I spent all summer chasing my 3 year old around the garden with her water bottle, panicking that she wasn’t getting enough fluids during the seemingly never ending heatwave. I also tried to get water into my 4 month old to make sure he didn’t end up dehydrated (although he was having none of it, ‘because it’s not milk, and milk is all I drink and I want nothing but milk, thank you very much’).
However, despite my preoccupation with all things hydration, I repeatedly failed to make sure that I was drinking enough. During those hot summer weeks, it was not unusual for me to wake up in the middle of the night feeling a little on the parched side. Of course, my first reaction was to Google this recurrent symptom and diagnose myself with all kinds of thirst-causing illnesses. What Google didn’t tell me however, was that I probably just needed to knock back a few glasses of water during the day.
I’ve been trying to drink a bit more recently, but it’s been hit and miss (as are most attempts at self-care when you’ve got a couple of little ones to chase after). This changed last week, however, when the lovely people at Jordan & Judy sent me a very pretty drinking bottle to review. Now, I’m not one to get excited about drinking bottles, but this one, I like. And I have been using it a lot.
The bottle is made of glass and to be honest, the idea of a glass drinking bottle initially gave me the shivers because on the clumsiness scale, I score pretty highly. However, it’s not made of the same kind of glass used for your everyday tumblers. Instead, it’s made of borosilicate glass which is more durable than regular glass (phew!). Being made of this tougher glass means that the bottle can also safely withstand temperatures from -20°C to 85°C, so you could probably even get away with putting your tea in it (as long as you put the milk in first, which I’m sure we’re all agreed is always the correct way…..).
The bottle comes with a removable, biodegradeable silicone sleeve in a pretty honeycomb design. I had expected the sleeve to feel a bit rubbery but it actually has an unusual velvety feel to it, which makes it quite pleasant to hold. Not only does the sleeve make the bottle look very stylish by adding a bit of texture and colour, it also means that your fingers won’t mind how hot or how cold the contents of the bottle are. The sleeve comes in a range of colours (black, light green, pink and light grey), so you’re bound to find one you like.
The screw top lid is very robust and has a sturdy loop on the side, making the bottle easy to hold (and making the lid easy to tighten and unscrew). The lid looks very secure and I have tried multiple not-so scientific tests to get it to leak, but it just refuses to do so.
Overall, I’m quite a fan of this bottle. On a simple level, it just looks nice. The silicone sleeve feels lovely and makes the bottle comfortable to hold. More importantly though, as a glass bottle, it’s a more environmentally friendly option than its plastic counterparts. And from a taste point of view, being made of glass means that you don’t have the problem of strong flavours lingering, which often happens with plastic bottles. Also, there’s none of the metallic taste that you sometimes get with aluminium bottles.
It’s probably worth mentioning that the glass is BPA free, BPS free, lead free and pthalate free too. I won’t pretend to know what most of these things are, but I do at least know that they’re nasties!
So if like me you want to up your fluid intake and you’re in the market for a new drinks bottle (or if you just fancy treating yourself), I’d really recommend the Honeycomb Glass Bottle from Jordan & Judy. You can buy it on Amazon here for £11.99. It’s ideal to use at home, to take to the gym (not that I’d know much about that), or to just have in your bag when you’re out and about. You might not want to drink your tea or coffee out of it, but if you did, the option is always there.
Just remember to do it the right way and put the milk in first. Alright?
**Jordan & Judy have kindly agreed to provide a £2 discount code for all purchases of the bottle on Amazon.com. Just enter the code JYPW8V3T at the checkout. The code is valid until 30th October 2018.**
Disclaimer: I received a free drinking bottle in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.