|The water bottle I use has a straw and you have to suck on it to get water out. If it falls over, no water comes out. I like that.
ME TOO -- that way when 23 montrh old run off with it, knocks it over, rolls it around etc i don't have water everywhere -- i did just jsut a sports top water bottle but he learned to open it.
also helps with shareing, wheni was drinking out of a sprots top water botte (we wash them and refill them daily) he would choke himself by pouring too much in his mouth, he didn't want me to help him, (then of course after drinking he'd pour it all over).
My son only drinks water or milk -- no juice at all -- he never liked it before, now that he is older and i know WOULD like it, we choose not to give it to him.
I drink V8 Fusion, and he will taest mine, but it is too strong, and not really sweet.
ohhhhhhhhh and I am VERY careful about the sippy cups -- we have a lot so he can always have a clean new one -- the valuves are poped out and all three parts washed int eh dishwasher adn the valus not replaced till the cup is going to be used so ther eis no trapped water in the value / lid to get yucky.
just cuz we let our kids use sipply cups doesn't mean we are bad parents.
and 1/2 the time my son has mommas milk in his now that he choese to wean (or go on an extended nurseing srike) for the end of my pregancy.