Since Charlotte is supposed to be bottle-free by the time she is one, she has been practicing drinking from a sippy cup for the past couple of weeks. Usually, we replace her bedtime bottle with the cup, and sometimes we give her a small amount of water during the day. Sure, she chokes a little when she drinks, but she still manages to finish most – if not all – of her drink (It just takes a little while longer due to all the choking. Surprisingly, she does not throw the cup to the floor and refuse it.) I think she’ll be a sippy pro by December.