Collapsable water bottle by ohyo! Review and Competition!
Anyone who has stayed in hospital will know that you’re provided with a jug of water and in my experience a rather grotty glass, or as I remember from after surgery a plastic cup with a straw in it (which I managed to do a good job of spilling down my hospital gown..). When I was in labour with both the boys, I was really thirsty (partly I suspect due to all the gas and air!) and I remember having a straw held to my lips so I could have a sip of water as to be quite honest anyone who had attempted to hand me the cup to hold would inevitably have ended up wearing it.. It was so awkward, and I wished I’d remembered to take a sports water bottle with me, but seriously where it would have lived in my hospital bag I do not know..I seem to have so many things in there already!
I was researching for my hospital bag for this pregnancy, and I stumbled across ohyo. I say stumbled across, this isn’t quite true as I was looking for them having seen them on Dragon’s Den a few years ago..the Dragons weren’t impressed, but I remember thinking that the squashable bottle would be ideal for me!
ohyo makes bottles which can be squashed down so they fit into your handbag or pocket easily, when you want to use the bottle, you simply lift the spout pull the bottle up, and fill it. They’re easy to hold (just lift the spout to upright and squash down!) and the spout is easy to drink from too (just make sure you put the spout fully up or it may dribble). They’ve been quite a hit with my boys, and have even helped encourage my youngest to start drinking water rather than juice constantly as he likes the shape of the bottle! ohyo have currently got limited edition Transformers bottles available, they come coloured as either Bumblebee (black and yellow) or Optimus Prime (blue and red),
These limited edition transformer bottles, come with special transformers stickers which mean you can personalise your bottle. The negative is that the stickers aren’t dishwasher proof, but the benefit is you’re not left with a bottle which won’t be used as no one likes the character on it anymore!
ohyo’s are available on the high street from M&S and Boots stores and are priced at £5.49 each or you can purchase them directly from ohyo! Now you may argue you could grab a plastic cup for free, BUT a plastic cup ultimately ends up in landfill and with an ohyo you get repeated use and it’s easy to carry water in without spilling it everywhere! (Yes I tried doing the lid up, closing the spout and shaking the bottle..and I was impressed!) Currently the ohyo’s on sale hold 500ml of water, and they’re looking to start making 1000ml bottles to, you could help them achieve this read more on that here.
Do you fancy winning a couple of ohyo’s for yourself? – They’re perfect to pack into your maternity hospital bag (mine are already packed – yes I’ve packed one for Mr G to!). If you fancy winning one, please follow the simple steps on the rafflecopter widget below – good luck!
This would be so useful for the gym. Carrying my bottle around after I’ve been takes up so much space in my bag.
Out and about with the kids and dog ! Great invention!
my daughter would love this
This would be great for busy work days where I have to be in a few different places. I could pop it in my bag collapsed in the morning and fill up from water coolers/taps during the day.
I would use them when out and about with the kids
I’d keep one in my bag for emergency use.
At the gym, it would be very handy.
I’d pop this in my changing bag, so helpful as I’m always thirsty as I’m nursing my daughter
I would take it on my holidays with me!
Definitely on day trips out 🙂
Picnics and day trips
When I go hiking as I often take 2-3 bottles with me. This would save so much space!
I’d keep it in my bag just in case xx
Walking, Camping, The Beach, Festivals, Picnics, Day Trips – the list is endless! 🙂
Everywhere! It would be so handy.
I carry a water bottle with me everywhere
on days out with the grandchildren
Walking the dog in this hot weather x
When I’m out walking in the country.
everywhere I go 🙂
Would be great for days out with the kids and our bike rides
On days out to the park, the beach, anywhere really!
For work and when I go out on day trips
On our famiy caravan holiday, it’d save space when packing 🙂
These look fab, could really do with something like this for travelling with the family!
When I go for a walk or to play sport.
I would take them camping to save space!
On long family walks
On picnics and taking the dog for a walk round the pond in the local park 🙂
in general day to day life!
I’d use it when going on picnics
Would be great for the kids to take to school
Out walking with the kids or down the park
Definitely out and about with the kids and to take on holiday buy big bottles and decant and no room taken up in bags!!!
Days out and holidays
Out on walks 🙂
At the gym
The children would love them, would be especially good for picnics and outings.
Probably keep one in my handbag
At university, we have a water dispenser but there’s never any cups left so this would be great
My kids would take them to school 🙂
Brilliant idea. I carry a bottle of water literally everywhere I go. Mines never empty though. Be nice to collapse the size down to match how much drink is left in it.
At the gym and at work
On holiday next year 🙂
I would use them when out and about with the kids
Ideal for the car.
When out on day trips
I’d take it to the gym and when i go out running
On car journeys
Definitely in the gym!
Would be ideal for days out and picnics
I’d use mine on the tube in the morning
I love the fact they’re collapsible. There’s always so much to carry in your hospital bag or changing bag being able to fold it up will come in handy.
Newcastle family life
I would use it for when I am in labour later this month
Out on the bikes..
to take on holiday when space is tight in the car :0)
for the kids when camping !
These would be fantastic for our runs and hikes
Holiday lol 🙂
I’d keep it in my handbag for emergencies.
im a gardener and in this weather i need to ensure i have a supply of h2O
At the gym