Jump to content

Contigo Autoseal Water Bottle
For DS5


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 OscarAndTilly

Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

Hi,

I've been looking at drink bottles for ds5 and came across the Contigo ones with the autoseal.

Does anyone have one and are they good?

I was thinking from the point of view that it won't be able to leak in his bag, do the kids find them easy to use and drink from?



#2 T2Mum

Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

We have just started using a Nalgene Grip-N-Gulp for DD (5). I thought it would be too hard to drink from but she really likes it. Interested to hear about the one you are looking at OP as I would like another option for my 2 year old.

PS The Grip-n-gulp is very easy to clean and leak proof.

We have just started using a Nalgene Grip-N-Gulp for DD (5). I thought it would be too hard to drink from but she really likes it. Interested to hear about the one you are looking at OP as I would like another option for my 2 year old.

PS The Grip-n-gulp is very easy to clean and leak proof.

#3 queen_grub

Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

My 2 yr old DD has the contigo water bottle but the auto spout. Its great and she opens and closes it easily - good quality ones that last. Ive taught preschool children and quite a few had the autoseal type ones and had no troubles in using them. It is easier then lids, and some of those pop top type ones can be really hard for them to open, and they dont need to remember to close them

#4 T2Mum

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Amazon reviewers suggest it is hard to hygenically clean???

#5 liveworkplay

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

They are fantastic! I have an insulated one and it is amazing. To drink a hot drink I have to wait at least 30 minutes after making to be able to drink it (and I like my drinks extra hot!)  I got sick and tired of leaking drink bottles and flaky spouts that I have purchased the hydration ones for the kids (and think I will pick up one each for DH and myself before we go camping next week).

On the cleaning the lids. Once a week I soak in boiling soapy water and then use a bottle brush/scrubbing brush to to get all accessible parts and rinse well. TBH, if you rinse out the water bottles and air dry after use, they don't really need a good wash. My kids only ever have water in them anyway. It is more a problem with my insulated one where I usually drink hot chocolate out of.

Edited by liveworkplay, 20 January 2013 - 01:15 PM.


#6 Monket

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

My DS has been using these for years with no problem but DD has difficulty so it may depend on the child.  What I like about the stainless steel ones is that they are virtually indestructible.  DS always chews his cups but is unable to chew these.  He did manage to pull the push mechanism off the plastic ones but has had no luck with the ss one.  As PP said, they really can't be pulled apart to clean properly and I always wonder what kind of yuckiness lives in that lid.  I occasionally throw the lid in the dishwasher as I am hoping the heat might help kill the bacteria.  In saying that, DS is still alive!

#7 Kay1

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

I love them. My kids have had them for a couple of years. They don't leak, are easy to use and I have no trouble with cleaning them.

Only drawback is you can't buy the lids separately in Australia and a couple of times they have suffered a direct drop onto the lid and its started leaking and then I have to replace the bottle. They are very hardwearing though. My kids have two each and they are still good as new after a year of daily use.

#8 Tulipa

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

Best drink bottle I've ever had. Never tried with a child though, but never leaks or anything. Roni's stores seem to be selling them cheap the moment if you have any close by.

#9 wiggles

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Anyone have a link to these drink bottles?

TIA original.gif


#10 OscarAndTilly

Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

http://www.gocontigo.com/water-bottles.html

#11 lamarque

Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (OscarAndTilly @ 20/01/2013, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

I've been looking at drink bottles for ds5 and came across the Contigo ones with the autoseal.

Does anyone have one and are they good?

I was thinking from the point of view that it won't be able to leak in his bag, do the kids find them easy to use and drink from?


Yes they are fantastic - just don't drop them! DD's was a bit wrecked after I dropped it.

#12 ollies-mum

Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

Where do you buy them from? That previous link said they dont ship internationally.

#13 JazzyWeasel

Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

DD has had her two for 2 years now and they ares till going strong. She uses them for school.

ollies-mum, Try the kitchen stores here you. My kitchen store at my local shops sell them. or http://www.bonitobaby.com.au/brands/Contigo.html

#14 liveworkplay

Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Lots of places sell them. Howards storage world if you have one near and if in ACT/Tas, Habitat.

#15 Coffeegirl

Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

We use Camelbaks here.   The first ones we got were for DH to use on his bike rides, but I find them great for the kids.   Replaceable bite.valves and straws.  Chuck them in the dishwasher. Never leak.

BPA free plastic and stainless steel versions.


http://www.wiggle.com.au/camelbak-eddy-bottle-tritan-600ml/




#16 HairyMaclary

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

My DS1 used them for school last year and they were great. I was sick of him never closing the lid on his drinkbottles and everything in his bag getting wet. These ones never leaked and he didn't manage to break them. DS has fine motor issues including low muscle tone but he had no trouble using them.

#17 KAS

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Love them. Wouldn't use any other drink bottle. Great for school as they keep the water cold too.

QUOTE (Kay1 @ 20/01/2013, 01:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love them. My kids have had them for a couple of years. They don't leak, are easy to use and I have no trouble with cleaning them.

Only drawback is you can't buy the lids separately in Australia and a couple of times they have suffered a direct drop onto the lid and its started leaking and then I have to replace the bottle. They are very hardwearing though. My kids have two each and they are still good as new after a year of daily use.


This. Dropped 2 recently and had to replace them both. Wish we could get the replacement lids in Australia.

#18 Mummy.3

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

We have the Autoseal Swish ones (according to that link) and they're fantastic for school.  Just make sure you label them well... a couple of ours went walkabout.  I got them from Peters of Kensington at a really reasonable price and one of the current ones we've had for three years and its just starting to show some slight damage (cracks or a sensory child picking at it, not sure!) on the rubberised base of it.  Still, I think I paid $12 for it and at $4 a year its cheap!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

We can reduce gender inequality in housework – here’s how

Women shoulder the time-intensive and routine tasks - and they're also more likely to do the least enjoyable tasks like scrubbing the toilets versus washing the car.

Is it okay to reward children with food?

Does giving children food as a reward turn them into emotional eaters?

Exhausted mums share their 'sleepy selfies'

Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.

How to tell a million people: 'We're Having a Baby!'

Pregnancy announcement videos have become so popular they're becoming businesses all their own, with YouTube compilations, Pinterest pages and morning television segments.

The new family holiday: the maternitymoon

It's an idea that makes some people feel excited, while others shudder at the increased difficulty.

Mum's instinct busts hospital protocol

A terrifying car crash that left Danni Bett lying in hospital in a neck-brace wasn't enough to stop her from breastfeeding.

Mum shares pic of Gordon Ramsay's baby doppelganger

A Welsh couple have realised their newborn has a striking resemblance to a certain celebrity chef.

Photographer's charming photos of son's adventures with his toy truck

An adorable toddler and his toy truck in a photo series that'll melt your heart.

Do you hide your emotions from your kids?

I want my children to grow up and know it's okay to feel strong emotion and to display it. Vulnerability and imperfection do not equal weakness.

My in-laws snubbed our wedding

For your own husband's parents not to come to your wedding is an utter embarrassment.

Teenage boy has foetus removed from stomach

A teenage boy has undergone surgery to remove a foetus, complete with hair, legs, hands and genitals, removed from his stomach.

Your one-year-old is more creative than you might think

Even one-year-olds can be very exploratory, experimental and creative.

Researchers claim controlled crying 'does no harm'

The short and long term consequences of controlled crying are under the spotlight with new Australian research suggesting no harm results from the practice.

The pain of teething

If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.

Henry, 3, had a tummy ache. Within hours he was dead

Three-year-old Henry died in February this year, just a few hours after falling ill.

Husband shot obstetrician who saw wife naked

A Saudi man has been arrested after shooting the male obstetrician who delievered his baby because he was unhappy the doctor had seen his wife naked.

This 6-month-old just became 'the youngest water-skier'

First, baby Zyla tried her trick on cushy, beige carpet.

The bedtime bottle: will it really make your baby sleep?

How often have you been told "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep"? But does it work?

Why new mum Anne Hathaway cried at the gym

She might be a Hollywood superstar, but the gorgeous Anne Hathaway feels just as self-conscious as other new mums trying to get back in shape after having a baby.

An intimate story of infertility, told from a man's perspective

In a moving 3000-word Facebook post, Dan Majesky has shared a painful journey of infertility, with a big surprise at the end.

Does this photo offend you?

Facebook has come under fire after banning an ad featuring Tess Holliday, a plus-sized model, wearing a bikini.

Baby boy's birth filled with joy and sadness

It was a moment filled with joy but tinged with sadness. 

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.