10 of the best baby bath towels

Our favourite animal themed, bamboo and organic baby towels

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10 of the best baby towels

There are few routines as precious as daily bathtime before bed with your little one. When it comes to the time to dry them, you need something soft and absobant which is practical enough to cocoon a wriggly baby.

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We’ve found some of the best baby towels including bamboo baby towels and organic baby towels, which are kinder to the planet as well as on babies’ skin. There are also plenty of adorable animal designs to choose from as well as some seriously clever tricks from practically-thinking baby brands.

Included in the list are our 2020 MadeForMums award winners, so you can be sure that these towels have been properly put through their paces.

You may also be looking for ways to keep little ones settled in place in the water, in which case we’ve got a list of some of the best baby bath seats to get your hands on. For extending playtime and keeping them entertained, we also found some of the best bath toys, too.

Here’s our pick of the 10 best baby bath towels…

1. Cuddledry Handsfree Towel, £34.99

Awards: MadeForMums Awards 2020, Baby bathtime accessory – Joint Gold

Winning joint gold in our 2020 MadeForMums Awards, was the Cuddledry Handsfree Towel. Judges loved the generous and practical size of the towel as well as the high-quality softness of the bamboo-cotton fabric.

The apron-like fastening was a win with parents, including MadeForMums consumer & reviews editor Christy, mum of 2, who said, “the neck tie makes it easier to use than a standard towel and it’s large enough to last for a while.”

Tester Vicky, mum of 1, agreed with the longevity of the product and added, “Even at 16 months my little girl loved that she went straight into a cuddle with mama rather than standing while getting wrapped in a normal towel.”

Available from: Amazon

2. Clevamama Bamboo Apron Bath Towel, £11

Awards: MadeForMums Awards 2020, Baby bathtime accessory – Silver

Judges were impressed with the adorable designs available on the Clevamama towel as well as the softness of the fabric, which is also bamboo. For older kids, the towel can also be used as a dressing gown – a great multi-use feature to get a bit more life out of the product. Definitely one of the best baby towels we’ve seen.

The larger size was a popular point with testers, like mum Nicole who said, “it’s perfectly big enough for my now 17 month old which is a relief as the other hooded towels were hung out to dry months ago.”

Available from: Dunelm

3. Tutti Bimbi Baby Organic Bamboo Hooded Towel and Mitten, £18.99

Awards: MadeForMums Awards 2020, Baby bathtime accessory – Bronze

The organic bamboo was a winner with judges who were pleased to see some quality eco-friendly materials. Testers also mentioned that the towel stayed soft after washing, which is a big tick from us.

Mum of 1, Sian, was also a fan of the included mitten, saying, “My daughter enjoyed playing with the mitten and ignored all of her bath toys. 100% worth the money.”

Longevity was also a key plus point, as the large size should last as your baby grows. “I would even buy 2 to have a spare one as I know it would last quite a few years,” added tester Sian.

Available from: Amazon

4. Tommee Tippee Newborn Swaddle Dry Towel 0-6 months, £14.99

This swaddle towel by Tommee Tippee is made from hypoallergenic microfibre towelling, so it should be suitable for even more sensitive skin. It’s also SPF 50 resistant so it can handle the beach, plus it’s also chlorine resistant making it perfect for a post-swim snuggle at the pool.

The penguin hood will keep little ones’ heads snug and looking cute, plus, the product is listed as one of retailer Amazon’s recommended buys.

Available from: John Lewis, Amazon

5. John Lewis & Partners Elephant Hooded Towel, £18.50

This straightforward elephant wrap towel is both adorable and practical, with the trunk and floppy ears adding particular extra detail. Made from pure cotton, it should be soft against baby skin as well as nice and absorbent for post-bath drying.

Made by John Lewis, this towel is machine washable at 40 degrees, meaning you can whack it in the machine with everything else whenever it needs a wash.

Available from: John Lewis

6. Apron Baby Bath Towel with Hood – Splash n’ Wrap, £15.49

This smart bath towel features special tabs which handily attach around mum or dad’s neck with poppers. This helps you keep your hands on your wriggly little one with the towel in place while you dry them off.

The hood features a gentle, smiling cloud and the towel is available in four different colours. Also a recommended product from Amazon, this one has over 500 reviews on the site with parents praising the practically of the towel as well as its quality and affordability.

Available from: Amazon

7. The White Company Hydrocotton Baby Towel, from £24

A simple classic from stylish brand The White Company, this hooded towel is made from pure hydrocotton. The brand explains that the special twists in the hydrocotton make the towel feel extra thick and soft, despite it’s lightweight quality.

It also promises to stay fast drying and absorbing even after getting plenty of washes, while over 50 previous buyers rated it an average of 4.9 out 5 stars overall. Often bought as a gift, reviewers praised the “excellent quality” and “good size” of the product as well as remarking it was “soft to touch.”

Available from: The White Company

8. Personalised Children’s Shark Poncho, £26

For a splash of adventure, this hooded towel lets little ones feel like a real life shark, complete with their very own tail. Suitable from 0 to 3 years, it can be also be personalised with children’s names to really make it feel like their own.

One parent seemed pleased with their purchase, remarking they, “Bought for my son’s first birthday, great quality product and lovely design.”

Made from 100% cotton it should also be nice and absorbent as well as cosy to wrap up in.

Available from: My 1st Years

9. Organic Bamboo Hooded Baby Towel by Liname, £16.99

This organic baby towel is made from a mix of bamboo and cotton. The bamboo quality makes its hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial ,as well as being capable of absorbing water faster than cotton alone.

The handy hood helps keep the towel in place on little ones’ heads and the added bear ears look extra adorable. Previous buyers were impressed with their purchase, particularly with the softness of the towel.

One parent said, “It is so unbelievably soft, even after washing and our little girl loves to be wrapped up in it after her bath.”

Available from: Amazon

10. John Lewis & Partners Bunny Hooded Towel and Mitt, £18.50

This hooded towel comes as an adorable set with a matching mitt. Both are mode from soft cotton so they should be gentle on even newborn skin, while little ones are wrapped up after bathtime.

The handy mitt is in the same bunny design as the towel hood, so babies can be extra cute as well as cosy when they’re all cocooned up. The two-piece nature of the set also makes it a handy gift idea for new parents.

Available from: John Lewis

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