BUYERS GUIDE 7 best straw bottles for junior [Photo Gallery]
Give junior a cute, handy and spill-proof straw bottle that will keep them hydrated all day long.
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From the time your kewpie “graduates” from his milk bottle, you’ll probably be trying all sorts of sippy cups to help him transition to drinking from a proper cup.
Along the way, you’ll probably find yourself teaching him to drink from a straw as well.
The market offers plenty of straw bottles, which will come in really handy if your munchkin carries it to preschool, or if you need to keep your little one hydrated you’re out and about.
Straw bottles come with pros and cons of course. Most of them are fairly leakproof, so the contents won’t spill even if junior knocks the flask over the table.
On the other hand, cleaning can be a bit of a hassle ― just make sure to take the bottle apart and clean every component. A straw brush like this one can help you get to the hard- to-reach areas.
So, if you think your peewee is ready for a cute yet durable straw bottle, scroll through the photo gallery for some fantastic options!
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Contigo Autospout Kids Water Bottle
PRICE $13.90 FROM Redmart WHAT This 100 per cent BPA-free bottle is made out of triton for high-impact resistance, nor will it stain or retain odours. It’s easy for your peewee to use the one-press button to open the lid on her own. PARENTS SAY This is a durable and sturdy bottle that is leakproof. “I’ve always been a fan of Contigo bottles, and this one is lovely for my daughter. It’s not too big, so it won’t get heavy in her school bag,” says mum of two, Sheila Vonzelle. Comes in several designs to suit both girls and boys.
Skip Hop Zoo Straw Bottle ― Unicorn
PRICE $11.61 FROM Pupsik WHAT Love the adorable animal characters in the Skip Hop brand? Then you’ll want to get this cute find for your unicorn-loving sweetie! Not just BPA-, phthalate-, and PVC free, it’s dishwasher-safe and features a handy grab-strap. Comes with a replacement straw. PARENTS SAY “We love all the Skip Hop designs, and we know that they make quality products. This bottle has been leakproof so far,” enthuses Tan Yan Ling, mum to Estee, 3. The bottle can be dismantled into three pieces for easy washing.
Thermos Tritan Hydration Bottle ― Paw Patrol
PRICE $29.90 FROM Agape Babies WHAT It’s hard to find quality bottles that feature your cutie’s favourite cartoon characters, but Thermos seems to have just the thing! Made of BPA-free, Eastman Tritan copolyester material, this bottle is built to last. Boasts an easy-to-use flip straw and an integrated carry loop. Pick from cartoon characters like Spiderman and Hello Kitty, too! PARENTS SAY It’s pricey but we love how durable it is. “My Primary school son puts this bottle in his bag and I don’t worry about leakage,” says Kelly Chan, mum to Tristan, 6.
John Hinde Drink Bottle ― Pirate
PRICE $14.90 FROM Redmart WHAT Worried that junior will lose his bottle? You’ll like this My Name drinking bottle because it has a dedicated space to put your kiddo’s name. It’s comes in a bright 3D design your little one would love hanging on to. BPA and phthalate-free, the straw is made of a soft silicone. PARENTS SAY It’s cute, functional and gets the job done at a reasonable price. However, some parents complain that it’s not dishwasher-safe.
PRICE $32.90 FROM Agape Babies WHAT Its double-wall vacuum insulation keep your drinks cold for 12 hours while the stainless steel material ensures that this bottle is heavy-duty. Since it’s leakproof, it won’t mess up the backseat of your car, or when your tyke starts running around the house. PARENTS SAY It’s pretty pricey, but not unexpected for a stainless steel bottle. “We fill this with ice water when we are going outdoors on a hot day. It keeps the water super cold!” Tan says.
CamelBak Eddy Kids ― Hedgehogs
PRICE $52.40 FROM Lazada WHAT If you’re looking for a small spill-proof bottle your kewpie can take outdoors, CamelBack bottle is for you. Not just easy for small fingers to flip open, it’s also stain- and odour-resistant. Featuring a kid-safe bite valve, water only starts flowing when your child bites down on the straw, which prevents annoying drips. All the parts are easy to remove for cleaning and dishwasher safe. PARENTS SAY Extremely durable and great to look at, but some parents say that they found mould growing inside the bite valve. However, Joshua Ho, dad to Luke, 4, says he’s never had the problem. “Just make sure you clean the valves thoroughly and allow it to air dry. We’ve dropped ours so many times, but it’s pretty much unbreakable.”
OXO Tot Twist Top Water Bottle
PRICE $17.91 FROM Pupsik Studio WHAT Easy to hold, clean and use, this bottle’s large opening means that you can fill it with beverages, smoothies and even ice with ease. The non-slip carrying loop allows junior to grasp it with ease. Comes in green, blue and pink. PARENTS SAY Younger toddlers will appreciate this bottle. “My 1-year-old loves straw bottles, but many of the other brands I tried are better suited for older kids, so she had problems sucking up the water. This one suited her the best,” says Rachel Poh, mum to Grace, 15 months.