7 Best Baby Bath Towels and Robes of 2020

Best Baby Bath Towels and Robes

January 13, 2020

Best Baby Bath Towels and Robes

There's nothing like wrapping up a freshly bathed baby in a warm, cuddly towel.Best Baby Bath Towels and Robes

There’s something about hooded bath towels and tiny robes that take your kiddo’s off-the-charts cuteness to another level. Cue the photo ops! (We don’t blame you for your camera roll being totally full.)

Aside from the adorable modeling sesh, snuggling your baby in a soft towel is the perfect way to cap off bath time. For the best value over time, look for towels that are large enough to last beyond the newborn stage (something bigger than 30”) and that stay nice and soft after lots of washes. Animal ears on the hood are optional (but highly recommended).

These are our favorite towels and robes to keep your little one warm.

Fun-Sized Friends

From toy storage bins to bath towels, 3 Sprouts is known for their cheery animal designs. Turn your tot into a little chicken, tiger, walrus or hippo after a scrub in the tub. An outer layer of cotton meets an inner layer of soft terry to create a cozy, absorbent hooded towel. These towels are perfectly sized for infants up to 18 months, but you’ll wish they lasted longer!

Additional Specs
Dimensions 31” x 31”

Plush Personalization

Every baby needs a hooded towel with animal ears. Made of thick cotton velour and terry, Pottery Barn’s Nursery Critters’ collection has over 20 sweet styles to choose from (lions, dinos and bears, oh my!). Better yet: they can be personalized for a thoughtful and extremely useful gift. Keep in mind: designed for little ones from birth to 24 months, these cozy wraps are on the smaller side. But PB makes equally cute wraps for big kids, which are recommended for ages three and up.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 31” x 23”

Snuggly Sea Creature

If you don’t think lobsters can be adorable, think again. We’re crazy for this cute crustacean—claws and all. The size works perfectly for drying and snuggling babies up to nine months, and parents say the fabric (100% cotton) gets softer with every wash. Speaking of washing, this towel holds up well to frequent laundering, so it’s bound to become your go-to after bath time.

Trendy Towel

While cotton animal ears are adorable, some parents seek a little more sophistication in their babys’ bath towel. Copper Pearl’s signature patterns are fun and modern. Made of 100% cotton muslin and lined with soft terry cloth, these towels provide cozy comfort after a bath. Plus, they’re large enough to last into the toddler years. This towel is on the pricier side, so be sure to add it to your registry for one of your nearest and dearest to splurge on!

Additional Specs
Dimensions 33” x 33”

Simply Adorable

These towels are well-loved for both their affordable price and clean, modern prints. They’re perfectly simple and functional with just a splash of cuteness on the hood. Even better: there’s a large washcloth included! At less than half the price of other baby towels—but still just as soft and absorbant—this two-piece set is a great deal.

Little Loungewear

While tiny robes are by no means a necessity at bath time, it’s hard to resist the opportunity to add more cuteness to a little one’s wardrobe. Perfect for getting in extra snuggles post-bath and pre-jammies, this robe’s 100% cotton terry and jersey fabric add a welcome layer of warmth and softness. And don’t forget the matching towel for a coordinated bath time.

So Cozy

Why keep your baby in a damp towel after drying them off? This cozy robe from Burt’s Bees, made with 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, helps keep your little one warm and dry, whether they’ve just come from the bath or the beach. Keep in mind: the body of the robe runs a little short, so keep some pants handy so kiddo’s legs don’t get chilly.

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