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11 Best Baby Towels To Keep Them Warm And Dry

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Baby bath towels are the ultimate way to keep your baby warm and dry after washing or swimming.

If they've been in the bath or splashing around in the pool, you want to ensure that they warm up as quickly as possible after having been in the water. Baby bath towels come in a range of styles to keep them as toasty as possible.

There's a few things to consider before buying a baby towel. Firstly, the absorbency and softness of the towel will depend on the material. Cotton is well-known for being absorbent and durable, as well as very soft. For an eco-friendly material, bamboo towels are a good option as well as being four times more absorbent than most towels. It is often hypoallergenic and antibacterial, meaning it won't irritate your baby's skin. This is especially true if you go for an organic bamboo option, as this means the bamboo will be softer thanks to no harsh chemicals or nasties. Polyester dries quickly, but it is not as absorbent.

Baby towels come in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as hooded baby towels or even swaddles. Investing in a towel slightly larger than your baby's current size will mean that they have a chance to grow into it, increasing your value for money. Generally, if you want it to last beyond the newborn stage, buying a towel 76cm by 76cm or larger is a good idea.

Baby's lose heat from their heads, so it's important to make sure their heads are covered to keep them as warm as possible after their bath. A hooded towel is a way to keep their heads and bodies toasty and warm.

It's a good idea to have a few hooded towels for babies on hand so that you are never stuck without one for travelling or between washes. Try and swap out your baby bath towel after every use to minimise bacteria building up, and try to wash them weekly.

We've rounded up the best baby bath towels currently available, featuring both baby girl towels and baby boy towels, to help take the stress out of your search.

For more water fun, take a look at our list of the best wetsuits and swimsuits for babies and toddlers and the best kids' beach towels to keep them nice and dry.

Our Top Choice

Soft Bamboo Hooded Baby Towel, San Francisco Baby‍

This hooded towel is a bestseller for a reason. Made of sustainable bamboo fibre material, it is ultra-soft and breathable, keeping your baby snug without irritating their skin. The cute ears on the hood top off the lovely striped trim, whilst its 35 inches by 35 inches size leaves lots of material to wrap around babies for warmth.

  • Price: £12
  • 100% bamboo
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Antibacterial
  • Super soft
  • 89cm x 89cm

Best For A Towel Set

8-Piece Towel And Washcloth Set, Simple Joys By Carter's Baby‍

Towel sets can be a great way of getting everything you need for a lower price. This is a colourful and fun option with everything you need for a cosy bath time, including washcloths, baby hooded towels and a regular towel. With a range of lovely designs, including frogs, unicorns and dinosaurs, babies will look adorable whilst they dry.

  • Price: £22
  • 5 washcloths, 2 hooded towels and 1 towel
  • 5 colour and design options
  • 85% cotton, 15% polyester

Best For Softness

Hydrocotten Baby Towel, White Company‍

The White Company are known for their simple designs and high-quality baby towels, like this extremely soft and fluffy hooded bath towel. Hydrocotton helps keep the towel lightweight whilst retaining its thickness, even after many washes. Thanks to the softness-level, it is also very fast-drying.

  • Price: £24
  • Sizes: S & L
  • 3 colour options
  • 100% hydrocotton
  • Lightweight and fast-drying

Best For Families On A Budget

Baby Hooded Bath Cape, Vertbaudet‍

A value for money option that will keep your baby warm and dry, this Verbaudet hooded towel has adorable design options and pure cotton towelling material. You can choose from an embroidered rabbit, panda or bear, which comes with a matching mitt to keep small baby hands warm too.

  • Price: £12.32
  • 3 versions: rabbit, panda, bear
  • Matching mitt
  • Hood with animal ears
  • Embroidered
  • Pure cotton towelling

Best For Something Unique

Personalised Freddy Fox Baby Towel, Bathing Bunnies‍

Looking for baby hooded bath towels that you can give as a gift for a newborn? Personalised towels add a thoughtful touch to a practical gift. This adorable fox towel features your chosen name on the back, whilst the cotton terry towelling material will keep them soft and snuggly, even after multiple washes.

  • Price: £21.99
  • 78cm x 58cm
  • Recommended for newborns - 1 year olds
  • 100% cotton terry towelling material
  • Chosen name embroidered
  • Machine washable

Best For A Dressing Gown Towel

Bunny Towelling, Jojo Maman Bebe‍

Dressing gowns are fun for slightly older children; this towelling dressing gown is recommend for 6 months and over. The soft cotton terry towelling material will help keep kids warm post-bath or around the house with a handy popper to keep it in place. There is the option to have it personalised, too.

  • Price: £18
  • Age: 6 months +
  • Super soft cotton
  • Hood with bunny ears
  • Pockets
  • Popper at chest

Best For Ease Of Use

Hands Free Baby Apron, Cuddledry‍

An award-winning baby bath hooded towel, this apron is designed to make lifting your baby from the bath as stress-free as possible. The apron-style design attaches round your neck to keep you dry and wrap your baby quickly and easily, with two layers of towelling to keep them extra warm.

  • Price: £34.99
  • 112cm x 75cm
  • Bamboo/cotton mix
  • Double layer of towelling

Best For Newborns

Newborn Swaddle Dry Towel, Tommee Tippee‍

Taking your newborn to the swimming pool or beach can be a stressful experience without the right equipment. This swaddle is chlorine resistant and has SPF 50 to ensure your baby is fully protected, whatever the situation. The microfibre towelling material is hypoallergenic so it won't upset delicate skin.

  • Price: £14.99
  • Age: 0-6 months
  • 4cm x 4cm x 24.5cm
  • Hypoallergenic microfibre towelling
  • SPF 50
  • Chlorine resistant

Best For Sensitive Skin

Organic Bamboo Hooded Baby Towel, Liname‍

The combination of cotton and bamboo in this baby towel with hood makes it soft and good for babies with sensitive skin. The addition of bamboo in this bath towel also increases its absorbency, whilst the extra large size leaves lots of space for growing babies (and lots of material to keep them warm with).

  • Price: £16.99
  • Bamboo/cotton mix
  • Extra large size - 100cm x 70cm
  • Mouse design with ears

Best For The Beach

Children's Bath Towel, Myqiqi‍

A baby poncho towel is a great baby swimming towel for keeping them warm whilst they enjoy the beach. Designed for babies upwards, all this cotton dinosaur-style baby beach poncho takes is a couple of hugs and kids are dry!

  • Price: £13.98 - £16.8 (depending on size)
  • Age: 0 +
  • Sizes: S or L
  • Soft cotton
  • Green or pink dinosaur

Best For Animal Lovers

World Lion Hooded Baby Towel, Little Tinkers‍

For the best baby beach towel that will be a roaring success, this towel with a fun lion design could be your answer. Its 100% cotton fabric means it's thick and durable enough to withstand being at the beach without irritating their skin. Its larger size means this baby hooded beach towel provides good coverage for newborns up to small toddlers.

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for the best baby bath towels, then why not take a look at our guide to the best baby sun hats, or this guide to the best baby bath toys for more bath time fun.

  • Price: £14.99
  • Age: 0 +
  • 30cm x 30cm
  • 100% cotton
  • Lion's mane hood
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Georgia Stone

Georgia is originally from Essex but moved to Switzerland as a child, attending an international school and igniting her love for experiencing the world and its cultures. She later moved back to the UK to study French with Film Studies at King’s College London. She took a break to enjoy a patisserie-filled year abroad in Paris. Shortly after graduating, she started as an intern at Kidadl in a small team of five, progressing with the company as it grew, to where she sits now as Digital Content Manager. Since returning to the UK permanently, she has been known to take ideas from Kidadl for things to see and do close to home and make the most of London’s incredible travel connections to explore further afield.

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