Rocking Chair / April 28, 2018 / Rosa Anthony
The rocking chair reminds many people of a calmer time, and old-fashioned relaxation. Rockers have been around for a long time - no one knows how long, but they were mentioned in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1787. It's probably that these classic pieces of furniture originated in America or in England as a kind of garden chair. The first models were undoubtedly homemade, since rocking chairs didn't start being built by furniture companies until around 1800. Rockers are known from at least the 1740s in Sweden and England. Swedish rocking chairs had six legs with an extra long rocker and were usually black and gold. English versions looked like a standard chair, with rockers added onto the bottom. Now available in all styles, rocking chairs are still available all over the world, in a variety of materials. You can get rocking chairs in wicker, metal, plastic, and of course, the familiar wooden rocking chair.
The third and probably the easiest of the three, is to know what your child's interests are. Today, there are multiple options for you to consider, not like in the olden days where the only choice was the traditional brown rocking chair. You can choose a traditional style rocker, in almost any color on the color palette and even have it personalized with the child's name. Or you can pick from any theme you can imagine ranging from animals, prince and princesses, careers such as a firefighter or policemen, hobbies like baseball, trains, racecars, ballet, or being an artist or musician. And for those that need it, there's even a \"Time-Out\" chair which has a working timer that you can set for up to 15 minutes. You might even want to consider letting your little one pick out their own chair. Sometimes they surprise us and choose something completely opposite from what we would have picked out for them. Remember, the more they like it, the more they will use it.
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