Whether you go for insulated stainless steel or non-toxic plastic, kids’ drink bottles encourage little ones to stay hydrated with water throughout the day, setting healthy habits from a young age.
Portable with a narrow spout, kids’ drink bottles are made from food-grade stainless steel or BPA-free plastics, they’re extra durable, easy to clean and a cinch for children to carry with them out to the playground, park or playdate.
If you’ve ever had one leak through a backpack, or crack within a week, you’ll know that not all water bottles are created equal. And when a good one is unearthed, it’s like discovering gold.
Tips for buying a kids’ drink bottle
- Is it easy to clean or can it go in the dishwasher?
- Is it easy to get replacement parts?
- Will it leak, or the lid pop off, if swashed/trodden on?
- Do all the parts come apart for cleaning?
- Is it insulated for hot and cold drinks?
- Will condensation form on the outside (looking at you wet bag)?
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OUR PICK OF THE CROP
9 kids’ drink bottles that don’t leak
With so many kids’ drink bottles on the market in Australia, it’s hard to know where to start, so we asked the HUGE Mum’s Grapevine Facebook community which water bottles don’t leak. In no particular order, these are the bottles they tried, tested and recommend.
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Ecococoon Stainless Steel Water Bottles
With a unique leak and spill-proof cap, Ecococoon stainless steel water bottles have double-walled insulation so drinks stay icy-cold for 24 hours or toasty-warm for 12 hours. We love how there’s no condensation build-up so schoolbags stay dry (from $35.95).
Penny Scallan Stainless Steel Drink Bottle
Durable, practical and spill-proof, Penny Scallan drink bottles use food-grade stainless steel that keeps 500ml of water cool for hours. We love the cute and delightful designs that match other back-to-school essentials, plus the discounted bundle packages ($19.95).
Tinc Flip & Clip Water Bottle
Guaranteed not to leak, Tinc’s range of BPA-free water bottles are both shatterproof and fitted with a lockable flip-and-clip lid, so there’s no chance of leaks in bags. We love the handy carry loop and how the characters match other Tinc accessories ($20).
b.box Sport Spout Bottle
Made from Tritan, b.box Sport Sprout Bottles have a handy silicone bumper to protect them from any knocks and accidental spills. We love that they come in six fun colours and feature a carry handle, push-button opening and kid-friendly silicone spout (from $19.95).
Yeti Junior Drink Bottles
With a dishwasher safe bottle AND cap, Yeti Junior water bottles are double-walled vacuum insulated to keep drinks cold for longer. We love the Duracoat finish that won’t crack or peel when tested in the playground ($39.95).
S’ip by S’well Insulated Kids’ Water Bottles
Designed in New York, S’well bottles feature double-walled, vacuum-insulated construction, which is a fancy way to say they keep drinks colder or hotter for longer. We love that they use food-grade stainless steel and have a sweat-free exterior (from $29.95).
Cheeki Kids Insulated Water Bottle
Durable, double-walled and made from food-grade stainless steel, Cheeki kids bottles keep drinks cold for 36 hours or hot for 24 hours. We love that they have leak-proof lids with an adjustable flow setting and a handy carry loop ($39.95).
Klean Kanteen Insulated Drink Bottles
Made from food-grade stainless steel, Klean Kanteen water bottles are BPA-free and come with toddler-friendly sippy caps. We love that their powder-coating resists chips and the mouth is wide enough to add ice ($39.95).
Montii Co Mini Insulated Water Bottles
Dishwasher safe, Montii Co double-wall stainless steel drink bottles keep drinks cold for up to 12 hours. We love that the easy tip-and-sip lid is certified safe for kids under three and that the packaging is 100 per cent recyclable ($22.95).
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