Gradually move on to larger quantities of water to build up some practice before moving on to any more "colorful" liquids.
Oops - forgot to add: Even though your dc doesn't have a sibling to copy she can (and I'm sure does) copy you. Maybe try sitting down with her with your own glass of water and model holding the cup with two hands, tilting the glass, taking small drinks and setting the cup gently on the table.
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DS drank out of our glass when he first started drinking water, so he mastered that early on. But after we started giving him his own cup I remember times when he'd be sitting there drinking and then very intentionally and carefully dump all the water out. I think he understood just fine how to hold a cup and drink from it but he enjoyed watching it spill out for the cause and effect I guess! Hopefully your daughter will skip that stage.
We did get DS a nifty enamel espresso cup from REI that was great when his hands where small, but now he can use just about any glass.
They are shot-glass size and tempered to make them break-resistant.
I started having her drink water from a glass that I held for her very young, so she picked up drinking from the glass herself pretty quickly and never really used a sippy much. My advice would be hold the glass for her if she is new to open-top drinking, and then put it down for her and let her experiment.
I would also suggest filling the glass up pretty full so she doesn't have to tip it back much. For us, small cups filled up at least half worked better than having only a little water in a bigger cup.
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So, um, yeah... sorry no help here We're still in the "there will be wetness" phase.
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