Sold online at Amazon, Newco International makes upholstered gliders at discount prices You’ll find options in chenille, velvet and microfiber fabrics. Their Rockabye Glider in microfiber, runs $445 from Amazon.com.
Feedback on Newco has been mixed. While a good number of reviews are positive and say the chair is a great value, more than a few parents complained of quality issues (freight damage, bases that broke after three months of use, etc). One reader told us she was a bit surprised at how short the back of the chair was (and she wasn’t particularly tall). Another said her Newco glider broke after less than a year. We also saw quite a few complaints about gliders that became noisy/squeaky after only a short time of use.
As a result of these durability and quality questions, we have lowered Newco’s rating this year. Rating: C