I love water! With a Berkey water purifier on our kitchen counter, I've gotten quite spoiled having unlimited and convenient drinking water. I like to drink lots of water and drink about a gallon a day.
On busy days when we're away from home, I struggle to remember to drink enough water and often end up with a headache or just plain feeling exhausted!
But, a few months ago, Joshua bought some Contigo water bottles for me. After using them multiple times each day and repeatedly saying, "I LOVE THESE!" I decided to snap a few photos and tell you about them!
Things I love about these Contigo water bottles:
No messing with lids! The hand that holds the bottle presses a button near the top to allow the water to dispense. I can hold my baby in one arm and use my free hand to take a quick drink. Since the majority of my day (and night!) is spent with only one free hand, this is wonderful!
The water comes out fast
Since there is a separate air-intake vent in the lid, the water can come out of this bottle as fast (or as slowly) as I want. I always preferred to drink from cups rather than water bottles because I like to drink a lot of water, quickly. These bottles don't slow me down!
Holds 24 ounces (750 ml)
Bigger than a .5 liter water bottle, but not too big to easily carry and use, I really like this size of water bottle!
These lids work great, with no leaks even when the bottle isn't in an upright position.
Narrow enough to fit in the diaper bag pocket! :)
Although I must say, the bottle is too tall to fit in the top rack of my dishwasher. I don't mind hand-washing the bottle part though, especially since I only wash it once a week (or less).
Things not to love:
Made in China
Ruth recently figured out how to operate my water bottle! Here you can see her little fingers pressing the button to take a drink!
We bought a box of three of these Contigo water bottles at Costco for under $20. I really think I only needed one for my daily use, but that isn't how Costco works. ;) If you can find them at your local Costco, it's a good price and the extra bottle or two would make a lovely gift for someone else!
Last summer, we got the boys their own water bottles for traveling. These Contigo kid's mugs have worked great!
Things I like:
Doesn't leak or spill
Lid is sturdy (no rubbery parts to tear or crack like many sippy cups)
Dispenses water faster than most "sippy cups"
Things I don't like:
Small (8 oz.)
Lid could be hard to clean, especially if you drink something like milk and don't clean it right away. We only use ours for water and haven't had any issues with cleaning the lids.
Ruth isn't allowed to use these without supervision, although she loves them! :)
We got the Contigo kids' mugs at Costco as well, paying about $15 for the 4-pack. I'm very pleased with them, although I wish they were bigger since my children frequently like to drink 8+ ounces of water at one time!