although rockers is also the term that is used to refer to a rocking chair, the term rocker for craftsmen refer to the curved wood fixed at the base of the legs of the rocking chair. These rockers must be made with utmost precision and care so that a soft, balanced rocking motion is achieved by the chair whenever it is set in motion. Many people, however, meet accidents with rockers as feet and toes can get easily crushed underneath them whenever the chair is in motion. Because of this, more modern rockers have springs that alleviate this concern. The backrests of the rocking chair function like the backrests of traditional chairs. The backrests of rocking chairs however, are designed to provide more comfortable back support. They have a slight bend or angle to more effectively catch a reclining posture. This is also to retain comfort even while the occupant is rocking back and forth with the rocking chair. The legs of a rocking chair functions like the legs of a regular chair, only that they are quite thicker and shorter because the legs are mounted to the rocker. Armrests are not always there, because some rocking chairs do not have armrests. Rocking chairs with armrests provide higher levels of comfort, though.
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