525,600 water bottles…525,600 water bottles so dear…525,600 water bottles, how do you measure, measure a school year? (With love to the musical Rent). Okay, so we haven’t consumed that many water bottles, but we have churned through quite a number in our quest to find the perfect design, right size, and – most important – leak-proof water bottles for kids. These might be slightly pricier than the flimsier ones, but it’s worth it to avoid destroyed homework, juice-soaked clothes, and general tantrum-level frustration.
Here are our favourite leak-proof water bottles for kids and yes – we might as well stock up, because losing a water bottle is unheard of, right? RIGHT?
Best Leak-Proof Water Bottles for Kids
Skittle Mini Water Bottle
At 300 mL, this smaller bottle is a good bet for little handles – not everyone can lug a jug. We adore the patterns, colours and spherical tops.
$40 – Buy Here
CamelBak Eddy+ Water Bottle
Some kids just love a straw in a water bottle – just help them practice closing it all the way to make the bottle leak-proof. Added bonus with straws – they make a bottle spill-proof.
$19 – Buy Here
Contigo Kids Autospout Water Bottle
Great patterns – those dinos? So cute – and a design that works well for school, sports or adventure. If you’re looking for more animal options, this water bottle also comes in unicorns, sharks and sloths – now there’s a menagerie we can get behind.
$30 – Buy Here
Takeya Actives Insulated Water Bottle
This water bottle tops the charts for good reason. Spout lid, manageable 22 oz size, and array of on-trend colours? We predict a hit (and our bet is on the blush colour as the most popular of the year).
$36 – Buy Here
Brita Filtering Water Bottle
If the kids don’t love the taste of school water – or even tap water from home – the in-bottle filtering system of this offering is a sure-fire way to encourage hydration.
$25 – Buy Here
Stanley Iceflow Flip Straw Tumbler
Stanley is threatening to topple the rankings, dethroning faves such as Yeti and Hydro Flask. With a fab design and amazing colour combos, we can see why.
$38 – Buy Here
Yeti Rambler and Chug Cap
There’s a reason the Yeti brand has such a loyal following – they really are that good. This one is a bit pricey, so perhaps best saved for the kid who doesn’t lose things. We recommend the addition of the chug cap for easy drinking.
$40 – Buy Here
Hydro Flask Standard Mouth 18 oz
Still popular, still with good reason – room for ice cubes, totally spill-proof and super sturdy – this one’s not just about good looks, although it has got that going, too.
$36 – Buy Here
Oxo Tot Twist Top Water Bottle
This might just be their first “real” water bottle, and it’s perfect for the transition. The twist lid keeps the straw clean when not in use and the entire bottle leak-proof. The lid is easy to clean in case smoothies are the drink of choice. Let them carry their own beverage thanks to the carrying handle.
$16 – Buy Here
Nalgene Sustain Narrow Mouth Water Bottle
Yup, we’ve been a fan of Nalgene since our own school days. Now as parents, we’re thrilled that the cap is always attached to the bottle via the handy carrying loop, and when actually screwed on, the bottle is totally leak-proof. We also dig the bevvy of colour combos at the ready. If the kids prefer a wide mouth, that’s also an option.
$14 – Buy Here
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