“ Brand: Ikea / Misc House Type: Towel „
I love hooded towels. Hope, nearly 4, still uses hers sometimes and it makes me a little sad to think that she is now getting too big for them but we use them all the time for her little brother. I hadn't heard of them before I Had children and now I realise how useful they are and a good invention as well as being ever so cute!
You can buy them in all different places in different styles. We got bought a couple from IKEA when our baby was born, I hadn't even realised you could buy them from there.
It is basically a bath towel which has a little hood in one of it's corners so that your baby can be as warm as possible when you are drying them. The one we have from Ikea is similar to the one in the picture but is a bear with little ears on the hood and has little paws.
Size wise it's very similar to a hand towel but is square. This is a really good size for a baby, it wraps around our baby really well and as I said is still big enough for my 4 year old but is starting to get too big! For a baby you can completely wrap them in it and snuggle them. The hood is big so will flop over their faces at first until they grow into it but this means that it will fit for much longer.
It is very soft to touch especially if you tumble dry it. It is really gentle against their skin. Before we used it we washed it as we know that it's hard to dry with a towel that's not been washed. It washed well and didn't bobble up and then worked really well at drying. We tend to lie the towel on the floor and then lift our baby out, lie him into it and wrap the towel round him with the hood over his head.
The hood helps to keep him warm and also speeds up the process of drying his hair. It looks really cute him having a hood on and the little ears make him look like a little bear. At first the hood annoyed him as it would fall over his eyes but now he is bigger it doesn't bother him and he fits it much better than he did.
It has been washed many times and still remains in really good condition so is very good quality. It has bobbled up at all and has kept it's shape.
I am really pleased with this gift and think we will get lots more use out of it yet so it was a very practical yet cute present.
Both of my children do not like bathtime, I don't know why because I do try to make it as fun as possible with bubbles and toys and I thought these fun towels from Ikea would be a nice idea too. The towels are great but we still have tears at bath time although they do like wearing their towels afterwards!
These bath towels are very cute and made just for kids which I think is important for them to have their own items which makes them feel important and grown up. I think its so much nicer for them to have a towel of their own rather than just one of mum and dads. I had towels with a hood for them when they were first born and loved how functional it was but was having trouble finding bigger towels for toddler sizes with hoods when we spotted these in Ikea.
There were various different styles and colours on offer but I decided to go with the green ones as they were a bit more exciting than plain white ones. This is different from the picture Ikea have provided but then the title of the review is simply for an Ikea childrens hooded towel which this is. The green one has a little face on it with a big red nose and cute blue ears that pop out from the towel on either side. To me he looks like a cute little monster, perfect for my little monsters. The hood fits well over my little ones heads and I love the fact that it has a hood as this is a great way of drying hair without actually rubbing it which is hard to do when you have a wiggly baby. The designer of the towel says this about it, ""With the BARNSLIG series I wanted to make children happy, as well as stimulate their imagination and creativity. I believe colours have a positive effect on us; that's why I based the entire series on colours and contrasts. And I wasn't interested in capturing reality as it is, but as it might look like in a child's imagination. Everything doesn't have to be so perfect in their world - it's okay if something is a little crooked, or someone has big feet or a cute, round belly. The imperfect is just what's charming and lovable. Designer Eva Lundgreen"
The rest of the towel is quite big and wide so you can really wrap your little on all the way around with this towel. I love this as its my favourite thing to do when they get out of the bath, wrap them up all lovely and snuggly and give them a big cuddle for a few moments, yes, I get a bit wet but oh well, its worth it. The towel has a little hook at the top of it so you can hang it up if you want to but I find the beauty of towels with a hood is that you can hook the hood over your door handle and the towel dries nicely and does not smell when you go to use it again the next time.
Each towel cost us £7 and they have been a nice addition to our bathroom routine.
I bought this towel when my daughter grew out of baby hooded towels. We already had one hooded towel, a Tesco one, which she liked, but I thought another would be handy. She was about 2, and she's quite short.
The design of the towel is very practical. It's white and beige to look like a rabbit, and is a basic rectangle with a hole cut for the head, then a snap on hood with rabbit ears and snaps down the side to make a poncho shape. There are also little paw shaped pockets to keep the child's hands warm.
Like everything from Ikea it washes well and has retained it's shape well over the year or so we've had it. It's not the softest towel we have, but it hasn't become rough despite repeated tumble drying. Now that my daughter is 3 it's a much better fit for her, although it is still long, it will fit for a while yet.
The main problem is that my daughter hates it! Maybe because of the muted colour scheme, or the fact that other towels aimed at her age range are softer, almost velvety, and this is more like an adult towel. In any case, although she's grown resigned to using it, she would rather use a different towel - any other towel - and it did take a few goes before she'd submit to wearing it, even with the hood unpopped.
When my boys were babies I had quite a few hooded towels for them and found them a fantastic purchase. There is nothing you want more to have your little one fully cuddled up in their towel after they have had a bath. But as with most things your little one grows out of it quickly and there comes a point when the baby hooded towel no longer covers them enough. I still wanted to be able to wrap them all up after a bath keeping them nice and warm with a hooded towel so the search for one began. Finding a large hooded towel was a little difficult and I found they were a little pricey too.
After much searching I came across a rather cute looking hooded towel in Ikea. The towel is one you slide over your child's head a bit like a poncho. The towel is mainly white with a few light brown patches in places. It has a hood that can be removed by press studs. The hood has a rabbits face on it with some floppy brown ears attached to it. The body of the towel has some brown paws on the front which are like little pockets for your child to keep their hands warm. Down both sides are two press studs so you can remove the towel with ease if needed.
This towel is made from one hundred percent cotton and has a nice soft feel to it, something you want for any young child. It does have an age recommendation of twenty four months plus but I have been using this on my youngest son since he was sixteen months and could stand up and walk. It is machine washable to sixty degrees. I have found the towel washes well and isn't left with bobbles after many, many washes. It still looks in great condition. It can also be tumble dried but unfortunately for me I don't have this option! The length of the towel when it is on your child is 65cms. I have one each for my son's and my three and a half year old still has one. Of course it is a quite a bit shorter on him but it comes past his knees so cover him well.
When I first bought these towels I did wonder if they would be practical for drying my boys, as I like I said they have a bit of a poncho style to them with the towel going over their head rather than wrapped round them. But they are fine my boys are happier stay wrapped in their towels for longer which is great when I bath them on my own and they both decide to get out at the same time! I lift them out the bath put their towel over them give them a quick rub and let them wander off. As it goes over their head and is held together with the press studs I don't have to worry they will trip over it or it hangs off leaving them cold. Instead I have two rabbits hopping around the living room! I really like the towels and find them very practical of course if your child isn't stand and walking themselves they maybe would be more hindrance then use.
As for both my sons who are aged 22 months and three and a half years, love them to bits. It certainly adds a bit of fun to bath time for them and they aren't as inclined to kick up a fuss when I tell them it's time to get out. My eldest son says he prefers his rabbit towel to a towel like daddy as it doesn't fall off when he walks around and he likes hopping around like a rabbit.
I am not sure if this is just an Ikea design or whether you can buy something similar from other shops but it will cost you just over £8 which for us has been a bargain. I really like Ikea for fun yet practical things; my only problem is the drive to our nearest Ikea is an hour and half.
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Size: 1400mm (w) x 870mm (h)