Re: How to get rid of the bottle?
I agree, you just have to get rid of it and be done. I got rid of Alexa's regular bottles at 12-13 months and we switched to silicone straws at that time, it was great because she didn't care, she was too young to know. When it came time to get rid of the pacifier we also did that cold turkey. I found she cried a time or two but I was overall surprised how quickly she forgot about it. It can seem like it is going to be a huge deal, but possibly after a day or two it will be better. If I am not mistaken, I thinnk our daughters are the same age. Alexa drinks out of a regular cup with no lids. Try putting a little water, juice, or milk in the bottom of a regular cup, only enough for a swallow until she learns to drink that, add a couple of more swallows and before you know it she can drink like us and not spill. She will learn to gently control the cup as you add more liquid. Try switching to a silicone straw sippy when you do get rid of the bottle.