When most of us think of hooded towels and bath robes, we immediately think of bath time. That’s certainly the perfect time and place, but if you aren’t taking them to the pool or beach, too, then you’re missing out on the perfect swim cover for kids. Absorbent and adorable, the robes and towels that you see here will keep little ones warm in the ocean breeze while also functioning as a towel and changing cover between the swimsuit and the car. And when it’s time to play, these animal-inspired designs make excellent costumes.
Ladybug Hooded Towel, $17, avon.com
Also available in shark, bumble bee, dog and flower themes.
Scene Weaver Cuddly Elephant Towel, $25, dillards.com
Also available in moose, deer and frog themes.
3 Sprouts Hazel Hippo Hooded Towel, $36, giggle.com
Animal Bath Wraps, $39, potterybarnkids.com
Available in owl, shark, dragon and frog themes.
Kathe Kruse Duck Cape Towel, from $64, neimanmarcus.com