These seemed to be a popular gift at my shower yesterday. I have about 20 wash cloths and 8 hooded towels. All terry cloth.
How many would you say you actually use?
You'll need all the washcloths.
As for hooded towels... I only received one as a gift and bought 2 more and that was good enough for us for now.
We started off with 2 and I got 3 more after DD was born. We have a TON of washcloths - maybe not 20 but 15 probably. And we use them a lot...in the beginning we used to wipe DD when we changed her diaper b/c the wipes irritated her skin.
And now that we are giving regular baths, I use 2 just to cover her up as I'm washing her, so she doesn't get cold. And then another 2...one to wash and one to rinse.
Its good to have one in your diaper bag too!
I thought we got WAY too many, but it turns out we do use them a lot. We have 6 hooded towels and about 20 washcloths. We use 2 towels & 2 washcloths at a time every other day for baths. We also use the washcloths to wipe down his mouth and neck after he eats since he's a massive dribbler.
But, realistically, you don't really need those cute hooded towels, the same towels that you already have should be fine as long as they are pretty soft. Same goes for the washcloths, but I've found that most of my household small washcloths were too thick to get in all his fat rolls ,
lindsaynjason:I would say go ahead and hang on to the wash cloths. I have at least 8 or 10 hooded towels and I don't use them all. Should have returned some.
Thanks. I think I'll hang on to most of the wash cloths and return some of the hooded towels.
We give a nightly bath and use two washclothes for each bath. I do laundry once a week, so I use 7 towels and 14 washclothes each week.
I use the washclothes as cloth wipes, so I use a ton. In terms of washing her, I use one a day. I do laundry every few days so I wouldn't need many if I didn't CD.
For towels, I have 3, but I only really need 1. She only gets a full on bath every three days, and the towel has time to dry in between.