Loved it!' (for the first few weeks!)
Tried out this chair in the baby shop and absolutely fell in love. Got it home and after a few weeks it started squeaking really loud than out of no where felt like it was going to fall apart. Had it replaced and the new one is doing the exact same thing after 3 weeks. Disappointing considering you are supposed to be relaxing with Bub in it.
Sweaks a lot
We bought this glider after trying it out in the shop. It is comfy and was great to begin with....then it started sweaking. It got louder and louder. We took it back and replaced it. It has started to happen again and this time it is louder. We are going to take it back and replace it with another brand. For the cost you wouldn't expect it to do that.
Comfy to sit in
Ok but not worth the money
Purchased at baby warehouse on sale for $429. Chair I tried in store was fantastic however when I got my chair home it was anything but. Inaccurate instructions made it difficult to assemble, excess stitching hanging out and a lot less cushioning than the chair I tried in store. There are a lot of other cheaper chairs that will give you the same level of comfort.
Could get it in black.
Overpriced, looks/feels cheaply made.
Comfortable but not durable
My husband bought this chair for me when I came home from hospital with my newborn and she is now 10 weeks old and the chair has been great up until a week ago... It started to creak, which I could've put up with but the ball bearings are now destroyed. So now I'm left with a chair that creaks and wobbles when I rock it. In hindsight we should've just bought a chair for durability rather than looks but I would've thought with the amount of money we did spend it should've lasted a lot longer than this.
Expensive considering it doesn't last long without creaks starting
Good chair, but not great quality
Bought this chair for feeding with my first child 19 months ago. Very comfortable, easy to clean. It's a little on the large side so for a newborn I needed to add pillows to get comfortable. As baby got older though it worked well with the extra space.
Around the 12 month mark the leatherette started to crack and split, so now the chair looks worse for wear and it needs a cover. Very disappointing considering the cost! Could have bought a cheaper chair with better longevity. Also, it does a develop a squeak which isn't ideal for rocking baby in. Now using it for baby number 2, pity it hasn't kept its appearance.
Easy to clean and comfortable. Looks great when new.
Not great quality for price
Chair that rocks and swivels, some concern over the quality
We purchase this chair for my wife to use while nursing. It was quite difficult finding a chair that both rocked and swivelled, so we decided to get the Valcobaby Serene chair.
The chair looked great in the shop and photo’s, but upon assembly it quickly became apparent that the structural integrity of the chair was questionable, especially with a RRP of round $400 to $500, it is not a cheap chair. The chair is reasonably comfortable for my wife to sit in, but I am concerned the about the chair falling apart during use and hurting my wife and...baby. The chair was also missing the protective coving for the chair and ottoman bases, which is shown in the instruction the chair arrived with, but not in the photo’s on their website. The recline lever is also very difficult to use. It is currently too stiff for my wife to operate while she is sitting down. That being said, the chair does rock and swivel Rocks and Rotates, the otterman rocks as well Concern about the quality of the chair, especially the structure of the chair! Recline lever very stiff, unusable.
Questions & Answers
I just bought one second hand and the chair is in excellent condition. But its squeaks really bad. How do i fix this?
Hi! Depends on where the squeak is coming from I think. But a little grease spray should do the trick. However since mine has never squeaked, I do wonder whether some people are putting them together incorrectly and perhaps not tightening things as much as they should etc. I'd try a little WD40 on a few joints and see if that fixes it, make sure all joints are screwed together properly and see how you go. Hope you can get it not squeaking, because mine has been by far one of my best purchases to date and I have not had a single issue with it :)
Yeah all joints are tight and greased. Its coming from the main pivot point. Thanks fr your answer anyway
I had tried the good old WD40, as we all know, that stuff fixes just about any squeak, but this one! I left my chair with the shop owner who said he woul try to repair it. Got it home, done the exact same thing after minimal use. In the end I i complained once again, had a brand new replacement base dropped of to me. The owner of the shop I bought from had informed me that WD40 is not ideal (I cant quite remember the reason, it had something to do with the type of lubricant it was). He had explained to me that the chairs are made with little ball bearings.
Hope this helps.
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