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Keep little ones hydrated and healthy with our roundup of the best water bottles
The struggle is real. Finding the perfect kids drink bottle is the holy grail of parenting. The one that doesn’t leak, the one that doesn’t have ugly written all over it, and lastly, the one that’s good for them and the environment. BPA – or bisphenol A – and phthalates, both known hormone disrupters are common in many drink bottles. These chemicals cause bigger problems in kids than adults due to their still-developing immune systems and liver (which works hard to detox our bodies). With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best non-toxic drink bottles for kids of all ages.
Sunnylife might not be the first brand that comes to mind when you think kids drink bottles but it gets an honourable mention from us. Why? The stainless steel bottle we bought more than three years ago has been one of the most durable we’ve come across. And it’s still going strong, even when some of the other more sustainable brands have long gone in the recycling. For us, resilience will always be a winner – especially when trying to keep things out of landfill.
Why we love it; its durability
The Dune water bottle is great for teens and older kids who need a bottle that’s just a little more substantial. It’s double-walled and made of powder-coated stainless steel, so it’s really durable and will keep drinks chilled. It also comes in blue and black.
Why we love it; its size
The Pura Kiki is the ultimate drink bottle that grows with your kids. Purchase different adaptable lids – from sipper spouts designed for babies through to silicon straws – simply choose what’s best for your child in regard to their age and stage. The bottles themselves have a silicon sleeve for ease of grip, are non-toxic and 100 per cent recyclable
Why we love it; Its versatility
Bkr have long been our favourites and they’ve added ‘teeny’ bottles (250mls) to their already stylish line-up. The bottles are glass with a silicone overlay, so they are a better option for older kids. They’re also sold in sets – perfect for siblings or to have a handy spare.
Why we love it; They’re double the fun
Contigo bottles are as robust as they come. Our own children have put these tough little cookies through military-like testing and they always come out unscathed, and most importantly, leak-free. They are plastic, however they’re BPA free, and they have a lifetime warranty! Yep, these numbers will be by your little one’s side for a long time to come.
Why we love it; its lifetime warranty
Eco Vessel’s new triple insulated bottle keeps drinks cold for up to 36 hours, has an integrated carry handle and its non-tilt straw is made from silicon making it easy for younger kids to sip from. They also support Water for People, a not-for-profit clean water program assisting people in developing countries access safe drinking water.
Why we love it; For helping others
Double-walled and leak free means you can throw this beauty in your bag and know it won’t make everything icky and damp. It doesn’t have a straw so it’s pretty easy to clean, plus you’ll have peace of mind knowing no bacteria will build up in hard to reach places. The patterns a mighty cute too.
Why we love it; It’s recyclable
This neat little stainless steel number boasts a neoprene sleeve with carry loop so it’s super easy to take on the go. It keeps liquids hot for 12 hours and cool for 24. And its 500ml capacity make it good for older kids.
Why we love it; It’s big but still nice and easy to carry
Made from premium food-grade stainless steel, these little bottles are functional and cute. They come in 350ml and 500ml sizes as well as single wall and insulated options that keeps drinks both cold and hot. Cheeki also supports the Surfrider Foundation that works to protect Aussie beaches.
Why we love it; The insulated style keeps drinks hot and cold
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