Time to stock up on my favorite stainless steel water bottle for the kids' new school year - the adorable Funtainer by Thermos. We've been using these for over 5 years - since my youngest was less than a year old. They come in a bevy of bright colors and characters and the pop-up silicone straw is perfect for little ones to quickly access on their own at school or a park. You can use a Funtainer for milk or Juice, but we use them exclusively for water - that way we don't have to clean them as often. The Funtainer's wide mouth does make it extra easy to clean with a kitchen sponge and the silicone straw pops off and can be de-gunked with a nipple brush or pipe cleaner. These little guys are sturdy too - my kids go through only about one Funtainer every year or two, at the most. At only $15 a pop - that's a steal.
DEAL OF THE DAY: Target.com
has several Funtainers on clearance right now for only $12!