My little girl got off of bottles about a month ago. We just got rid of them and she adapted very quickly. She is great at using a straw, however those cups are much more messy than the sippy cups. So whenever I have given her a sippy cup, I have to tilt it for her to get drink. When she wants drink she gets her sippy cut and just wacks me with it until I tilt it into her mouth. The past few days I have refused to give it to her except at meal time in her seat. And today she started tilting her own sippy cup to get drink! Wohoo!! I feel like I finally have an independent big girl!