Best water bottle for kids
The Contigo Autoseal insists there’s a difference between spill-proof and leak-proof, and well, they’re right! And lucky for your kids, the bottle does both thanks to its special autoseal lid, which closes automatically between sips. This way, when it’s dropped in the car or flipped upside down in a backpack, no liquid will escape. The bottles come in a two-pack, particularly ideal if you have more than one child, or a kid that seems to lose things or leave them places (you’ll have that backup replacement!).
The bottle also fits most car holders, and is small enough for a child’s hand to wrap around for comfortable and clean sipping with the quick push of a button. While the autoseal button is handy for zero spillage, it can be complicated for kids under the age of three to push the button and drink at the same time, which is why the bottle is best used for ages three and up.
When it comes to durability, we love that you can repeatedly drop the bottle without denting it (though expect a scratch here and there). Parents, just expect that these bottles may take slightly longer to clean as there are a few parts you’ll need to scrub if you don’t have a dishwasher. But most parents find the fact the bottle doesn’t leak in backpacks or lunchboxes outweighs the slightly more complicated cleaning measures. Note, these bottles are not microwave-safe.
We’re also fans of the Contigo Limited Lifetime Guarantee, which covers things like material or workmanship issues, defective products, and replacement lids/bottles for products purchased in both the US and Canada.