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 lid and parts?
- Will it leak, or the lid pop off, if squashed/trodden on?
- Do all the parts come apart for easy cleaning?
- Is it insulated for hot and cold drinks? Or just cold?
- 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
To help you find a bottle that won’t leak in a bag, we consulted our huge Facebook community of Australian mums and listed their most popular choices below.
In no particular order, here are 9 of the most popular no-leak kids’ drink bottles.
Durable, practical and spill-proof, Penny Scallan drink bottles use food-grade stainless steel to keep 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.
Made from Tritan, b.box Sport Sprout Bottles have a handy silicone bumper that protects from knocks and accidental spills. We love that they come in two convenient sizes (450ml & 600ml) and feature a handy carry handle, kid-friendly push-button opening and soft silicone spout.
Nudie Rudie Lunch Box
Double wall vacuum insulated to keep water cool for 24 hours, and hot for 12 hours. These 350ml capacity companions are made from quality stainless steel and come in five delicious designs. We love that they’re leakproof and can be paired with silicone travel straws for easy drinking.
Sporting a handy non-slip base to keep the bottle in tip-top shape, Spatz personalised bottles are made from 100% food-grade stainless steel and no inside coatings. We love that the full, wrap-around designs are printed directly onto the stainless steel.
Classic curves and custom colours, Frank Green ceramic reusable bottles are triple wall vacuum insulated to retain heat or cold. We love the easy-to-use straw lid and that the leakproof design won’t let water escape into their bag.
Fitted with a sports cap for single-flip opening, the Monbento Stram bottle cleverly converts from a handled bottle to an over the shoulder carry strap. Made from stainless steel it keeps drinks cool for 12 hours and we love that the weighted straw is removal for easy cleaning.
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.
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.
Dishwasher safe, MontiiCo 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.
Bec & Bello
Bec & Bello 500ml Drink Bottles ($29.95)
Comfortable to hold, Bec & Bello drink bottles have a soft-touch rubber coating for a luxe matte finish. BPA free and made from double walled insulated stainless steel, it keeps drinks cool for 12 hours and hot for 8 hours. We love the stylish bamboo lid and classy colours.
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