AUSTRALIAN NON-TOXIC AWARD
FINALIST – Children’s Drink Bottle Category
FINALIST: Cheeki – Kids Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Excellent. High quality food grade stainless steel, polypropylene, silicone, LDPE straw
Social Responsibility Summary:
- Reduced plastic packaging on products to paper and cardboard
- All online orders packed with paper based tape instead of plastic
- Small items packaged in paper boxes
- Sponsor the Keep Australia Beautiful Environmentors Program which is a travelling educational show that teaches school children the importance of being waste wise
- Work with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds for research
- Sponsor the Lord Howe Island volunteer based conservation program
“The Cheeki water bottle is not only beautifully made but it is the most ‘high tech’ of the kids bottles with 3 water flow setting options. It has a picture of a sea creature on it which my 4 year old thinks is the best thing ever and it comes with stickers and a name tag.
My just turned 4 year old can use this water bottle comfortably, however due to the twist lid settings, I think a younger child would have trouble. If the lid is set to closed, this bottle is completely leak proof which is a really great feature. This bottle also has a soft rubber bottom to aid grip and protect if dropped and a carry handle.
With all the extra features on this, I do think this bottle encourages a child to drink more water. My daughter wants to see what it’s like drinking out of each of the flow settings every time she uses it which pretty much involves her drinking 3x as much water as normal! Amazing!
With such a clever lid containing valves and a straw, it does mean that this is not an easy bottle to clean. Given children often eat and drink at the same time as well as bottles are left in school bags for the day (and sometimes accidentally days!) mould can begin to build up. It would be very important to be particular in your cleaning and drying of this lid, especially as the silicone is black and a lot of the lid you can’t see and so mould could grow unseen.
This bottle is also compatible with Cheeki’s amazing silicone shield lid for when your child can handle a free flow water bottle (and you don’t want to have to spend so much time cleaning the lid anymore!)
This is a fantastic, non-toxic drink bottle which is perfect for enticing your child to drink more water. It brings fun and lasting novelty to the experience which can be worth it’s weight in gold.”
“As soon as this bottle arrived for the review, my toddler snapped it up. He just loves it. I think he really enjoys having control over the amount of water he can drink via the 3 click flow selector and the carry handle. The rubber base is such a great feature as toddlers do tend to bang water bottles down! The mouth piece is easy to drink from but the lid doesn’t tip back far enough so it bumps him in the nose. We also found the straw too short so there is water left he cant drink. It passed the drop test in the shopping centre food court but did mark slightly when it bumped up against another water bottle (a black one) in the dishwashing rack. A few design issues for us which we hope could be tweaked as its a new release. Overall a great bottle for children that comes in some fun colours with friendly ocean character designs.
Type: Insulated water bottle
Design intent: Child friendly lid system. 3 click flow selector. Rubber sleeve for grip and impact protection. Carry handle.
Material: Stainless steel, rubber
Australian Owned / Operated: Yes
Australian Made: No. Australian designed
“My 3 year-old son is obsessed with this bottle! He loves the colour (blue) and the animal (a killer whale) but his favourite thing about this water bottle is the water-flow dial – you can change the setting from slow, to medium, to fast flow. And you can lock it – which means no spills in the backpack. He’s also loves how easy it is to pick up and carry thanks to the handle. Hopefully we don’t lose this one because it has a lifetime of longevity to it.
Update: Unfortunately, we can no longer use this bottle – upon cleaning the bottle himself, my son pulled out the straw inside and, try as I might, I can’t feed it back through the spout again, and it doesn’t work properly without the straw. He also snapped the snap lid off, admittedly through heavy-handedness, but it seemed to snap off quite easily.”
“My neighbour loves this drink bottle for her 2 year old daughter. It arrived at just the right time, when toddlers want to use mummy’s drink bottle but find themselves overwhelmed with water flooding out of the bottle, Cheeki’s design has a flow cap with 3 adjustable settings. Plus the bottle is pink with dolphins on it, this was an instant success!! I love that the materials used are sustainable, highly durable & that Cheeki provides different caps to suit the stages every child goes through.”
“My son loves this bottle. Also easy to clean and a good reusable for kids. Great quality. Love that you can change the flow but son doesn’t think enough liquid comes out.”