Reusable Drinking Straws for Kids!

reusable drinking straws for children

Reusable drinking straws for kids!

My kids love drinking with straws. I kept buying inexpensive disposable ones, but I didn’t like how fast we were going through them and decided it was time to find a good reusable option. Save me some money in the long run! And there really are some great options for drinking straws that you can reuse. Any way to reduce waste and garbage is good thing, right?!

They each have a Contigo water bottle in the refrigerator to drink nice, cold water from, but they often like to drink milk with meals. So I started looking at stainless steel strawssilicone straws, and glass drinking straws as good reusable options. You can even get bamboo straws now! There are a lot of types and brands to choose from! These are the main contenders for me:

I bought a set of stainless steel and silicone straws and have been trying them out for a few weeks now. The reviews and guarantee on the glass straws really makes me want to try them out too though. I like that they are clear so it is easy to see that they are clean too!

Hummingbird Glass Straws Clear Bent

Hummingbird Glass Straws, Set of 4 $14.99

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  • 4.9 out of 5 stars with over 1000 customer reviews!
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% non-toxic, environmentally friendly
  • Shatter-resistant, clear borosilicate glass
  • Ends are smooth and rounded
  • Handmade by glass artist
  • Safe with hot and cold drinks
  • 9 inches long (including the bend) and 9.5 mm in diameter
  • Dishwasher safe, but includes cleaning brush
  • Lifetime guarantee – no questions asked replacement

You can also get them in the straight version – Hummingbird Clear Straight Glass Straws – which could be great for a mason jar or travel mug.

Reusable Food Grade Silicone Drinking Straws 4 Pack - BPA Free, Dishwasher Clean, Safe for Kids

Reusable Food Grade Silicone Drinking Straws, 4-Pack $9.99

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  • 100% Food Grade Silicone, BPA-free and non-toxic
  • Soft and won’t cause chipping of teeth
  • Durable, but flexible enough to chew or fold
  • Will not become hot or cold with drink temperature
  • Wide enough for smoothies
  • Recyclable
  • 9.25 inches long and 9.5 mm outer diameter
  • Dishwasher safe, but you will also want to use a cleaning brush to ensure that there isn’t any buildup or mold happening

I have the ones pictured above, but there are also some popular two-piece silicone straws – Green Paxx Silicone Reusable Straws for $10.95.

Silicone Reusable Straws, Adjustable Length, for Protein Shakes, Smoothies 4 Pack Stripes by GreenPaxx

The two-piece feature allows you to adjust the length of the straw and might make it easier to clean too. They have 4.7 out of 5 stars with over 1300 customer reviews! So, I would go with either of these options, if you’re interested in silicone straws!

SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws, Set of 4, Free Cleaning Brush Included

Stainless Steel Straws, 4-Pack $5.99

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I feel like there are a lot of good options in the stainless steel straw arena. I happen to have these stainless steel straws – we like them and haven’t noticed any metallic taste or anything like that. It seems like a lot of the sets are similar, so you can just go for the price you like best at the time. You will want to look for either 18/10 or 18/8  stainless steel (really no difference between the two) and good reviews, but pay attention to diameter and length since there are some differences there too. Many include a cleaning brush!

  • Unbreakable and durable, will not bend or crack
  • Non-toxic, Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Rust-resistant
  • Becomes cold or hot with drink temperature
  • Dishwasher safe, but you will also want to use the cleaning brush to ensure that there isn’t any buildup or mold happening

My 2 cents: So far most of my kids prefer the stainless steel straws. The silicone ones are great, but the drink does drip out from the end of the straw sometimes. They each have some pros and cons, but mostly pros. I just ordered some glass ones to try out too though. So, really I think you just choose whichever ones seem like a better fit for you and your family, or try more than one option like I am! 🙂

What do you think? Do you have a favorite reusable straw?

reusable silicone, stainless steel, and glass drinking straws for kids

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