Re: baby refuses cup
My older daughter couldn't figure sippy cups out. She liked the straw cups, we have the playtex kind. The other thing is that our babysitter doesn't use sippies or straw cups. Once the kids are off the bottle they use an open cup. So Trixie is a tiny bit over 12 months right now, she's been off bottles for two weeks and drinking mommy milk from my freezer stash in an open top cup that M holds while she drinks.
ETA: Trixie wouldn't hold her bottle either. Cute.
Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months