Sometimes I do wonder about the things I get excited about.
Stationery – tick
New chocolate innovation – tick
Water bottles – tick
Yes, I do love a new bottle, and N seems to follow in my love for them. I drink a lot of water at work and at home. And when I’m out and about I can never travel light because I do like to have a bag that’s big enough to pop in a water bottle.
My latest discovery has been my Ion8 bottle that I was sent to review. What’s the one thing that bugs you (or more likely you about your children’s) water bottles? Leaking. But with the Ion8 leakproof waterbottles you don’t need to worry about that.
Ion8 have a really clever flip lid with a lock. Think like a mason jar clip with its seal. Ion8 bottle lids are just like that, but less bulky and more satisfying when you pop the lid up. My work colleagues think I’m a bit nuts about mine, but I couldn’t stop telling them about it. No more twisting the top up to drink out. And with a lid to cover the drinking spout, it’s a lot more hygienic.
In moving away from one use disposable water bottles, the Ion8 bottles are:
- BPA free
- Bisphenol-A free
- Have no phthlates
And are made from non-toxic Triton. All making them safe to drink from over and over again as well as being dishwashable and odour resistant.
Other features I like are that it’s a rigid bottle with a fast flow to drink from. No having to squeeze the bottle, or sip a bit then stop to let the air flow back in. Cleverly, these bottle have a tiny hole which means the air flows once the water is drunk, meaning you can drink the whole bottle in one go with no problems. The only downside is that means I have to refill my bottle more frequently because it’s easier to drink more.
You can use Ion8 for cold or hot drinks.
Mine is a 500ml bottle and I love that there’s a handle loop so you can hang it off a bag if you’ve not got room to pop it in. There are plenty of choices of colour and sizes, from the child’s 350ml to the massive 1L. Pop that on your desk to make sure you drink enough. With measurements on the side you can keep a check if you’re getting the right amount of water each day.
N has put in his order for a bottle – promised to him when he completes his reward chart. Not only does he want a bottle (probably blue, although I’m liking the look of the grey), he’s also requested a fruit infuser insert.
Here’s my tips for drinking more water
1, Start early. I always drink more in the mornings, so start with some before you head downstairs
2, Always have water on the table at mealtimes, even alongside other drinks
3, Sit water on your desk – have a large bottle and add ice cubes to keep it cooler and poor into a glass as you need it, if you don’t like drinking out of a bottle
4, Carry a water bottle with you when out and about
5, If you struggle with water, find ways to enjoy it. Trying infusing it with fruit. Weak squash and tea also count towards your water intake.
6, Set phone reminders to drink a certain amount an hour. If you’ve a Fitbit you can usually track your water intake via their apps.
Disclosure: I was sent an Ion8 bottle for the purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own.