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Y7 and water bottle leaking in bag - 0ver and over again!

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grants1000 Tue 17-Sep-13 19:52:56

The only way it seems I am going to get my Y7 to stop having his water bottle/juice drink spilling in his bag is not to give him any!

Shall I?

Third time since he started and most of his books are fucked despite covering them in plastic!

I've just told him that I will take a baby beaker of water into school to give to his form tutor to feed him when thirsty.

We have just practiced packing and repacking his bag and opening and closing a water bottle.

Am so peed off with his dumbness!

lljkk Tue 17-Sep-13 19:56:33

What kind of bottle are you using?

Ilovegeorgeclooney Tue 17-Sep-13 20:08:18

Give him a plastic bag in his bag to put all books in!

hedwig2001 Tue 17-Sep-13 20:25:52

We tried several drinks bottles which all leaked. He now has a screw top mineral water every day. We get whichever water is on offer. The only solution that works for us.

trinity0097 Tue 17-Sep-13 20:26:02

Does he have a screw top or sports bottle type? Screw tops are much more secure to go into bags, especially the way boys chuck them around!

minesawine Tue 17-Sep-13 20:26:38

buy a new bottle

TeenAndTween Tue 17-Sep-13 20:30:49

buy a new bag smile
(with a separate internal/external section for the water bottle)

OddSockBox Tue 17-Sep-13 21:07:03

Aladdin brand water bottles. Like this one:

Takver Tue 17-Sep-13 21:37:02

Screw top mineral water bottle. Refill from tap. Problem solved.

Having said that, dd has a karrimor rucksack with a pocket on the side that her water bottle goes in - she has a metal walkers' water bottle (not lurid pink!), and AFAIK it doesn't leak, can't see why it should as it is a screw cap.

ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 17-Sep-13 21:43:30

Rucksack with external side pocket.

Water bottle with screw-top lid (not sports top).

I don't think any of my four have had a water bottle leak on to their books in years.

member Tue 17-Sep-13 21:49:03

Despite having a pocket on the side of her rucksack, dd insisted on throwing hers in to the main body of her bag with the spout not
pushed closed. You can give them the equipment to help them be organised/not ruin things, but
it's not much good if they are still habitually careless!! I stopped giving her a water bottle.

BruceyBaby Tue 17-Sep-13 21:56:30

Had the same issue and tried several different bottles before giving up and using a bog standard shop bought bottle of water which I top until it needs replacing smile

OddBoots Tue 17-Sep-13 22:01:51

My ds had this trouble until we moved over to a bag with an external side pocket to keep the bottle in.

Sunnymeg Tue 17-Sep-13 22:10:59

DS uses a camelback bottle. Expensive, but doesn't leak. I got his from Halfords Bike section.

district12 Tue 17-Sep-13 22:13:04

Also had this and the screw top mineral bottles are the only thing that worked for us.

grants1000 Tue 17-Sep-13 22:28:15

Thanks all, he has a rucksack with two side holders for water bottles, plus we have tried two different bottles! I will look at the others you have suggested.

Makes me mental confused

grants1000 Tue 17-Sep-13 22:32:01

Not heard of those two other bottles, but will investigate!

nipersvest Tue 17-Sep-13 22:36:18

we use the outside pockets for water bottles on dd's rucksack, first day of yr7 and we have a leak, books got wet, no leaks sice using the outside pockets as the bottle is always upright.

TheArticFunky Tue 17-Sep-13 22:49:58

Can he fill it up when he needs it and leave it empty the rest of the time?

That's what ds1 does after countless leaks

NoComet Wed 18-Sep-13 00:39:37

Powerade bottles don't leak if you shut the cap. these are often on offer and seem Ok

The bottles that come with Animal rucksacks are useless.

NoComet Wed 18-Sep-13 00:45:38

I should add they get refilled with ordinary squash DD's aren't wired on powerade every day.

School does sell drinks, but for silly money and DD2 will not drink water.

(Believe me I've tried)

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 18-Sep-13 00:50:36

why not just buy cheap bottled water - and refill when used. i carry a sport top water bottle everywhere i go.

or give him a couple of cartons of juice that cant be put back in bag once opened.

ThreeTomatoes Wed 18-Sep-13 07:45:12

Does secondary school not provide water? confused

valiumredhead Wed 18-Sep-13 08:14:16

Ds takes in a mineral water bottle, only thing that doesn't leak.

ErrolTheDragon Wed 18-Sep-13 08:21:51

Yes, screw top not sports top. If he's really rough with things then get a metal water bottle (mountain life etc have them) - they usually have a caribina attached to the lid so that if there's not room in the bag they can hang from the outside. That'd keep it upright too.

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