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Three Drinking Bottles for Kids That Actually Work

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We take drinks and picnics everywhere with us on our day trips and holidays. One reason for this is to save money but the main reason is because we only need to get in the car and my girls decide they need a drink or a snack, it’s like a default request.

So for that reason I always have drink bottles in my bag and they need to not leak! So having bought and thrown away lots of drink cups over the years; the main culprits have leaked in my changing bag making nappies unusable, ruined the picnic, or perhaps worse covered my own handbag in sticky juice, these are 3 of the best we have ever had, and are still using!

Tommy Tippee Explora Active Sipper Cups

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Ours are now 4 years old and they have been until recently our default choice of cup.  They simply do not leak and can be upside down in your bag/handbag, thrown on the floor etc etc.  They have been through the dishwasher more times than I could count and are still fine.  For my 4 and 5 year olds the only downside is that they think they are starting to look a little babyish and they have had them since they were 1 so I can’t blame them for that. There is also a little white piece of plastic in the lid that if it comes off makes it leakable. It doesn’t come off unless you take it off to wash it, but you do need to make sure you put it back on properly.

I can’t find them on the Tommee Tippee website so it is possible they have stopped making them, but they are available on Amazon. At £15.99 each on Amazon I accept that they may seem expensive but if you work on the basis that you might well use them for 4 years then that equates to pretty good value to me. Highly recommended.

Thermos Floral FUNtainer Straw Bottle – 355 ml, Pink

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These are the most recent ones we have tried.  Again we have three and I think these are excellent, well worth the money. They simply don’t leak. They can be thrown about, dropped, left upside down in a bag and they don’t leak.  It’s made from strong steel with silicon straw & washer. It opens with push button which is easy to use and both the silicon straw and washer comes off for easy cleaning.

The difference with this bottle than the one above and below is that it keeps the juice or water cold which will be perfect for our holidays. We always take drink bottles away with us to take to the beach.  The only slight downside to these bottles is that they are a little heavier than the ones above and below.  Not so much of an issue for one, but if i’m carrying all 3 in a handbag I do notice the extra weight, slightly.

Again highly recommended and well worth the £13.99 price tag. You can buy these on Amazon here.

Camelbak Kids Eddy Bottle

We used these bottles all summer. We literally took them everywhere. They are light, they do not leak either and the girls like the design. I also like the fact that they aren’t pink or blue and the fox design seems to suit all.  They have loads of different designs too and I think I like them all. Have a look here.

They have been through the dishwasher loads, they went to Greece and Turkey and back. The only slight issue I have is that somehow I have lost one of the straws from one of the bottles so we can’t use that one now, so just one thing to look out for.

These bottles start at £11.99 on Amazon and I would highly recommend them. We have used them so much and want to carry on so I’m going to investigate getting another straw!

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NB: We were provided with the Camelbak and Thermos Funtainer for the purpose of the review but all views are our own.

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70 Comments

  • Reply
    Notmyyearoff
    11th January 2016 at 9:04 am

    I bought so many over the years then got given a free camelbak one and it’s fantastic! It’s now Zs water bottle for school 🙂

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    Sally Collingwood
    13th January 2016 at 4:39 pm

    When we were courting, my husband tipped a glass of beer into my lap in a nightclub, looked like I’d wet myself!!

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    aj templeman
    13th January 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Red wine all over a brand new beiged carpet

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    Jennifer Haden
    13th January 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Whenever I’ve had a leakage when a bottle’s been put in my bad =-O

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    Tracy Nixon
    13th January 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Ribena leakage on cream sheepskin rug!…….My cream sheepskin rug too – still not over it!

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    Olga carpenter
    13th January 2016 at 7:28 pm

    I dropped my glass of Red wine of the edge of the table while having a meal out with my hubby

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    Sean Eccles
    13th January 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Always end up with a leak in my sons bag its a pain

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    Samantha loughlin
    13th January 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Pins summer fruits over my cream carpet never came out xx

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    Ruth Harwood
    14th January 2016 at 8:02 am

    Spilt sticky vimto all inside my bag!

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    Ray Dodds
    14th January 2016 at 10:57 am

    Spelling my pint in the pub yesterday

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    amy fidler
    14th January 2016 at 11:38 am

    a GUEST dropped red wine on my white sofa

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    kimberley ryan
    14th January 2016 at 11:53 am

    red wine down the back of my hired wedding dress 🙁

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    samantha price
    14th January 2016 at 12:37 pm

    i am always knocking drinks over its a knack i have

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    Rachel Craig
    14th January 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Believe it or not my worst drink accident was in a transport ambulance. My Mother who was unwell at the time and undergoing numerous tests, was being transported to another hospital for investigations / tests. I was accompanying her.

    As I felt thirsty I was drinking from a carton of fruit juice via a straw. The journey was bumpy, and I believe this may have inadvertently caused me to tighten my hold on the juice carton. Only for the juice to come up the straw at speed :- spilling onto my jeans. My Mum did find it funny (humorous). I was and am still her child after all.

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    kate kathurima
    14th January 2016 at 1:20 pm

    My daughter put her water bottle in her book bag and it spilled all over her books and keywords all ruind

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    Samantha O'D
    14th January 2016 at 1:33 pm

    When my mum spilt coffee over my daughters hand and leg in a fast food restaurant, it was insanely hot she was very lucky there was no lasting damage

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    aaron broad
    14th January 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I once spilt a can of relentless in my car

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    MANDY DOHERTY
    14th January 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Put my grandsons drink in my bag without checking the lid was on properly & ended up with a ruined phone x

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    Michaela Hannah
    14th January 2016 at 7:00 pm

    I once spilled a coffee all over my white blouse on a long train ride to a training session for my job in London. Bloody hate those plastic lids!

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    claire woods
    14th January 2016 at 8:37 pm

    water over my keyboard.

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    Angela Treadway
    14th January 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Not really had many accidents with drinks as i got wood effect lino thats easy to clean up x

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    Eliz M
    14th January 2016 at 9:47 pm

    My daughter knocked over a teapot of boiling water onto her arm when we were on holiday in a hotel in Prague. Could have been a nightmare but they gave her a foam spray from the hotel kitchen and within minutes her arm was completely healed. Amazing stuff, amazing service. Amazing place.

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    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
    14th January 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Baby milk all over the sofa 🙁

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    laura stewart
    15th January 2016 at 10:02 am

    spilling my drink on my works computer 🙁

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    Amanda
    15th January 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Orange juice over my dress just before leaving for a wedding!!

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    Julie Ward
    15th January 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Having a brew at my sisters and the handle broke off the cup, it went all over her posh carpet, it wasn’t even my fault

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    jamie banks
    15th January 2016 at 7:39 pm

    water over my phone x

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    Andrea Lloyd
    16th January 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Red wine all down my dress at a party when someone banged into me

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    Danielle Cresswell
    16th January 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Dropped a glass of champagne down my wedding dress before I even left for my wedding

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    sue leake
    17th January 2016 at 10:02 am

    grandchild ready for bed (apart from teeth) given a taster of just warm “hot” chocolate in a cup which promptly went down her clean pyjamas

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    Kim Styles
    17th January 2016 at 5:42 pm

    gave my son Limeade whilst on a family pub meal out which caused him to have ‘e’ number flip and he knocked over a couples drinks table- he has no artificial preservatives now if I can help it!

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    lynn heath
    17th January 2016 at 9:07 pm

    We were on a flight and we hit an air pocket and the plane dropped with no warning just as my friend went to take a sip of red wine, the win went up in the air and came back down covering us both – we were dripping in wine!

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    Cheryl Price
    19th January 2016 at 2:26 pm

    too much alcohol, being sick, friends carpet……… i’m trying to forget

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    rebecca nisbet
    19th January 2016 at 7:04 pm

    not screwing the lid on my own travel cup very well and spilling scalding hot tea on myself – just before work!!

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    Donna Lawton
    21st January 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Just sat down on a flight to New York amd the person next to me tipped water on my lap. A whole cup. I then had to walk to the toilets clearly looking like I had wet myself! Then I had an uncomfortable flight there. x

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    Lynsey Buchanan
    22nd January 2016 at 6:21 am

    Has to be red wine on the new carpet

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    Susan B
    22nd January 2016 at 9:36 am

    Oh, dear! A bottle of chocolate milkshake spilt over the back seat of the car at the start of a long journey. And the floor. And the windows. And the door. And the little people …

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    Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    22nd January 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Port on the carpet! Whoops!

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    Lizzy Cooper
    22nd January 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I havent really had any yet but Im sure they will come!

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    Sarah Parkin
    23rd January 2016 at 9:01 am

    A full mug of hot coffee spilt in the middle of a cream lounge carpet – there was no removing that stain, whole carpet needed replacing!

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    Maria P
    23rd January 2016 at 3:19 pm

    blackberry juice on nice white dress at a wedding…

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    Robert Price
    23rd January 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Spilling a drink over my date

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    Rachel Butterworth
    23rd January 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Cuppa Soup got knocked off an armchair on to me. I was 12, wearing shorts and had a saucer sized blister on my leg for the rest of the summer holidays.

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    Sadiyya maryam patel
    24th January 2016 at 8:33 am

    Emptying an orange juice carton all over my husband on a flight and it went all over his trousers it was a work trip and he was not pleased at all to meet his colleague with a very odd wet patch.

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    Sheri Darby
    24th January 2016 at 5:03 pm

    A bottle in a handbag full of important documents. Yes they all got soaked and smudged.

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    Janet clegg
    25th January 2016 at 7:26 pm

    My granddaughter knocks drinks over every time she is so clumsy. At now 17 years old and no improvement.

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    Kirsty Woods
    25th January 2016 at 10:10 pm

    My son spilt a whole glass of coke onto his lap when we were out for a meal 🙂

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    Natalie Gillham
    25th January 2016 at 11:42 pm

    When I was a child I went round a friends house and I had a whole mouth full of water when she made me laugh and I sprayed the contents of my mouthfull all over the kitchen just as her parents walked in!

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    Rebecca Powell
    26th January 2016 at 10:02 am

    I spat my drink all over my computer at work because I was laughing too much – so embarrassing!!

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    olivia Kirby
    26th January 2016 at 11:16 am

    The kids’ flasks have leaked too many times on their work!

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    Vicky Loveday
    26th January 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Spilled my daughters drink right onto the crutch of her grandads trousers at the cinema.

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    Jennifer Rhymer
    26th January 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Cherryade on the cream carpet in the lounge thanks to my daughter, then she put one of her toys over it instead of telling me so it wasn’t cleaned up straight away! You can still see it and yes, I was fuming x

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    Kim Neville
    26th January 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Fruit juice leaking in school bag and homework getting ruined

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    Adrian Bold
    26th January 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Has to be the old classic of any drink spilt on the keyboard. The amount of times I’d done this….

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    Eva Appleby
    26th January 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Fell back in a deck chair and drink consequently all over me ha ha

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    Julie
    26th January 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Red wine on a friend of a friends new light beige carpet. I still cringe about that one!

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    Pauline Wilson
    26th January 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Knocking my shopping bag over and smashing a bottle of wine in the bus stop

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    Victoria Prince
    26th January 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Orange juice knocked off the bedside table – it went all over the bed, the storage under the bed, the computer power lead (thankfully survived), splashed the laptop (again thankfully survived!) and the electric blanket control which then wouldn’t turn up and down because it got sticky!

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    Anneka Hulse
    26th January 2016 at 9:08 pm

    red wine spilt on the cream carpet at a party

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    Lynsie Lynn
    26th January 2016 at 10:14 pm

    We were on the train going to visit my Grandad in a london hospital, it takes about hour and a half, so I brought my daughter a drink in a polystyrin cup… Just as the train pulls away, she sticks her finger through the cup (to see what would happen), and unsurprisingly it soaked her through so we had to get off at the next stop go home, change her, then go back to the station.. Mind you she was only 4 years old at the time 🙂

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    Katie Hodges
    26th January 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Nothing too awful really, just the usual spillages and leaking bottles in bags. My Nephew once had a chocolate milkshake from McDonalds & it didn’t agree with him and he threw the thing up all over the back of the car – don’t know it that counts?!

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    Michelle orchard
    26th January 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I tripped in the lounge and spilt a huge glass of Coke over my new carpet

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    Robyn Clarke
    26th January 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Milkshake in the car, it was summer, we were on holiday, the car smelt of sour milk for weeks.

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    Natalie Crossan
    27th January 2016 at 12:13 am

    Ribena leaking on the spare clothes… NOOOOO

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    Caroline Buckley
    27th January 2016 at 6:34 am

    My sons water bottle always leaks if its laid down. My husband has left it on our bed many times and the whole bottle has leaked through the mattress and was dripping on the floor! I had to use a hairdryer to try and dry it!

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    wguy1959@hotmail.co.uk
    27th January 2016 at 8:40 am

    One of the children spelling a carton of milk in the car. It smelt horrible for ages.

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    Hayley Todd
    27th January 2016 at 8:58 am

    My worst drinks accident was actually me! I had a water bottle in my brand new suede handbag, and without realising it, the bottle had been slowly leaking. It was only when my jumper became wet that I wondered what was going on…..opened the bag to find everything sopping wet and covered in water! Not a good day!

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    Neha Parmar
    27th January 2016 at 9:16 am

    Spilling milk over the bed when my daughter kicked it on purpose

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    Lucy Carter
    27th January 2016 at 10:18 am

    We had a drink leak in my daughter’s bed, it was so wet it had trickled down the sides of the waterproof mattress protector and we had to dry out the wooden slats on the bed!

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    adrian price
    27th January 2016 at 10:40 am

    took a big gulp out of what i thought was a mcdonalds cup of coke–only to find it was my tobacco chewing friend`s spit cup—full of already chewed tobacco!

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