I Crave The Recline

I have a new craving.


Bradford Leather Rocker Recliner from Sam’s Club

Don’t worry. I don’t want to eat it. I just crave laying in it, eating in it, sleeping in it, watching the kids from it.

I have never been a big recliner fan, truthfully. But now, I don’t care how ugly and overstuffed it looks, I want it. I am so uncomfortable from 7 pm and through the night, from all the acid reflux and general discomfort of growing a baby in the 3rd trimester, that I dream of doing everything from the reclined position.

I tell myself I’d get so much more work done if I could sit reclined with my laptop. Sitting upright at my desk is only bearable for a few hours now, and the thought of walking into our office past 5 makes me want to curl into a ball and pass out.

I don’t know…. do you think it’s worth it? I’ve been contemplating picking up something similar to that one up there this weekend. I have at least 6 more weeks of this left. And surely I’ll use it a bit after the baby gets here, right?

Did you use a recliner while pregnant? Did you sleep in it? Did it help?

Or is this one of those things I think will help, and then I just regret having spent money on this big beast that takes up too much space in my living room while I remain uncomfortable no matter what?

  • Gil - Just be careful about reclining too much…can lead to not great positioning for baby and possible back labour. :-) ReplyCancel

  • Beth Anne - My dad has that recliner & it is incredible.

    I mean, it’s ugly. It’s bulky. I refuse to have one in my house because then Doug would never sit with me.

    But if I was preg? Ohhhhh yeah, baby. Recliner city.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - I have acid reflux and I sleep in our recliner some nights when it’s bad. In that aspect, it’s worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Sara Vartanian - I know exactly how you feel. In my first pregnancy, my hips got so sore that I borrowed my mother’s outdoor recliner and took naps in it. Near the end of my second pregnancy, I bought a puffy nursing/recliner. I slept in it many a night pre-baby and after. I still love it. Sometimes my back hurts and I hang out in it with my nursing pillow on my lap and computer on it working:) I think I’ll never give it up.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Placek Tankovich - Rocking recliner is definitely a must for post baby. Much more comfortable to nurse in than a hard glider.ReplyCancel

  • Be - When I was pregnant with my first baby, a friend of ours gave us a hideously outdated eyesore of a recliner in hopes that it would help ease my nightly hip pain. Three babies later, it is by far the ugliest yet most valued piece of furniture I own! It helped me get through the hip pain, acid reflux, severe restless leg syndrome, post-partum soreness, and provided the only way I could get any sleep at all during months of having to hold a very sick and fussy baby all night long!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Darby - I had HORRIBLE heartburn with my first baby, and my husband would not buy me a recliner. I insisted with our second baby that I would be miserable without it, and that I would totally use it to sleep in every night, and nurse the baby after he was born. But, then I found the Wish Garden Herbs heartburn/pregnancy formula which helped so much and that combined with a much lower baby meant that I didn’t have very bad heartburn… So, I have a not too expensive chair in my nursery that I do actually use to nurse. It’s been especially helpful since I fell down the stairs three months ago and bruised my tailbone. Try the Wish Garden drops, and if you’re still miserable, buy the recliner. You can always sell it on CL if you don’t end up using it too much. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Ha, I like your first paragraph clarification, because I was wondering when I clicked on the post if this craving comes with a side of ketchup ;-) I don’t have a recliner, so I am useless as far as any advice on this topic goes, but I do remember I missed the hospital bed so badly after my first. I loved that you could adjust it in so many ways with just a push of a button. If they were for rent, I would have seriously brought one home with me.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - WORTH IT. In my 34ish wk of pregnancy I lost my mind and spent $900 on a gorgeous leather rocker/recliner because I was literally crying daily from not having a SINGLE place in the house to sit without major back pain. Anyway, its a crazy swedish brand, but I adore it and we use it for the baby (our second) ALL THE TIME. We had another in the nursery for my first, but now I have 4 rockers (3 are recliners) scattered about the house. So necessary.ReplyCancel

  • GreenInOC - Let’s say you have 10 weeks left and the chair is $450.

    If someone said that they could solve your heartburn issue for $6.50/day would you do it? If so, go for it!

    In the meantime, I cannot recommend for heartburn relief enough Hazelwood necklaces and bracelets.ReplyCancel

  • Lesley - We got a recliner when I was pregnant with our second child, who is now 16 mos. I couldn’t sit comfortably on any of the furniture we had because I had what I called “floating hips”. Anyway, between that and heartburn and a big baby who did a full gymnastics routine 20 hours out of the day, the recliner saved whatever sanity I had left. After he was born, it was the nursing chair and now it’s my chair. I’ve called dibs for life.ReplyCancel

  • Eva - When I was pregnant with my first, I was the typical first time mom planning the dream nursery. When I got to the rocking chair, I looked at all the gorgeous shabby chic overstuffed, amazing looking rocker/recliners…and they were $1000 – before you customized the fabric. My daughter’s room was pink and green and my mom had this hideous LazeeBoy recliner in Hunter green that I had given her ENDLESS grief about. She kept offering it, and I finally relented and took it begrudgingly, (like I was doing HER a favor, right?) and most definitely “temporarily.” My husband almost didn’t let it in the house. Well. We spent endless nights sleeping with her in it, it was perfect for nursing, and you can actually sleep! It was in her room for 5 years and is now in our living room, shockingly. The only reason we didn’t put it in my son’s room when he was born is because there was no room for it. Get it, it’s so worth it! The leather one is way cooler than our sueded green, but I don’t know if I’d like the slipperiness. The sueded ones are uglier but more comfy I think. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - I got one while pregnant with my first (much uglier than the one above) and lived in it. It rocks so after he was born I slept in it, with him on my chest when he would wake for mid night feelings. It lives in our basement now and comes back to the living room after each baby. It’s great for keeping swollen feet elevated too.ReplyCancel

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