I hate drinking water. There, I’ve said it. I know I should drink plenty of water every day and that proper hydration is vital to good health, but I can’t help it. Our tap water is not the best tasting in the world and buying bottled water is not an option for us. So while the rest of the family drink water with an individual product added to it from a squirt tube (sugar free – but still….) I, despite my best intentions, generally generic drink diet soda or tea.
When I was asked to do a Define Water Bottle Review I thought that this might be a useful tool to help me change my ways so, with a healthy dose of scepticism, I sad yes please. Usually I count the days until I recieve a review item, watching the drive way for our postie like a big kid at Christmas, but on this occasion not so much – after all who gets excited by a water bottle? Well it turns out that the best gifts are those that surprise you. The ones you are not expecting much from, but end up being a part of your daily routine that you couldn’t do without – and that’s what the Define Water Bottle has become for me.
What is the Define Water Bottle?
The the Define Bottle was designed by a 13 year old boy named Carter (Now 15). His goal was to devise a way to help people in general, but especially children, cut out sugary drinks in their diets and make fruit infused water accessible portable.
- BPA free
- Phosphate free
- Estrogenic activity free
- Andronic activity free
- Easily disassembled for quick efficient cleaning
Our Experience with the Define Water Bottle
The first thing that struck me about the Define Water Bottle was the design. I am not usually one to take much notice of design elements but I was struck by the little touches such as the logo on the lanyard and the choice of lids. I wasn’t the only one who was taken with the bottle before we even used it. Gabriel took a shine to it straight away and, without any instruction or prompting, looked at the instructions, took a pear and a kiwi then tried to force them both whole into the bottom chamber – not bad going for a little boy with severe autism and no reading skills! I was just sorry I had to hide it that evening so I could use it next day for the review.
After a good scrub and an air dry overnight, the bottle was ready to use. It is dishwasher safe but we very rarely use ours and I wanted to try it straight away. Gabriel and I looked through the recipe booklet and decided on a kiwi fruit infused water (in case you hadn’t noticed kiwis are the big fruit in our house this week!). I peel & chopped the fruit, dropped it into the bottom chamber, added the top chamber and filled with water. Gabriel decided it needed a good shake and hey presto we had kiwi water.
It tasted delicious and we actually managed 3 water refills with a good level of flavour – so don’t dump your fruit after the first fill. The only problem I have drinking water now is that if I’m not careful Gabe swipes the bottle and downs the water before I get the chance. That is what happens when I tried to take this photo – it was full when I went to get the camera and this is how I found it!
I am a convert and Gabriel will now only drink fruit infused water. Carter – in our household you can consider it – Mission Accomplished!