Is there anything more Insta-worthy than a dewy-fresh baby wrapped in an adorable bath towel? There's something about those animal hood designs that turn me into mush. But beyond aesthetics, the best baby towels come in a softer than soft material — and they'll have a hood.
Finding the perfect bath towel for your little one will also come down to your material preference. Here's a quick breakdown of which each type has to offer:
Cotton: This is a soft, absorbent choice and the most durable. If you want the best of the best, go for one that's GOTS-certified, the gold standard when it comes to organic textiles. While it's more of an investment upfront, these towels have staying power. Just know that the thicker the cotton, the longer it will take for the towel to dry.
Bamboo: This eco-friendly material is super soft and even more absorbent than cotton; it's also quick-drying and naturally antimicrobial.
Polyester: If you're on a budget, a polyester — or a cotton/polyester blend — will be an affordable option. This material is quick-drying, but it's not as soft or absorbent as cotton or bamboo. It also may pill in the wash.
Beyond material, you can consider if you want a whimsical animal or unicorn style or if you prefer more simple designs. Sets that come with washcloths are convenient and also make great shower gifts.
With all that in mind, it's time to shop for the best baby towels around. All of the picks below come backed by enthusiastic parents giving them rave reviews on Amazon.
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