Hi my LO is 17 weeks on Sat and I am thinking about introducing a cup soon. He is currently bottle fed and has 6 bottles a day, roughly every 3 hours. My question really is do I start just by offering him water in the cup and continue with his milk in bottles? I know that trying him straight on the cup for his milk would be too much of a big step as we struggled to get the right combination of milk and teats for weeks! But when do I start to do this? I have bought him a free flow cup with a soft teat to start him off with and also bought a free flow one with a hard teat for him to move on to. If I start offering him water in the soft spout free flow cup will this confuse him with his bottles for milk? I know that he needs to be weaned off his bottles by 12 months and obviously I can give him cow's milk then, so will do so in a cup with his meals, but what do I do in the meantime? Should I start with the water, then once I start to wean (probably in the next few weeks) try giving him some daytime milk feeds in his cup? Also, the free flow cups I have found only hold 5 or 6oz, so do others refill them if their LOs are still having a full milk feed? What about sterilising? My HV said to continue to sterilise anything used for milk until 12 months but obviously he will only have a couple of cups (whereas now we have 8 bottles on rotate!) so should I wash and sterilise after each use?? I am confused as you can probably tell! Can anyone help??