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baby towels - worth bothering with?

(36 Posts)
tigerbump Tue 30-Jun-09 20:30:23

have been having a good debate with friends, do you think paying the extra for a 'baby' towel is worth it or just go with nice bath towels?

CMOTdibbler Tue 30-Jun-09 20:31:56

no. Just use the towels you have

wasabipeanut Tue 30-Jun-09 20:33:43

No, complete waste of money. They are thinner than normal nice towels and my ds hated the hoody bits!

FAQinglovely Tue 30-Jun-09 20:33:44

just use what you have.

The hooded ones in particular are useless past about 2 weeks - especially if you have a decent size baby grin - a smaller baby and it might be useful for a month or so.......

fiestabelle Tue 30-Jun-09 20:35:18

I wouldnt bother - after a couple of months they are too small to really wrap baby up, and chances are you will probably get some as presents anyway. Just use towels you have already or buy normal bath towels and at least then you will get some good use from them.

Heated Tue 30-Jun-09 20:35:32

Just use family ones.

MrsBonJovi Tue 30-Jun-09 20:37:27

Another vote for a waste of time!

MrsBadger Tue 30-Jun-09 20:37:49

besides, people will give you them as presents

nowwearefour Tue 30-Jun-09 20:45:09

i have the hoodie ones and still use them for dd1 (nearly 4) and dd2 (2). i think they are great.

FAQinglovely Tue 30-Jun-09 21:06:59

how on earth do ou wrap a hooded towel around a 2yr old - let alone a 4yr old!!!

crankytwanky Tue 30-Jun-09 21:10:28

Lordy no.

Get nice regular towels you can all use. Until your little darlings get threadworms, that is, then it's strict towel segregation grin.

I found them far too small.

littleducks Tue 30-Jun-09 21:15:06

I use them on my one year old and 3 year old, but only as i got two free from SMA (joined their club or something didnt even buy formula) and like a million free from vertbaudet

onepieceofcremeegg Tue 30-Jun-09 21:17:27

I do still use the hoodie type for dd2. I don't actually try and wrap her up in it, I just disregard the hood and use it like a "normal" towel - she is almmost 2. So in answer to your question, don't buy any specially, but if you get given any then they are useful.
Mine are roughly the size of a cheap bathtowel.

IkeaHighchair Tue 30-Jun-09 21:18:34

Your baby should have their own towel(s) - but it doesn't need to be a special design/style.

I disagree with FAQ. My DDs were all too small for the hoods and it covered their whole apparently they suit no-one!

BikeRunSki Tue 30-Jun-09 21:20:40

I bought loads. DS was too big for them by about 6 months, and prefers bigger, thick normal towels.

FAQinglovely Tue 30-Jun-09 21:21:16

no I don't mean the hood part - I don't think I even bothered with that with the ones I was given for DS2 and 3. Just the size of them is so minute grin

Meglet Tue 30-Jun-09 21:21:37

don't buy any. you will most likely get a couple as gifts which are handy when the baby is small.

Pingpong Tue 30-Jun-09 21:22:22

I bought 2 and was given a further 2. I only stopped using them for DD when she turned 1. they are quite thin but they dry quickly. We go swimming twice a week so lots of laundry.
I found them useful but obviously everyone is different.

feedthegoat Tue 30-Jun-09 21:26:30

I only have one hooded towel that was any good. It was from M&S and is much larger than the traditional baby ones with a seperate hood on the back (complete with ears!). It is also nice quality and ds still uses it at 3.

However the little sguare ones aren't much use for long as others have said.

Why should babies have their own towels?

IkeaHighchair Tue 30-Jun-09 21:34:10

Risk of infection i believe.

I don't know what the actual level of risk is but I thoughht it was nice for my DCs to have their own twels which hadn't been anywhere near DPs willy or my fanjo.

Perhaps I am odd though?

FAQinglovely Tue 30-Jun-09 21:53:17

Ikea - I presume you wash the towels after they've been near your DH's willy or your fanjo grin - incase what's wrong 'em

IkeaHighchair Tue 30-Jun-09 21:56:28

Yeah but not at hot enough wash to kill bugs.

Not that i actaully think there are any bugs on DPs fanjo that shouldn't actually be there.

OK, OK, Ok ....I read it in a baby book...and I did it. But I think it is nice for baby to have segregated towels. But then I wouldn't even share a bath with my DDs when I had my AF...I guess you can just call me wierd.

ImOverHere Tue 30-Jun-09 21:56:55

Funny I should read this thread, I bathed DS this morning and thought how bloody useless the baby towels were that I'd bought for him! You'd think I'd know better cause he is my 2nd dc and I made the same mistake then!

ANy suggestions as to waht you can do with them? Was thinking floor cloths.

SingingBear Tue 30-Jun-09 21:59:55

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