Baby Relax Mikayla Review: Swivel Gliding Recliner

Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner Review

As new parents, you’re going to need to be prepared for those nights when your new bundle of joy is less than a joy and more of a cranky, crying, screaming bundle of terror. It can feel nearly impossible to get your babe to calm down and go back to sleep! However, many moms (and dads!) swear by rocking their baby in a glider like the Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner.

As you read our review, we’ll be discussing the features of the Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner. We’re also going to provide you with a summary of the reviews from those who have bought the glider recliner and share with you what they had to say about their user experience with it.

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Then, we’re going to give you our thoughts and recommendations as to whether this nursery glider is something you may want to consider purchasing for your baby’s room!

Next, we will give you a buying guide for recliners. We want to make sure you make the right decision with the options available. This buying guide will give you the factors you need to consider before making your choice.

In this article, we are going to give you a comprehensive guide for choosing whether the Baby Relax Recliner is right for you. Being comfortable while you spend time in your baby’s nursery is one of the most important yet overlooked factors for parents. We want to make sure that you do it right.

Baby Relax Mikayla: The Features

To get this review started, we first need to look at the features that make up this recliner. Before you read through this list of features, make sure you consider what you are actually looking for in a recliner. A recliner is only great if it has the features that you are looking for.

That is why we suggest that, before you start to search, identify what is important to you. You can even skip to our buying guide below to help identify what are the key factors to you in a recliner.

A Supportive Design

You will quickly find that poor posture can get in the way of the quality time you spend with your little one. It also can hurt the recovery process after you give birth and can even increase your chances of post-partum depression. That is why it is so important to have furniture in the nursery that will help your posture.

The Baby Relax sports excellent lumbar support. It is quite a sturdy and durable design, with a solid foundation, seat, and backrest. The padding is firm yet comfortable, which is good for extended stays. The padded arm rests are also large and firm, which is excellent for sitting or sleeping.

A supportive design is very important for a baby’s room, because of the potential time you will spend there. You really want to be sure that the chair you choose is able to handle an extended stay, and the Baby Relax has many of the features which make this possible.


In addition to encouraging good posture, comfort also tops the list when you are looking for a glider. You will find yourself spending a good amount of time in the glider after bringing baby home, so you want a comfortably designed chair. There is a convenient lever for the footrest that you can reach even while holding baby. It is a good chair for relaxing and snuggling your new addition.

Aside from the features, the sturdy design of this reclining chair make it quite comfortable as well. The cushions are firm and able to hold up to extended stays.

When it comes to comfort, people tend to underestimate how much value a sturdy chair provides. It isn’t just about soft pillows. It’s about a chair that you are comfortable sitting in, lying in, or even sleeping in.

Stylish Design

The design is also important because you want the nursery to look as good as you imagined. This chair comes in different neutral colors, including gray linen, gray microfiber, and mocha microfiber that will blend seamlessly into any décor you have chosen for your nursery. This nursery glider also has white button tufting on the back rest which makes it more pillow-like and comfortable.

This baby glider has an unmistakably modern look. However, it is muted and natural enough to fit into most any baby nursery. Of course, it will largely come down to your tastes and preferences. And let’s face it, baby nurseries are always a bit messy anyways. But if style is your top priority, then only you can decide whether this chair fits the scheme that you had imagined.


Finally, safety is a priority with this swivel glider recliner. This nursery chair features a ball bearing mechanism for smooth gliding, and the swivel motion is enclosed within the base of the glider and out of little one's reach. So, you won't have to worry about your other littles getting hurt either because of its swivel motion.

Another feature which is important to safety is the structural integrity of the design. This is a supportive, firm chair. You don’t have to worry about malfunctions and defective design. Having a chair you can trust is quite important, especially when it involves your baby.

About the Product

The Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner has everything any exhausted parent could ever want when they are trying to comfort a screaming baby at 2 in the morning. It glides, reclines, and swivels as you would expect it would, but design-wise it is also a sleek and upholstered glider and looks like a piece of furniture you could also find in the living room.

Other notable features of the Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner include:

  • Square silhouette with track arm design
  • Elegant welt trim detail
  • Button tufting on the backrest
  • Enclosed ball bearing mechanism for both a rotating swivel function and smooth gliding motion
  • Supportive spring core foam filled seat

This glider stands out from other gliders on the market in both functionality and design. Parents who aren’t fond of the traditional glider look will be able to appreciate the style of this chair and its' nifty list of features. Most notably, you have the ability to press a single button and recline back in comfort while soothing your fussy baby.

The 360-degree swivel function of the glider makes it easy for you to reposition the chair without physically lifting the chair to move it. Unlike other chairs on the market that squeak and make noise as they glide, the enclosed ball bearings in this chair allow you to swivel or glide without waking your sleeping babe.

The size of the chair is quite generous, as it measures 41.75” x 30” x 37”. The chair gives you plenty of room to feed, rock, or read to your child comfortably. Since the glider has a larger seat, it allows you to easily change positions without too much difficulty.

Additionally, the chair is well-designed, sturdy, and functional, so it is ready to accommodate longer stays if need (which they most likely will be). This chair features a unique mix of functionality and comfort, without sacrificing style.

A recliner for a baby’s room has a much different set of specifications than your typical recliner. It is meant to be slept on, and to allow you the space to care for your baby. Therefore, consider these above features when considering this recliner. It is about more than just comfort.

What People Had to Say

When looking at what people had to say about the Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner, we were pleasantly surprised by how many people loved this product. Of all the positive reviews, lots of customers like not only how much room the chair has, but also how comfortable it is as well.

Some people have revealed that their much taller partner (one was over 6 feet tall) found the chair to be quite comfortable and they had plenty of room to recline and relax while feeding or cuddling with their little one.

Of the fabric used for the chair, customers enjoy how soft it is - some have said they fall asleep faster in the chair than the baby! Also, in regard to the fabric, parents were pleased by how easy it was to clean the fabric if there were any accidents like spit up or spilled formula.

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Customers also commented on how quickly the chair assembles. A few people have said they were able to assemble the chair in less than 30 minutes with their partner’s assistance.

But of course, to get a full picture of any product, it is necessary to look at the negative reviews as well. Fortunately, negative reviews of this product were few and far between. However, in order to fully make an informed decision, you should take these complaints into account, because they may be particularly relevant to your decision making criteria.

With all the wonderful reviews this product has received, there were also some customers who were less than impressed with this glider chair. Of these reviews, customers most complained that the metal base would develop a fracture after a year or so of use. This fracture would cause the chair to creak loudly, making it impossible for the baby to sleep.

Another complaint a few customers had was in regard to the reclining aspect of the chair. A few people stated that when the chair was reclined, they needed to apply a lot of force in order to get it to close, which was difficult to do if they had a sleeping baby on their chest. Another person said the reclining button broke, rendering the reclining aspect of the chair to be useless.

So consider this product in the context of all the feedback above. Remember, the perfect chair is only perfect if it fits all of your special considerations. The best chair for you may not be the best for someone else. So take some time to sit down and think about whether these reviews sway your decision in either direction.

Overall, we are happy to report that the reviews were overwhelmingly positive.

Our Recommendation

The Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner is a gliding chair that is comfortable, constructed well, and gives parents the ability to swivel or recline while they are comforting or feeding their little one.

It isn’t just a piece of furniture that only fits into the nursery as it looks like a piece of living room furniture. It is this versatility that allows the chair to transition from the nursery to any other part of the home for years of use.

We like this particular chair because it is so versatile. We are fond of multifunctional furniture that can be used long after your little one grows out of the nursery. In the Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner, you’re getting a comfortable chair that is easy to clean, smoothly swivels and reclines, and can blend in beautifully into almost any décor.

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We do want to point out that there is some assembly required with this chair, and when it is fully assembled, it will require two people to move because it does weigh slightly more than 100 pounds.

With that said, the swivel function of the chair does allow for a full range of motion, so you can swivel to face out the window, watch television, or reach something on a table near you, without ever getting up and disturbing your babe.

Summary of the Review


  • Comfortable support with the track arm design
  • Easy to clean upholstery
  • Comfortable reclining positions
  • Stylish design perfect for any nursery
  • Ball-bearing mechanism for smooth and safe gliding action


  • Spill-resistant so it is easy to clean in case of a spit up or dribble
  • Great quality for an affordable price
  • Comfortable with plenty of back support
  • Easy to assemble


  • No compact wings so you can't rest your head on the side
  • Back of the glider will only recline when the footrest is extended
  • Footrest may require more effort to put down right after delivery. May want to purchase a separate footrest or ottoman set - especially if you are recovering from a c-section

If you’re looking for an unassuming glider nursery chair that can be used in any room in your house, not just the nursery, then we feel you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of this product!

Bonus: Recliner Buying Guide

One of the most important parts of making any purchase decision is to consider your own special set of considerations and decision making factors. However, when you start looking through all the offerings on the market, the choices can get quite overwhelming. Therefore, for this section, we are going to give you several of the most important factors to consider in recliners.

By evaluating each factor, we think you will be able to make a choice as to what is most important to you in this purchase decision. Once you know what you are looking for, it becomes much easier to make an informed choice. So take a look at the following factors to decide what is most important to you in a recliner purchase.

Size of Space

Maybe not the most important consideration, but certainly one that many forget to consider. Having a big recliner in a baby’s room takes up a lot of space, especially when the space is already filled with plenty of kid’s furniture. You need to be sure you have space to comfortably fit a recliner into a baby’s room.

Take a few minutes to measure out the dimensions you can fit, and then compare it to the options you are considering.


Price is always a major consideration in a purchase decision. However, we recommend you think of this in terms of price vs. quality. You want to invest in something that can get you through the period of time you need to care for your baby in their nursery (and perhaps any future plans).

A higher price is often indicative of higher quality, but not always. You need to do research by looking at customer reviews and product specs.

Deciding on a price range is a big factor in making a decision, and you can essentially narrow your search to a much more manageable set of options.


Of course, comfort is a big part of any decision. However, with a baby recliner, comfort has a different sort of meaning. You want a chair that you are comfortable spending long periods of time in. It needs to be able to handle sitting up, caring for your baby, and sleeping. This type of chair will have a much more varied use than your typical living room recliner.


Style is a major aspect in any furniture decision. We recommend you decide the type of style you are looking for from the outset. Whether you want a more modern look, a classic look, or anything else, the options are probably out there. Therefore, you really should narrow it down before you start your search.

Often, you want the recliner to fit into the style of your baby’s nursery as a whole. Therefore, it might be helpful to plan the entire aesthetic all at once. This way, you can narrow your search and only consider options that are in line with what your personal tastes are.


Recliners have many special features which might be very relevant to a baby’s nursery. From lumbar cushioning, to neck support, to stain-resistant fabric, to type of cushion, there are many options to choose from. These options are typically decided by price range. The more you pay, the more features you can usually expect.

Therefore, we think it is a great idea to first decide on what you are realistically willing to pay before you consider all the features available.

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