Klean Kanteen bottles are made with 18/8, food-grade stainless steel and the caps are made of BPA-free polypropylene #5 – though there are fully stainless steel loop caps available if you want to go plastic-free. Large-mouth openings work well for ice and safe rounded corners are perfect for kids. Sizes good for kids include 18 to 27 ounces. Their products are responsibly made and the company is a member of 1% for the Planet.
If the thought of glass and kids thrown together makes you nervous, don’t be. Today’s glass water bottles are very safe and virtually unbreakable. In fact, I’ve dropped my own LifeFactory bottle dozens of times and it’s just fine. It’s never even cracked. LifeFactory makes bottles just for young kids in 9 ounce sizes while bigger kids will want a 16 or 22 ounce size. One thing about LifeFactory bottles is you should spring for the straw or flip-top lid because the flat lids equal spilled water.
Thermos offers many stainless steel water bottle choices, with lots of fun colors and even a co-Dwell design. Their bottles have vacuum insulation technology for maximum temperature retention, a hygienic push button lid with pop-up straw and flip-up carrying loop plus many sizes to suit various kids hydration needs.