From school-time play to soccer practice, your kiddos go hard and need hydration. With so many choices, it’s key to find the best water bottles for kids, and by best, we mean leak proof! Keep scrolling to see our 18 top picks.
Snug Flask for Kids
This insulated water bottle from snug keeps drinks hot or cold until lunchtime! There's a push-button lid and the 120z container is perfect for school days. Choose between five different patterns,
Available at amazon.com, $13.50.
Reduce Kids Hydro-Pro (Llama)
Sized just right, the hydro-pro is 14 oz., leak-proof, sweat-proof, has an opening big enough to add ice and comes in an array of adorable designs. We think this llama one takes the prize! Just $12.99, buy it reduceeveryday.com.
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Reduce WaterWeek Collection
If you're fostering some independent lunch building but want to insure they pack their water bottles each day, this cool set from Reduce is not only leak-proof, it's incredibly handy. Just fill each bottle (14 or 20 oz.) with the beverage of choice and line it up for the week right in the fridge. No more disposable water bottles! These bottles are colorful, cute and handy, $24.99/set of 5 bottles.
Hydeaway Space Saver
Your favorite collapsable water bottle just got even better! This genius bottle from HYDAWAY packs down small enough to fit in any pocket which means you'll never be without a refillable water bottle again. When expanded, the 18-or 28-ounce HYDAWAY fits in most vehicle cup holders and backpack water bottle pockets. It comes in an array of cute colors and the most recent improvements include a new lid and accessory options; a flip-up handle; an improved ergonomic spout with higher flow rates and a carbon filter disc that helps remove bad tastes and odors from any water.
Available at hydawaybottle.com, $25-$35
Aquasana Water Bottle
This 25 oz. stainless steel water bottle from Aquasana comes in four vibrant colors, will keep water cool for up to 24 hours, is sweat proof and has a lifetime warranty. And, the price is totally on point.
Available at aquasana.com, $19.99.
reduce WaterWeek Kids Reusable Water Bottle Set
Meal plan like a boss with this five-pack of kids reusable water bottles. Choose from four different design sets, then top off with water and pack in the handy fridge tray for easy access. Bottles are BPA, Phthalate, and Lead-free, are dishwasher safe and an inexpensive way to teach kids the importance of reusing bottles!
Available at amazon.com, $12.99.
S'ip by Swell - Harry Potter Collection
These S'ip bottles are made by Swell and are perfect for little hands. The 15oz. stainless steel bottle come in four prints inspired by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, will keep water cold for up to 12 hours and have a leak-proof cap that means your kid can toss her bottle in her backpack and go.
Available at sipbyswell.com, $19.99.
Spill-Proof Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw from Contigo
This new stainless steel tumbler from Contigo lets kids ages 3 & up have a straw and cup combo just like the big kids. The leak-proof silicone seal and spill-proof valve mean no more messes, the double-walled vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 10 hours, the cup and top are top-rack dishwasher safe, and it's designed to fit most car seat cup holders. It comes in three fun designs!
Available at contigo.com, $14.99.
Mini Kids Stainless Steel Water Bottle
We aren't sure what we like more about this sleek water bottle: the fun turquoise hue or the fact that's its made from double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel. It's also sweat-proof with a narrow mouth that makes drinking easier for kids, plus it's got a handy carabiner that makes attaching it to a backpack a breeze.
Available at amazon.com, $11.97.
Zulu Torque Kids Water Bottle
The Zulu Torque Kids Water Bottle (with flip straw) is a 12 oz. bottle, and it’s about as tough as they come. It’s BPA-, phthalate-, and PVC-free plastic in a silicone sleeve for max impact protection so bottle flipping won’t bring it down. Four different colors.
Available at amazon.com, $9.99.
Gululu Interactive Water Bottle
For the kid who needs a nudge to stay hydrated, check out this interactive water bottle from Gululu! It’s definitely a splurge, but reviews show that this bottle is great for kids who typically flat-out refuse to drink water, have health needs that mandate that they stay well-hydrated, or are really resisting potty training. Gululu personalizes and sets water consumption goals for your child, and then reinforces these goals via progress through an adventure with a digital pet. It connects to WiFi through your smartphone, and you can even set up "School Mode" or "Bedtime" in the app to make the bottle distraction-free.
Available at amazon.com, $129.
Ion8 Leak-Proof BPA Free Water Bottle
Eco Vessel Flip Spout
The crew at Eco Vessel promise to make hydration fun with this reusable 13-ounce stainless steel bottle featuring a flip spout and no tilt drinking—convenient whether kids are playing sports, snuggled up in front of the TV, or plowing through a pile of library books. Super lightweight, this bottle is easy to carry and fits in most lunchboxes. Kids love the cute, colorful designs (Foxes! Ladybugs! Rocketships!) that make this a favorite and it’s now available with interchangeable tops.
Available at ecovessel.com, $14.20.
Pip from Zoli
The wide mouth of this vibrantly-colored bottle from Zoli (available in green, orange, pink, purple, or blue) means your kiddos can infuse their water with their choice of fruit or lemon slices—yum! The PIP model is made with BPA-free plastic that is both lightweight and durable, holds up to 18 ounces of liquid, and has a convenient loop for easy toting. It also features a flip open, easy-to-drink spout!
Available at zoli-inc.com, $15.
Kids Collection from Liberty Bottleworks
We’re smitten with the adorable graphics and bold colors in the Kids Collection from Liberty Bottleworks, where every purchase contributes to environmental sustainability and economic revitalization! Choose from creatures like the Alicorn, monkey, dinosaur, bumble bee, jellyfish or hedgehog, all printed with a finish that is baked on with the safest BPA-free, food-grade coating. Available in a 16-ounce size with a sports cap.
Available at libertybottles.com, $19.
Pop-Up Sipper from Thermos
The folks at Thermos have been around long enough to build the perfect kids’ water bottle, and here it is: for children 18 months and older, this one’s made with durable, BPA-free double wall stainless steel and features an easy-to-open, hygienic push button lid with a pop-up straw. The contoured body is easy to grip so your little ones can stay hydrated while at home or on the go--and it keeps liquids cold for up to 10 hours, so you arguably can’t say “no” when the troops ask to swim alllllll day long.
Available at amazon.com, $16.99.
We love Contigo, and this sleek model is one of the reasons why. Available in bright orange or blue, its patented auto-seal lid is 100% leak- and spill-proof. It’s BPA-free and you can even wash it in the top rack of the dishwasher.
Available at amazon.com, $11.99.
Kleen Kanteen Classic Sippy
Small and lightweight, this durable 12 oz. bottle with a soft silicone spout is the natural progression from a sippy configuration. It fits into just about any cup holder, stroller or car seat, and its large-mouth design fits ice cubes and makes cleaning simple. Go with the leak-proof Loop Cap option to prevent spills in lunchboxes or backpacks—or upgrade to the Sport Cap for older toddlers. Baby bottles can even transition to snack canisters with the use of any of Klean Kanteen’s wide caps!
Available at amazon.com, $16.30.
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— Katie Brown, Gabby Cullen & Amber Guetebier