Drinking from a Cup
I get a lot of questions about what particular sippy cups and straw cups I use for my children. Honestly, I don’t like any of them.
I do think it is really important though to expose your little one to a regular cup-- right when they are starting solids. You can even use a shot glass. At that young of an age if they are still struggling, you can help them use the glass and make sure to model it for them. I did this with both my kids and they were able to drink from a glass on their own by the time they were 8 or 9 months old. Drinking from a glass also prevents them from having the issues related to sippy cups. Studies show that sippy cups can prevent normal development of the mouth.
If you have seen smoothies on my page or my Instastories, I do make my own straw cup with a mason jar, a silicone sleeve and use a stainless steel straw.