Team Favourites: Water bottles

babyccino favourite water bottles

I was having a chat to my kids the other day about the environment and the amount of unnecessary waste we produce. One of my pet peeves is plastic water bottles. So we are going to try and make a concerted effort of taking a water bottle with us when we are out and about, instead of buying the plastic ones on the go. (Side note: in France we don’t have drinking fountains like the ones you find all over the US, not even in schools — no idea why).


Anyway we thought it might be fun to get the team to put together a little list of our favourite water bottles. Here it is!

  1. Of course I love the Bobble Water Bottles. But besides the fact they filter tap water and look cute I love that they truly DO NOT leak! I have even forgotten to push down the cap and thrown them in my purse but not a drop! – Polona
  2. It seems nearly every toddler in New York has this exact same bottle by Thermos, and for good reason: it keeps water nice and cold, and the pop cap with silicone straw inside makes for easy drinking and fewer spills. – Shannon
  3. The Mizu Life bottles are great bottles with a wide opening so it is easy to drink from. They are also easy to clean. Cool colours. The M6 size is great for the kids lunchbox. We use M8 for daytrips etc.. – Esther 
  4. The Dopper bottles are very practical and versatile. I love their stylish Dutch design. The sturdy bottles that are dishwasher safe and there are many different colours to choose from. The kids love being able to drink from the “fancy” cup on a stand too. – Vicky  (Esther’s family also have used their Doppler bottles for years and are super happy with them. She ads that she likes the fact that all the parts are sold separately.)
  5. These funny looking Eau Good filter bottles are amazing. They come with a special stick of Japanese active charcoal that sits securely inside the bottle and makes the water taste delicious. After 6 months you can recycle the stick by boiling it in water, increasing its lifespan by a further 3 months. Kind of a handy water bottle and a fun science experiment in one! Plus they never leak. – Kate 
  6. A friend recommended the BKR bottles to me for an interesting reason — they are transparent, so you can see if there is any accidental glunk floating in the water. I have been using one of these for a while now and love it.  Easy to clean and the little ones are small enough to be chucked into even a small(ish) handbag! – Emilie
  7. I like Klean Kanteen bottles — they are made of steel so super sturdy and durable, and they are easy to clean on the inside because of the bigger opening. You can buy toddler teats that fit on the bottle — when Caper was small I used it a lot in the car etc — and now I just use one of the other tops. – Esther 

Do let us know if you have any preferred ones yourself –  I am sure we are missing some!



Comments (12)

November 24, 2016

Étant suisse je pense aux bouteilles SIGG ☺️. Elles sont en métal (donc pas d’odeurs désagréables), avec très peu de partie en plastique et durent une vie (littéralement!). Elles sont disponibles dans beaucoup de couleurs et de tailles différentes. Les enfants ne partent jamais à l’école sans!

November 24, 2016

alfi isoBottle!!! Best I ever had. It is a insulating bottle which keeps drinks hot or cold. Made from metal = indestructible. Leek-proof and other then the SIGG bottles it has a wide neck which makes it easy to fill and clean!

November 24, 2016

Yes, I don’t feel fine with plastic bottles, and am trying to eliminate the the reusable plastic ones, too. I am using the glass bkr for myself, for years now and am loving it. And for the kids (the bkr bottle does not come with a sip/sport lid to prevent spillage, therefore it’s not so good for smaller kids), I used the sigg bottle, but the metal/aluminium ones are also lined with a thin plastic film. So recently I found the German made glass bottle that comes with a sport lid and fun anti breakage sleeve called “Emil die Flasche”, the smallest size is 300ml – ideal for small kids/school, as it’s not too heavy. My kids love them!

November 24, 2016

Emil is also my favourite. You can also use it as a baby bottle. I like that you can replace all parts seperately.

November 24, 2016

We only use metal ones, nothing else survives all the hiking we do. For us it is all about the top… would much rather have a twistable top, that you take off like your #3, because anything with the slightest bit of plastic always breaks. I guess we are family of tough testers when it comes to waterbottles!!!

November 24, 2016

Super, thank you! I was wanting to replace my daughter’s plastic water bottle for school with a non-plastic one, and this is a handy reference.

November 26, 2016

We have been using SIGG water bottles for years. Love that they come in different sizes that fit perfect in my son’s lunch box bag.
We also use Hydro Flask for hiking and the beach, especially during summer months in Southern California. They keep the water cold for hours.
During our summer holiday in Europe this year I came accross 24 bottles (Italian brand) and got one to try it, and so far has been great.
We love reusable bottles in our house.:)

December 11, 2016

I love the Swiss Fizzi Bottles! the metal bottles are not good if you sometimes fill in apple or orange juice, they will oxidate or corrodate, even sigg….

April 1, 2017

Retap is missing. I love this bottle. They also have 3 sizes 0.3, 0.5, 0.8L. You can chose the color of the lid and you can put in slices of lemon apple or else. Stylish and the kids love it

June 20, 2017

[…] Water bottles (it’s best to bring ones that are stainless steel and insulated so your water stays cool) […]

June 27, 2017

[…] Bring plenty of water in refillable bottles. I like to give each of my kids their own bottle. (Here’s a round-up of favourite water bottles.) […]

Christiane Linne-Jonas
September 19, 2018

The Emil-Bottle is definitely missing here….

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