As parents, we know that proper hydration is essential for our kids’ health, but sometimes getting little ones to drink enough water can be a hassle. That’s why ensuring that they have a durable, reusable water bottle packed in their lunch bag each day is a great place to start.
Recycling and generally disposing of plastic is a real challenge these days, and we prefer the sustainability and lighter footprint of other materials, like stainless steel. Luckily, there’s a great assortment of non-plastic water bottles (save for a few key parts) perfect for wee hands and the rough and tough nature of older kids’ lifestyles. Here are some of our favourites.
Lund London Skittle Water Bottle
We can’t help but be absolutely captivated by the colours and design of this stainless steel water bottle. It’s even made from recycled steel and is so cool – and we’re not just talking about the fact that it keeps cool drinks cool for 24 hours.
$35 | chapters.indigo.ca
EcoVessel Frost Kids
It comes in cool colours and motifs. It’s interchangeable with the Boulder model lid. It keeps water cool and oh-so-drinkable. And it’s rugged enough for our tough-on-stuff dude.
$25 | amazon.ca
Asobu Mini Hiker Water Bottle – 2-pack
There are so many great features with these bottles – like finally, a wide-mouth hiker-style water bottle but in a kid-manageable size (with a handy loop for carrying) and awesome colours. Plus, a two-pack – because who hasn’t misplaced a water bottle or two…or three?
$22 | walmart.ca
Grosche Bop! Insulated Water Bottle
$24 | chapters.indigo.ca
Manna Water Bottle
Hot deal alert – this water bottle is on serious sale and it just the ticket. A narrow spout for those who prefer that style and a sleek, classic look makes this perfect for all ages.
$9 | canadiantire.ca
United By Blue Kids Bottle Stainless Steel
This is a great pick for little adventurers. The snap lid helps prevent spills and the spout makes for easy drinking. Wait – there’s more. For every product sold, United By Blue removes 1 pound of trash from the world’s oceans and waterways.
$33 | mec.ca
Bottlebottle Kids Water Bottle
Bright colours, animal designs, and a rugged, leak-proof construction? We’ll have it delivered by the truckload, please. Highly functional and cute, to boot!
$20 | amazon.ca
Skip Hop Zoo Stainless Steel Straw Bottle
It’s got a silicone sleeve so that little hands don’t get cold while gripping – yay! It’s got a handy carrying strap – double yay! And it’s available in an assortment of cute animal friends – triple yay! They’ll be pleased as punch heading off to kindergarten with this water bottle in tow.
$23 | well.ca
Outbound Stainless Steel Widemouth Water Bottle
Kids tough on water bottles? We can relate. We’ve said bye-bye to countless cute, special, trendy, super-effective, and definitely-not-cheap water bottles over the years – some lost, some dropped, some dented beyond repair – which is why we’re including a basic, no bells, functional water bottle to buy in bulk and not have to lament the loss of a bespoke, discontinued, favourite pattern/hue/style.
$14 | canadiantire.ca