The Tooth Fairy

Excitement spread across Master C’s sick little face last week when he realised his tooth was loose. He’s been waiting and waiting as many of his friends have been losing teeth and he was desperate to have a wobbly one. So it seems the tooth fairy will begin visiting us in the coming weeks.

Curiosity got the better of me and I googled. I had no idea how this myth began or even what the going rate for a tooth is these days but was blown away by how many companies are out there trying to make a buck out of this childhood fantasy. Everything from a photo of the tooth fairy visiting your sleeping child to special tooth fairy money to leave under the pillow.

We’ll be keeping it much simpler than this but each child loses 20-24 teeth, times by 3 and we’re up for 60+ tooth fairy visits over the next 10 years!

So I’m throwing it open for opinions, what modern day tooth fairy traditions do you have in your household? and how much is a tooth fairy paying for a tooth these days?