Bought this because I've been wanting an ottoman and like an eclectic look, so something a little funky like this works for me. I didn't pay much attention to the measurements and I must admit it's a tad larger than I expected although looking at the photographs now I would say it's pretty accurately represented as about equal or a little higher than standard seat height, I do prefer an inch or two lower, and I have large-scale furniture so definitely be careful with the measurements. Outside of that the reason for the three star review is twofold. Firstly the ottoman has a rather flat hard top (see photo) and not much cushion so when your foot is on it you're feeling the hard piece of wood and it's not very comfortable. Secondly getting the head on is a bit of a nightmare because it must be attached from the inside of the body which is rather tight and you can't see it, have to go by fee with the allen wrench and since the head is just a big pillow, not easy to apply enough pressure to get the screw to grip. Half an hour of wrangling to get that head attached was a bit much although at least once it's on I think it will stay. Also, as a side note, I'm not sure it would be sturdy enough to use as alternative seating even though the height would be perfect for that purpose. Kids ok, adults or old kids, no. Overall it's a cute addition to a room especially if it's not going to be used too much and your expectations are set accordingly.
I have had this glider for over a month now and the fabric on the seat is already loose. You can see an indentation in the seat cushion when i leave the chair....I weigh 134 lbs. The arm cushions are attached by velcro that does not hold so arm cushions are constantly falling on the floor. The glider is comfortable and the mechanism is smooth. Maybe I'm expecting too much for the price as in the stores the costs for similar gliders is higher.
I purchased this glider/ottoman set for the birth of my first child. It was the one item I knew I MUST have for my nursery. However, I researched for months. I started looking at chairs in December, but my baby was not due until August. I live in an area that provided only four different glider models to sample between all of the stores in a drivable radius, so I relied on online reviews and descriptions. Hope this one helps. Why I chose this model: 1) Locking mechanism was a must. My hips were slipping out of place during my pregnancy and I feared falling with my child while getting up from a midnight feeding w/out the locking feature. In the end, my hips did okay, but I had a c-section (not planned) and this feature proved to be heaven sent while recovering. I would not have been able to stand up without it! 2) Reclining: My back/spine is out of alignment and puts a lot of pressure on my head causing tension/migraine headaches if I sit too long in the wrong position. The recline provided me options to sit in and to be extremely comfortable during late night feeding. 3) Nursing feature of ottoman: I hadn't nursed before, but it seemed like a must have item from several experienced moms. It is a nice feature to have, though I think I would have been okay with a standard rocking ottoman. It didn't end up being a must-have feature for me. I have only used it a handful of times. 4) Rocking ottoman: Very nice feature for really calming a baby late night. 5) Dark colored fabric: I chose the grey because it was neutral, but a dark print so it wouldn't reveal spit-up stains or other stains from long-term use. I have had to clean up a few spit-ups so far and the fabric looks nice and brand new. 6) Dutailier: I went with this brand for the quality ratings that it had provided for the comfort and durability of the cushions and fabric. The chair is extremely comfortable for me. It has supported me (I was 180lbs at 9 months pregnant and 5'5" and my husband who is 5"10 and 180lbs). Both of us find it comfortable. I am writing this review after 2 months of continued use. Cons: Price! I would have gone with this chair as a slam dunk decision months ago had it not been for the price. It is far more expensive than I wanted it to be, but have dealt with some stability issues with my body in the past that lead to injury and back issues that cause further pain, so in the end I opted for the higher price tag. Overstock was the best value for this particular chair. I purchased the grey wool-like fabric with white wood finish. My husband was disappointed to see that it was a painted wood and not solid, thick natural wood as with some of the $$$ models we'd seen in town.
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