Iconic Aldi rocking chair returns, but is it worth the hype?

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
The Aldi nursery rocking chair is back. Photo: Aldi

Parents have been flooding Aldi stores across the country today as the discount supermarket giant brought back one of its iconic special buys.

Aldi’s special buys parenting sale kicked off on Wednesday Jan 29 and featured the ever-popular nursery rocking chair with a modern new look.

The chair, which costs $199, flew off shelves last time it was available and is likely to do the same again.

“I'm so ready for this,” one excited shopper wrote on Facebook.

“I’ve wanted this rocking chair for ages! I don’t wanna miss out this time,” another person said in preparation for the special buys.

Aldi shoppers rave over cult classic rocking chair

Others who were successful in purchasing the grey armchair at previous sales also took to social media to share the news with friends and family, and rave about the product.

“Worth the money and love rocking my grandson - comfy and love the deep seat of the rocker,” was one comment.

“I got the chair and still use it,” another wrote.

Aldi cult classic rocking chair is back in special buys/ Photo: Aldi

Aldi rocking chair not all great

However, some parents who purchased the chair previously warned against buying into the hype.

“It’s not feeding friendly. I made my husband go and wrestle to get one a couple of years ago. Put it together all excited and it was the most uncomfortable chair ever,” was one person’s comment.

“Overrated!!! I wouldn’t buy it again if I were to have another child,” was another mum’s response.

The Aldi parenting sale also includes an Oricom video baby monitor for $99.99, and the same brand also has a sleep-training clock ($29.99) and night light diffuser ($29.99).

If you’re a fan of the Scandi look, there’s also a Roger Armstrong co-sleeping baby bassinet that’s going on sale for $129 and a Bubstar baby to toddler high chair for $99.99.

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