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The Complete New-Mom Registry (& What You REALLY Don’t Need)

9. Need: Rocking Chair
There's a reason rocking chairs have been a nursery staple for generations. The back-and-forth motion has a calming effect on babies. Today's gliders offer smooth movement with minimal effort. Look for comfort (padded armrests are essential), durability, and ease of cleaning. 

Rockers don't come cheap, but they have some staying power. A glider plus ottoman will go a long way toward making nighttime wake-ups more bearable. Later on, your rocking chair will be a beloved place to snuggle and read.

Dutailier Ultramotion Bella Classic Glider and Ottoman. $399.99. Buy it here