Went to Walmart over the weekend and got Brandon a new cup with a soft silicon straw and a flip on lid. It cost only $2.47 and is NUBY's brand. He loves drinking from it now. But at the beginning he didn't want to even try it, but after I showed him how to drink it, then only he tried and he loves it from then on. He can hold the bottle and drink from it easier than the Avent sipper cup which I have. At least, he doesn't need to tilt the bottle up like he needs to with the Avent sipper.