When I was pregnant with O a Cuddledry towel was one of the items on my wish list. I’d seen them on Dragons Den, I’d seen them in the shops and I loved the idea of them. Unfortunately, as O was our first child and we needed to buy everything from scratch I couldn’t quite justify the cost when my mum had already stocked up on baby towels for our new arrival.
Bathtime has always been a really important part of our bedtime routine, especially when O was a baby and we were trying to get him to sleep through the night. Bathtime started around 6:30pm and then there would be sleepy cuddles whilst he was wrapped in his baby towel before dressing him, tucking him up in his sleeping bag and putting him down for the night. The routine really helped him to learn that bath time was the start of bed time.
As he got older he started to outgrow the smaller baby towels and there wasn’t really another solution that I could find other than a conventional bigger towel which wasn’t ideal when I was lifting him in and out of the bath. Trying to pick him up with the towel without it dropping into the water is no easy task.
One of the features I love about the Cuddledry apron towel is that it leaves your hands free meaning you can pick up without having to worry about dropping your towel in the bath. Admittedly O (at four years of age) is getting a little too big for the Cuddledry, even though it is huge, but it will be perfect for when our second son arrives in the summer. I’m already nervous about trying to manage bath time single handedly with two kids so I am grateful for anything that makes my life a little bit easier. The towel fastens quickly and easily around your neck and can then be wrapped around your little one to dry them off and keep them warm.
The Cuddledry isn’t just convenient though, it is really amazing quality. I can remember how thin the baby towels (and we did go through quite a few) that I used when O was a baby and there was no way they would withstand being used second time round and were all binned. The Cuddledry is thick and luxurious and I kind of wish I could wrap myself up in it after a bath. The hood is ideal for drying babies hair and keeping the towel in place whilst the body of it can be wrapped around for warmth and drying.
After receiving my Cuddledry towel I really regret not buying one with O. It would have made our bath times so much easier, especially in those toddler days when all hands were needed. Due to it’s size it is definitely an item that can be used beyond the baby stage.
Whilst this isn’t the cheapest towel on the market it really is worth the money. We went through quite a lot of baby towels as the quality wasn’t great and when you add up the cost it wasn’t very different to the cost of the Cuddledry. It really is worth the investment. Bathtime is such a special time for parents and baby and this towel will make those after bath cuddles that little bit more cosy.
If you want to find out more about the apron towel and the other items in their range Cuddledry will be The Baby Show Excel in London on the 19th-22nd February on stand G48.
Disclaimer: We were sent a Cuddledry Towel for the purpose of this review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.