A couple of months ago, I sat next to Tea from Name My Stuff in a meeting, and I noticed her pull out a drink bottle from her bag. I immediately knew it was the type of drink bottle I was looking for — I needed new bottles for my kids — so I asked her about it. I’ve become quite particular over the years about what I buy for school, mainly because I know specifically what I’m looking for. I’m happy to invest in a product I know is going to work well (like the Laptop Lunch Boxes).
Contigo Autoseal Swish Drink Bottles
The brand of the drink bottle is Contigo (Autoseal) and I purchchased it with my children’s names permanently engraved on the top which is fabulous! (The kids especially loved that their name was part of the bottle).
The bottles don’t spill (at all) and seal automatically. To drink, simply push the side button and it closes automatically when released. The kids love them, and I often use them for myself too.
100% BPA-free materials
High impact resistant
Lid is 100% leak-proof and 100% spill-proof
23cm high and 7cm wide
Can be tossed around in a bag and will still be leak proof
Rubber base grips the surface it’s sitting on
Easy to hold
Doesn’t retain odours
Dishwasher safe (top shelf)
Fits standard car and exercise equipment cup holders
Due to the design of the Autoseal spill proof lid, I wouldn’t use the bottles for milk or protein drinks because it would be hard to clean properly. However, my children only have water in their drink bottles.
You do need to press the button firmly to release the liquid, so the Contigo Autoseal Swish bottle wouldn’t be ideal for small children. The Contigo Striker Water Bottle is designed more for toddlers in mind.
It’s more expensive than drink bottles I have purchased before, however, water bottles are essential, not only for school but for our family outings and camping too, and I’ve been looking for the perfect bottle. The price includes the permanent engraving of the name – love that. Had these bottles for a couple of months and I’m wrapped so far…so I’ll see if they go the distance.