There are so many pieces in the layette that sometimes it gets confusing, even more so in the first pregnancy! But one of the indispensable items is the hooded towel. They are soft, nice pieces, like the white diapers we use for the mouth and shoulder.
Then you ask yourself: so, what’s the difference between the towel and the diapers: and the answer is simple. The difference is in the size and usefulness of the pieces. Towels are bigger and are usually made of very thin, pleasant fabric to dry the baby’s skin without hurting it. It absorbs the water and protects the baby when we take him out of the bathtub to get to the room and, later, until we change him completely and get him ready!
Especially in winter, prefer hooded towels that help dry the hair and protect the baby’s head. Another important thing: depending on the size of the hooded towel, your child can enjoy it up to the age of 3. Useful and long-lasting, right!
Why should you buy a hooded bath towel?
Baby towels are specifically designed with your child’s small body and sensitive skin in mind and are almost universally leaps and bounds cuter than regular adult-sized towels. They also often have hoods to help keep your baby’s head warm, especially during the early months of his life when he’s not able to regulate his body temperature.
When it comes to drying your baby after his bath time, the type of towel you use is mostly dependent on what works better for you and your little one. If you do not have the budget, space, or inclination to purchase special towels that your child will grow out of in just a few years, regular towels can be used with care.
Of course, if you take the cuteness factor into consideration then you’ll understand its almost impossible to resist a baby that looks like an elephant, giraffe, or panda!
Temperature Regulating Hood
The feature that makes hooded baby towels an essential for all mums-to-be and new mums is the hood design. Not only do they look lovely, but they also make sure your little one is safe and stays healthy after bathing.
Regulating baby’s temperature is not only vital, but it’s also not as easy as you would think. You’ve just taken little one out the bath, which means they’re going to get cold quite soon, so you need them be dry and warm as soon as possible. As heat is lost through the head instantaneously, a hood is the ideal way to keep your baby at a safe temperature after bath time and during bed time. You’ll have peace of mind and will be able to unwind at the end of a busy day.
Baby Feels Secure
Newborns have just been welcomed into the world, so they need to feel secure at all times to be comfortable and content. Replicating the feeling of being inside the womb is a tried and tested way to make sure they’re happy, which you can do by snugly wrapping your little one up in a hooded towel. Experts have confirmed that babies are generally more placid if they feel reassured from similar womb feelings.
You’ll Both Sleep Easier
With a hooded towel you can cocoon them from head to toe to keep them feeling relaxed and restful. They’re an essential for every mum as they make looking after little one simple and give you the knowledge that you’ll be sleeping sooner rather than later. Sleeping well helps to promote better relationships between mum, baby and the rest of the family, which is so important to development.
Protects Little One’s Skin
When choosing a baby bath towel for your newborn, you should always decide on one crafted from natural & pure materials as their skin is very delicate and sensitive. Bacteria can be transferred easily, but with fabrics such as micro-cotton, they aren’t harboured like other materials so it is much safer for little one. Micro-cotton is also more sustainable, meaning it helps to protect the planet too.
Absorbs and Dries Quickly
As we already mentioned (but it really is super important) you must always keep baby’s head dry and warm, so micro-cotton truly is the perfect fabric for a baby towel. By absorbing 250x more moisture and drying in half the time than towels made from normal cotton, you’ll know that baby will be feeling fresh in the fastest time.
Whether you’re a mum-to-be or a first-time mum, you can be safe in the knowledge that a hooded baby towel will be on your newborn essentials checklist. One step closer to feeling like the superhero your little one will always know you are!
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