Choosing the perfect breastfeeding armchair when setting up the baby’s room is not one of the easiest tasks. Especially if you’re a first-time mom!
That’s because the breastfeeding armchair guarantees an exclusive, comfortable and welcoming place for this very important moment in the lives of mom and baby.
There are several factors that are highlighted when we think of a breastfeeding chair: ergonomics, the mother’s comfort: backrest, head, arms, legs – puff: yes or no?; the comfort of the baby, in addition to suitability for the rest of the room. All this makes the task difficult, but not impossible!
In today’s post, we’ll give you the right tips so you don’t make a mistake when choosing an armchair, in addition to talking about the advantages of having one, what to pay attention to before buying and what are the maintenance tips!
Oh, and of course, our traditional gallery with 60 images of breastfeeding chairs with and without swings. Come on!
Why a breastfeeding chair? know your advantages
Breastfeeding is a very important moment for the baby and the mother. The act not only serves to suppress feeding through breast milk, which contains all the vitamins and nutrients that the baby needs, but the moment of breastfeeding is the one that creates and strengthens the exclusive bond between the two.
Thus, it is important that breastfeeding is done in a safe and comfortable environment for those involved.
Especially in the early days, mom needs to get used to the right way to hold the baby until she finds the position that works for both of them. At that moment, it makes all the difference where and where the mother is.
The breastfeeding armchair is not an essential item for the baby’s room, but having one in the bedroom guarantees a safe, comfortable and cozy place for all breastfeeding moments where mother and baby need all the relaxation possible.
Therefore, the breastfeeding armchair ends up calling attention when buying bedroom furniture and, together with the crib and chest of drawers, ends up on the basic list of many people.
Mom and baby: how to choose the perfect armchair for both
The chair and the armchair are two of the oldest items in the history of design, so there are a multitude of types of armchairs that may or may not be used as a breastfeeding chair.
The softest and most comfortable models are the best known and preferred when it comes to a breastfeeding chair. But when we talk about comfort, many chair models can fall into this category, even those that don’t seem so soft.
The options are almost endless: among swivels, with swings, poufs, in an older, modern or contemporary style, various fabrics or natural fiber weave, types of wood, prints, colors, etc.
The ideal way to start choosing the perfect armchair is to experiment. In addition to models and colors, the focus here is on functionality.
It’s easier for second or third-time mothers, but first-time mothers need to start taking into account that breastfeeding can be a quick or time-consuming activity: therefore, the armchair cannot only be comfortable in the first few minutes, but it need to continue this strong trait for the entire amount of time the two spend in it. Even for a possible nap!
Therefore, the resistance of the materials ends up being extra important, as the armchair needs to last at least for the period indicated by exclusive breastfeeding doctors, the first 6 months of the child’s life. But ideally, the chair should last longer because, once a bond is created between mother and baby, this little corner can become a special place for both of them.
Although there are very good models with a low backrest and support, the most comfortable are usually those that are wider and more robust, as they end up behaving well for the body, encouraging the mother to rest and relax during breastfeeding.
But, whether it’s high or low, here are key points to consider when testing your armchair:
1. Good support for head, back and arms
When holding the baby, these two supports are fundamental, so it doesn’t cause discomfort to the mother, especially after breastfeeding for a while longer.
The lateral support for the arms helps to hold the baby during breastfeeding, facilitating his arrival at the mother’s breast. Thus, the weight is distributed and the task requires less effort from the mother.
The ideal is to be able to support the entire lumbar region of the spine on the back of the armchair. In this case, ergonomics are extremely important: a well-made armchair has the perfect curvature, almost hugging mom’s back.
In the case of the head, most armchairs do not have such a long backrest, but you can already separate a pillow if that is your case.
2. Height suitable for mom’s size
It’s no use, a very high armchair for a shorter woman or a low armchair for a tall woman requires a lot of effort when sitting and standing up, which can cause pain for the mother and discomfort for the baby, breaking the moment of relaxation.
Make sure you choose the right armchair type for your body type!
3. Footrest on armchair or pouf
Another very important factor to ensure the comfort of the mother: the footrest. Here we have two main alternatives: the foot rest on the armchair or the puffs. These tend to be quite famous and are often sold together with the armchairs, but there are some models sold separately.
The puff is a good resource, as it guarantees a very stable support to rest your legs.
Another type of resource that is not so used is the chaise longue, those elongated armchairs that are already made to spread our legs in their structure.
Pay attention to the structure of the armchair!
A tip for rocking or swivel armchairs: it’s important to know them well and be careful when sitting down or standing up with the baby on your lap. Ensuring her swing or spin allows for stability is essential!
60 Incredible and current breastfeeding chair models to inspire you
After all these tips, now see 60 images of breastfeeding armchair models in bedroom decor. And at the end of this article, learn how to clean your armchair:
Image 1 – Breastfeeding armchair in a modern style with a tire puff with sisal rope.
Image 2 – Breastfeeding armchair rocking in straight lines.
Image 3 – Complex wooden structure for those who want to breastfeed while rocking or standing still.
Image 4 – Breastfeeding armchair in straight lines and with good lateral support.
Image 5 – Super cute accessories to make the experience even more comfortable.
Image 6 – Leather lining and a fluffy blanket to balance.
Picture 7 – Like a boss: super backrest for a very comfortable armchair
Image 8 – Breastfeeding armchair in a more serious color: lead gray for rocking.
Image 9 – Invest in the right accessories: pillow and blanket to guarantee comfort and warmth.
Image 10 – Basic white: the best choice for those who are afraid of making a mistake when mixing colors in the baby’s room.
Image 11 – Robust breastfeeding armchair with a very fluffy backrest to be comfortable.
Image 12 – Breastfeeding armchair in organic shapes and ergonomic adjustments.
Picture 13 – The perfect inclination to breastfeed.
Image 14 – Super comfortable and colorful for a more relaxed room.
Image 15 – The most classic model of breastfeeding chairs.
Picture 16 – A simple breastfeeding chair that you already have can be rearranged for this function.
Image 17 – Very comfortable and spacious breastfeeding armchair that matches the other elements of the bedroom.
Image 18 – Simple breastfeeding armchair with low armrest.
Image 19 – Breastfeeding armchair with a very robust swing to stand out in the bedroom.
Image 20 – The classic wooden rocking chair from grandma’s time.
Image 21 – Super spacious breastfeeding armchair in a fabric with a checkered pattern.
Image 22 – Princesses breastfeeding armchair: wood carvings for a dazzling and super sophisticated look.
Image 23 – Very strong wooden structure for a smooth balance.
Image 24 – Low armchair with buttoned upholstery and well-worked feet.
Image 25 – Buttoned in the shape of diamonds in a basic white.
Picture 26 – Bet on a different and colorful print to bring more life to the room.
Image 27 – A neutral and dark color for an environment with strong colors.
Picture 28 – Invest in plenty of space and comfort for that moment.
Image 29 – Breastfeeding armchair and puff super round and full of softness.
Image 30 – Blue to inspire calm and tranquility when breastfeeding.
Picture 31 – Low armchair to accompany the baby’s growth.
Image 32 – Long backrest to fit the back and relax the neck and head in the armchair.
Image 33 – Neutral breastfeeding armchair with colorful details matching the bedroom decor.
Image 34 – Swivel armchair with ottoman in a modernized chesterfield style.
Picture 35 – Round and super soft puff to rest your legs.
Picture 36 – One more inspiration in the old classics: rattan swing.
Image 37 – Another armchair with puff and a different print.
Image 38 – Ergonomics and a very modern and organic look.
Image 39 – Super comfort in the soft and padded armchair.
Picture 40 – Didn’t find the perfect set? Mix materials and colors and form your perfect set.
Image 41 – Breastfeeding armchair with swing and puff for every moment.
Image 42 – Position your armchair next to a window to get some sun.
Picture 43 – Always keep a blanket close by in case you fall asleep.
Image 44 – Another example of backrest and low support.
Image 45 – Super support for the arms in an organic design.
Picture 46 – A more than traditional breastfeeding armchair.
Picture 47 – In the same style as the rest of the furniture in the baby’s room.
Image 48 – Balance between shapes and balance signed by designers Charles and Ray Eames.
Picture 49 – Bet on a model with a deeper seat and a different puff!
Picture 50 – Super fluffy puff in reduced size.
Image 51 – Armchair made with braid for more contact with nature.
Picture 52 – Breastfeeding armchair with a swivel base and a fluffy and furry puff.
Picture 53 – Futuristic Design: Egg swivel armchair with silver details.
Image 54 – Armchair with cane braiding to gain a lot of comfort and texture in your room.
Image 55 – Highlighted balance sheet structure.
Image 56 – Mini egg armchair with puff with many colored pillows.
Image 57 – Puff/table with natural braid to relax and form a more interesting set.
Picture 58 – Crochet puff: handmade, super soft and full of style.
Image 59 – Chaise longue: armchair and ottoman in a single sophisticated style.
Image 60 – Another idea with natural fiber for a more contemporary look.
How to clean and maintain your breastfeeding chair
Some types of care are fundamental in this type of furniture, mainly because the mother and baby spend a lot of time on it.
The first tip is well known, but it always needs to be emphasized: use only neutral products to clean your armchair! As the baby is very young, he cannot be exposed to products with strong action and smells, so if the product is antiallergic, even better!
As it is a place that can end up with drops of milk, the second tip is: think of a material that allows for quick cleaning! Even if we try, the armchair gets dirty and it is not possible to wash it all the time: after all, the use is intense, even more so in the baby’s first months. All the cleaning that can be done quickly with a damp cloth or a little soap already helps in the maintenance and use of the armchair.
Also, don’t forget: the breastfeeding chair is for the exclusive use of mom and baby, so no using it as a toy storage or letting other people stay in it! This avoids any kind of contamination that could get close to the baby.
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