12-18 months: Bed and Bath
With newly acquired skills like standing and walking comes great opportunity for independence. The tools listed below allow your child to do many things on her own that would otherwise be challenging in an adult-sized home.
Be sure you also offer opportunities to practice care-of-self activities like combing hair, washing hands and face, and brushing teeth. You'll still need to help meet the goal of these activities, but as your child gains practice, she'll eventually be able to meet these goals herself.
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Self-Care Materials for 12-18 months
Again, another piece of clever plastic that encourages independence! The gray end is made of silicone and fits over the spigot of your sink, allowing the stream of water to extend a few inches closer to the edge of the sink. This is a must for any small child!
Hairbrush and Comb
Care of self is the very foundation for all practical life activities, and necessary for building functional independent skills. This lovely set offers three tools for various hair types (or no hair at all!).
Small Bathroom Mirror
Most 12-18 month olds are not tall enough to see in the bathroom mirror, even with a step stool. Solve this with a small unbreakable mirror like this one attached to the bathroom wall or vanity.