Look for glider rockers at most furniture outlets, on the websites of online sellers such as Amazon, for sale in local seller listings on the Internet, like Craigslist, and in baby boutiques specializing in nursery furnishings. Used upholstered glider rockers or metal porch, patio and yard gliders may turn up at the weekend flea market, in charity thrift stores and consignment shops or at yard sales.
Indoor gliders can be expensive; high-end designer models may cost thousands of dollars as of 2016. Even a modest upholstered rocker may be several hundred dollars new, with a gliding footstool extra. A glider purchase for a nursery is an investment when the design is sophisticated. Look for stain-resistant, neutral fabric that is durable enough to survive hard use and adaptable enough to work in other rooms in the house. Second-hand gliders in good repair may be reupholstered, and the frames refinished or painted to match decor.
Outdoor gliders range from sturdy wooden porch gliders as big as love seats with weather-resistant cushions to vintage metal gliders for an open patio or deck. Yard sales and estate sales are good places to look for old metal gliders that are free from significant rust and have working glide mechanisms. To refinish older gliders, sand down to the bare metal, remove any surface rust, powder coat them and apply a clear protective finish.