Our latest purchase for the nursery was a Shermag Glider and Ottoman (in chocolate) from Babies R Us. We decided to take a risk on the combo despite some mixed reviews on the BRU website. I’m very happy that we did!
The buying experience at Babies R Us was excellent. Staff was very helpful in placing an order and told us that it would arrive for store pickup in 7-14 days. Actual shipping time was around 7 days. Babies R Us gave us a call as soon as it arrived. I picked up the item in about 10 minutes at the store. Staff was friendly and helpful and made sure I didn’t have to wait very long.
The Shermag Glider is packed in a big box. My only complaint, which is my standard complaint for boxed furniture that has cushions, is that they warn against using a box cutter because the cushions sit on top. I used one very carefully anyway to get the box open. I just wish they could place a top piece of cardboard over the cushions so that there was less risk of cutting into a cushion.
The screws, dowels and bolts arrive with instructions in a separate plastic bag that attached to the box. It is an excellent way to package the screws and made them easy to find. Plenty of Styrofoam and wrapping protected the wood pieces well. Overall, it was easy to sort everything and get started on assembly.
The assembly is pretty easy. The instructions document the parts well. I needed help holding the base of the glider together while I lined up the four pieces that connect it. Other than that step, I was able to assemble the glider and ottoman without needing another person. As always, take your time reading and re-reading the instructions with furniture like this. It will save you a lot of headaches later on!
The arm cushions snap into place and have pockets. The back cushion ties to the back of the chair and the bottom slides into place. It makes it all very easy to wipe down. The locking mechanism is a very nice feature. The ottoman was also easy to assemble and glides nicely with the chair. The fit and finish of the entire product was better than I expected. The entire package is a very good value.
From start to finish, I’m very happy overall with the product and the purchasing experience at Babies R Us. The Shermag Glider Combo is a good value and balance of quality vs price. Can you spend more on a higher quality glider that you can pass down to your kids? Sure. If you’d rather get a great value that should last you through a couple of children and plenty of nights rocking a new baby, then the Shermag will get the job done while looking very nice in a nursery.