Baby Peach boycotted the bottle pretty much from Month Four on, so I have no strong opinions on bottles. I do, however, have an opinion on sippy cups. Since Baby Peach started using one, I have been searching for the perfect cup, which means (a) he can use it on its own and (b) it limits spills. I finally found one: The Safe Sippy2. The cup has handles, which means H can use it. It has a choice of a straw or a sippy valve (we use the straw so he doesn't have to tilt the cup back) and it has a replacement valve that keeps it from spilling when we are on the go. It can be a bit annoying to have to replace the valve when I travel, but I have been unable to find a cup that doesn't spill... so this is a winning combination for us.