Updated January 2017
You will also need some linens: baby towels and washcloths, yada, yada. Yes, you can use a regular adult towel; but babies soil them so often (something about being in warm water makes them pee/poop riiight after you take them out), you’re better off getting small baby towels that won’t fill up your laundry as quickly.
Newborns can grow cold very easily, so get hooded towels to keep those little noggins warm. There are a ton of hooded baby towels out there — make it easy on yourself and get a towel/washcloth combo pack.
Clevamama ~ $22
Clevamama makes a really neat hooded towel that protects mom from getting wet. Cleva, indeed!
Land of Wee ~ $23
This towel and washcloth gift set is made of 100% natural bamboo. It’s hypoallergenic and much softer than cotton and super absorbable. They added a nice touch to their pieces by lining the trim to prevent fraying. How cute, non?
Brooklyn Bamboo ~ $23
Brooklyn Bamboo makes another super soft and yummy organic bamboo hooded towel that’s very highly rated.
Pottery Barn ~ $25
If you want to indulge, I highly recommend the Pottery Barn hooded towel. It’s SO thick and delicious, you won’t want to use any other towels. Have it embroidered with baby’s name and it makes a great keepsake.
Brooklyn Bamboo ~ $14/6-pack
Washcloths, yes get some of those too. Bamboo works great and is super soft.
Land of Wee Washcloths ~ $15/6-pack (currently unavailable)
Pair this set with a bathtub and luxurious bath products and you have yourself a fabulous baby shower gift. Land of Wee washcloths are 100% bamboo.
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