As a new parent, you will want to make sure that your newborn is safe, clean, and comfortable in every way possible, and picking suitable towels is an essential part of that. With so many options available, deciding which type is the most suitable for your little one can be overwhelming. In this article, we will explore what towels to use for newborn and discuss the key factors to consider when choosing them.
Best Material for a Baby Towel
Cotton and bamboo are known as the best materials for a baby towel as these fibers provide an optimal balance of softness, absorbency, and durability. They are also lightweight and naturally hypoallergenic, making them gentle on the baby’s delicate skin.
Handmade baby towel is included in the “Hug from Nature” giftbox
What to Consider When Buying Baby Towels
Here are some key factors you need to keep in mind when deciding what towels to use for newborn.
Softness and Absorbency
Babies have extremely sensitive skin, so it is crucial to choose towels that are soft and gentle on their skin. This will help avoid rough or scratchy materials irritating their skin. In addition, newborns need to be dried quickly after a bath, so absorbent towels will be a good choice.
Look for towels made from 100% cotton; this material is soft, absorbent, and gentle on delicate skin. Organic cotton towels are also a great option, free from harsh chemicals and dyes that can irritate sensitive skin.
Newborns are tiny, so you do not need a large towel. Most infant towels are 30 x 30 inches; bigger ones might be usable longer as your baby grows. Choose towels specifically designed for infants to ensure they are the correct size. You can buy hooded ones to provide extra warmth and coverage for your child’s head and body.
You need to select the right size of baby towel
Color and Design
While the color and design of a towel may seem like a minor detail, they can be an essential factor for some parents. Bright colors and bold patterns can be stimulating for newborns, while pastel colors and simple designs can be soothing and calming. Consider your baby's personality and preferences when choosing the color and design of their towel.
Washing and Care
Newborns require frequent bathing, which means their towels must also be washed frequently. Look for ones that are machine washable and require no special care. Avoid delicate towels or those with complicated washing instructions. Purchasing multiple towels is also a good idea so you always have a fresh one available.
Typically, two to four hooded baby towels will suffice. The good news is that baby towels are less expensive than regular-sized towels, so you will not have to spend much money to have enough on hand.
Types of Newborn Towels
There are different types of towels available that are specifically designed for newborns. The following are some of the most popular types.
Baby Hooded Towels
Hooded towels are a popular option for newborns because they help retain the baby’s heat and dry them quickly after a bath, which is especially important for infants. They are also lovely baby outfits if they are designed with bear ears or rabbit ears. Just envisioning a freshly bathed baby swaddled in a hooded towel is adorable and heartwarming.
The baby looks so cute in the towel with rabbit ears
Washcloths are small, square-shaped towels perfect for cleaning your baby during bath time. They are typically made from soft cotton or terry cloth, such as the washcloth from the “Nurse & Cuddle” giftbox, and can be used to clean your baby's face, body, and diaper area.
Bath mitts are small towels designed to fit over your hand like a glove. They can gently wash your baby's body during bath time. Make bathtime fun and swap your usual baby washcloth for a lovely bath mitt.
Bath mitts are a great alternative to baby towels
Swaddle blankets are more significant than regular towels and are designed to wrap your baby snugly, providing warmth and comfort. They are made from soft, breathable materials and are perfect for use after bath or nap time.
Before deciding what towels to use for newborn, consider your child’s needs and your own preferences to ensure their comfort and well-being. Whatever you choose, ensure the towels are soft, absorbent, and easy to care for.