The 10 Best Baby Towels

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in March of 2018. To reduce the chances of skin irritation, you should only be wrapping your child with the the highest quality and coziest materials after bath time, which is exactly what you can find on this list. These baby towels meet those requirements, and come in photo-worthy designs, many of which feature animals little ones usually love, like dogs, butterflies, cows, and elephants. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Clover & Sage Blue Fox

2. ClevaMama Apron Wrap

3. Jinee Ultra Soft

Editor's Notes

May 31, 2020:

In selecting our baby bath towels, we looked for fabrics that will feel soft and be gentle on a little one's skin, cute designs, good absorbency, and durable construction that withstands lots of use and washing.

On the note of longevity, we removed the KiddyStar Burp Cloths as they tend to shrink too much in the wash, and aren't large enough for bath use anyways. We added the Green Sprouts Knitted Swaddle, which gets softer after each wash, and the Spasilk Terry, the colors of which remain vibrant through many cycles in the machine. Another item we decided to eliminate is the BabyBoss 600GSM because it can't be tumble dried, and hang drying such items can often lead to mildew. The Magic Baby Organic Muslin is also overly laborsome to keep clean, as it must be hand-washed, so it, too, lost its place.

Anything that makes bath time easier is appreciated, so we like the ForEverPure Puppy because it comes with a rubber duckie, and there's nothing like a good bath toy to keep a cutie entertained. We also appreciate the ClevaMama Apron Wrap, because it's both a wearable accessory for a parent and a towel for baby, allowing for mom or dad to get a secure hold on a munchkin during the drying process. The Little Tinkers World lost its place because it creates a lot of lint, which nobody wants to clean up.

Children won't allow you to swaddle them in towels with animal hoods and awe-worthy details like that for long, so to make the most of these precious years, we added the Hudson Baby Unisex Pretty Elephant and the Baby Aspen Utterly Adorable Cow. We removed the Bugie Bamboo because we felt there were better options when it comes to towels with bear hoods, like the Channing & Yates Premium Set, which comes with a washcloth, and the Jinee Ultra Soft with its durable stitching.

Special Honors

Hill House Home Bathe Me Kit With a matching full-size towel, robe, and washcloths, the Hill House Home Bathe Me Kit has everything you need to remove excess water from baby after bath time. Its robe has two large pockets for a child to keep a few small items, a thick collar, cuffed sleeves, and a convenient hanging loop. The set is available in either a floral stripe or rainbow design.

Serena & Lily Oxford Banded Hooded Towel Made with long-fiber Turkish cotton, the Serena & Lily Oxford Banded Hooded Towel is durable and becomes softer over time, and its 480-gram weight should feel comforting around your baby. It has classic pinstripes all along the hem that cover the entire hood, is available in blue or pink, and comes in a generous 25-by-41-inch size that should help you create a nice swaddle.

4. ForEverPure Puppy

5. Channing & Yates Premium Set

6. Artyish BabyBoss Hooded

7. Hudson Baby Unisex

8. Green Sprouts Knitted Swaddle

9. Baby Aspen Udderly Adorable Cow

10. Spasilk Terry

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

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