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    Carseat Crazy Persimmon's Avatar
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    Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    DS (4.5) has been hanging onto his hooded towels he used as an infant. They just aren't big enough. I found these. Does anyone know of any good ones that aren't $40?

    ETA: I just found this one on sale for $18. I will get it but am still looking for more.
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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    Boden has some hooded terry cover-ups, but they're also expensive. I'm waiting for end-of-season clearance to go down a bit lower.

    If you sew at all, a hooded towel is pretty simple to make.

    We have the shark one from Carter's, I think. It belonged to DS when he was a bit smaller. DD is swamped in it, but loves it.
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    We have the Jumping Beans brand ones. I got them at Kohls last year on Black Friday for ridiculously cheap. They fit my nearly 3 yr old and five year old. I see them on amazon as well. Not as soft as lands end towels but my kids don't seem to care.

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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    I also have the Jumping Beans towels. Some I have had since the oldest kids were about a year old and they are still holding up. The kids at age 6 still use them and they still "fit" them! I also bought a few more last year during Black Friday when they were dirt cheap at $7.99! They are on sale for $14.99 right now and there is a 15% off coupon too. http://www.kohls.com/catalog/navigat...ch=web-regular

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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by krasota View Post
    Boden has some hooded terry cover-ups, but they're also expensive. I'm waiting for end-of-season clearance to go down a bit lower.

    If you sew at all, a hooded towel is pretty simple to make.

    We have the shark one from Carter's, I think. It belonged to DS when he was a bit smaller. DD is swamped in it, but loves it.
    Those Boden ones are cute. I want one of the infant designs Thanks for the reminder about Carter's. I will be right by there today and will check them out.

    Quote Originally Posted by msg221 View Post
    I also have the Jumping Beans towels. Some I have had since the oldest kids were about a year old and they are still holding up. The kids at age 6 still use them and they still "fit" them! I also bought a few more last year during Black Friday when they were dirt cheap at $7.99! They are on sale for $14.99 right now and there is a 15% off coupon too. http://www.kohls.com/catalog/navigat...ch=web-regular
    Will snatch some up on Black Friday for gifts! Thanks for the link. I want the moster one but DS just ran from the room screaming when I showed it to him. DH scared him by reading a picture book about the Polyphemus story at bedtime. He is going to love the dinosaur one though.
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    There's an etsy shop that sells awesome hooded towels called Yikes Twins. They...aren't cheaper than what you're finding unless they have them on clearance.

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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    If you have a meijers close I saw a bunch there last time I was there. I think around $12. Mostly character ones like Thomas, cars, princess, etc.
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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    IKEA has them! My 6 year old has used hers daily for 3 or 4 years now. I can't find them on the website, but was there less than 2 weeks ago & they had them in store.
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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by jordansmom View Post
    We have the Jumping Beans brand ones. I got them at Kohls last year on Black Friday for ridiculously cheap. They fit my nearly 3 yr old and five year old. I see them on amazon as well. Not as soft as lands end towels but my kids don't seem to care.
    I was going to suggest these as well. They were crazy inexpensive on Black Friday! We got them for a bunch of nieces and nephews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzaBanana View Post
    IKEA has them! My 6 year old has used hers daily for 3 or 4 years now. I can't find them on the website, but was there less than 2 weeks ago & they had them in store.
    That's what we use. I don't know what they carry now but we have three red-edge ones that have been in use for five years straight and two beige-edge ones we've had for two years. And I'll buy the new ones I saw (blue with a bear on them) when we have a third baby.
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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?



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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by SuzaBanana View Post
    IKEA has them! My 6 year old has used hers daily for 3 or 4 years now. I can't find them on the website, but was there less than 2 weeks ago & they had them in store.
    An excuse to go to IKEA! It is about 1 1/2 hours away but I need some more bookshelves anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot201 View Post
    Thanks for the links. I loaned out my machine to a friend. Maybe I can convince her to sew some animal ones for DS.
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    I've seen them at Target. And this time of the year, I usually find ones on clearance at Pottery Barn Kids (their beach wraps) for around $12-15.

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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Persimmon View Post

    Will snatch some up on Black Friday for gifts! Thanks for the link. I want the moster one but DS just ran from the room screaming when I showed it to him. DH scared him by reading a picture book about the Polyphemus story at bedtime. He is going to love the dinosaur one though.
    I just took a look at those towels and see that they have a much bigger selection than when I first bought them. Ethan & Chase love them so I bought some for them last year but Chase would LOVE the pirate one (he is a big Jake fan) so I might have to add that to my list.

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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    We have the target ones. My 4yr old got batman. He was thrilled.
    And my 2 yr old got minnie.
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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by msg221 View Post
    I just took a look at those towels and see that they have a much bigger selection than when I first bought them. Ethan & Chase love them so I bought some for them last year but Chase would LOVE the pirate one (he is a big Jake fan) so I might have to add that to my list.
    What have you done?! I have never been a Kohl's shopper and convinced DH to get a Kohl's card when my shopped cart hit over $100. I have always been curious about all this Kohl's cash stuff so now need to figure out all the tricks. I am such a terrible bargain shopper.
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    Pottery Barn kids had a bunch of their beach hooded towels on sale recently. We've picked up several to use as bath towels since they are cute and big enough to fit a 97% in height 4 yr old.

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    Re: Hooded towels for preschoolers?

    I have seen character ones at K-mart for around $10 pretty often. My kids each have one that their aunt got them for Christmas from a local thing called Santa's Art Shop where people sell things they have made. They were made from a washcloth and a towel and work great and look like they would be pretty easy to make for anyone that has more sewing ability than me.

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