15 best kids' water bottles for back to school

Kids can stay hydrated all day long with these great water bottle picks.

Who knew that back-to-school entails so many decisions? If you’ve come face-to-face with shelves upon shelves of reusable water bottles, you’re probably stumped over which are the best water bottles for kids—and we’re here to help you find the perfect one.

Stumped between metal and plastic? Plastic is lighter but metal will keep water colder, if that’s important to your kid. See what your kid is more comfortable with. You’ll also want one that kids can operate independently; a flip top with a straw is easier for a preschooler while an older kid may prefer a screw-on lid.

Be sure to also test it out for yourself and see how easy it is to wash. Water bottles can contain a surprising amount of bacteria (yuck!) and experts advise you to wash and dry them thoroughly after every use.

Finally, you’ll want something that’s durable and leakproof. Look for a bottle that has easily replaceable parts (straws, lids, etc.); some companies even offer a  lifetime warranty!

Here are the best water bottles for kids in 2022.

1. MiiR Kids’ Pineapple 12-oz Wide Mouth Bottle

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2. Mastermind Toys Tritan Water Bottle with Soft Spout

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3. Hydro Flask Kids Wide Mouth 12 oz Water Bottle

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4. Sugarbooger Flip & Sip Puppies & Poppies

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5. Bottlebottle 12oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Kids Water Bottle

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6. Thermos 12 oz Funtainer

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7. Skip Hop Sparks Stainless Steel Water Bottle

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8. Yeti Rambler Jr. Bottle

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9. Klean Kanteen 120z Classic Sippy

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10. Lil Chill Insulated Kids Water Bottle

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11. S’ip by Swell 15oz Bottle

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12. Three Sprouts Water Bottle

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13. Bubba Flo Kids’ 16-oz Water Bottle

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14. CamelBak Eddy+ Kids 400ml Bottle


15. Contigo Chill 13-oz Stainless Steel Kids Water Bottle

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