BRUSH MY TEETH
Dentists advise brushing your little one’s teeth until she has the coordination to tie her own shoes, which usually happens around the age of six. Your 18-month-old, however, is unlikely to have the memo, and is sure to want to get on with the job herself. The solution? “Let her go first, then when she’s had enough, finish the job,” says Rebecca. Keep her involved and in charge of your half of the deal, too, with the free app Brush DJ (brushdj.com). It plays two minutes of music from your phone, so you can brush for the right length of time, and she can be in charge of pressing play and letting you know when it’s time to stop.