Updated October 23, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

The 10 Best Water Bottles For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in June of 2018. Everyone knows water is good for you. In fact, it's commonly recommended that adults drink at least eight glasses per day, which adds up to half a gallon. It's also a good idea to help children stay hydrated and avoid sugary drinks, especially those with active lifestyles. Our selection of water bottles for kids will help them do just that in style. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best water bottle for kids on Amazon.

10. Polar Bottle Insulated

9. Gululu Interactive Health Tracker

8. Zulu Torque

7. Water Fit Wide Mouth

6. Hydro Flask Kids

5. Contigo Autoseal

4. CamelBak Eddy

3. Takeya 14

2. Thermos Funtainer

1. Nalgene Grip-N-Gulp

Editor's Notes

October 08, 2019:

When evaluating the best water bottles for kids, we looked for child-friendly features, like ease of opening and leak resistance. We also prioritized ones that are easy to clean.

The Nalgene Grip-N-Gulp meets and exceeds all this criteria, with a comfortable sipping valve that doesn't need to be opened or closed, and may only leak if the child turns it upside down and shakes really hard. It's top rack dishwasher safe without tiny crevices to clean and it even has an indented middle to make it friendly for little hands.

While it's recommended to hand wash the Thermos Funtainer, there aren't a lot of complicated valves and pieces to take apart. Plus kids really like the soft straw and parents love that the straw is completely protected from dirt and germs when it's enclosed in the lid.

We also included a few choices better suited to school-age children like the Zulu Torque and the Water Fit Wide Mouth. Both of these require a little more dexterity to open, and if your child doesn't lose it first, there options have a more mature look and could last them into their teen years.


Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated on October 23, 2019 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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