Carrying a water bottle everywhere you go is a good thing. And it’s even more important for your kids to carry one when they are participating in sports or other outdoor activities, like recess. But did you know some water bottles are better than others?
The plastic water bottles that are sold by the case are intended for one use only: drink the water then recycle the bottle. Some people continue to refill those bottles, though there are studies that show the chemicals that make up that type of plastic actually break down and leach into the water you put in the bottle. Especially if you keep using that same bottle over and over again and freeze and refreeze it.
Using glass water bottles that can be refilled over and over and filled with ice is a better choice with no ill effects. They are better for the environment and better for your health. You may be concerned about sending a glass water bottle with your child. However, most glass bottles are double walled, which means the inner glass bottle is surrounded by an outer shell of hard plastic with a silicone layer in between. Or they can be made from BPA-free polycarbonate glass, so they are extremely durable and built to withstand daily use. A silicone case will not only help protect your bottle, but will make it easier to hold onto, which greatly reduces the chance of the bottle breaking.
Using glass water bottles (or those made without bisphenol A, also known as BPA) makes it convenient to replace those expensive and bad for the environment, one-use bottles. It’s also a healthier way to get the recommended amount of water. Refilling reusable water bottles is easier and more economical than buying cases of water at the store.
Consider buying a reusable water bottle for your child as they head back to school. Making sure they get enough water will be much easier when they have a convenient water bottle to take with them.