BRUSH MY TEETH

Living and Loving - - BABY & TODDLER -

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.

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