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Towel for a newborn – Which one is better?

We tell in the article how to make the right choice and what to do so that the textiles are always soft.

How is a baby towel different from an adult’s?

The softness of children’s textiles is a guarantee that bathing will be a pleasure, but not only. If you gently and gently remove moisture from the delicate baby’s skin, he will sleep much calmer. We will analyze all the components of a soft texture below, but let’s figure out how much and why a newborn needs a towel.

The child needs his own separate set of towels for:

  • bathing;
  • washing;
  • Washing;
  • hand

Tip: in order not to confuse a towel for an adult and a child, order personalized embroidery on the border.

Material selection

A towel for newborns should:

  • absorb moisture;
  • transmittance;
  • And most importantly – be soft and pleasant to the skin.

A few years ago, there was no alternative to cotton. This natural raw material meets all requirements, is affordable, and is still very common. But there were others:

  • Bamboo;
  • Tencel;
  • Microfiber.

Bamboo is a natural, environmentally friendly raw material. Due to its porous texture, it absorbs better than cotton and is softer but thinner.

Tencel is produced under industrial conditions from eucalyptus shavings. Tencel towel is unique – very soft, silky, and perfectly absorbent. Disadvantages – expensive and thin, wipes off very quickly.

Microfiber is a soft synthetic fabric that absorbs moisture well. Disadvantages – in summer it can be hot.

From all types of raw materials, you can make any texture of a towel:

  • smooth;
  • waffle;
  • Terry.

Most often, terry cloth is used for sewing towels for a baby.

Shape and size

There is no towel for an adult and a child in shape – these are rectangles. The exception is products for bathing, and we will talk about them below. There are no differences in size either.

That is, textiles for children can be chosen in the adult department if you know a few nuances. The first concerns color and prints. Choose soft-colored towels for children, preferably plain. The applied prints are an additional dye, and many parents are afraid of allergies that an additional dye can cause in children.

And one more nuance – before buying, be sure to smell the towel. High-quality textiles do not smell of anything, and if there is a sharp, unpleasant odor (not even a big one), do not buy. Even if the seller will assure you that everything will fade after washing, it’s most likely a bad dye. And this is not only an unpleasant smell but also the likelihood of skin rashes.


You can often see how children’s textiles are decorated with embroidery, appliqués, rhinestones, and curly buttons. But think about this.

  • The embroidery is dense, even covered with fabric from the inside;
  • Appliqué with hard edges;
  • Rhinestones for children under three years of age are generally contraindicated.

Conclusion. The safest things for newborns are simple, plain, and unadorned.

Bath towels for newborns

This is a special kind of textile. Be sure to add it to the list of necessary purchases for the baby, along with diapers and vests!

Terry’s cloth is not rectangular but square. One corner is stitched to form a hood. This is very convenient: you can not wipe the child at all, but put it on a towel, put on a corner cap, wrap it in opposite directions, gently and delicately remove moisture from the skin and take it out of the bathroom. Such towels are called – corners for bathing.

Features of care

But even if you bought soft textiles, if not properly cared for, after a while, it can become hard.

The reason for everything is hard water, which in our country covers 3/4 of the territory. The detergent is poorly soluble in it, and the villi of terry textile become heavier, stiffer, stick together, or stick to the base. Therefore, water must be softened – put filters or add a special softening agent.

But that’s not all.

  • Use mild detergents;
  • Rinse with a special conditioner containing silicone or vinegar;
  • Take things off when they are almost dry, and if there are, dry them in a dryer.