Co-ordinating the nursery has, and always will remain a highly personalized labour of love for any soon-to-be mom, and the Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman, may just have made this task easier. It is no surprise that new mothers agonize over a bewildering selection of; colors, themes, and furniture & equipment options, in search of the perfect blend of function and form.
Every aspect of the nursery is scrutinized, each article arranged and then re-arranged until it is finally declared complete, and ready for the arrival of the new addition to the family.
The Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman offers practical functionality, and contemporary form. Designed with the purpose of providing practical support for nursing mothers, and with a selection of colours, it is almost certainly going to ease any theme co-ordination concerns and complement the nursery.
Adding to its functionality, is the use of a variety of spot-cleanable fabrics, and the smooth rocking motion is achieved through enclosed metal ball bearings. The overall appeal is enhanced through the use of solid wood construction, giving the Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman, an overall smooth texture, and somewhat modern feel.
- Easy to assemble.
- Easy to clean.
- Well priced.
- The wooden finish.
- A smooth gliding action.
- Useful side pockets.
- Poor coating finish.
- Coating discolours after a while.
- Incomplete screw pilot holes.
- Padding of seat cushion soon collapses.
- Not particularly sturdy construction.
- Noisy rocking and gliding action.
Emotions around any significant purchase for new mothers are always going to be heightened, and they are generally unforgiving of any perceived or real shortcomings in their purchases. Perceptions of value versus quality are also likely to vary considerably.
Considering that the Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman is available in the following wood color options: Espresso, Cherry, Black, Gray and White. And that it also comes in 5 different style options: Pink Chevron, Citron Green Chevron, Turquoise Chevron, Gray Chevron and Navy Chevron. It is likely to be one of very few options that will fit, what is generally a very specific color scheme requirement.
Finally, priced at $173.37, we believe that the Stork Craft Custom Hoop Glider and Ottoman provides good overall value, and whilst it may not retain its as-new look, it is likely to be adequate for what is, a relatively brief period during which the nursery is required.
Yes, there are significantly more expensive options available, and they are likely to last considerably longer but, will they ever get a chance to last given the inevitable re-modelling? This process is likely to see your expensive rocker biding its time at a local pre-owned furniture store, and at a significant cost.