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need help with drink container for lunch box

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I would really like one without a straw and with a lid? Ideas? To hold about 8-12 ounces of liquid for water, or soy/almond milk? All the ones I seem to find have a straw and I really want something that will be easy to clean! Also not too expensive JIC ds loses it, so maybe under 10$!

post #2 of 12
Klean Kanteen, we love ours!
post #3 of 12

I have a Tupperware one I like that the kids also like, a tumbler with a snap on lid that comes with their lunch sets.  I also have some small glass bottles with the silicone sleeves, although the kids don't like those as much, I don't know why.  I love those for myself.

post #4 of 12

Decided a long time ago not to send drinks other than water to school with my kids because the cleaning is just too much of a pain. They have water bottles (kleen kanteen types) and fill those as needed. There are no cleaning hassles with plain water and an ordinary cap. I send their calorie nutrition as solids ... a handful of raisins and almonds rather than almond milk, or a piece of fruit rather than juice.

 

Miranda

post #5 of 12

we've been using these bottles for the last couple of years

http://www.amazon.com/Sistema-Twist-11-Ounce-Drink-Bottle/dp/B003BZ9RPA/ref=sr_sp-btf_title_2_27?ie=UTF8&qid=1375695930&sr=8-27&keywords=sistema

 

My kids seem to be able to close the twist top better than the push down ones, which they never push far enough. They seem pretty easy to keep clean, though after a couple of years we have replaced them as they were starting to look a bit bitten and grungy.

post #6 of 12

I agree that choosing to send drinks other than water to school was too much for us. We're pretty flaky about unpacking lunches and the drink containers go funky. Though, the Kleen Canteen is probably the best I've seen for washing clean, even for smoothies and etc.  We've gone round and round with drink bottles. Our favorite for the past couple of years is the Camelback containers. Our whole family enjoys drinking from them more than most water bottles.  That said, I am considering some containers I can freeze with juice because juice boxes have been all the rage this summer. In the past I have liked the Rubermaid "reusable juice boxes" and may get a few of those for the toddler and to freeze for DC1's lunch while it's super hot.  

 

A tip - the Nagleen bottles do not freeze, IME. They crack and warp - though they were nice, roomy, see-through bottles good for sports. Unfortunately they do not like to be frozen. 

post #7 of 12

Water, only, for us. I usually chill our SIGGs overnight in the fridge. Anything else makes bottles disgusting.

post #8 of 12

I'm on the search too.  A friend mentioned (and it made sense when she said it) that the Kleen Kanteens or other similar bottles get so sweaty that they make kind of a mess inside the lunchbox.  Is that just something you deal with or is there a trick?  I don't plan on sending anything but water, I don't think.

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

maybe i will just do water then and on occasion send juice boxes or shelf stable milk in the throw away containers, this will be his first year bringing his lunch and i am aiming for 3-4x a week, every day except when he is at his dads for overnights. I do not want to mess with nasty drink containers.

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Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post

I'm on the search too.  A friend mentioned (and it made sense when she said it) that the Kleen Kanteens or other similar bottles get so sweaty that they make kind of a mess inside the lunchbox.  Is that just something you deal with or is there a trick?  I don't plan on sending anything but water, I don't think.

 

DD wraps a tea towel or cloth napkin around her stainless steel bottles and secures it with elastic bands. It seems to do the trick. 

 

If you are crafty, you could probably sew or knit or crochet some nifty zakka style bottle covers/wraps. Probably make a nice little Etsy business for someone smile.gif

post #11 of 12
We always have a napkin (actually little baby washcloth) tucked onto the lunch. It picks up any extra moisture.
post #12 of 12
We love contigo mugs but they are a little pricey. Those and Rubbermaid the only ones I have found that don't leak.
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