My wife likes this towel because it is "nice and big and it is cute." It didn't pill up on first or subsequent washes like other towels have done. One criticism is that they are a tad bit thin. They still do a fine job in being absorbent. She would also like them to be "a tad bit longer". She says that they are marketed for a 3-6 year-old and thinks that, with a six-year-old, the towel would "cut off at the bum." But they are spacious around. As a dad all I know is that they are towels and they dry my kids off.
I read some reviews and hesitated buying this but I decided to give the towel a try because we have other Stephen and Joseph items we absolutely love. This towel is perfect! The size is nice (I have a one year old and three year old who will be using it.) the towel is good quality especially for the price and lightweight because I don't need a heavy towel weighing us down.
I bought this for my daughter who is into mermaids and loves this towel - with that said - I was extremely disappointed after a few washes that the hood already started to fray. :( Two stars for the disappointment.
My daughter is a 4-year old of average height, and this towel fits her perfectly! She is obsessed with mermaids, and she was SO excited when she opened this towel! There are so many cute details from the crown with a seashell attached to it, to the tail at the bottom! The back looks like a mermaid-costume, and we love how there are little fish and starfish in the "water" area of the towel. We're both very pleased!
I purchased the "Stephen Joseph Little Girls' Hooded Towel, Fish, One Size" as a gift for a birthday. I had it monogrammed and my friend LOVED the towel. She raved about how cute it was and how much her daughter loved it. She washed it two times and it is fraying and coming apart in several places.
I am extremely disappointed. I have a towel that I purchased from Target for a lot less that has held up for 3 years.
My daughter is mermaid crazy and I got this towel for her even though she is a tall 6 year old. She loves it, uses it all time, bath or pool. It could be bigger, yes, but like I said, she is a tall 6 year old and it still works perfectly for her. It's very cute!
My 3 year old daughter enjoys ending her shower by wrapping this towel around her and then lying down to pretend to be a mermaid. Hilarious and brought lots of laughter as she is actually taller than the width of the towel. Ha ha. The seashell on the hood is such a nice touch.