Stork Craft Tuscany Glider Review

One of the most important purchases you’ll make for your nursery is a glider. Gliders are also one of the most difficult items to choose because there are so many options. Finding a chair that meets your comfort and function needs can also be a challenge.

Stork Craft’s goal is to make buying a comfortable, safe, and practical glider easier. The Tuscany is one of the top models in their line-up, and it’s a great option for expecting parents who want a neutral rocker.

Stork Craft Tuscany Glider Review

Tuscany Glider Features

  • Solid rubberwood construction.
  • Enclosed ball bearings.
  • Microfiber fabric.
  • Six wood finishes and four fabric choices.
  • Weight capacity: 250 pounds.
  • Dimensions: 29” x 35” x 37.5”.
  • Lumbar support pillow included.

An In-Depth Look at the Tuscany Glider

Available in six wood finishes and four fabric choices, this glider has something for every parent’s taste. Soft, comfortable and practical, new moms and dads will enjoy feeding and rocking in this chair. Standout features of this glider include:

Soft Microfiber Cushion

The soft microfiber cushion makes it easy to spend hours in this chair. Whether it’s an impromptu afternoon nap or an hour-long rocking session to get baby to sleep, parents (and grandparents) will appreciate the soft and comfortable microfiber cushioning of this chair.

While not machine-washable, the cushions can be spot cleaned to keep the glider looking like new.

Microfiber is also naturally resistant to stains, so there’s no need to stress about spit-ups, bottle spills and other accidents.

Stork Craft also includes a soft and supportive lumbar pillow to prevent lower back pain from long sitting sessions. The pillow can also be used for extra support when feeding the baby, so nursing is easier and more comfortable.

Padded Armrests and Storage

The padded armrests provide a comfortable place to prop up and rest arms when feeding or rocking the baby. The armrests are filled with a polyester blend material for a luxuriously comfortable feel.

When nursing, the padding provides much-needed support to prevent discomfort and pain.

A convenient storage pocket is also attached to the armrest. The pocket puts the baby’s essential items right within arm’s reach for easy, one-handed access.

From baby books to bottles, music players and even magazines for mom and dad, this chair’s storage pocket is a valuable feature, and one that parents will use often.

Smooth Gliding

The Tuscany chair offers smooth gliding action, so the baby is never disturbed when rocking or feeding.

Metal enclosed ball bearings make the smooth gliding possible. The included ottoman also has metal enclosed ball bearings for smooth gliding here as well.

Rocking is not only smooth, but squeak-free, too.

Gliding Ottoman

The Tuscany glider comes with a matching ottoman that also glides, so parents can rest their feet as they nurse or rock their baby to sleep.

The ottoman can also help parents find a more comfortable position when feeding the baby.

Like the main glider chair, the ottoman features a microfiber cushion that’s soft, comfortable, and easy to clean.

Exceeds Safety Standards

Parents who are concerned about safety will be happy to hear that this glider meets or exceeds Canadian and U.S. safety standards.

The chair also boasts a maximum weight limit of 250 pounds, so it can accommodate most users with ease.

Backed by a one-year limited warranty, this glider is stable and durable to provide you with years of use.

Neutral Colors and Finishes

There are numerous colors and finishes available with the Tuscany glider, but most are gender-neutral.

Neutral colors allow parents to continue using this glider throughout multiple pregnancies, or even bring it out into the living room after the children outgrow the nursery.

From beige to gray, cream, white, black and everything in between, parents are sure to find a color combination that matches their taste and nursery decor. Of course, pink and blue can also be chosen if a gender-specific color theme is preferred.

Easy Assembly

Assembly will be required with most gliders, but some are easier to put together than others. Fortunately, the Tuscany is very easy to assemble.

The chair comes mostly assembled in the box. The backrest and arms are the only components that need to be attached, so the entire assembly process takes less than 30 minutes.

Pros

  • Easy assembly.
  • Smooth gliding action.
  • Neutral colors available.
  • Durable construction.
  • Convenient storage pockets.
  • Easy to clean.

Cons

  • Heavy.

The Tuscany weighs 45.5 pounds, but the shipping weight is 48.8 pounds. Having an extra pair of hands to help move the box into the home and assemble the chair is recommended.

The Bottom Line

The Tuscany glider from Stork Craft is sturdy, comfortable, and easy to assemble. With smooth gliding and the included ottoman, parents will enjoy feeding, rocking, and even napping in this plush chair. Whether given as a gift or purchased as an addition to the nursery, this chair won’t disappoint.

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