I’m Sarah James, and I have a confession to make. I hate the school water bottle! Or at least I did, until I decided to do something about it.
I know how important it is for children to keep hydrated in school and how that helps their performance. But let’s face it; the humble school water bottle is a pain. I’m the one on the school run carrying everything, because it either gets thrust my way the minute the front door closes, or the moment it’s home time. And I only have one daughter, so I can’t imagine what its like for those of you who take more than one to and from school!
My options seemed limited. Unless I put the prone to leaking water bottle in my handbag (hello soggy phone!), or the school book bag (hello soggy books!), the alternative was to watch it being dropped, kicked and squirted all the way to school and home again. I don’t think that’s something anyone should have to tolerate for 39 weeks of the year!
I needed something simple that would enable my daughter to carry her belongings securely, without feeling like she actually was. I searched for options but couldn’t find anything that fit the bill. So I decided to fix the problem myself and this is where the Bottle Buddi comes in.
Made of soft, water resistant material and two simple straps, it fixes around the handles of the book bag with press studs. The water bottle slips easily into the Bottle Buddi so your child can carry the book bag and water bottle together. There is no need for the Bottle Buddi to be removed from the book bag, as it can fold flat when the book bags and water bottles are stored in school. And it has a name tag inside so that it’s easy to identify.
I’m pleased to say this is 100% designed, protected and manufactured in Great Britain. I designed the Bottle Buddi myself and it is handcrafted by fantastic local suppliers in Plymouth. So together, let’s say goodbye to hatred of the poor school water bottle and the leaky misery it brings to the school run! I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.