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    DS starts school next year and I'm trying to get prepared. What are the preferred drink bottles? I currently use Ecococoon 600ml insulated stainless steel bottles for him which work great for preschool and home but I think might be too heavy for him in his bag. The school suggested one drink bottle for the desk and one for the bag so 2 of those are going to be pretty heavy. So I'm looking at plastic ones but I'm worried about them sweating on the desk if I put cold water or ice cubes in them. What do your school kids use?

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    Cheap and preferably without a lid that needs to be removed. At the schools we go to the teachers try and get the kids to drink from water fountains so they don't spend all day refilling drink bottles.

    I usually buy 8 smash water bottles at the beginning of each year (4 kids so 2 each) and that does us. We've had every type available and these are the easiest.

    If you use any other brand just not smiggle. They leak horribly.

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    Our kids use the Zak character ones from Coles. We bought them in January and they're still going strong.

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    I have one school age and two at childcare, they all use the 500mL ecococoon at school / kindy / at home during the day and then they have camelbak kids eddy bottles at night.

    I have a thermos flip lid type bottle. I think any bottle that isn't insulated will form condensation but it's a catch 22 because the insulated ones are heavier.

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    I stock up on $5 drink bottles from Cotton On kids when I buy the kids clothes there.
    Cheap is best...you'll replace them all the time. Earlier this year one of my kid's teachers came out one afternoon with 5 of my kid's drink bottles in his hands. All had been left at school and ended up who knows where. At least they came back, though...hats and jumpers don't!

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    The cheapest that don't leak.

    DSD loses at least two a term. DSS leaves his at school often but has had the same one all year so far.

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    We've used smash bottles for years, I find the fit into the drink holder part in their bags the best, they tend to remember to tighten the lid back up after drinking and are pretty durable

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    I'd recommend LifeFactory drink bottles which are made from glass with a protective silicone sleeve to provide a non-slip gripping surface and to help prevent breakage (Under $25). They come in every possible size and colour and every possible variety of cap, from straws, to flip tops, to loop caps to teats.

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    Argh water bottles are the bane of my existence. I feel like I'm constantly buying them. DD1 doesn't like stainless steel ones so those are out. They also need a big opening to put ice cubes in because she needs her water chilled and I often forget to freeze them. DD2 isn't picky but leaves them at school regularly.

    I mainly buy Smash ones. I had an issue once with one of my smash bottles warping in the freezer and I emailed them to ask about it and they sent me a new one, so I love them now based on that!


 

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