Q: Why is Suzuran Baby Gauze Bath Towel smaller than a normal hooded towel
Our bath towel is specifically designed for newborn swaddle bath, which is a common practice in Japan.
During a swaddle bath, your newborn is wrapped with a bath towel (or thin blanket) and then immersed in a bathtub filled with water - up until your newborn's shoulder. The immersed bath towel allows the warm water to travel up the towel and warm up your newborn's body. You can also pour some water over the towel periodically to keep the towel warm.
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This will help make bath time a stress-free experience for both baby and parents. Plus, studies have shown that only 38% of babies cry during a swaddle bath compared to 93% who cried during the conventional bath.
Q: Is Suzuran Baby Gauze Bath Towel washable and reusable?
Yes, our bath towel is made of 100% pure Japan medical use standard absorbent cotton gauze which is washable and reusable.
You can choose to (1) hand wash or (2) machine wash with baby detergent and select gentle cycle / low spin. Do remember that washing it with warm or hot water will shrink the fabric. Once it is done washing, just hang dry it under the sun.
Q: Why can I spot beige colored dots on Suzuran Baby Gauze Bath Towel?
Our bath towel is unbleached and has no additives, chemicals and fluorescence added during production. Therefore, our bath towel is off-white in color and you might find beige colored dots on the fabric as it was not bleached. This helps ensure that our bath towel is more natural, friendly, and safe for newborn babies.
Q: How else can I use Suzuran Baby Gauze Bath Towel other than swaddle bathing?
Our bath towel is a multipurpose towel and you can transform it into:
- Drying towel
You can continue to use our bath towel to dry your baby after bath time. As it is highly absorbent, it will help to dry baby quickly to prevent baby catching a cold.
- Burping cloth
Spitting up and dribbling milk with burps is common in babies. Hence, you may use our bath towel as a large burping cloth that will catches all messes when you burp your baby.
- “Baby’s Pillow”
Sweating while sleeping is a normal phenomenon in babies. So, you can fold our bath towel to a desirable size and let your baby’s head rest on it when it is sleep time. Our pure cotton bath towel will absorb baby’s sweat effectively and dries quickly too to keep baby’s cool and comfortable.
Remember, babies below age of 12 months old should NOT be placed to sleep on anything pillow-like as it can lead to potential suffocation and limit the amount of heat babies can release (which can lead to overheating). These are risk factors associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- Traveling blanket
Use our bath towel as a handy traveling blanket to cover baby’s legs when you are out with your baby. It is highly breathable, so you don’t have to worry about baby feeling hot underneath the blanket. Plus, it is ultra-lightweight and space-saving for your diaper bag too!
- Face towel / workout towel for mommy
Lastly, you can convert our bath towel to be your face towel / workout towel! This highly absorbent towel will absorb any moisture from your face and body effectively.
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