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to resist the tooth fairy peer pressure?

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aaaahyouidiot Sun 27-Oct-13 08:27:00

I'm a tooth fairy first timer. Other children in the class have had five pound notes, toys and one reportedly got a tablet! I'm planning on leaving 50p or £1. AIBU? Will I cause my child to be ostracised?

YellowDinosaur Sun 27-Oct-13 08:27:55

A tablet???

Ffs. A quid here too

diddlediddledumpling Sun 27-Oct-13 08:28:35

We did leave £5 for the first one, but £1 for each subsequent one. A tablet is ridiculous.

frogwatcher42 Sun 27-Oct-13 08:28:48

£1 here.

But having spent two days comforting a (genuinely) devastated child who has just found out it is me and not real, I wouldn't do it if I had my time again!!!!! Finding out about the tooth fairy has now led to the truth having to be told about the Easter Bunny, and Father Christmas.

She is beside herself.

aaaahyouidiot Sun 27-Oct-13 08:29:20

Only reportedly. How much can you believe what a 5 year old says? I guess as long as that's what they believe is the going rate it doesn't matter whether it's true though!

thebody Sun 27-Oct-13 08:31:49


gintastic Sun 27-Oct-13 08:31:54

£2 for a first tooth (imminent here) and £1 thereafter.

I don't even have a tablet, so the tooth fairy most certainly is not bringing one!

CressidaMontgomery Sun 27-Oct-13 08:33:19

I leave a £2 coin and a little note from his own personal tooth fairy.

Marrow Sun 27-Oct-13 08:33:25

YABU. I was told by the mother of one of DD's friends that I was being "tight" because I only gave £1. Going rate in their house is apparently £10 for the first tooth and £5 for subsequent ones!

frogwatcher42 Sun 27-Oct-13 08:34:09

thebody - so sorry. Don't tell me I have 'ruined your life' too (as my dd keeps telling me)!

No - THE EASTER BUNNY IS ME IN DISGUISE!!!! Or maybe it is real in some areas of the country - but round here she would get shot.

ChoudeBruxelles Sun 27-Oct-13 08:35:49

£1 in our house. Ds lost two teeth the same day recently and was very excited as it meant £2

aaaahyouidiot Sun 27-Oct-13 08:36:24

So it's OK not to play keep up? I know I'll cause disappointment but really we can't afford much. A note is a good idea, that might help mitigate.

frogwatcher42 Sun 27-Oct-13 08:37:13

Never ever play 'keep up'. It is a mugs game.

Be proud to be different - thats my motto.

Groovee Sun 27-Oct-13 08:37:20

£2 coin for the first tooth, then £2 per each tooth after that!

Panzee Sun 27-Oct-13 08:37:36

Do these parents not know how many teeth their children have?

LindyHemming Sun 27-Oct-13 08:39:06

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AngelsLieToKeepControl Sun 27-Oct-13 08:39:32

A tablet shock thats madness.

£1 and a note in this house.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 27-Oct-13 08:40:55

£2 coin for the first tooth £1 for the rest.

A tablet for the first tooth is barmy.

aaaahyouidiot Sun 27-Oct-13 08:43:23

Thank you. This is making me feel a bit teary actually - I feel guilty but we too are in a situation where most people we know and socialise with are far better off than we are.

I'll do a note as well as £1. That'll be good. Thanks smile

kali110 Sun 27-Oct-13 08:46:18

$1 sorry no pound button on phone was in my household and I shall be no different

killpeppa Sun 27-Oct-13 08:46:30

a tablet- I honestly was reading all these posts thinks
'how are all these mums okay with someone giving their child a drug!'

I really need to think a but harder

killpeppa Sun 27-Oct-13 08:46:42


oliveoctagon Sun 27-Oct-13 08:47:54

I leave about 3/4 coins and it adds up to about 60/80p. Dd loves that as she always says as she has a few she is rich and she is saving up to take me to disneyland.

Skimty Sun 27-Oct-13 08:50:54

My five year old DD told everyone in her class we went to Peppa Pig Land and Legoland last weekend. This was after Disneyland the weekend before. This was all, ahem, bollocks.

Don't believe everything children say. How could you put a tablet under the pillow? We live in an affluent area and I have never heard of notes - it's always coins. Mind you I seem to have escaped this so far as my oldest DS is 7.2 and still hasn't even got a wobbly tooth and DD didn't get her first tooth until after she was 1 so will probably be a even later!

Takver Sun 27-Oct-13 08:52:57

I was imagining this sort of tablet - cunning plan by the Tooth Fairy to get more teeth grin

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