One of the most annoying things about going swimming or to the beach, is the lugging around of huge towels. Pre-children, when there is just the two of you, it’s not that bad. But when you factor in the kids, for us, that means 4 towels. And we all know that they aren’t small.
When I was contacted by my friends over at Tiddlers & Nippers, to see if I would like to test out their kids travel towels, I immediately said yes. You see, whilst we haven’t been or made any plans to go to the beach (I know, I am terrible but it all feels like a massive hassle in this heat), we have started more regular swimming – first with us going on a Sunday morning, and now with Zach having lessons on a Saturday morning. If I could have towels specifically for those purposes that weren’t big thick ones, I was onto a winner.
The towels arrived a couple of weeks ago and I have since been putting them to the test. They are packaged perfectly, each towel within its own compact carry pouch that can be reused time and time again. We initially weren’t sure that we would be able to get them back into the pouches, but alas, we did! Tick number one!
When it came to using the towels, I am not going to lie – I wasn’t sure they would hold up to the job. You see, they are super thin, but they are made from clever microfiber technology and supposedly dry up to four times faster than standard towels.
And they really do.
We have used them a couple of times after swimming, and as we are drying the children, the towel is barely getting wet. It’s actually a bit like magic because you don’t really understand why they aren’t getting wet. It’s definitely so much better than a standard towel which gets soaking. Even when these come out of the washing machine, they are practically dry.
And then there is the comfort aspect. I am pretty fussy with towels, but these are so soft. And they are huge! Considering the little pouch they are in makes them look pretty small, they easily wrap right around the children and they are super snug inside whilst they dry after the cool of the pool. They both seem to absolutely love them!
I am so, so impressed with these towels. They are now our go to towel for swimming and I know that if we do end up going to the beach at some point, we will certainly be taking these with us. They take up hardly any room in the bags, dry the children quickly, and are practically dry as soon as you are done with them.
The towels come in blue, grey and pink, and are available from Tiddlers & Nippers for £16.99 (although if you get in there quick, they are currently £10.99) – an absolute bargain for the quality of the product 🙂
We were sent two of the towels for the purpose of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.