She's never seen a bottle. She never showed any interest in pacifiers. She thinks that sippy-cups are toys or weapons. So we always let her drink out of a regular cup. (which is a messy battle every time) Then one day while playing with the straw to Mommy's Chik-fil-a Diet Lemonade, she actually got a mouth full through the straw. Now of course she gagged because, shocker, it tastes like a lemon! But, now that she knows how, she is willing to drink pear juice from a straw.