I started my 10-month old with a sippy cup by just getting him to have it in front of him at mealtimes and during floor play. Most of the time in teh beginning, he would just move it around or look at it. Once in a while, I would hold it for him so he could see that there was water inside, but as soon as he started sucking I would take it away and put his hands on it so he got the idea that he has to hold it. Just this week, he started picking it up and drinking out of it - it was really exciting for me! He is still not a pro by any means, but my goal is to have him using it more regularly by his first birthday.
at 8:53 AM on Dec. 1, 2010