11 best kids' dressing gowns
Disguise your child as a dinosaur or a unicorn in one of these super-cute dressing gowns for kids
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Whether your child loves lounging around on lazy weekend mornings or wrapping up warm and cosy after the bath, a dressing gown is the perfect attire for kids when they’re chillaxing at home.
There’s nothing quite like snuggling up in a cosy dressing gown when it’s pyjama time, especially now there’s a nip in the air and the nights have started drawing in. (Sorry to bring that up).
Most kids’ dressing gowns have hoods, pockets and belts in common, but beyond this, they come in an all sorts of different fabrics.
Go for a terry towelling dressing gown if you like the idea of wrapping your bundle up in one straight from the bath as it’ll be absorbent as well as cosy.
Fleece is a better choice for snuggling in while watching Saturday morning TV, and you can’t beat 100% cotton for warmth without overheating.
Look for a dressing gown that washes well and dries quickly, and don’t pick a print or design that they’re likely to shun as too babyish a year from now, as it’ll probably still fit.
Breton Stripe Robe: £32, The White Company
There’s something utterly charming about this stylish stripy dressing gown. We’re not sure whether it’s the soft terry towelling – cosy and practical after a bath – or the classic nautical colours, but we love it.
Timeless yet trendy, it suits all ages and will appeal to boys and girls alike, so younger brothers or sisters can look forward to having it handed down to them.
Eventually, that is – the sizing is generous so it’ll be a while before this gets outgrown.
The Personalised Grey Dinosaur Robe: £25, My 1st Years
Our tester loved this so much that she wore it all day long and begged to keep it on for a trip to the supermarket.
The fleece fabric is as soft as can be and the dinosaur features – including bright green spikes on the hood and all the way down the back – are brilliant fun.
You can personalise it with your little one’s name at no extra cost.
Unicorn Novelty Hood Dressing Gown: £32.95, Joules
Whether you like it or not, unicorns are as popular as ever (why?!) and this is the perfect dressing gown for little ones who can’t get enough of everyone’s favourite mythical creature.
The 3D ears, glittery horn and textured mane add serious cute factor. It’s just the ticket for a stylish sleepover.
Felix Bathrobe: £65, Trotters
This is the quintessential dressing gown for a little lord of the manor.
The Queen’s guards are embroidered on the front and it’s made from brushed cotton with lovely soft towelling lining and a classic stripey print.
All that’s missing is a castle to stride around while wearing this and a butler to bring you a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice.
Liewood Elephant Bathrobe: £49, Scandiborn
Our bedtime-resistant tester couldn’t wait to jump in the bath so she could pop this on over her pyjamas and run around the house pretending to be Dumbo.
It’s made from 100% organic cotton terry towelling complete with huge, floppy elephant ears.
The fabric is lovely and thick so we didn’t need a towel at all, but a matching one is available to buy separately.
Kids' Rust Fox Towelling Robe: £18, JoJo Maman Bébé
Striking and stylish, this cotton towelling bathrobe is brilliant value and looks fabulous – it seems as if it should cost much more than it does.
The fox ears are a cute touch and we love the popper fastening.
Our toddler tester was very pleased with herself once she mastered the art of doing up the popper – all by herself, of course.
Bear Dressing Gown: £25, Mamas and Papas
Warning: wrap a freshly-bathed baby in this soft fleecy dressing gown and you might be overwhelmed with warm and fuzzy feelings.
The fabric is lovely, the colour is great for ensuring it has hand-me-down potential, and the bear ears are super cute.
For an extra £7.95, you can have this one personalised with your child’s name.
Sam the Sealion Gro Robe: £28, Gro Store
Look no further if you’re after the perfect post-bath dressing gown.
This is made of quick-drying hypoallergenic microfibre so it’ll keep your child cosy after bath time while they dry in record time – ideal for making light work of the bedtime routine, especially if you’re wrestling more than one child into bed simultaneously.
It’s available in four designs featuring characterful embroidered details and contrasting pockets.
Pretty Rainbows Kids' Fleece Robe: £32, Hatley
Pre-teens who are way too cool for cutesy dressing gowns will love this. It’s chic and stylish, but still soft and snuggly.
Fashionistas who appreciate the style appeal of co-ords, as the kids say, may also be thrilled to learn that you can buy matching slippers.
Children's Yoda Dressing Gown: £13.99, Find Me A Gift
Coolest dressing gown of them all, this one is, hmm!
Seriously though, picture cosying up on the sofa to watch The Empire Strikes Back with your very own little pointy-eared green dude nestled beside you.
Star Wars fans young and old will appreciate this. And it’s a bargain. Bonus.
Minions Pink Nightwear Set, £26.99, Argos
Minions fans – especially those that loved Despicable Me 3 – will love this movie-themed fluffy dressing gown. It comes with a set of coordinating pyjamas and a bedroom accessory your little minion can hang on their bedroom door.
Verdict: Best Kids’ Dressing Gowns
Tough call. We loved every dressing gown on this list for different reasons but if we could pick only one, we’d choose The White Company Breton Stripe Robe.
It’s just got a little extra je ne sais quoi, plus you could pass it down to siblings indefinitely and the style will never date.
If it was down to our testers to choose, they’d go for The Personalised Grey Dinosaur Robe. What’s not to love about looking like a fluffy dinosaur when you’re four years old?
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