I would suggest you try the following:
1. Put a sippy cup filled with water in with her toys so that she can practice/play/experiment freely.
2. Since she'll drink from your cup, if you have the time/patience, give her a small plastic cup with a sip of a drink at a time. Perhaps she'll go right from the bottle to an open cup instead of a sippy.
3. Try ditching the bottle one feeding at a time. Start with breakfast since she'll be more thirsty (and hopefully less likely to protest). If she's used to a bottle before bed, save that for last, give her a sippy of milk and extra cuddles before bed instead.
at 8:24 PM on Jun. 23, 2009