1. Another one I like is the #5 plastic ones from The First Years. They have the valve built right into the top, so no gross milk chinks to be found days later.

    I find that the boy has to suck from them pretty hard, so not for those with eustachian tube problems and younger babies that don’t know the sippy very well yet.

    He hasn’t figured out the Sigg bottle yet and the Klean Kanteen is just a PITA.

    So I’ve got a couple of the Foogo’s and otherwise just change the water frequently.


    Thanks for the linky love!

  2. This old baby uses a Sigg Type water bottle that was my employers effort to prove that Boeing is a green company.
    But mor often than not I lug around my 16 oz. Coffee mug that serves as a water bottle also. It is a wide bottom, stainless steel mug from Starbucks, discontinued. I see themon ebay every once in a while for upwards of $40 (with missing lids!)

  3. Yes! I think this is so important. And I think that’s a great idea to talk with your child about why we should use reusable water bottles – most kids can understand the concept of trash building up and making a big mess on our planet :)

    As a preschool teacher, I saw so many children come in with either sugary juice boxes or little disposable water bottles. We always provided water in cups as well, but the few kids who had their own reusable water bottle really enjoyed using them. They could go grab their own water bottle from their cubby whenever they were thirsty instead of needing to ask a teacher for water, and I think it was actually quite empowering to them to be able to help themselves.

    Just one more note on picking out a reusable bottle: make sure your child can open it by herself! Some of them have lids that are actually quite difficult to open.

  4. Luckily I am SO addicted to Cokes that all my children are HUGE water drinkers. (Simply because I don’t like sharing my Cokes…haha) So now I’m the one trying to drink more water like the kids. (groan) :(

    We have several plastic water bottles that have the built-in straw, but I prefer the ones that look more like bottled water.

    If it weren’t so plain tasting….(bleck!)


  5. Hiya Crunchy! Excellent post! Here in our house, we like the SIGG brand. I have the large “Friends don’t let friends drink from plastic” themed one and my 3 year old takes her water to preschool in a SIGG child size Paddington bottle. Her bottle has a nice sports top so it’s easy to use. We always receive loads of compliments.

    Cheers, Kimberly

  6. My little guy LOVES his Camelback (BPA free, of course) water bottle. He is 18 months and knows just what to do with it-he steals mine too! He also likes his Sigg and his Thermos and his Nalgene (BPA free as well), but the Camelback is his fav.

  7. I send Becca water/juice in her sigg to preschool aquatics class and hope to continue to do so when she goes to school. Way less packaging and cheaper than juice boxes!

  8. we like the Nalgene Grip-n-Gulp …BPA free and really light, no denting, etc.

    they also like the camelbaks. no question – my kids love their water bottles!

  9. We love the Earthlust brand stainless steel ones…my kids always have one by their sides! Getting ready to carry the ecousable bottles soon, that have great kids designs, and are stainless steel instead of aluminum, on MamaGoesGreen.com. I think my kids are going to love ’em!

  10. We just got home from a trip to Florida (from frigid Minnesota!). We took our stainless steel water bottles every where we went–many hiking trails, in the car, on the plane (the flight attendants were very happy to fill for us), and to the theme parks. Not only did we save money, but we were well hydrated.

    We just happened upon these bottles at REI on clearance. They were a great price and size. We have quite a collection of bottles, but I want to weed out those that may contain BPA.

    Thanks Crunchy for inspiring us to look closer at our water bottles!

  11. I read the other post you made about water. Are you saying you drink tap water? I personally wouldnt give my kids tap water, or encourage anybody else. I agree with staying away from BPA bottles. But I dont agree with filling them up with tap water. I purchased a berkley water filter. It wasnt a cheap purchase but it filters out the tap water, and we aren’t purchasing plastic water bottles containg BPA. Tap water contains a lot of nasty things. Chlorine, rust from pipes,lime,peoples bodily fluids, birth control has even been found in tap water when tested. In most parts of the world, the same water supply that is used for drinking (tap water) is also used for bathing, flushing toilets,washing machines, and dishwashers. Not to mention how much fluoride you or your children consume with every bottle. fluoride is made to go directly on the teeth and gums not to be digested, that is why it is clearly printed on a tube of tooth paste, and how you are not suppose to brush your childrens teeth with tooth paste until they know how to spit. I dont understand why they make infant water containing fluoride. And soon it will be added to formula and milk. Then our children will be getting sick from TOO much fluoride digestion.

    I just wanted to pass some information on to, hopefully you will question your tap water next time you decide to drink it or give it to your children.

    Invest in a filter and hold up a glass of filtered water to tap water and see the difference.

    Here is some links to hopefully help you:

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3





    MUST SEE!!!!-

    Here is just some of the links I have! its mostly about fluoride but you get the idea. I have more information if needed. But I thought I would let you do your share of studying and research too.

    Good luck!

  12. Hello! Great post. I definitely agree that we need to start kids off young with eco-friendly habits. It’s important for them to learn healthy lifestyle behaviors early on. Reusable water bottles are a great idea for kids, and brands like Klean Kanteen and Camelbak make ones that are ideal sizes for little kids. Can’t say no to that!

    Thanks for posting, keep up the great green work!

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