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The Best Extra-Wide Glider And Plus Size Rocking Chair Options

Wondering where to find a plus size rocking chair or extra-wide glider for your nursy? 

There’s something so very special about setting up your nursery.

From picking out the theme to choosing the right mobile, having every last detail just right brings you one step closer to holding your baby in your arms.

An essential item every nursery needs is a comfortable place to rock and feed your baby.

Unfortunately, finding an extra-wide glider or plus size rocking chairs can be frustrating when you don’t know where to look… or what to look for!

Many gliders look deceiving with lots of cushioning but have a seat width that’s not much wider than an airplane seat at 17” – 19” wide.

When you’re plus size, that’s just not enough, but we have you covered in this resource! 

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Where To Buy Extra-Wide Gliders & Rocking Chairs

Finding a comfortable oversized rocking chair is essential! Aas every parent masters the art of staying as still as possible after finally getting a fussy newborn to sleep. Then there are the hours spent nursing or bottle feeding with an arm crooked and back arched.

We asked plus size moms and scoured the internet to provide this list of where to shop. And, you'll see popular selections below!

Local Furniture Store

Let's start with something obvious, going to a local furniture store.

For example, buybuyBaby has a wide selection of nursery chairs and plus size gliders online. Unfortunately, their local selection is hit or miss.

Review the recommended items as you scroll below and write down the brand information. Then call before shopping, or just go in and see what they have! But don't feel defeated if the selection isn't what you were hoping for – there are plenty of options online.


Yes, Amazon indeed does have everything! And it's always helpful to find many reviews to help decide what chair is best for your needs. There are so many fabulous and popular options like the one below.

Facebook Marketplace

Gone are the days of Craig's list now that we have Facebook Marketplace. Of course, you're already on the app, so you might as well see if someone nearby has the perfect glider (or other nursery or pregnancy needs).

Goodwill & Garage Sales

You can also find great plus size rocker options via Goodwill and garage sales in your community. It might take a few weekends of hunting to find the perfect fit – but that's half the fun!


Wayfair is a popular online furniture store, so it's no surprise they have plus size chairs, too! See their selection.

Plus Size Glider Rocking Chair in nursery with dad

Popular Plus Size Gliders And Plus Size Rocking Chairs

Extra-Wide Rocker Recliners

One go-to for many plus size parents looking for an extra-large glider is purchasing a La-Z-Boy.

If you don’t want to pay the increased price for the brand name, you can buy an extra-wide rocker-recliner. 

While these plus size recliners don’t look like a traditional baby rocker, they are often far more comfortable and durable. Plus, this chair will remain a staple in your home long after your nursery is turned into a kid's room.

Below are two extra-large glider rocker designs that are far more affordable than a La-Z-Boy. Grab a cute throw pillow and blanket that matches your nursery colors, and you’ll be good to go!

Bonded Leather Rocker Recliner Living Room Chair

This oversized recliner has many great reviews, including comfortably supporting people weighing over 400 lb, but the listed weight limit is 300 lb.

High Weight Massage Recliner Chair with Footrest

This recliner has a weight limit of 350 lbs and has material that’s easy to wipe off for spit-up or diaper blowouts (the joys of motherhood).

And this isn't your average recliner – it's has a massage function! 

Extra-Wide Nursery Rockers

Baby Relax Double Rocker

How adorable is this wide rocker? It has a weight limit of 250 lb but reviewers say it’s very sturdy and would hold well beyond the recommendation.

Reclining Loveseat

A very wide option that has a weight limit of 300 lb – a great option for a nursery with lots of space to fill.

Glider Recliner

This glider might be a perfect fit for your nursery theme (it also comes in other colors like charcoal). With a 250 lb weight limit, it might also be a great fit for you!  

Extra-Wide Swivel Glider

This uniquely designed glider swivels all the way around with easy-to-clean fabric. It has a weight limit of 300 lbs with lots of positive reviews online for easy setup. 

Patio Wide Rocker Chairs

Outdoor Patio Wide Rocker Chairs 

A patio rocker? Yes! Outdoor furniture is incredibly durable and easy to clean.

Once you’re done with it in the nursery, you can move it outside to comfortably watch your kids play.

We hope you’ve found this extra-wide glider and rocking chair resource helpful!

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