I am not sure exactly when or how we discovered bamboo bath towels, but I do know we were glad when we did. We were all prepared for the new baby with a brand new hooded towel from Mothercare but it soon became obvious that he found it difficult to even lie on the towel to be changed. The bamboo towels felt different from the start and his reaction was to be immediately much calmer at bathtime.
Now he’s three, he’s fast growing out of the hooded ones though so will be looking to upgrade soon. They are not as cheap as normal baby towels and they do feel a bit odd to start with, but they definitely work.