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Ottoman Options

Let’s not kid ourselves—with a newborn, comes sleepless nights and 3am feedings. At first, if the baby is staying in your room, it’s easy enough to rest comfortably in your bed while feeding the baby, but eventually, you will move that lil’ darling into their well-decorated nursery. And wouldn’t you know it, they are STILL hungry! So, let’s be practical. You can sit on the floor to feed the baby. You can walk into the living room and find a comfortable place on the couch or you can incorporate one of many options of rockers, gliders and recliners into your nursery design. Smart decision! Now the question is what do you use to put your feet up?

Personally, I had a traditional gliding ottoman with my first, and it served better as a laundry basket holder than a relaxing foot support. It was great when I wanted to kick my feet up, but it was too heavy to move when I had a sleeping baby in my arms and needed to climb OUT of the chair. For my second, I opted to skip the ottoman, and I regretted it every time I spent more than ten minutes in that chair (which was quite frequently). So, now that I have a THIRD on the way, I think I’m going to opt for either the recliner option or maybe one of these cute floor poufs I keep seeing everywhere! It’d be easier to scoot out of the way, and it would add a fun print or pop of color to the nursery. Decisions, decisions.

1. I love the colors and homemade feel of these knit upcycled floor poufs. 2. What little girl (or mommy) wouldn’t love the girly ruffles on this burlap ottoman slipcover? 3. Add a little print to the decor with this Amy Butler Ottoman Pouf, or personalize it with 4. HooHobbers Monogram Ottoman. 5. And, let’s not forget to add a little bit of my favorite zigzag print with this Chevron Pouf Floor Pillow.



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    Great article and your right! the ottoman and rocker are a moms must haves!! you have to think about yourself too. If you feel good then the baby will sense that too!

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    I have a silver morroccan pouf and although it looks super cute it still isn’t as comfortable as my new recliner. For those nights when you have to hold them because they won’t sleep its really hard to sleep in a chair if your feet aren’t at the same height as your chair (if that makes sense!) Most of the poufs just aren’t that tall. So for straight comfort value I vote recliner! :)

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    Can you do a chair/rocker one? I have been looking for chairs/rockers, and would really like more variety. If you could do an article- or have you recently?

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    The HooHobbers Monogram Ottoman looks pretty, especially with that color. I am just not liking the skirt feature.

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    You really make it appear so easy with your presentation however I to find this matter to be really something which I believe I’d never understand. It sort of feels too complicated and extremely extensive for me. I am looking forward for your subsequent put up, I’ll try to get the grasp of it!

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    Just love mine! It’s a small cheap ottoman with little wheels, so I can easily pull it towards me when I need to put my feet up and I can kick it a little farther away when I need to stand up and place my sleeping bub on the crib.

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