Sending your kids off to school with a decent water bottle is a must. Our mighty kids get mighty thirsty and the last thing you want to worry about is them coming home irritated and headachy because of dehydration.

While you can’t stand behind your child during school hours reminding them to drink water, you can send them to school with an ultra-cool water bottle that they will want to drink out of.

We went on a hydration hunt for the best water bottles of 2021. Behold, ladies and gents, 10 great kids’ water bottles for back to school and beyond.

 b.box Tritan Drink Bottle

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The B.Box Tritan drink bottle is a winner on so many fronts. Source: Supplied

b.box’s Tritan Drink Bottle is a great choice for little and big kids, suitable for 9 months+. They tick all the boxes – durable, easy to open and close, easy to clean, dishwasher safe.

We especially love the unique ergonomic triangular shape bottle, spill-proof bite valve straw and extra-large opening so you can insert ice cubes. There are heaps of cheery colours to choose from and they even come with a cute little handle. 

PRICE: $19.95  $15.96 with discount
READER OFFER: Shop now and get 20% off. Use BBOXMC20 at checkout. Terms and Conditions apply.
BUY NOW: Get yours at b.box for kids. 

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Ion8 Leak Proof Quench Drink Bottles

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With a fast flow and one-touch flip top, the Ion8 is another excellent choice for school kids of all ages (and us parents too!). Ion8 comes in three different sizes – 350ml, 500ml and 1 litre (and come in several modern colours too!) Made from Tritan plastic, Ion8 is BPA-free, phthalate-free and non-toxic, plus 110% leak-proof!

They’re strong, super easy to clean and replacement parts are available to extend the life of the bottle while in-turn reduces plastic waste. It’s not surprising they’ve won two design awards!

PRICE: $16.95 – $26.95
BUY NOW: Get your Ion8 at Howards Storage World. 

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Stuck On You Personalised Drink Bottles

Avoid the “My child just drank from the wrong bottle germs” with these fun and durable water bottles! Stuck On You’s Personalised Water Bottles are perfect for younger school children, including daycare and kindy kids. Made from food-grade stainless steel, they keep drinks ice cold and have a 500ml capacity. They are BPA-free and come with an easy to use pop-up lid

What we especially love about Stuck On You’s range is the personalisation – not only is it great to keep track of your child’s water bottle, but it’s also a perfect way to make them excited about starting school. There are heaps of different fonts, designs and colours to choose from too. 

PRICE: $24.95  $18.71 with discount
READER OFFER: For this back-to-school, make sure you’re “prepared for anything with your name on everything.” Get 25% off all water bottles. Use discount code BOTTLE25. T’s & C’s apply. Offer ends 13 January, but there are always weekly deals online so be sure to check them out. 
BUY NOW: Check out the range at Stuck On You. Never miss a deal, sign up to their mailing list for all the latest news and updates. 

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Thermos Stainless Steel 470ml Insulated Commuter Bottle

Thermos is one of the leading names in quality food and drink storage, and we love their insulated commuter bottles. They’re well designed, durable and easy to use with a hygienic push button lid.

Kids love them as cold drinks stay cold up to 24 hours! The whole top screws off making it wide enough to add ice cubes, so water refills during the day are also cooled.

Then during winter, your hot chocolate will stay hot up to 8 hours making this the perfect all-rounder.

PRICE: $36.95
BUY NOW: Check out the range of Thermos water bottles at Howards Storage World.

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Thermos FUNtainer 335 ml Insulated Water Bottle

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For younger kids, the Thermos FUNtainer water bottles are also a great choice. They come with the high quality you’d expect from Thermos but in colourful characters and fun designs. Plus, with an integrated handle and replaceable straw, they’re ideal for preschoolers.

PRICE: $25.95
BUY NOW: Themos FUNTAINER water bottles are also available at Howards Storage World. 

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Oasis Insulated Stainless Steel Drink Bottles

Our top pick for a sleek and simple stainless steel water bottle goes to Oasis. It’s ideal for primary and secondary school kids but also great for work or home too.

BPA-free with double-wall insulation and a twist-off lid, these water bottles stay cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. There are plenty of designs to choose from, and bottles come in three sizes – 350ml, 500ml and 750ml. No mess, no fuss, just cool water all day long. 

PRICE: Starting at $21.95 
BUY NOW: Pick up one for each member of the family at Howards Storage World. 

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Yeti Rambler Jr. 

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I’ve just discovered Yeti products and OMG, I LOVE THEM. I swear by their coffee mug and they also have an amazing collection of drink bottles for kids.

The Rambler Jr is a small and mighty kids’ water bottle that comes with double-wall vacuum insulation, locking in ice-cold water. The Rambler Jr features a cute little handle plus a Straw Cap, ideal for kids and is designed to last. 

PRICE: $39.95
BUY NOW: Check out the range at YETI AUSTRALIA. You can also buy Yeti products at some outdoor stores and some online retailers including Amazon. 

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Rolla Bottle (700ml)

This is an innovative little drink bottle if we’ve ever seen one. It rolls into next-to-nothing, perfect for on-the-go and for older kids with lots of stuff to carry. Simply unroll, fill and drink. How convenient, clever and flexible! 

There are a few different colour choices to choose from, and Rolla Bottles come with a leak-proof guarantee. Plus they are BPA-free and dishwasher safe. 

PRICE: $33.00
BUY NOW: Check out the collection at Rolla Bottle. 

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Klean Kanteen Kid Classic Insulated Bottle

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Klean Kanteen is another great choice for preschool and primary kids. It features a spill-proof sports cap with dust cover, soft silicone spout, and a loop so it can be easily attached to a bag. We also love the little handle and cute designs. 

But what makes these kids’ water bottles an excellent pick is the chip-resistant Klean Coat™ finish which is four times more durable and safe for people and the planet. It will keep their drinks cold for 40 hours too! Wowzers! 

PRICE: $48.95
BUY NOW: Check out the range at Klean Kanteen. 

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Contigo Gizmo Flip AutoSpout Kids Water Bottle

Our final pick for best kids’ water bottle of 2021 goes to the Contigo Gizmo Flip Autospout water bottle. It’s spill and leakproof and designed with clever “autospout” technology so kids can drink with the simple press of a button. 

It comes with a hygienic protective cover over the spout to keep dirt and germs away from the straw. BPA-free, dishwasher safe and great for school and sports, your kids will love these funky water bottles. 

PRICE: $21.95
BUY NOW: Check out GoContigo to see the range. You can get Contigo water bottles at several retailers including Howards Storage World, Hello Green, Coles, Costco, Amazon and Anaconda

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Well, that’s a wrap on our best water bottles of 2021! We hope our handy guide will help you select the right water bottle for your little or big kids.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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