Colour code kids bath towels

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I like to have everything matching and colour coordinating, but once I had children, I soon learnt that having three towels all the same colour in their bathroom was open for room for confusion.  My kids were too young to fight and argue, rather it was me mixing up towels after they dried themselves, dropped them on the floor then running off I didn’t know who’s towel belonged to who.  Some of my friends kids fight over towels, one gets out of the shower and picks up what they think is their towel and it’s wet because the other just grabbed any towel.  This is where to colour code kids bath towels would help stop any chaos.

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Colour code kids bath towels

From when the kids were able to walk I had to get over my desire to have matching towels in the bathroom and change it to each of the children having their own colour. It helped me know who’s towel belonged to who, and not that they could complain being so young, but I know I prefer to use my own towel and not share. 

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This system doesn’t just work in the bathroom you can use it for:

  • lunch boxes
  • drink bottles
  • underwear (different colours or brands for each child)
  • baskets, for when you pick up something around the house
  • cups 
  • plates
  • beach towels

These Turkish Towels are fabulous. They’re lightweight. Great for when you go on a holiday and you need to take your own towels. Made from 100% Turkish cotton and they are thin and light as a feather when it comes to towels which means they don’t add too much to your baggage weight or load the car down.

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If you don’t want to have different coloured towels you could add some colour to each towel using tags like Gabrielle from Design Mum suggests: use wall hooks in your bathroom and use the loops to hang the towels on the hooks. No more towels slipping to the floor! And hooks are space saving too.

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Do you colour code towels, if not will you now?

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14 comments

Anastasia September 22, 2015 - 7:54 AM

I’ve always colour coded my kids. Having 6 I needed to. Right down to cutlery and dinnerware. You can even get most colours in the wet brush range and Lorraine lea linen has most towels and sheets in the colours as well. My laundr

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Anastasia September 22, 2015 - 7:54 AM

I’ve always colour coded my kids. Having 6 I needed to. Right down to cutlery and dinnerware. You can even get most colours in the wet brush range and Lorraine lea linen has most towels and sheets in the colours as well. My laundry sometimes looks like a rainbow has settled in and made it self at home. ?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 22, 2015 - 6:34 PM

LOL, I bet it looks beautifully colourful on your washing line!!

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Lisa September 22, 2015 - 8:16 AM

I have a girl and a boy so easier to colour code with only one of each. Not sure if I go traditional pink and blue or choose 2 different colours like lemon and grey???

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 22, 2015 - 6:34 PM

They are 2 lovely colours that would match together.

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Karen September 22, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Hi I did this with my kids as it stopped the arguments as to whose towel was whose. They are now in their twenties and it worked real good.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 25, 2015 - 1:44 PM

Love anything that stops arguments!!

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Miss Maudy September 23, 2015 - 11:22 AM

I don’t just colour code the kids – I’ve colour coded the entire family! (We have blue, green, pink and brown towels – the pink and brown match our bathroom and are for the grown ups; green and blue are the kids; drink bottles are the same, and lunch boxes for the kids). As they’re getting closer in size, I’m going to investigate colour coding underpants as well (as long as I can get sufficient in green and blue, lol!) Socks are fine as, while they’re in the same size, they wear a different style.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 25, 2015 - 1:45 PM

I have a friend with 2 boys similar in age and she buys different brand underwear and socks so she knows which boy belongs to which pair based on the brand name 🙂

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[email protected] Urban Mum September 25, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Absolutely brilliant idea! I yell myself hoarse (I do try calm first…promise) at my tweenagers – getting them to pick up their towels seems to be akin to asking them to fly to the moon. This way they can’t fob it off on each other – I will know who the culprit is! xx

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 25, 2015 - 1:46 PM

LOL yes no being able to blame the other child!!

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Amanda September 25, 2015 - 10:05 PM

I colour code for bags and lunch boxes etc but not for towels. Instead I have the towels embroidered with their name so they know which ones to use. My boys are still young (3 under 6), so this works for now. Washing every 3rd or 4th use helps them last longer – have to make sure they’re hung up after each use so they don’t smell though ?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 28, 2015 - 7:16 PM

That’s a great idea to embroid their names and to colour code lunch boxes, we do the same.

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Tiffany September 29, 2015 - 8:21 PM

We have two boys and colour code for them. Thankfully they like their colours (blue/white and green/red). They have colour coded lunch boxes, drink bottles, toothbrushes, hand balls, storage containers, bath towel, beach towel, washers, torches, name stickers, bibs (when they were younger), etc. Makes things so much easier as everyone knows what belongs to who. Even the extended family and close friends buy things in the right colours 🙂

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