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The best toddler water bottles

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Want to encourage your little ones to drink more? A fantastic way to teach them the importance of keeping hydrated is by investing in a good water bottle specifically for younger children. From fun designs to practical functions, our shortlist of the best water bottles for kids has everything your child will need.

But before you check out the offers we've found, we’ve pulled together some helpful tips on everything you need to know before investing in one. Not only will we fill you in on some technical jargon that you’ll want to know, but we’ve also packed in information about how to keep your kids safe with a water bottle. 

young boy playing with his brother and toys on the floor while he drinks from a water bottle

What does BPA mean?

When it comes to shopping for a water bottle, you must check whether this is BPA-proof. BPA simply stands for bisphenol A, which is a controversial chemical that can be found in some plastic bottles. Read more about questions raised over BPA plastic on

Is this bottle safe for my child to use? 

Depending on the age of your little one, you must check whether they have small parts. For newborns to three-year-olds, water bottles shouldn’t contain any small parts or anything that detaches. There are very limited bottles that are recommended for this age group. Three- to eight-year-olds also shouldn't drink from a water bottle that has any small parts. Still, proceed with caution when buying or giving your child a water bottle over the age of eight.

How can you tell if a water bottle is leakproof?

Spillages are something to consider if you’re about to buy a water bottle for your youngster. The best way that you can usually tell is by reading the product description this will usually outline if there is a leakproof function or technology used.

Now that you're a water bottle pro, it's time to check out the best water bottles for children and add them straight into your basket. 

The best water bottle for kids

Your little one will love taking this bottle out on adventures with them, not only because of the great designs (choose between birds, dinosaurs, rockets and lots more) but also because they'll love pressing the button and opening the spout - giving them a bit of independence while they drink. 

Key features: 

  • Capacity 420ml
  • Weight 140g
  • Carry handle
  • Press button to release spout 

Sparkles and unicorns, what more could a little girl want from a water bottle? Well, we'll tell you! Incredibly at a pop of a button, the silicone spout pops up to allow your weeny one to drink like a grown-up.  

Key features:

  • 540ml
  • Leakproof
  • Carry handle

Kids who love Toy Story will be obsessed with this water bottle to infinity and beyond. Or, something like that, right? 

Key features:

  • Fold-out spout 
  • Screw-top 

This budget-friendly water bottle definitely has that 'aww' factor and is available in lots of bright colours. It's easy to hand wash however, you don't get to select the design and what you're allocated is random. 

Key features:

  • Flexible silicone straw
  • Leak proof
  • BPA-free

You best hop to it and buy your favourite little girl or boy this adorable rabbit water bottle. 

Key features:

  • Can be personalised
  • Two sizes 600ml or 400ml
  • BPA-free

Mini football fans don't have to wait until the sun is out to have a kick around in the garden. All they have to do is open this collapsible football water bottle to get in on the action. 

Key features:

  • BPA-free
  • Leakproof
  • It has a wide lid and flip-top

We've spotted a water bottle that any child will be happy to receive. From its dotted design to the sturdy tritan spout, this is a bottle built to last. 

Key features:

  • 7.2cm x H 22cm
  • Carry handle

You better catch them all! Or, just this adorable Pikachu water bottle to be more precise. Any Pokemon fans will love using this in the garden or out on a walk.

Key features:

  • BPA-free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Recommended for children ages 12+


We're in love with this adorable Topsy Teeny Tiny Bottle from Smiggle. The cute dinosaur design is fun and will be liked by all. 

Key features:

  • 400ml
  • Carry handle
  • Adjustable strap

Keep your little one stocked up with water with this mini bottle from Matalan which allows for easy drinking for your little one.

Key features:

  • 16cm x 7cm
  • Folding straw
  • Screw lid

Reduce your plastic use with this stainless steel water bottle. Suitable from 6+ months, the Kid Kanteen features a sippy cup lid that is easy for babies and toddlers to use that can be replaced with a sport cap as they grow bigger. It has a dust cap and removable valve which are easy to clean.

Key features:

  • Made with safe, durable and eco materials
  • Has a large 44ml opening for easy pouring and filling
  • 355ml capacity
  • Author: Lily Anderson Lily Anderson
  • Job Title: Commercial Content Writer

Lily Anderson is a Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she writes about and reviews products for titles like Mother&Baby, Heat, Closer, What’s the Best and Yours. After earning a BA (Hons) in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing at Southampton Solent University, Lily has specialised in lifestyle and shopping content.

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