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The Truth about Water and Health

Water for Health

Water bottles for kids at school are becoming essential so picking a good one for you children can back the transition back-to-school a little easier.

As much as the kids dread it, August has arrived and that means back-to-school time. This year we are concentrating on increasing the amount of water we drink so I was looking for durable and easy to clean water bottles for the kids. They also needed to budget-friendly. I am not about to spend $40 on a fancy designer water bottle that can’t go in the dishwasher. With those criteria in mind, I spent some time cruising the virtual aisles of Amazon and sorting through the reviews and here in no particular order are the top five kids bottles based on customer reviews and sales. There is one outlier – #4 is bigger and more expensive than the other four in the list but I think it’s my favorite. And I will probably be ordering that one for myself. I appreciate the fact that it comes with straws and a brush to clean them out and keep them neat and bacteria-free.


CamelBak Eddy 0.4-Liter Kids Water Bottle

The Eddy 12-ounce kids’ water bottle is made from Tritan plastic that is 100% free of BPA, BPS, and BPF. It’s dishwasher safe, and all parts are easy to remove for simple clean-up. It is only spill-resistant not spill proof. Replacement value and straws are also available.

Amazon rating: 4 starts
Customer reviews: 3555


Contigo AUTOSPOUT Straw Gizmo Flip Kids Water Bottle

Another 14oz BPA free water bottle with a straw but kids love Contigo’s AUTOSPOUT technology – push a button and watch the spout pop up. Entertaining and spill-proof – even when it’s open and held upside down.

Amazon rating: 4.5 stars
Customer reviews: 1262


ZORRI Sports Water Bottle

BPA Free Tritan Co-Polyester with an ergonomic design and dust-proof/leak-proof lid – important for keeping backpacks dry. While it comes in a variety of sized the 14oz&17oz is perfect for kids.

Amazon rating: 4.5 stars
Customer reviews: 412


BUZIO Stainless Steel Water Bottle 40 oz Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle with Straw Lid and Flex Cap

At 40 oz this one might be a little to big for preK-4th grade set but it would be a good option for the older student since it is insultated and keeps drinks cold (or hot). Stainless steel means no funny taste.

Amazon rating: 4.5 stars
Customer reviews: 880


bubba Flo Kids Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve

The BPA-free Eastman Tritan construction is stain and odor resistant while the stylish silicone sleeve on this 14 oz bottle keeps drinks colder and reduces condensation making it less likely to slip out of little hands. The button lock keeps backpacks and lunch boxes dry and the capacity gauge lets you see how much water they have left. Amazon rating: 4.5 stars Customer reviews: 306