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Making a rocking recliner stop rocking

Posted by momofivejsor (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 23, 14 at 20:06

My son is a brain cancer survivor. He has some balance and other issues. Long story short, his rocking recliner that he uses is very hard to get out of. I hate to get rid of such a nice chair. My question is does anyone know of a way to stop the rocking but still be able to use the recliner?


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RE: Making a rocking recliner stop rocking

Have you tried looking under/inside the chair. I'm willing to bet that there is some way of locking the chair to keep in from rocking.

Call the manufacturer if you can't find the mechanism.


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RE: Making a rocking recliner stop rocking

I googled the title of your post and got some hits that might at least give you a few clues. Most involved jamming the mechanism one way or another, One site thot there might be a conversion kit depends on the manufacturer. Here's one but there were 4=5 others.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rock


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RE: Making a rocking recliner stop rocking

Not exactly what you asked, but.....

If your situation is chronic, I would strongly recommend you consider an "electric chair"....one of those recliners with an electric mechanism built-in that raises or lowers the occupant. They are capable of raising the occupant to a 1/2-standing position allowing much easier access to a compromised person. From experience with my aged/demented mother, I came to regard them as nearly indispensable.

Link to examples provided. I have no association with any vendor other than as retail customer.

Here is a link that might be useful: pictures of lift-chairs


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RE: Making a rocking recliner stop rocking

I have an electric reclining chair if I push the button it will raise my feet or lower the back for reclining. I sometimes I find it hard to get out of it. I have found that if I don't lower it all the way it is easier for me to get out of it and it doesn't rock.
Mary


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RE: Making a rocking recliner stop rocking

Thanks so much for your thoughts. Jamie is 18 and we thought about a lift chair, but we are trying to keep as much muscle tone as we can. We notice that even little changes in excercise can effect him.


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RE: Making a rocking recliner stop rocking

When I cared for my mother at my home she began having a problems getting out of her rocking chair. I took my 2-10lb hand dumb bells and stuck them under the rocker blades in the back; chair was then more upright. The end parts of the weights were kinda squared off so they didn't roll...I know it sounds a bit rigged, but between her fixed income and me at underpaid job that I'm overqualified to be at; well, you just make do sometimes. Best wishes for you and your son, God bless.


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