Our favorite stainless steel water bottles for toddlers 🙌

Whether you're looking to help the environment or reduce your use of plastics, stainless steel water bottles are a great solution for keeping your little ones hydrated all year long—and especially during a heat wave!

Our picks will keep your kiddos cool and are perfectly sized for little hands. Shop our favorites below!

1. Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask makes awesome adult water bottles, so we're not surprised that their kid version also hits it out of the park. Features we love here include double wall vacuum insulation (translation: put ice in in the morning, and you'll still have ice in the afternoon), an easy-to-drink (and clean) top, a silicone bottom to prevent dings, and a bottle that's just the right size for little hands. What age are these bottles appropriate for? We tried them on our two-year-old and eight-year-old and both were easily able to maneuver the straw lid, making it a great option from Pre-K straight through elementary school


2. PlanetBox

The brand behind all those Pinterest-famous bento-style lunchboxes, PlanetBox also makes a mean (and clean!) water bottle. Comprised of a stainless steel bottle and a removable silicone spout (no plastic comes in contact with liquid), the double-walled and vacuum-insulated water bottle keeps drinks cold for 12 whole hours.


3. Eco Vessel

Eco Vessel began with the goal of replacing wasteful, single-use bottles with insulated stainless steel ones, a message we can definitely get behind. Their straw bottle features a flip spout for no-tilt drinking, a sturdy design, and a great selection of fun patterns + designs.


4. CamelBak

The 'big bite valve' is our favorite feature of this bottle—it's simple for even the youngest toddlers to master, prevents spills, and is easily replaceable. We also love that everything is top-rack dishwasher safe and easy to clean, and that this bottle keeps liquids cool for hours.


5. Contigo

If you're worried about spilling, don't be with this stainless bottle. It features an 'autospout' lid with a straw and a spill-proof valve, perfect for even the messiest of little drinkers 😄 It keeps liquids cool for up to 14 hours and is perfectly sized to fit in most cup holders.


6. Klean Kanteen

More of a traditional water bottle style, this stainless option works well for older toddlers + little kids as it's not leak-proof. We really like the chip-resistant powder coat finish (available in either a shiny finish or an awesome matte option) as well as the wide, easy-to-fill opening.


7. Skip Hop

We 💜all things Skip Hop, especially this stainless steel bottle. The silicone sleeve keeps the bottle safe in the grip of little hands, and the flexible straw is easy to clean. And your little one will love choosing the adorable animal design that's just the right match!


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Create a school-ready capsule wardrobe for your kids

Dress for success whether virtual learning or in the classroom!

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Going "back to school" this year may be less of a literal statement than in years past—but there is just as much reason for your kids to celebrate moving on to new grades. Just like in every new school year, a big part of the fun is refreshing your kids' wardrobe with clothes that allow them to express themselves.

Even if finding back to school clothes this year doesn't include a trip to the mall, you can still make an event of it by shopping H&M's kids collection from your computer. Pull up another chair for your shopping buddy and get the cart started with these fave capsule wardrobe options we've already scouted.

Here are our favorite picks:

A t-shirt made for play

H&M t-shirt

Call them essentials, not basics. A graphic t-shirt aces the test when it comes to being perfect for school. And because your little student will probably want to wear something that expresses their personal style as often as possible, it's great to know the shirts can stand up to school time, playtime, downtime and everything in between!


Dressed-up casual shorts for total comfort

H&M boy shorts

Whether pulling up a chair for a virtual meeting with the class or heading back to the school for in-person learning, some comfortable, yet stylish, shorts will help your kid focus on the real tasks at hand: learning—and having fun while doing it!


Layers for when seasons change

H&M sweatshirt

When it comes to feeling comfortable at school, layers are the MVPs. Whether the AC is blasting or the day started off cool and is warming up quickly, having a unique sweatshirt to shed or add will help your kid look cool while staying warm.


A bit of flair with distressed denim

H&M distressed jeans

A school staple for generations, denim is both classic and continually fashionable with updates like distressing and new wash colors. If you're shopping online for jeans this year, take note of H&M's generous return policy—your kids can try on the orders at home and return anything that doesn't fit without a trip to the store.


A fashion statement piece

H&M girls skirt

What's better than expressing yourself through a stylish outfit when school is back in session? Still feeling perfectly comfortable and ready to tackle anything the day holds while looking so good. With so many fashion-forward looks available at budget-friendly prices, H&M's children's collection means every kid can find an outfit that speaks to them.


Some comfy kicks

H&M boys shoes

A sure way to put a little pep in your child's step this year, cool and cozy shoes are a staple on all back-to-school shopping lists for good reason. (Plus, it's fun to compare them to last year's shoes to see how much your kid has grown!)


Anything-but-basic blouses

H&M girls blouse

Whether in the classroom or showing up for a video call with the class, a styling blouse or button-down shirt is a great way for your student to comfortably dress up the day. Better yet? Style doesn't have to come at the expense of comfort with so many made-to-move tops designed just for kids.


A shirt ready to go whatever the day holds

H&M boys shirt

With "going to school" meaning anything from showing up in the classroom to doing a virtual session, it's important to have clothes that are perfect for anything the day holds. A classic, cotton shirt with a fashion-forward design is a great way to keep your student feeling ready to start the year with an A+ attitude.


This article was sponsored by H&M. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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