Looking for the best kid and baby bath robes? With the kids staying home more than usual these days (whether you’re homeschooling them or they’re doing online classes this term due to COVID-19 restrictions), you may have noticed that the laundry is piling up—and fast. Don’t even get us started on the towels… so many towels! Buying kids bathrobes is one of the easiest ways to cut down on the laundry. As we head into the warmer months (April and beyond), there’s a good chance the kids will need a good bath after playing on the outdoor swings, laying in the sand, and rolling in the grass. What will they need after their bath? A kids robe to relax in.
Who doesn’t want to be snuggled on the couch streaming Disney+ in a cozy plush robe covered with Disney characters or a unicorn hood? (Grab the fuzzy slippers and cozy-as-hell socks while you’re at it). Robes for kids can be soft and plush, serving as a wearable blanket (and cutting down on the sweatshirts in the laundry pile), or become a replacement towel. Kids’ body temperatures naturally drop when they get out of the tub or pool. Wrapping up in a terry cloth robe will keep them warm and keep our towel count down.
A few key things to consider when shopping for children’s robes are size, closures, and hoods. We love an oversized robe, just not so much for our kids. It’s important to be sure that the length is right-sized for our kiddos. Sleeves can be rolled, but a robe that’s too long can be a tripping hazard. Many kid’s robes have attached belts (sew or safety pin them to the back of the robe so you don’t lose them every single day) or zippers, which makes this about personal preference. And most robes for younger kids, toddlers, and babies have hoods to provide extra warmth, but our older kiddos might prefer to have this option too.
With so many robe choices to choose from, we searched the market to find great options for kids of all ages. They’re so snuggly that these kids robes might have to be pried off of them to make it into the washer!
Best Baby & Toddler Bathrobes
Cue the squeals! If this dino-mite themed robe isn’t the cutest li’l thing you’ve ever seen, then we don’t know what is. (Don’t worry, mama, it also comes in a TON of other styles. We’re partial to the pink unicorn and Mr. Crocodile prints.) It’s soft, cuddly, and insanely snuggable—we imagine BB hunkering down in this plush robe with striped socks and pajamas in tow. Oh! And there’s pockets—to either keep your child’s hands toasty or to stow away extra toys.
One Amazon reviewer says, “I like that it has the belt attached so I don’t have to try to find it and reloop it if it comes out in the laundry. My son loves that it has a hood. He is obsessed with hoods. It’s really soft too. My son is 3 and asks for his robe everytime he gets out of the bath.”
Made with 100% cotton, Burt’s Bees envelopes your baby in warmth and comfort straight out of the bath. It’s soft and absorbent, making sure your little one gets dry quickly (which is important, especially during winter time!).
This adorable unisex robe is made with plush fleece fabric, making sure Baby is nice and warm after bath time. With 4.8 out of 5 stars and over 8.300 reviews, this whimsical baby robe is an Amazon-go-to for thousands of parents. Sizes include: 0-9 months.
For the best toddler robe, we love Natemia’s Bamboo Hooded Bathrobe. Bamboo is a natural, hypo-allergenic fabric that gets softer over time yet is fluffy and super absorbent. This high quality design is complete with a hood that’s perfect for keeping the little ones warm and cozy after bath time, but still allows their arms to be free. Designed for toddlers, but also works well for babies with sensitive skin because of the natural materials. Available in grey or ivory with coordinating animal ears.
One reviewer notes, “I was searching for terry cloth bathrobes for my twin toddlers and was debating on cute colorful animal designs and when I saw these were made from natural material I decided to “settle” for plain white ones. I am so glad I did. They are so soft!!! I washed them and they stayed super soft, unlike some terry cloth material that gets stiff after wash. Also they are really cute with the little ears.”
What little kid doesn’t want a dinosaur robe? Lonta Kids Plush Dinosaur Bathrobe is available in two sizes, toddler (medium 3-5) and kids (large 6-8) which means when our toddler outgrows it (aka is devastatingly attached to it) we can sneak it into their closet in the next size. Mom wins! Designed with a sewn on belt (thank you!) and pockets, our toddlers can put it on and be set for the day. This hooded robe is perfect for being warm and cozy after the bath or just wearing around the house. Need more than one? The elephant and monster are equally adorable, and this way each sibling gets their “own”.
One reviewer writes, “It’s awesome. Very soft. My 2yr old loves it. His first time using it was epic. This dinosaur came to life, he went CRAZY over this bath robe.”
No, you will never escape the Baby Shark song, so why not just lean into it? Give your own baby shark a shark robe of their own. Baby Aspen has high-quality and decadent robes for little ones, and their set (the robe is made of 100% cotton, while the slippers are made with 80% cotton and 20% polyester) even comes with slippers!
It’s never too early to introduce your kiddo to the classics, and you can’t get much more classic than red and black buffalo check! (You can even be matchy-matchy by getting one for yourself.) This cozy fleece robe is perfect for keeping your tot toasty post-bath time or to wear over their jammies on a chilly morning. A belt enclosure keeps it nice and fitted, and two real pockets will let them stash … well … all the gross things that toddlers tend to squirrel away (soggy cereal, linty pacifiers, sticky fingers, etc., etc.).
Best Kids Bathrobes
Your little munchkins will be begging for bathtime just so they can put on their ~cool~ new robe. Imagine that! This outerspace-inspired robe features a medley of planets and stars as well as a ginormous front pocket. It’s made from 100% cotton and is machine washable. As the saying goes: If it’s not moving, monogram it. Perhaps the best part is that you can add your child’s name (up to 10 characters). As the temperatures drop, this cozy hooded cover-up will be excellent for those lazy weekend mornings when all the kids want to do is eat cereal in bed and watch cartoons.
As far as girls robes go this one takes the cake. Cesriter’s Unicorn Hooded Bathrobe comes in a variety of bright rainbow patterns all with matching slippers. Girls and unicorns go pretty much hand in hand— and always have. Why not grant our little girls the opportunity to dress up as a mythical creature while still being oh so cozy at home? Think of this as their fancy housecoat complete with matching footwear.
This unicorn robe (we love the color choices like Pink Galaxy and Red Rainbow) has an attached belt, but since it’s a girls bathrobe, it’s the snap above the waist to help keep it closed that all of our girls really appreciate. Pro-tip for this one is to order one size up if you aren’t sure about the sizing to make sure the slippers fit. One mama we know had the brilliant idea to gift these sets as favors at her daughter’s birthday party. Sounds like a 7th birthday party made in unicorn heaven!
If your kid loves all things LEGO, get them this LEGO Ninjago dress-up robe. It makes bath and shower time way more fun, and it’s practical, too. Made with plush-feeling material, this robe will make sure your kid stays warm and dry as soon as they’re out of the bath tub. It comes in Lloyd Green and Kai Red.
If your kid is obsessed with all things Disney, then they’ll love this adorable Minnie Mouse robe. Featuring Minnie herself and polka dots, your kid will need no persuading when it comes to bath time.
This robe is the perfect (and affordable) gift for your little one or a friend’s little one. Made with soft fabric, this robe comes six other colors and patterns too.
Whether your kid loves to lounge in their robe (who doesn’t?) or solely use it after bath time, they’ll love this fashionable fleece robe from Tucker + Tate. This robe comes in four other patterns and designs.
This robe and slipper set is out of this world (ha, get it?). The super plush and cozy materials features a space design with planets and astronauts floating about. One mom reviewed the set and said, “The fabric is beyond soft!!! It exceeded my expectations. My son is picky with fabrics and he is so happy with it.”
Best Tween Robes
There is nothing more classic than a terry cloth robe. It’s like taking a big fuzzy towel and draping ourselves in it. TowelSelections has created this spa like experience with both girls and boys terry cloth cover ups in 11 different colors, complete with a hood and pockets to hold their important things. Designed to replace a second towel at the beach this is called a cover up, but really it’s meant for use after a shower just as much as it’s for use after a swim. Comfortable and soft in 100% Turkish cotton this feels just like our biggest plush bath towel.
One reviewer commented, “I was pleasantly surprised at the thickness of the cotton terry. It’s soft… and thick… and does what it should… absorb a little moisture and keeps them warm. I purchased the green and the blue… they washed up beautifully and dried the same. I didn’t notice any shrinking. I think these are a great value – in my personal opinion and seem to be well made.”
Attention moms of Disney fans! One of the top names in cozy comfort, this Barefoot Dreams pick is especially plush and features Minnie and Mickey Mouse! (Makes us want a matching mom robe, TBH …). We love this robe for tweens because it’s not too childish (after all, no one’s too old for Disney) but it still appeals to pre-teens who appreciate a little cartoon magic. Get the black robe with Mickey or the cream robe with Minnie — both have MM initials embroidered in red on the front pocket so your tween will feel *totally sophisticated.*
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