With all the benefits of drinking more water, I would not be surprised if it’s one of the top New Year’s resolutions every year. Drinking adequate amounts of water for your body’s needs can bring wonderful things your way, like:
- Weight loss or help maintaining a healthy weight
- Healthier, younger-looking skin
- Fewer headaches, cramps and sprains
- Better brainpower and greater alertness
- More energy
- Improved digestion
- Stronger immune system
Who doesn’t want those things, right?
We all have our challenges when it comes to drinking enough water.
I love water. Last year I bought a stainless steel water bottle to take everywhere with me. But I find myself leaving it at home more and more. It just takes up too much space.
I know plenty of moms who don’t really like the boring taste of water, so they add lemon or other natural flavoring. Others get motivated by using a beautiful glass bottle for their water every day.
But if you’re a mom who’s on the go a lot, like me, it makes sense to take water with you.
I’d like to introduce you to the Platy Bottle. It’s a sturdy-yet-lightweight flexible plastic bottle that when empty rolls up to free up the space in your purse or diaper bag. You can squish the air out of it as the water goes down throughout your day! (You KNOW how frustrating it is to carry around an empty water bottle, sippy cup, or other drinking container after the liquid is all gone!)
The Platy Bottle BPA-free and you can choose the type of cap and other possible accessories (like a filter). The flexible bottles come in different sizes, including a kid-friendly 0.5 liter version, so you can pack one for each family member. And watch the space in your bag grow as everyone drinks the water!
To learn more about this very cool product, which I’m close to deeming a necessity for busy moms, here’s a detailed review of the Platy Bottle. Also, here’s the official company product page at Cascade Designs. A 2L bottle is only $12.95!
Platy Bottles are also easy to clean (always a concern of mine), but just in case you’re wondering, he’s an e-How article on how to clean Platypus Water Bottles.