Back to School with BRITA Fill & Go Active Water Bottle

Brita Fill & Go Active Bottle is a durable, practical everyday bottle that filters water on the go and is perfect for adults and kids alike.  It’s a good size which is great for my children who drink a lot particularly in warm weather and ideal for them to take to school to keep them hydrated during the school day.

Holding 0.6 of a litre it’s easy to know roughly how much you are drinking in a day.  The filter is simple to use and just a small disc you insert between the screw parts at the top.  Reducing chlorine and other taste-impairing substances each disc will filter up to 150 litres of water or can be used for up to 4 weeks.  The bottle can also be used without a filter should you so wish.

The whole bottle is made from a soft plastic making it durable and child friendly – if it drops on the floor, it’s unlikely to crack and break.  With a handy carry handle and a removable lid, the children have absolutely taken to these and carried them round out and about on all our days out over the last couple of weeks.  Having different coloured handles helps them differentiate between them (lime and pink are also available).

Overall I’m highly impressed with these Brita active bottles and they are just perfect for our family and lifestyle.  They feature everything the children need and are perfect for taking to school when they return next week, just need to add their name on the bottom and they are ready to go.  I know they will be well used and help them drink plenty of water during the day.  If you are looking for a simple, unfussy design (which is what they need at school) that is durable in it’s build and also has the ability to filter water then this Brita Fill & Go active bottle is the one for you!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

BRITA back to school hydration challenge – Results and Giveaway

Following on from my post last week about the Brita back to school hydration challenge, Miss M has now successfully used her Brita Fill & Go bottle for a whole week at school so I’m keen to share with you how she got on. #BetterWithBRITA

Brita Some of the facts Brita found out about children and how much water they drink are:

  • Almost thee quarters of parents (73%) do not know how much their children drink whilst at school
  • Two thirds (66%) do not know the recommended daily intake of fluid for children
So 7yr old Miss M went to school armed with her new bottle, it can be used with or without the internal straw, but she prefered without and just liked to tip it up.  Each day after school I asked her to show me how much water was left in the bottle and how many times she had filled it up.
brita MThe bottle holds 600ml and it’s recommended that your child drinks two of these during the school day which I do think is a lot.  I was surprised to hear that Miss M had filled her bottle two times every day last week and each day she only came back with about an inch of water in the bottle which I think is excellent – she must have been drinking at least a litre of water during the school day which even she said is much more than she usually does.
The stickers on the side of the bottle definitely helped and she was motivated by them and wanted to drink the amount of water as per the guide on the stickers.  I think talking about it with her each day also helped as it kept her focused on how much she drunk and she was eager to show me her bottle at the end of each day.
I think the Brita Fill & Go with stickers has really motivated my daughter to think about how much she is drinking and also drink more than usual.  It’s a great idea to get children motivated into keeping themselves hydrated.
For more information about the Brita Fill & Go check out their page HERE.
I have one Brita Fill & go bottle including stickers to give away to one lucky reader.  Just fill in the Gleam form below:

We received a Brita Fill & Go bottle in order to join in with this challenge

ChillFactor Drinks Bottle – Review

ChillFactor Drinking Bottle is a new style drinking bottle that instantly chills a drink and keeps it cold for up to two hours.  Available in pink or blue, we tried the pink version out.chill bottle 4The bottle is quite large and holds upto 600ml of liquid.  It is not recommended for carbonated drinks but is perfect for water or squash, ideal for summertime!

The ChillFactor Drink Bottle separates into several parts, an inner core which is quite thin and is the bit you need to put into the freezer.  Being quite slimline it easily fits into a drawer in my freezer between other items.  For best results you should keep it upright and freeze for 4-6 hours.

There are also two ways of drinking through the bottle which was a bit of an attraction for Miss M.  By lifting the lid on one side you could simply hold the bottle up and sip out of it.  Alternatively you could pop up the other side and drink out of the straw.

chill bottleOnce the inner part is chilled you need to put it back in the main body of the bottle then fill with your chosen drink.  This is where the fun part starts – the outside of the bottle changes colour as the liquid cools down inside.  So in our case the bottle changed from pink to purple!

chill bottle 2What we love about this bottle is that the room temperature drink that we add to the bottle is instantly chilled and Miss M does like ice cold drinks.  Also the funky changing coloured bottle appealed to Miss M and she loves drinking out of it.  It has been used many times already and I see this as a great bottle to take out on long car journeys and days out over the summer!

chill bottle  3We’ve enjoyed using the ChillFactor Drink Bottle and think it’ll get lots of use.  Why not try it out today for your summer adventures?

Also check out our review of the ChillFactor Slushy maker – another hit with Miss M!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and the ChillFactor bottle was sent to me in order to write the review.