Choosing the Right Rocking Chair for Your Child
Remember the times you spent as a child, curled up in your grandmother's lap, listening to a story while she rocked gently? That soothing motion is what drives you to seek out rocking chairs for yourself, and what has made the rocking horse a popular toy throughout the ages. Sometimes though, more than another toy, you want a more practical idea for your child – something that draws on the past, but looks toward his or her future. You want to find just the right space for your child to have quiet time to look through a book or to rock her doll the way you have rocked her.
You want to look for a Child Rocking Chair that has a calming affect that suits your child for quiet time. But, you also want to look for a rocking chair for your child that is durable – a rocking chair that is built to last, a child's rocking chair that will be an heirloom that brings enjoyment for years to come. Therefore, you want to buy a child's rocking chair that is built with high quality materials and made to last a long time.
In addition to being built to last, you want to look for a child's rocking chair that is built with safety in mind. As for any furniture that you purchase for a child's room, be sure that the corners and edges are rounded as that will help to prevent injury. Also, many rocking chairs made for children are balanced to prevent tipping over. By purchasing a safe rocking chair, you ensure that your child will have a comfortable place to sit and dream. Not only should your child's rocking chair be safe and comfortable, but it should also provide a place where your child is encouraged to imagine and play.
There are many options available to encourage your child's imagination in a playroom, themes that can fit any room décor and any child's personality. While in the past a child's rocking chair was a smaller version of an adult rocking chair, today there are options that reflect your child's unique personality. For an active child who loves sports, look for a rocking chair that has a baseball or football theme. For the child, who loves animals, consider a rocking chair with a safari jungle theme. For your little firefighter or police officer, you can find rocking chairs with a fire truck or police car motif. Does your child love to play teacher? If so, look for a rocking chair that has a schoolhouse theme with bright colors and the ABCs. Think your son or daughter is as gifted as Mozart? Why not seek a child's rocking chair that geared towards the young musician, painted to resemble the keys of a piano or with a xylophone built in?
Of course, if your motivation for buying a child's rocking chair is to create a soothing atmosphere for story time, you will want a style that is more traditional. However, more traditional does not mean that you have to buy a child's rocking chair that is too grown up. Consider a basic child's rocking chair that is painted to inspire imagination without distraction – simply a colorful chair, or one painted with a blue sky and clouds.
Regardless of the style of rocking chair you buy for your child (or grandchild), know that you will be giving the gift of tradition. And that is a gift that can be passed on for a long time to come.
About the Author: Misti is the owner of Wishrooms.com, a site specializing in unique child furniture for bedrooms and playrooms.