Of all the things that should always be in your bag, car or backpack, a good water bottle is on the top of the list. After all, from the classroom to soccer practice, your kids go hard and need lots of hydration. With so many options out there, it’s important to find the best water bottles for kids, and with that, we mean the leak-proof kind! We looked everywhere and came up with the best picks. See them all below.
Tommee Tippee Non-Spill Insulated Toddler Cup
This new toddler-approved cup has a removable, non-spill valve that's ideal for kiddos (and parents) moving to the "big-kid cup." They are dishwasher safe and also made with BPA-free materials.
Available at amazon.com, $12.99 for a 3-pack.
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.
Nuby Thirsty Kids Flip-it
Little ones will find this flip-spout option easy to use and the silicone spout nice and soft.
Get yours here, $9.99.
Contigo Kids Straw Water Bottle
Available in 14 oz. and 20 oz. sizes, the Contigo water bottle is a kid- and parent-favorite when it comes to ease of use and portability. The easy-to-use button pops out the spout for drinking on the go and stores it away when not in use. Lots of fun colors and prints are available to make your water bottle your own.
Buy it here, $11.99 and up.
Frost Insulated from EcoVessel
Your beverage of choice will stay cold for hours in this insulated water bottle from EcoVessel. Choose from fun prints like unicorns, butterflies, rockets and more. An inner silicone straw makes drinking easy.
Available here, $24.95.
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 12 oz. container is perfect for school days. Choose between five different patterns,
Available at amazon.com, $15.99.
Frozen 2 with S'well
The limited-edition Frozen 2 Sip by S'well and regular S'well bottles are still available. Each one features graphics from the new movie, including Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Christof and more. Sizes range from 9 oz. to 25 oz. and each bottle is composed of BPA-free, double-walled, insulated 18/8 stainless steel and will keep water cold for up to 24 hours.
Available here, $14.99 and up.
Kleen Kanteen Classic
Small and lightweight, this durable 12 oz. bottle with a soft silicone spout is the natural progression from a sippie 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, $11.69 & up.
Takeya Water Bottles
We love the Takeya water bottles for the whole family as they are totally leak proof, BPA free and keep your drinks cool. A larger handle makes them easy for kids to carry around at school. Available with straw and spout lids.
Available at amazon.com, $24.99.
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, $22.99.
Reduce Kids Hydro-Pro
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 bright colors.
Available here, $12.99 and up.
tokiPIP from Zoli
Zoli has collaborated with Tokidoki for a series of adorable water bottles featuring popular Tokidoki characters. Each BPA and Phthalate-free stainless-steel bottle can hold 16 oz. of liquid, is insulated to keep drinks cold or hot, has a flip-open spout and fits in a standard size cup holder.
Available at zoli-inc.com, $20.
Help your kids stay hydrated with this fun water bottle from Cirkul that combines a flavor cartridge system. With more than 40 flavors to choose from (made with all-natural flavors, no colors or dyes, and zero calories or sugar) and a customizable flavor intensity dial from 1-10, Cirkul is providing a personalized element to water that has never existed before. Customize with your kid's name so that you know it will come home at the end of the day.
Get yours here, $19.99.
TWEENS, TEENS & ADULTS
Owala™ FreeSip® Bottle
Sometimes you feel like sippin’, other times swiggin’. With both a built-in straw and a wide-mouth opening, FreeSip® lets you choose. (Read: Best of both worlds). The push-button-open, keep-it-clean lid means you’ll never have to touch the drinking surface. Add to that an integrated carry loop and your choice of vacuum-insulated stainless steel or BPA-free Eastman Tritan™ plastic and you’ll be good to go, hydrated like a champ.
Available here, $14.99-$29.99.
Simple Modern Water Tumbler
This vacuum-sealed double-wall water bottle comes in several colors. Even though it's not dishwasher safe, it is rust-repellent and keeps water cold for up to 24 hours. Choose between 14oz, 16oz or even 32 oz.
Available at walmart.com, $28.
These water bottles have double-wall insulation to help keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours (or hot for 12 hours). Made from rust-resistant stainless steel, the screw-top lid means no leaks, and it's lightweight so it won't weigh your kiddo's backpack down.
Available at amazon.com, $20 & up.
Fit Insulated from Contigo
This new stainless steel water bottle from Contigo is easily open and closed with one hand, which makes it great for busy parents. It's also got the iconic leak-proof pop-up straw feature and keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours.
Available at walmart.com, $28.97.
Welly Bottle Traveler
The sleek design of the Welly Bottle traveler means both you and your tween might feel cool sporting it while out and about. The handle makes for easy handling, plus it's got a removable infuser you can use to add a little flavor to your kids' water. It's double-walled, with vacuum insulation and the bamboo bottom gives it an eco-feel you don't see many places.
Available here, $28.
Moonmist & Onyx from the Avana Breckenridge Collection
Sleek style is the name of the game from Avana and we are loving the two new colors that were just released—Moonmist and Onyx. Whether you are a straw fan or a sipper, these water bottles have you covered. They feature an integrated straw and a swig-through lid for ease of drinking. The double-walled insulation will keep your drinks chilled for over 24 hours or hot for 12. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from water bottle purchases goes to supporting water projects in developing countries.
Available here, $40 for 25 oz. and $45 for 32 oz.
Custom Nalgene Bottle
This classic water bottle is offered in 18 different bottle colors. Nearly indestructible, it's perfect for the playground, camping, travel and more.
Available at amazon.com, $9.59.
The M5 from Mizu
The 17 oz. M5 slimmer version of the popular M8. It's a single-wall, stainless steel bottle, with 14 different colors to choose from. You can also choose a color for the twist cap. It's small enough to stash in backpacks or in car seat cup holders, but it's large enough to carry enough H20 to get the kids through the day.
Available at amazon.com, $34.09.
—Kate Loweth, Katie Brown, Gabby Cullen & Amber Guetebier
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Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase.