Cozy Capes: 16 Hooded Bath Towels Mum Recommend

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Young child looking at the camera wearing a Yoda Hooded Towel

There’s something utterly heartwarming about seeing a squeaky-clean baby snuggled up in a soft hooded bath towel. These cozy essentials not only keep your little bundle warm but also make post-bath moments even more delightful.

Hooded bath towels for babies offer a snug cocoon from head to toe, shielding delicate bodies from post-bath chills. Sized perfectly for tiny humans and far more manageable than adult towels, they effortlessly streamline bath time routines.

What to look for when buying a hooded bath towel

A baby on a bed wearing the BIBS Organic Hoodie Towel

Before you decide what to buy, you need to know what you can buy and why. We’ve answered some basic questions to help you understand what’s available, and what you might need.

Is it essential: No

How much will it cost: $30 to $80

How long will you use it: 0-5 years

Would you purchase before baby arrives: Yes

Features to Consider…

Material Matters Babies’ delicate skin requires gentle care, particularly during their earliest months. Just like choosing cot sheets, prioritise soft materials that provide tender loving care to your baby’s skin.

Absorbency is Key Despite their size, babies still need towels with ample absorbency, especially if they have a mop of hair to dry. Look for fabrics that soak up every drop without needing a second towel.

Room to Grow Babies grow (and fast!), so opt for towels with plenty of room to accommodate your little ones through their early years. Additionally, consider that these towels might also serve as baby blankets or changing mat covers, so having extra length for complete coverage proves handy.

Easy Care Since your baby towel will see daily use, ensure it’s machine-washable and quick to dry, allowing for swift turnaround times.


15 Hooded Bath Towels Mums Recommend

With over 16 years of experience and a community of over 100,000 Australian mums, we’re committed to helping you find the perfect bath towel for your baby.

Below, you’ll find 15 of the best baby hooded towels recommended by the mums from the Mum’s Grapevine community, listed in no particular order.

Kiin Baby

Two babies wearing the Kiin Baby Hooded Bath Towels in Caramel and Heather

Kiin Baby Hooded Towels ($49)

Designed with adorable bear ears, these hooded towels are generously sized to accommodate your little one as they grow. Crafted from hypoallergenic bamboo, they provide gentle care for sensitive skin. We found them to be exceptionally absorbent, making drying your baby a breeze.

One happy customer left a 5-star review “This is my second purchase! Love my towel and washcloths (brought in a pack) it’s a perfect size, unlike most baby towels. The material is so soft even after washing and line drying!”

Size: 90cm x 90cm
Materials: 70% Bamboo, 30% Cotton
Washing: Hand or machine wash in cold water

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Zoe Sage

Zoe Sage hooded towels in pink bunny and grey mouse designs

Zoe Sage Baby Towel & Mitt ($49)

Choosing from this range won’t be easy, with fluffy kitty cats and sweet bunnies to pick from. Each baby towel is Earth-friendly, crafted from renewable and hypoallergenic bamboo sourced from its native origins. We had fun with the matching mitts.

“The softest, most beautiful hooded towel! I absolutely love this product!” said an online reviewer.

Size: 110cm x 65cm
Materials: 80% Bamboo, 20% Cotton
Washing: Machine wash in cold water; warm tumble dry

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Two babies wearing a Leander hooded bath towel

Leander Hooded Towels ($64.95)

Snuggle your little one in the comfort of a Leander hooded towel! Designed to be gentle on delicate skin, the hood keeps little ears warm as toast and the towel secure, making it perfect for bathtime adventures.

Size: 80cm x 80cm
Materials: 100% organic cotton
Washing: Machine washable at 40°C, can be tumble-dried

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Two children wearing Trixie Hooded towels in Mr. Fox and Mr. Lion

TRIXIE Hooded Towels ($59.95)

Spoil your little one with these charming hooded towels, made from luxuriously soft terry cloth. Each one brings a hint of animal fun to bathtime. Crafted with 100% organic cotton, these snug companions provide gentle cuddles and didn’t irritate our baby’s delicate skin.

Size: 75cm x 75cm
Materials: 100% organic cotton terry
Washing Instructions: Machine washable at 30°

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Little Turtle Baby

Two young babies wearing Little Turtle Baby hoodies

Little Turtle Baby Hooded Towel ($42.50)

Soft, absorbent, and generously sized, Little Turtle Baby Hooded Towels are ideal for bath time and drying off after a swim. Featuring matching cotton jersey patterns on the hood and back of the towel, it can also double as a change mat. Plus, the convenient hanging hook was a bonus.

Size: 80cm x 80cm
Materials: 100% cotton terry & cotton jersey
Washing: Cold machine wash

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Young child wearing BIBS Kanagroo organic hooded towel after a bath

BIBS Organic Hoodie Towel ($59.95)

Made from premium cotton terry for the ultimate cuddle experience, the BIBS hoodie towel offers extra thickness for warmth and softness, ideal for post-bath cuddles and playtime. The button closure was easy to use and everyone loved how adorable the kangaroo ears are.

Size: 65cm x 65cm
Materials: 100% organic OEKO-TEX certified cotton terry
Washing: Machine washable at 40° and tumble dry

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Pottery Barn

A baby wearing the Winnie the Pooh Pottery Barn Bath Wrap

Pottery Barn Kids Bath Wraps (from $49)

Whether your little one adores giraffes, hippos, Winnie the Pooh, or Baby Yoda, there’s a character in this towel range to match every personality. Each plush, fluffy towel is crafted from pure cotton and adorned with character appliqués that bring them to life.

Size: 79cm x 76cm
Materials: Cotton velour & terry towelling
Washing: Warm machine wash and tumble dry

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Nobodinoz Baby Bath Cape hanging on a bathroom wall

Nobodinoz Baby Bath Capes ($54.95)

Wrap your little one in luxury after bath time with these adorable ‘So Cute’ bath capes! Extra-soft, absorbent, and incredibly comfortable, they are the perfect post-bath essential for your baby. Plus, the cute pom-pom adds a delightful touch!

Size: 73cm x 73cm
Materials: Organic cotton terry towel
Washing: Warm machine wash and tumble dry

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Two babies wearing the Susukoshi Baby Hooded Towels

Susukoshi Baby Hooded Towels ($55.95)

Crafted from bamboo cotton, the Susukoshi baby hooded towel is ultra-soft, absorbent and hypoallergenic. Perfect for cuddles after baths or on the go, they come in natural tones and last up to toddler age making them both timeless and durable.

Size: 90cm x 90cm
Materials: 70% Bamboo 30% Cotton
Washing: Cold machine wash and tumble dry

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Milkmaid Mumma

A toddler wearing the Botanical Personalised Baby Hooded Towels from Milkmaid Mumma

Milkmaid Mumma Personalised Towels ($49)

Super soft and highly these towels are gentle on baby’s skin with a charming hood and cotton binding detail. With the promise of cosy comfort and cherished memories, personalise the towel with your little one’s name across the hood.

Size: 90cm x 90cm
Materials: 70% Bamboo 30% Cotton
Washing: Cold machine wash and tumble dry

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Know a hooded bath towel we should add to our list? Contact us and let us know, we’ve been collating Australia’s best baby products into shortlists for over 16 years and we’re always happy to support new brands and businesses.

16 of the Best Hooded Bath Towels for Babies

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