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Best Baby Washcloths
Updated on
January 4, 2024

Best Baby Washcloths

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Best Baby Washcloths

Aside from crafting an amazing shampoo mohawk, bathtime is all about getting your kiddo squeaky clean. A soft, durable washcloth makes this task easier for you and comfier for your baby.

Look for washcloths that hold up well after lots (and lots) of washes, and that come in sets for the best value.

Beyond bathtime, washcloths have all sorts of other cleanup uses, from messy mealtimes and diaper changes to spit-up and runny noses. You can even turn a washcloth into a teether by moistening and freezing it for something cold and soothing to chew on.

These are our favorite washcloths.

Best Overall Washcloths

These washcloths from Loulou Lollipop get a gold star from us. Made from two of the softest fabrics out there (cotton muslin on one side and bamboo on the other), they’re gentle on sensitive skin and super absorbent, and they can create a luxurious lather out of any soap. Pair all that with some adorable designs and a truly generous size, and they’re more than worth the price tag.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 12” x 12”

Softest Baby Washcloths

Bamboo rayon is durable, absorbent and incredibly soft. While over three dollars each may seem steep for washcloths, these are anything but basic. Guaranteed to be the most luxurious washcloths you’ve ever felt, they’ll also stand the test of time so you can keep using them for years. And the larger-than-average size is a big plus, too.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 11” x 11”

Best Organic Cotton Washcloths

Made with 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, these washcloths have all the high quality that parents have come to expect from Burt’s Bees. They’re thick, durable and stain-resistant, so you can keep using them through the toddler years and even through multiple kiddos.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 9” x 9”

Best Bamboo Washcloths

Organic bamboo is one of the softest fabrics around, and it feels luxurious on any skin type, no matter how dry or sensitive. These bamboo washcloths from KeaBabies stay soft and thick no matter how much you wash them.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 10” x 10”

Best Budget Washcloths

You can’t go wrong with this affordable, practical 10-pack. Spasilk’s basic terry washcloth set includes a mix of cute patterns, and since there are so many washcloths in this variety pack, you can grab a few at a time (if things are really messy!) and always have plenty of back-up in the linen closet. Keep in mind: they’re soft, but on the thin side.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 9” x 9”

Best Budget Muslin Washcloths

Muslin washcloths can get pricey, but this value pack costs less than two dollars per washcloth. And at 12” x 12”, they’re larger than most baby washcloths. Keep in mind that these budget muslin washcloths may lose softness over time, and certain soaps can cause staining, but they’ll stay in good shape with a little extra care.

Additional Specs
Dimensions 12” x 12”

Best Bath Mitts

Babies can get pretty slippery in the bath, and it’s especially challenging with a slippery, wiggly baby in one hand and a washcloth in the other. With a wearable washcloth mitten, you won’t lose your grip on either; the washcloth mitt slips over your hand just like a regular mitten, so you can keep a hold on baby without losing your washcloth. The soft terry cotton is gentle on sensitive skin and easy to care for, and this exclusive product is found only at Babylist.

Additional Specs
Dimensions One size fits all

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