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The best baby bath towels according to our mum testers

Section: Baby
baby in bath towel

Although it can sometimes get a little messy, bathtime with your baby is a sweet bonding experience, especially when you lift your tot out of the bath and towel them try with a lovely cuddle. And for that, you need a super soft and quick-drying baby towel that's just for your little one. 

Baby towels are primarily available for baby and toddlers and are usually specifically suitable for their sensitive skin as well as being a generous size to keep them snuggly and warm. Babies also lose heat quickly, so wrapping your little one in a towel as soon as bath time is over can help prevent chills. We especially like ones with hoods as not only are they utterly adorable but they'll keep your tot warm from head to toe. 

But with so many to choose between from eco-friendly options to cotton terry material in an array of cute designs, which should you go for? Well we’ve made your job easy by rounding up the cutest and high-quality baby bath towels from baby through to toddler years. 

Included in the list are Mother&Baby Award winners, so you’ll know that these baby bath towels have been thoroughly put through their paces.

The best baby bath towels 

This soft and durable baby bath towel is thick and cosy without being heavy for your baby's delicate skin. Available in different designs, we love the different animal designs with 3D features you can choose from. 

Shortlisted for Best Bathtime Product for the 2021 Mother&Baby Awards, the Cuddledry Handsfree Baby Bath Towel clips around your neck so you have both hands free to safely your lift baby from the water and into your arms. Made from bamboo & cotton, it's superabsorbent and eco-friendly.

Our mum-tester Kelly Johnson said: There is not another product like this on the market so it truley is a unique product that has been designed to make bath times easier. They have thought about the design of the product and potential issues you face when trying to bath your newborn and have solved multiple problems with one product.

Read our Cuddledry Handsfree Baby Bath Towel Review here

Winning silver in the 2018 Mother&Baby Awards, this hooded towel is ideal for your toddler thanks to it's generous size. It's made from 550gsm luxury and soft Egyptian cotton and has a double thickness hood to absorb water from wet hair. 

Here's what mum tester Emma Devere said: "This is a great product as it is fast absorbing and the little popper to fasten it was a great touch, especially with a three-year-old that has a love of running around in their towel after a bath. With the popper, there is no worry that it will fall down and trip her up. It is also great for on the beach and swimming as it is very thick.

Read our full review here.

Suitable from 6-48 months, this adorable Tommee Tippee hooded towel is made from hypoallergenic microfibre towelling – a skin friendly hypoallergenic fabric which is ideal for your baby’s sensitive skin. It stays soft wash after wash and the soft hood keeps warmth in around your youngsters head.

Made from snuggly-soft cotton and featuring sweet fox ears and face, the hood will help keep chills away, so your little one can dry off quicker.

Hydrocotton Baby Towel

A luxury option, this The White Company hooded towel is made from pure hydrocotton towelling. Wonderfully fluffy against your little ones delicate skin, it has adorable bear ears on the hood. Hydrocotton's clever 'low twist' technology makes this baby bath towel feel thicker and softer than others, yet wonderfully lightweight, absorbent and fast drying.

This adorable Liewood Augusta Rabbit Towel in Dumbo Grey has been made from 100% organic cotton terry. The towel has a sweet rabbit face and ears on the hood - making your baby look even cuter.

How we test products

Our annual Mother&Baby Awards sees hundreds of baby products tried and tested by our panel of mums. Products are sent out to between three and 10 mum testers - they are completely independent from us at M&B and are recruited from thousands of mums who apply to be testers. They are all verified as trustworthy real mums and really put products through their paces - each item is tested in real life, with real babies. So if these products suck, our mums will tell us honestly!

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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