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      06.08.2012 22:40
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      A lovely towel for newborn

      I was bought a variety of baby things when I had my baby boy and one of these things were these mothercare bath towel. I was bought the plain white ones and consisted of a pack of two. The towels themselves are smaller then a usual bath towel and the corner of it makes up the hood this is lined inside. They are also really soft and quite thick which was really nice. I found them to be perfect when bathing my son as a baby as it meant straight out of the bath I could put him in the towel. The hood covered his head and the rest wrapped around his body so it kept him snug and stopped him from getting cold. I was pleased that the towels were thick as this meant they were really absorbent and so dried my son quickly. My son looked really comfortable when wrapped all in it. I have since used them for my baby daughter was born and even though I have owned the towels for over two years they still look just as good as new so I am really pleased with how well they have washed. The only problem with them I would find is that by the time both my babies were 6-7 months old the towels were too small to wrap around them as snuggly as they had once done and so they have now had to use our normal bath towels. Overall though they are really good quality towels and I would recommend them.

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        25.06.2012 22:56
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        Lovely towels from Mothercare.

        ~ Mothercare Cuddle 'N' Dry Hooded Towels ~ I originally purchased a packet of these towels when I was expecting my second child eight years ago and I am very pleased to say that they are still in perfect condition now. I have a fair range of towels so the baby towels we do have here have only been used when my children were babies and as I have a 10 month old they are currently being used again. As I have already stated I bought these eight years ago yet from checking the Mothercare website I can see that very little has changed. I bought the blue set. This consists of one white towel, one pale blue towel and a darker blue towel. The only difference I can see is that the white towel is now is now edged with a blue border whereas the one I have is edged in white. They are availble in blue as above, pink which consists of a white, pale pink and slightly darker pink towels, and also multi which consists of white, green and lemon. They are also available to buy in a pack of two, these are simply plain white. I saw that on the Mothercare site these towels had been rated with a low one star out of five which I find quite shocking to be honest. They have been described as being poor quality and rough yet I didn't find this the case with mine. I remember buying them and of course washing them in Fairy non-bio and Fairy softener and I found them to be really soft. I put them away with the rest of the baby stuff and was happy to use them when my son was born. I have used them subsequently for two more of my children and I think the quality is fantastic. Baring in mind the amount of use these have had they show very little in signs of wear, they are not as fluffy as they once were but they are still quite thick and very soft. The towels are a nice size with them being 70 x 70cm and the hood is double layered. The hood makes up one corner of the square towel. My mum also purchased these towel in the Multi colour way and I have found these to be of the exact same quality as the ones I had previously bought. The white and green have a simple colour co-ordinated edge yet the lemon one has a cute teddy bear edged border. I find these towels to be excellent for bathing babies, especially when they are really small. Getting baby out of the warm bath and straight into the towel keeps them nice and warm, with the hood being there to pop over their head it ensures that baby is kept snug the whole time. I wash these on a 60degree wash along with Ariel and fabric softener. I either line dry them (weather permitting) or simply pop them in the tumble dryer. I have also previously washed them with Fairy non-bio. The colours are still as bright as they were when bought new and as the blue set has seen much more use this is something I am very pleased about. They have stayed nice and soft, they cover my little one very easily and comfortably. The three packs of towels can be purchased in Mothercare stores and also online at www.mothercare.com and are priced at £12.99, however Mothercare currently have a sale and they can be purchased for £9.99. The two pack of white towels costs £8.99. The towels are 100% cotton. Thanks for reading :o) x

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          02.07.2011 21:12
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          Kepp your little on warm after their bath

          I recieved one of these towels as part of a matching bath set from Mothercare. I have since bought another 3. The towels come in a variety of colours you can have white, pink, blue or pastels which cost £12.99 for a pack of three or you can also get themed ones such as Humphrey's corner or Winnie the Pooh these ones cost £14.99 for one and also include a wash mitt. I have all Winnie the Pooh ones as this is the theme for my daughters bedroom. The towel itself is made of 100% cotton. On the hood of the towel is an embroidered Winnie the Pooh, the sides of the towel are embroidered in the same colours as the main picture. The hood of the towel has a jersey lining. It is suitable for use from birth onwards. The towel was pretty flat after coming out of the packet so it is recommended that you wash before first use. After washing mine I tumble dried it as I do with all of my towels, this made the towel really soft and fuffy. The towel is larger than other baby towels I have. I covers my changing mat completely and when I take my daughter out of the bath I can wrap her up from both sides and fold the bottom up. The towel has a hood which you can place over you baby's head to keep them warm but it also has the bonus of drying their hair too. This is great for me as my daughter has so much hair and has done since she was born! The towel is nice and thick too so it keeps her warm while I am drying her. In fact after a cuddle in this towel my daughter is often dry without any rubbing. The towels wash really well too. I haven't noticed any shrinkage and they still feel soft and fluffy after 4 months of daily use. I would recommend these to all parents they are nicer than traditional towels and you can buy different ones to suit your nursery decor.

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          27.06.2011 20:58
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          Recommended for a newborn.

          I received a set of Mothercare Cuddle 'n' Dry Hooded Towels from a friend when I had my son. There were three towels within the pack and the packaging told me that this was the "Blue" set - therefore, as tradition seems to dictate, customary for little boys. I am aware that there is also a "Pink" set which I would assume is more popular among those with little girls. In the Blue set, there were three towels, one of which was a nice clean white, one of which was a soft baby blue, and the remaining towel was a darker silvery blue colour. There is blue ribbing around the edges of the towels which are a nice touch and, I guess, stop the towels from fraying. My favourite was, and still remains, the baby blue one. I know that colours should not be particularly important when you're talking about baby towels, but I'm sure many of you can identify that when you have a new baby, you want everything to look baby-fied and perfect - and I'm a sucker for that. The towels are essentially a towel for babies who have ASBO's. What I mean to say is that this towel has a hoodie and so the baby can be wrapped in the towel and the hood can be over the baby's head. As baby's have a large head in comparison to the rest of their body, they loose a lot of their heat from the top of their head and so its important to get it dry and ideally covered after you take your baby out of the bath. Obviously you can do this with a normal towel, but having the hood encompassed in the towel makes it easier and neater. This towel is a decent size for a new baby, I found once my baby got to be about six months old, it really could have done with being just a little bit bigger and so I tended to stop using it at this point. The towels are made of 100% cotton and, particularly in the first few months of use, feel nice and soft and fluffy. However, after many washes and much use they do loose their fluffiness and feel less soft. I wouldn't say that the towels start to feel rough as such, but they just loose that softness that was so noticeable at first. The towels are, as others have said, quite thin but I really haven't encountered this to be a negative thing because it still kept my son nice and warm and so it was obviously thick enough. I actually thought it was nicer to snuggle into him when he was in a towel which wasn't that thick because I liked to be able to feel his body snuggling into me after his bath and you sometimes loose this with a thicker towel. The towel was absorbent and dried my son's skin well. I did not seem abrasive and left my son's skin feeling baby soft. Certainly my son was perfectly content to stay wrapped up in the towel for fifteen minutes or so after each bath - and having that "down" time immediately before bed-time was absolutely perfect. The towels washed well on a 60 degree wash cycle but, as I said earlier, after a few months of use and washing they did loose some of their softness and therefore their appeal. I certainly would have expected them to remain top quality for a little longer as they came from Mothercare. A pack of three of these Mothercare Cuddle and Dry Bath Hooded Towels currently costs £9.99 from Mothercare - which is just £3.33 each and that seems like a decent price although about standard for a product like this. I would recommend these towels but just be aware that their quality may fall a little after those first few months.

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            22.05.2011 14:54
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            decent baby towel

            I stocked up on baby towels when pregnant and also received a number as gifts - several were these cuddle and dry bathrobes from mothercare. They come in a variety of designs and colours, I received both unisex cream/white ones and blue ones for my baby boy. The design features a 'hood' as shown in the dooyoo picture, which fits snuggly on baby's head - a handy feature after a hair wash! The towelling material that these bathrobes are made of is soft to the touch. It is not overly fluffy either which is good as you don't want to leave fluff on baby's skin. They wash up well and do not fade, however I have found that, as with most towels, they do go a little hard after washing (more to do with how they are washed/dried than the towels themselves). They are a decent size for a newborn baby - fully wrapping around their body to keep them snuggly warm after a bath. However, as the baby grows (which happens very quickly!) the towel is no longer big enough to wrap them in fully, so baby outgrows it very quickly. It is very absorbent though and leaves baby's skin dry without the need for too much rubbing - which is a good feature as it doesn't irritate their sensitive skin. As I received these as a gift I am unsure of the price, but I would say that these are a nice gift to receive. We have certainly got a lot of photos of our son in the 'hood' when it still fitted him. They are functional and good for very young babies but I wouldn't buy too many as it is not long before your baby will require a larger sized towel.

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              27.01.2011 21:48
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              One to avoid

              I'm a big fan of a regular bed and bath-time routine so my three boys have always had an evening bath as part of the wind down in preparation for bed. One of the items that I've found to be essential, and have continued to use long past the baby stage, is a simple hooded towel. These are basically a towel with a large pocket attached to one of the corners which is designed to fit snugly over a little one's head, helping them to remain warm when getting dried. These are mainly intended for little babies but my three year old still uses one even now after having his hair washed, as he hates having cold wet hair. I find these are a practical item but also look cute too! Over the years, I've acquired quite a collection of different sets of hooded towels from various brands and shops. The Mothercare hooded towels, currently known as 'Cuddle 'N' Dry' hooded towels, generally come in a pack of three for around £13 per set and are available in a range of colours so they can be purchased in fairly neutral shades if baby's sex isn't known or more traditional girly or boy colours. Mine are all white with a fairly nondescript pattern of some sort on the hood but, as these are merely a practical little item solely for bath time, I don't find the appearance particularly important. There are some features that I do find crucial in a product designed to keep babies, infants and, in my case, pre-schoolers, snug and dry. I like these types of towels to be soft, thick, absorbent and large enough to comfortably wrap around a tiny baby or for an older child to pull around them a little. I would expect a product with the Mothercare branding to meet or even exceed these basic expectations but, sadly, these don't really live up to the name or the price. Firstly, I found that the towelling is incredibly thin - much thinner than an normal towel. This is not typical of these kinds of hooded baby towels at all, as every other brand that I own is fairly thick and quite soft (even the 'cheaper' brands from discount shops!) As well as being very thin, the towelling is not very soft and I would be reluctant to use these on a newborn for drying their delicate skin as, after machine washing, the towelling feels quite stiff and rough once it dries. Due to the thin fabric and it's stiffness, these aren't particularly absorbent at all and really don't dry particularly well either. The other issue is that these are much smaller than other brands and certainly not large enough to comfortably and snuggly wrap up a wriggly little baby (much less offer much in the way of warmth or protection to a toddler.) In all honesty, I find these to be the poorest quality of the many brands of hooded towels I've used, and probably the most expensive too. I don't even use these for their primary purpose as a hooded towel anymore - I actually only use them underneath my naked baby whilst I'm drying him (with a decent quality towel), in case of any accidents from his nether regions! I think that image should speak volumes as my little one's actions on these give a fairly accurate summary of my opinion on their quality and suitability for the job in hand! I generally find Mothercare branded products to be of a decent quality and they usually justify the slightly higher price tag but these hooded towels certainly let the brand down. I still love hooded towels and I will probably still be using them on my youngest son when he's three years old too but it certainly won't be the Mothercare set!

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                05.12.2010 21:35
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                A great design just not great quality

                Being a first time mum I was unsure as to what I needed and what would actually be used as I was quite aware that certain items are bought and never used as I had witnessed many of my friends who had children before me warned me of what was needed and what was not. The fact that there are so many types of items available now I can understand why people buy items which may seem ideal but are actually not needed. One item I was bought by a friend of mine (who doesn't have children) was a pack of three cuddle 'n' dry towels in shades of pastel pink from Mothercare. At the time I thought they were a lovely gift and no doubt would get a lot of use that was until my daughter outgrew them. Before my daughter was born I washed them along with her vests and babygrows in preparation and the first thing I noticed was that they are incredibly thin. Now the cuddle 'n' dry towels are essentially a small square towel with a hood at one corner as it is incredibly important to keep the baby's head after bathtime. Even though they are 100% cotton they felt incredibly thin but at least they were soft. I was also surprised at the size as they are not that big. Now I am actually using these hooded towels I can't say that I am incredibly impressed. Although the hood comes in very useful to keep her head warm the actual towel itself is pretty useless. As it is incredibly thin they absorb all the water and end up quite wet and I find myself having to use a large towel instead which seems to withstand the bath water far better - fortunately all my clothes and towels are washed in Fairy and tend to be tumble dried for the last 5 minutes so they soften up. Also the size of the hooded towels is really on the small size. Now my daughter is only 6lb 8oz (she is 5 weeks) and doesn't have an ounce of fat on her and they only just about go around her....just. I can't really wrap her up in these towels and because they get so wet and I just resort to using a normal towel which proves to work far better than these hooded towels. Even though these hooded towels are incredibly cute (the pink pastel variety also has a white towel with pink binding) they are pretty useless apart from the hood. A standard towel is just as good for any baby and they are far more effective as they get your baby drier. My daughter is only 5 weeks old and these towels have already been put away in the airing cupboard as I don't really intend to use them again but I have found that they make great light weight blankets as they are not that thick. They do however wash well but I do think mine have slightly shrunk even on a cool wash! The Cuddle 'n' Dry Hooded Towels are only available from Mothercare and come in pink, blue and cream. They come in packs of 3 and currently cost £11.99. Overall, a cute product and something I would use if they were slightly bigger and were thicker but I certainly wouldn't go out and buy these myself as they are actually quite impractical not one of Mothercare's best products but it was a lovely gift to receive from a friend but I will be sticking to normal towels!

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                  11.11.2010 15:27
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                  Look so cute

                  I bought these towels for my newborn and paid about £12 for them. They come in a pack of three and come in a couple of different colours. I have them in blue and they are three different blues, a light blue a medium blue and a darker blue. I think they are a good price for three as they last well and are a nice size. I was able to use mine until my son turned 1 and he looked a little big for them but until then they were great and wrapped around him really well. What I really like about them is that they have the cutest little hoods on them so they are perfect to use when taking your baby out of the bath as it keeps their head nice and warm and they look lovely and snuggly. These towels are lovely and soft so feel nice against my baby's skin. They dried my baby's skin well and never felt harsh or rough even after they had been washed a lot. The colours have also not faded at all. Another good thing about them is that they wash really well. Mine got a lot of use and were always being washed constantly but they still look in perfect condition and I will definately be able to use them again with my next baby as they still look like new.

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                  12.10.2010 20:53
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                  A good idea but the quality was poor

                  I Thought these towels were brilliant when I first seen them shopping for my first bay.They cost me £7.99 for a pack of two white towels they looked so cute and adorable.I packed one in my hospital bag ready for giving Connor his first bath. The towel its self is square shape they are medium size which is one of the problems but more about that in a minute. At the top of the towel is a little pouch so that you can lay the baby on the towel and put there head in the little pouch which is double thick as it is important to keep baby's head warm. You can then wrap baby up in the rest of the towel and dry them before getting them dressed. The material itself is not to thin but at the same time I do not think it is up to normal mother care standard as I'm usually very pleased with the quality. It says to tumble dry to make them warm and fluffy but to be honest once there washed and tumble dried they seem of even worse quality and I was very disappointed.The towel itself does work ok it dries baby sufficiently and fast like needed but the extra thickness would give me better piece of mind that little one is snug and warm. This is the idea I was given from the marketing on the packet. Also The size of the towel was a little disappointing. Connor was not a big baby when born only 7 lbs 3 oz yet after 3 weeks he was too big for the towel with his head in the pouch it could not fully cover him. I know it sounds as if there are all negatives in my review but I do think it is a wonderful idea to keep baby warm at bath time but my experiences with these Mothercare towels were very off putting. I usually love Mothercare as the value of there products are good but I'm afraid I would never recommend these towels.

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                    11.10.2010 10:23
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                    I have to say that babies in cuddle robes is just one of the cutest sights ever! I was bought a pack of cuddle robes from Mothercare as part of my baby hamper when I was going off on maternity leave and I was delighted as that was something I was definately planning on buying. Cuddle robes are a really good way of drying your baby after they have had a bath, you simply wrap them in it straightaway and can then dry. A cuddle robe is basically a square piece of towelling fabric with a hood on one of the corners in which you put over the baby's head and then wrap them up nice and snug. It is much easier using one of these than wrapping them up in a normal towel as it is important to keep their head warm too and this can be tricky with a standard towel! Add to this that they look super cute after their bath when they have the little hood up, one of my favourite pictures of my daughter is when she is all cosy in her little robe! You can pick up a pack of three cuddle robes from Mothercare for £11.99 and there are various choices of colours - white, lemon, pastel pink and mint green (if I remember rightly I "think" there was a pastel blue also). The cuddle robes are suitable from birth and I found don't last all that long as once your baby is growing they are soon too big for these unfortunately. Each robe is 70cm x 70cm and is made out of 100% cotton - it is important to note that as with any cotton product there may be up to 10% shrinkage in the first wash and that is what I found! I was slightly disappointed with the cuddle robes which was a real shock considering they were from Mothercare which is known for the quality of their baby products, the towelling is really quite thin and not very absorbant at all which really defeats the object of a towel! I also found that after the wash, along with the shrinking it came out a little tatty looking. For some reason, only one of the three robes had some fancy edging on it whereas the other two were plain. I feel they all should have had some edging on to make them all the same standard because the two without frayed somewhat at the edges after washing. All in all I can't recommend these cuddle robes which is a real shame and for that reason I can only give them two out of five Dooyoo stars. Thank you for reading my review :)

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                      14.09.2010 00:12
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                      A disappointing product from Mothercare; much better alternatives are available

                      Cuddle robes are a great way of drying your baby after baths. They are essentially squares of towelling fabric with one of the corners having a 'hood' on it. This means you can put this over your child's head whilst you dry their body, meaning that they retain more heat (and look really cute!). A pack of three of these cuddle and dry robes were given to us shortly after the birth of Baby Frank. They were bought from Mothercare for £12, and in the pack was a white robe edged with a pink teddy bear border, a pale pink robe and a darker pink robe. They are also available in packs of blue or neutral colours. We already had bought a couple of cuddle and dry robes from a cheap online store on ebay for around £5 each, so I was interested to see how these robes would compare. I thought that, being Mothercare, they would probably be much better. I was wrong! First of all, I was disappointed that only one of the Mothercare robes had edging on it. This, I realised, has the practical purpose of helping the towel keep its shape, especially around the hood, as well as looking really good. After washing the Mothercare towels, I have been disappointed that the hoods have become a bit warped on the two robes without the edging. Secondly, the towelling fabric on the Mothercare robes is of an inferior quality to the other robes we have used. It is even inferior to a free cuddle and dry robe that we received with some Simple baby bath products. The towel is thin and the pile is sparse, and therefore not very absorbant. All in all, these towels have been a huge disappointment, and not of the quality I would expect from Mothercare. They already look tatty even though I have only used each one a couple of times. Three towels in a pack is not necessary, and we manage fine with just the two robes we bought previously. Therefore I think that Mothercare would have been better off making this a pack of two for £12 and investing the extra money in actually making a decent product.

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                        18.08.2010 10:28
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                        SO GORGEOUS.

                        I begin this review by stating that these cuddle and dry bath robes are the most cutest products. They are not only effective in drying baby, they also turn your baby from super cute into off the radar cute!! I first used these mothercare cuddle and dry bath robes when I had my first baby. I had never seen them before and thought they were a simple yet genius idea. Basically it is a soft small towel with a hood. Thhus allowing you to wrap baby in the towel and slip the hood up to keep baby warm. I love the way that these towels allow you to cuddle baby up quite tightly in this towel allowing you to have a better grip of a somewhat wriggly and wet child. My daughter was never particularly impressed with bath time. She would scream the house down. However, she always found great warmth and comfort in these bath robes. She seemed to get great pleasure in being wrapped up in this robe, especially when I placed the hood up. She would stop crying and usually fall asleep. I love these bath robes as not only are they great quality but they also come in a vast range of colours and designs. There is something to suit everyones tastes from plain and simple to loud and colourful. All bath robes are around £5 which I believe is very good value for money. The robes are great quality. They are soft and gentle unyet they are really excellent and absorbent. I also find that they are excellent at retaining their quality when being washed. They always came up like new. I did notice though, that the more colourful varieties did tend to fade after a few washes. These towels are also great when taking baby swimming. I found it much easier to dry and change baby when using one of these towels as it is so much easier to handle baby when wrapped in one of these robes. Also I found I felt much more reasured that baby was warm and comfortable in the cool changing room. The thickness of these towels is not particualrly great. But saying that they do tend to maintain a great amount of heat which allows baby to remain at a comfortable temperature. The towel itself is easy and soft to wipe baby. Not rough or coarse. It has great absorbancy and offers quick drying with the minimum of fuss. The only thing I would say regarding these robes is that they are quite small. I had a great deal of use out of mine, as both my babies were premature. But if you have a larger baby, I am not sure you will have much use out of these robes. I have also noted that they only have one size and I certainly think it would be more beneficial to have a larger size available. After I had used these bath robes, I wouldn't use a normal shaped towel on my baby. I just found the usefulness of these robes so wonderful. I also loved the closeness it offered me and baby. It is very good at maintaining that bond between mum and baby as you are able to cradle baby tight when drying.

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                          05.11.2009 20:31
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                          When my daughter was tiny , I was gifted with a few of thee. Essentially, they are small child sized towels, with one corner folden over to make a hood - and to use, you simply pop the hood on baby's head, and wrap the rest of the towel around the child rather like a dressing gown, getting them warm and snugly wrapped up quickly, and ready to carry . Now, we all know that we lose most heat from our heads - and babies follow the same principle . It's important to not shock the baby by suddenly going from a warm environment to a cold one, and these robes I felt made the move from bath to bedroom much more cosy and hassle free. I found these very easy to wrap my daughter in . However, although these were wonderfully soft at first, and quite fluffy, after a few washes they seemed to become quite scratchy. Whether this was down to the way I was washing them, or to the product itself, I have no idea . Despite this, I found they were very absorbant, drying baby quickly, and once used they could simply be hung on a towel hook and would dry out very fast . A 3 pack of these is currently £11.99 on the mothercare website - however, while I think these are a nifty little invention, I think that any person handy with a needle could simply sew a corner of a towel into a hood and produce a similar product . While I was very grateful for these as gifts, I can't see myself ever choosing to buy these should I have another baby - especially as they were quite small and by the time my daughter wasa few years old, really too small to be practical . These are a great idea - the hood is useful, but they can be so easily made from any old bath towel, and in all honesty I would probably recommend making your own over buying these!

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                            15.10.2009 15:42
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                            I definitely think it was worth buying these rather than using hand towels

                            The cuddle and dry robes are baby sized square towels with an extra double thickness triangle over one corner which can be worn like a hood. The main advantage is that they are the perfect size and shape for wrapping a wet baby in and the hood is an excellent idea, particularly if, like me, you have a very hairy baby! They are soft and quite thin so dry quickly, apart from the hood, as it is thicker it takes longer. They can also be used as blankets if you run out. My son is now a big 14 months old and I am thinking about getting some different towels for him as he's getting a bit big for them and also he hates having the hood put over his head and screams and rips it off. As it is thicker than the rest of the towel it is still useful for drying his hair with though even if he won't wear it over his head. The other disadvantage is that unless you want to spend a lot of money for branded towels they come in multipacks of white, pale yellow and green and I would never choose white or yellow towels I prefer bright colours.

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                            22.06.2009 22:32
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                            id recommend these esp at the start as it makes bathtime easier

                            I got my first cuddle and dry bath robe with my mothercare Teddy Wash bath set and thought to start with it was just a gummic - we had lots of towels so why would we need one with a hood? As i then had my son and bathed him for the first time i realised how fantastic these are for newborns - he started shivering and the big normal towel kept falling off. The wrap one meant the hood fitted over his head perfectly and stopped the shivering. We actually went and bought a pack of 3 others after this as they were just so useful. However after about 6 weeks, and my baby was better at controling his temperature and i was more confident, i reverted to using normal towels as he needed the bigger size as he was growing and also he was wriggling out of the hooded part. On the whole i would highly recommend these for newborns and recommend having 4 or so of them as you sometimes need to bath 2 times a day at the start but after that i think normal towels are just as good concerning practicalities though of course they look cuter in them but it depends how much spare cash you have.

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                          • Product Details

                            Cosy towelling to dry your baby. Wraps baby up warmly after a bath.