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What to look for when buying a kids drink bottle | Mum's Grapevine

Kids drink bottles encourage little ones to slip and slurp throughout the day. And having a bottle of water within arm’s reach is a great habit to teach them, especially in the Australian sun. As summer comes around its hydration station a-go.

As most parents know, not all drink bottles are created equal and when we find a good one it’s like discovering gold.

Things to look for when buying a kids drink bottle

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Here are some of the key things to look for when buying a kids drink bottle:

BPA Free: Keep nasty chemicals at bay. Look for a drink bottle made from materials that are free from harmful plastics.

Durability: Just like the little ones, drink bottles are bound to have a few falls and tumbles in the playground. Look for bottles that are durable and can withstand the wear and tear youngsters bring.

Size and Shape: As much as we want kiddos to stay hydrated, steer clear of bottles that are too big. Keep an eye out for bottles that are ergonomically designed with kids in mind. The easier they are to hold the more likely they are to use them.

Leak-proof: There’s nothing worse than a soaked-through school bag. Look for bottles with a leak-proof lock or a nozzle that closes firmly.

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To help you find the perfect kids drink bottle we’ve compiled this handy list of fab brands to get you started in your search.


MontiiCo mini drink bottle
MontiiCo Insulated Mini Drink Bottle ($22.95)

With fun retro colours, these super stylish, double-walled stainless steel drink bottles are built tough. The sports pop-top lid is easy to sip and they are the perfect size for little hands.


Cheeki kids insulated water bottles

Cheeki Drink Bottle (from $27.95)

Lightweight and eco-friendly, these double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel bottles will keep iced drinks cold for 36 hours and hot drinks at hot for 24 hours. Wowee!

Love Mae

Love Mae drink bottle

Love Mae Drink Bottle ($34.95)

Reusable, durable and leak-proof, this double insulated stainless steel drink bottle is perfect for school or for going out and about. Plus we love these gorgeous graphics.


Thermos stainless steel water bottles

Thermos Drink Bottles (from$22.95)

Available in clean stainless steel or covered in cool patterns, these babies have been a family favourite for years.

Klean Kanteen

Klean Kanteen stainless steel kids drink bottles

Kleen Kanteen Drink Bottle (from $28.95)

The classic Kleen Kanteen kids drink bottles come with either a sippy cap or sports cap. Available in lots of different colours, the Kleen Kanteen is one of the original stainless steel drink bottle designs.


b.box drink bottle
b.box Insulated Drink Bottle ($29.95)

These brightly coloured stainless steel drinking bottles are double-walled to keep drinks cold for up to 7 hours and warm up to 5 hours.


Contigo Autoseal Drink Bottle ($24.95)

These drink bottles have a cool retro-futurist look about them and a unique, leak-proof “push to sip” design.


Kathmandu Stainless Steel Kids Drink Bottle

Kathmandu Stainless Steel Drink Bottle ($29.98)

Adventuring is thirsty work! For the child who likes to climb on top of the monkey bars, these stainless steel drink bottles are for you.

Frank Green

Franksters kids drink bottle, Frank Green

Franksters Reusable Cup with Straw (from $45.95)

Like mum and dad’s coffee cups, but even cooler. These colourful reusable cups feature a flip-up straw lid, drinking spout and handy carry strap so kiddos can sip and slurp throughout the day with minimum fuss.


ONYA drink bottles

H2 Onya Stainless Steel Drink Bottle ($19.95)

Cute curves are easy for little hands to grasp and a flat base ensures they won’t knock over easily – these bottles are designed for kids on the go.


Eco Cocoon Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Ecococoon Stainless Steel Water Bottle (from $35.95)

These double-walled, stainless steel drink bottles will keep liquids insulated and cool. Available in 350ml, 500ml and 600ml.


LifeFactory glass drink bottles

LifeFactory Drink Bottle (from $34.95)

These snazzy bottles are made from glass, but a protective silicone sleeve gives a good gripping surface and helps prevent breakages. They come in every possible size and colour, with different caps and tops too!



S’well Drink Bottle ($44.95)

For older kids who want something cool and sleek, the S’well drink bottles are the perfect way to stand out from the crowd. Designed in New York, the insulated bottles have a unique shape and screw-top cap. Plus, they’ll keep drinks cool for 24 hours.

Skip Hop

Skip Hop drink bottles

Skip Hop Drink Bottle ($14.95)

Complete your collection of Skip Hop Zoo range goodies with these plastic drink bottles with a straw and a flip-top lid.


Spatz kids drink bottles

Spatz Stainless Steel Drink Bottle ($24.95)

Full of personality and come with a nifty non-slip base protector. Make their drink bottle unique by selecting a wrap-around design and add their name.

Penny Scallan

Penny Scallon kids drink bottles

Penny Scallan Drink Bottle ($19.95)

Featuring a spill-proof lid that’s BPA free, these stainless steel drink bottles are a must with their super-cutesy vibe.

Stephen Joseph

Stephen Joseph Drinks Bottle

Stephen Joseph Drink Bottle (from $18.95)

We love the mix-n-matchiness of these stainless steel drink bottles. Grab a blue bottle with a red lid or a green bottle with a pink lid. It’s great to see pink and blue mixing it with other colours!

Stuck on You

Stuck On You personalised kids drink bottles

Stuck On You Kids Drink Bottle ($24.95)

A chic stainless steel water bottle that can be personalised with your youngster’s name, bright colours and original designs.

Pura Kiki


Pura Kiki Stainless Steel Bottles (from $39.95)

We love the sleek, modern design of these drink bottles. The Kiki infant bottles can be transformed into sippy cups by simply removing the nipple and adding a spout. So, you can keep these gorgeous bottles as your child grows!

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19 kids drink bottles that don't leak