What To Look For When Purchasing a Rocking Chair?

Wooden Rocking Chair

There are literally hundreds of different types, brands of rocking chairs available on the market. Choosing the best one is difficult and can require a lot of work. There are so many different factors to consider when choosing a rocking chair such as type, durability, price, brand and maintainability. These are all necessary when choosing the rocking chair you want.

When purchasing a rocking chair, it is highly recommended that you purchase a new or used rocking chair cushion along with it. They can greatly add to your comfort and don’t cost much, there are also lots of different rocking chair cushions. All made from different fillings, material and such. So additional research will be required. Of course if you know how to sew then you can make one yourself, or purchase a cheap second hand one off someone else. But these ones usually don’t last as long and aren’t as comfortable as buying more high quality expensive brands.

It is also important to note that certain rocking chair cushions have to be washed in a particular way, some have to be air dried whilst others aren’t allowed to be air dried or else it ruins the cushion. Many cushions also come in a set, one for the front and one for the back. If you are considering on purchasing a rocking chair cushion then purchase one that comes with both the front and the back. This way you will not only save money but also save time and trouble.

If you are planning on buying a rocking chair for your baby then there are rocking chairs that are specifically designed for them. These are designed to help them fall asleep, these are fairly cheap and are really effective. Almost every family in the world that can afford one has one as it is so much easier than carrying your baby and rocking it to sleep. Of course that way also works but doing it this way is just much easier and much more convenient.

Rocking chairs and rocking chair cushions are no doubt one of my favorite things in the world. Why? Because, they let me relax and enjoy my time. Leaning back on my rocking chair after a hard day of work is the best feeling ever. I get to enjoy reading a book, watch a movie or just sleep in a comfortable place.

 

Health Benefits of Rocking Chairs

health benefits of rocking chairs

Nostalgia and uneasiness are likely to spring to mind when someone mentions rocking chairs. Why? Because rocking chairs apart from looks, look old and outdated. Many people believe it is a thing of the past and that only old people who have nothing better to do use it. Well that is not true. Rocking chairs surprisingly have health benefits that other chairs don’t possess. Some healing advantages they provide include battling ADD/ADHD, back pain , autism, varicose veins and many more. This is something truly amazing that can only be found in rocking chairs. No other chair in the world can do this apart from mechanical chairs. But you’ll have to be investing a few grand into that when you can get it for almost 10 cheaper, rocking chairs also save battery, electricity and money.

Back Pain: For people that are suffering from back pain, it is shown that simple rocking along with some light hearted exercise can relieve some pain in the back. This is especially effective for those that suffer from chronic back pain.

Autism: Rocking chairs have shown some positive effects in helping those that suffer from Autism and sensory disorders. The brain is calmer and care free when on a rocking chair as it manipulates the body’s sense of security. This is especially effective for those that just want to relax and do nothing after a hard day’s work.

Varicose Veins: This very unattractive yet painful condition that affects millions of people around the world can be relieved through a rocking chair. A rocking chair is shown to promote circulation, especially to those that are lazy and don’t do as much exercise.

Surgery and Recovery: Being a rocking chair can also speed up your recovery process, the kinetic motion generated from the constant rocking is especially helpful. This is particularly helpful for those that have recently undergone surgery in the leg or knee section. Apart from the knee and leg section they can also speed up the healing time of other conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and even diabetes. They are a hidden treatment method that no one is talking about, simply because everyone is skeptical and thinking that no way a rocking chair could possibly do it. It must be made up information. If you don’t believe me too, then I would advise you do some research or purchase one yourself and see for yourself if it works. You will never know until you try it out yourself.

Rocking chairs are also partially effective for those that are expecting a baby soon in the future. This can relax the parent as well as sooth the nervous system, giving you a greater chance for a successful birth. If you are considering on purchasing a rocking chair be sure to purchase some rocking chair cushions as well!

Rocking Chair Cushions In the UK

 

Rocking Chair Cushions UK

If you are looking to purchase some rocking chair cushions in the UK, then there are several well-known brands that offer shipping to the UK. Some well-known brands that sell good quality cushions for rocking chairs include Amazon, Ebay and Overstock.

Purchasing a rocking chair cushion from these website are usually hassle free, as they take customer satisfaction very seriously. Most of their products sold online also come with a money back guarantee, so if your cushion ever gets lost or is damaged then you can request a refund or another one. The products will be delivered straight to your front door unless of course something happens.

All these websites will have varying prices that can range from cheap to expensive, the quality and material the cushion is made from will also be different. You also have to be aware that the prices displayed on their website are usually in the currency you reside in.

For example, if you live in the US, it’ll display the price in US dollars.

If you live in the UK, it’ll display prices in UK Pounds.

Before purchasing a cushion, it is a good idea to read some user comments or reviews and decide whether it’ll suit your need and likes. Different products also charge differently, some sellers may include a shipping fee or Postage and Handling Fee, whilst others may not. Consider whether you’ll be using it for health benefits or just for relaxation purposes. You should also consider purchasing them in sets instead of separately as it can not only save time but a lot of money as well!

The disadvantage of purchasing online however, is that you are unable to try it out. It may look like the perfect cushion for you, but when trying it out you actually don’t like it. Some companies offer you the ability to refund or return the cushion as long as it is not damaged. Sometimes, you just have to risk it.

 

Best Rocking Chair Cushion Sets

Rocking chair cushions are essential for those that own a rocking chair, as they allow you to relax more comfortably. It is also important to note that not any cushion will do, you must choose the correct cushion for your needs, as well as considering other factors such as the durability, maintainability, whether it fits and the price.

Choosing to purchase them individually or through a rocking chair cushions set is completely up to you. Purchasing them in a set is generally better but will be a bit more costly.

These are all factors that you have to take into consideration when choosing a cushion, thus we have decided to create a review of our favourite top 10 cushions. You can read more about it there.

As said previously, when purchasing cushions, some sellers give you the option to purchase them in a rocking chair cushions set, this usually includes 2 cushions. These are a set of cushion that are generally for the back and front of the rocking chair.

rocking chair cushions set
However, that being said, not all rocking chair cushions online can be purchased through sets, only some products offer you the option to purchase a set. You can find rocking chair cushion sets online through stores such as Amazon, Ebay and many more.

On the other hand, some rocking chairs may not need two cushions. Some may only need one, in that case if you ever decide to purchase a rocking chair cushions set, it can act as an replacement. It can act as an replacement cushion if your current one ever gets damaged or lost. If however, you do not want two of the same cushions then you are also free to purchase them separately and customize them to your liking.

Rocking chair cushions can be purchased from almost anywhere, whether it be your local department store or online. Purchasing online through reputed brands such as Amazon, Ebay , etc are generally better. They however also have their disadvantages, such as the inability to try the cushion first. Whilst it may look like the perfect cushion in the photo, in reality it may not be. It is important to test the cushions to see if they are to your liking, but that may not always be possible.

However , most companies offer you a money back guarantee. If you do not like it , you may be able to request a refund, but you may have to pay for the shipping fee. Reading some comments from users who have previously purchased it is a good idea. It is also a good idea to check the quality of the material as well as the manufacturer.

For example if your cushion material is made from cotton. Then you should be aware that even though it’ll wash well, it’ll most likely shrink. Overall , cushions made from cotton are still of very good quality.

To conclude, if you wish to have two cushions for your rocking chair then it may be a good idea to purchase a rocking chair cushions set rather than separately. Measure and make sure that your rocking chair cushion will fit into your chair and check the reviews of users who have bought the product.

3 Cheap Rocking Chair Cushions

A comfortable rocking chair cushion is essential in order to relax, without the perfect cushion you’ll ultimately end up being uncomfortable. This’ll cause you to be moving around constantly and getting stressed out. Purchasing the cheapest cushion is not always the best idea, as there are many factors to consider before purchasing. Purchasing a good but slightly more expensive quality cushion is better than picking a cheaper and lower quality cushion.

The annoying thing about rocking chair cushions is that they are rather costly, even the cheapest rocking chair cushions can range anywhere from $30 upwards. Cheap quality cushions are known to be uncomfortable, whether it be the material that they use or some other related factor.

Furthermore, some cheap quality cushions are difficult to clean and maintain. If you however want to purchase a cheap quality cushion. Only to find out that the cushion does not fit into your chair, then a quick tip you can apply is to tie your cushions onto your chair using a piece of string or using the strings attached to the cushions. This’ll ensure that they stay in place no matter what.

Below are 3 of my personal favorite cheap rocking chair cushions, these are in the 30-40 dollar range.

The Gripper Non-Slip Rocker Set, Tropical Palm

The Gripper Non-Slip Rocker Set, Tropical Palm is ideal for those that are looking for a cheap rocking chair cushion, the Gripper cushion is approximately $35 on Amazon, with free shipping. This cushion is a really nice fit for your rocking chair , with 100 hundreds of positive reviews, you’ll know that you’re not getting ripped off.

Rocking Chair Cushion Set by LTD Commodities

The second recommend cheap rocking chair cushion is from LTD commodities, this cushion is approximately in the $40’s on Amazon. This cushion is among the most popular and top selling cushions on the market. This cushion is made from polyester , thus it is not recommended for outdoor uses,

WalterDrake Sherpa Rocking Chair Cushion Set By OakRidge ComfortsTM

The WalterDrake Rocking chair cushion is also in the $40 range, along with it’s high comfort. This cushion is perfect for those that are looking for a comfy but reliable cushion as it is produced by a reliable manufacturer,

You should not base your decision on price, choosing the essential rocking chair cushion can be difficult. It is a wise idea to invest some extra money on a good quality one rather than saving a few dollars on a cheaper , less durable, reliable cushion.

To read more cushion sets , check out this blog post.