Did you know that according to the British Nutrition Foundation children should aim to drink about six to eight glasses of fluid per day? And what better way to encourage them to drink more than by giving them a funky water bottle!
That was our reasoning when we started to plan our new ranges at the end of last year. Not only would water bottles be a great addition to our kid’s stationery ranges but would also help kids drink more and use less plastic. A bit of a win-win all round!
So, it got us thinking about what makes a great water bottle? Interesting designs and appealing colours are one thing, but what should it be made of? How big should it be? Just a couple of questions we asked before we got on with the fun task of product development!
So, to save you the time, here are all the things you need to consider before you purchase a kid’s water bottle.
Our water bottles are made from stainless steel, and not just any stainless steel, but 304 grade stainless steel. But why is this so important? Well, it means we’re using the same stainless steel that is used in equipment for food preparation, which makes our water bottles much more heat resistant and less likely to corrode or rust.
Naturally, this means they are so much better for storing your drinks as you won’t have any nasty chemicals leaching into them. For the metallurgists among you – it’s all about the molybdenum, a silvery-white metal that is highly resistant to corrosion!
As stainless steel drinking bottles can be used time and time again, they help reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles, which is great for the environment, but you’ll also want to make sure they are BPA-free and Phthalate-free.
BPA and phthalates are plasticisers which are found in items such as food packaging, canned food and even in toys. In fact, they are known as ‘everywhere chemicals’ they are so common! But there is evidence to suggest that they aren’t great for our health, so it’s better to avoid them if you can. With our water bottles for children, you won’t need to worry.
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There is nothing worse than having a water bottle that is either too big to easily carry or one that is too small to last you all day. That’s why we choose to make a 500ml stainless steel water bottle. The perfect size to fit into school backpacks or cup holders.
The last thing you need is for your new water bottle to leak over your schoolwork or other precious goodies, so our bottles all come with a matching cap that keeps liquid in, so you don’t have any annoying spillages.
And because there is nothing worse than condensation forming on the outside of the bottle and getting everything else wet, the good news is our drinks bottles are insulated, so you won’t ever face that problem.
Water bottles shouldn’t just be about providing you with a useful container to carry a drink, but about keeping your drink at the right temperature. After all, who wants to drink cold soup or sip on lukewarm orange juice!
That’s why all our water bottles are vacuum insulated. Featuring a double-walled construction, they keep bottle contents at the perfect temperature with drinks staying cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours no matter how hot or cold it is externally! Perfect for those long days at school or for exciting trips out and about with family or friends.
Water bottles come in all designs, but if you want kids to drink more, then what better way than giving them one of the coolest water bottles around! And we think our three new ranges, due out in May, tick the ‘cool’ ‘must-have’ box!
The first is “Queen of Skulls” – perfect for anyone who thinks normal is boring and loves to draw their inspiration from anything that is fabulously obscure and weird.
Then we have “Twisted” – weird and wonderful, great for those who love abstract masks and bright colours – the more fluro the better.
And finally, for those into space and wanting to experience unchartered territories – “Celestial Skins”. The multi-dimensional, alien-like themes offer an escape from earthly troubles and mundanities – perfect for those looking for a futuristic edge.
Water bottles have never looked this good!
And for your peace of mind, we will be offering our Smudge Stationery guarantee on our new water bottles for kids. As with all our products we take pride in quality, so you’ll get a 12-month quality warranty, and also have 14 days to get your full money back if you change your mind.
The good news is we aren’t just offering stainless steel water bottles in these ranges, but also a selection of other stationery goodies. Backpacks and pencil cases will be available in all three ranges, and you’ll also be able to get a “Queen of Skulls” notebook. Even better, these items will be available in the next few weeks, so keep checking back!
And don’t forget to check out some of the great kid’s stationery deals we have on at the moment. Perfect for when the schools open up again.
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