I am a little nervous about taking Logan's bottle away. We have tried straws, many different sippy cups and an open cup, but we haven't had much luck. Logan is typically pretty stubborn about change, so I don't know if it is a skill level problem or just him resisting change. He does hold his own bottle now while laying down, so I thought that he would soon hold his own cup, but we haven't had much luck. He makes me hold the cup and he has difficulty closing his mouth around the sippy or straw. And, if he does successfully suck a little out, he doesn't swallow it and most dribbles out of his mouth. I had a little luck holding a Nuby soft sippy for him recently, so I got him a Nuby with handles and two different "sippers" for it. We are going to start with the "bottle like nipple sipper" and gradually move to the regular "sipper" and then hopefully to a straw and open cup. Tonight at dinner we tried the new cup. Logan was very interested in using it and put it to his mouth, but he doesn't hold it up enough so the liquid goes to the mouth. I helped him and then let him drink the rest reclined after dinner. So, I plan to stop giving him a bottle from now on (fingers crossed) and hopefully we can get enough fluids in him with the new cup. I know that this cup is not good for speech, but I want him to become more independent. Hopefully we will be able to move to a better cup or straw soon.