(Closed) Mommies: How many towels for baby?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d keep the 5 towels.  I didn’t bathe LO every single day in the beginning, but now I do a bath just about every night as part of our bedtime routine.  It’s not outside the realm of possibility that the baby may pee or poop on the towel after the bath, so assume that you might need one towel per day, just to be on the safe side.

Also, I use more washcloths than I thought I would.  One for the face, one for the body, and a small stack on the changing table to use after the baby wipe to make sure LO’s bottom is allll the way dry to help prevent diaper rash.  I have also used washclothes to wipe drool off her face if the burp rag wasn’t within reach.

I think if you end up getting any additional towels or washcloths you could return or exchange them.

Post # 4
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just attended a baby basics class and the nurse/instructor likes to keep the baby wrapped up in a towel while she’s washing the hair/head so the baby stays warm. She used another one for actually drying the baby. As such, with this method, you would need at least two full towels per bath. The washcloths are good for lots of things, such as wiping the baby’s drool, drying something off, or even using it as a pee-pee cover if you are having a boy. I would just keep them.

Post # 5
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well I got a set of 2 or 3 hooded towels and 4 washcloths PLUS an extra pack of washcloths (don’t remember how many but it’s a lot).  I am not buying anymore.  I think that is plenty especially in the beginning since baby will be spaonge bathing for the first few weeks on a sporadic basis.  If I need more later on down the road I will buy more but for now,  I think that is plenty.

Post # 6
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Honestly we do wash all the time, two towels and three wash clothes is plenty for us! We also only do a bath 2-3 times a week.

Post # 7
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You will never use that many washcloths. I’d return 2 of the 3 sets. 

As for towels, keep them if they’re nice and thick. If they’re really thin and light, take ’em back and exchange them for nicer ones or something else you need. I must have 10 or 12 hooded towels that people gave me and the only ones I use are the three nice, thick ones. I do baby laundry every few days so this works out fine.

Post # 8
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d keep them all. The amount of towels doesn’t matter so much as you can just use regular ones if you need. We use lots if cloths. A couple per bath, a pee cover when changing, sometimes they are closer to grab to wole drool. Also on non bath nights I use one or two to wipe him down when getting ready for bed. 

Post # 9
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Keep three of the towels.  I like 

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@iheartnerds:‘s advice about keeping them if they are thick and returning the thin ones.  I personally think 24 washclothes is over kill.  Do you own 24 regular washcloths?  That just sounds crazy.  Return them for something you will need.  The baby will be ok using your washcloths too.  And once they get past the baby stage those things are just a waste.  

Post # 10
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have 3 towels (2 hooded) and 3 washcloths. Bathing our 5 week old every few days. And if they get dirty they get thrown in the wash with his clothes which we do almost every day. So I would return most of the washcloths and like previous posters behave said keep a few of the nice thick towels. 

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