So anyway...I've thinking more about the no sippy cup thing:
#1. One of the main jobs of a parent is to teach independence. A mother does her child no favors by doing everything for them. A classic Montessori saying is "never do for a child what they can (reasonably) do for themselves!.
I got a Montessori magazine in the mail the other day called "for small hands - a resource for families" that is FABULOUS!!! google it and order it - its free! I love everything in this little catalog. Page 2 - Durable Juice Glass, set of six $6.95 ....deal!
You can buy them HERE AT SMALL HANDS
I would love some feedback if you find information like this helpful.