DS is 1 year old.
We've wanted to avoid sippy cups for a variety of reasons. We've worked at getting him to drink water from a cup- DS does really well- can lift the cup and drink independently- However, when he's done he'll often drop the whole thing if we don't intercept it- also, once he's drunk enough he likes to dunk food/fingers/whatever is available. For water at home this isn't much of an issue- we've also figured out he'll drink water out of a water bottle with less mess. (He's still nursing so he doesn't get milk at home.)
My issue is daycare and expressed breast milk (I've stopped pumping but I still have a large freezer supply). He's still getting bottles at daycare (or in the unusual event that he's home with DH for an extended period). I'd like to end the bottles soon. Given that there's significant spillage issues with a plain cup it seems unrealistic to have him drink milk from a cup (at least at daycare). However, I don't like the idea of sippy cups for a variety of reasons. I also tried one today with water in it- I found it really hard to drink from- DS also had a hard time getting much out of it (it was kind of cute- he had his head thrown back and the cup completley upside down)- I wound up just giving him a plain cup.
Thoughts?- Are they inevitable in the daycare setting? Is there an alternative?
Also- how much milk is/was your child drinking at daycare at this age (for those who continued to nurse)? (Should I just try to reduce the milk intake at daycare in the first place?)