We've been through a number of bath robes for kids and they are either not absorbent or we lose the waist tie or whatever other thing happens. This one is great because it's not too thick or too thin, it's absorbent, and the waist tie is permanent so it doesn't come off and get lost. I got one for my oldest for camp and will be getting 2 more for my other kids. Could be used for the pool or after bathing. Love this robe! I kinda want one for myself. I sized up and like it... the sleeves are a little long but they can be rolled.