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TokenGirl1 Sat 07-Jun-14 01:41:54

My little one's first tooth came out today. As it's the first, I need to set the tone for all future teeth. She is under the impression (helped by her little brother) that she will receive a chocolate coin and maybe another penny (a shiny 10p). I have some fairy dust to sprinkle too.

What do you do for your children when the Tooth Fairy visits?

ExitPursuedByABear Sat 07-Jun-14 01:43:52

Stick a pound coin under pillow. Then send her to Grandad's who gives her £20.

TokenGirl1 Sat 07-Jun-14 01:46:24

Yes a pound is probably the right amount of money. I'm just hoping to get away with less while she still doesn't know the real difference in the value of ten pence or a pound. Probably not for much longer as she's five and a half :D

steff13 Sat 07-Jun-14 01:48:34

At our house, the tooth fairy leave $5 for the first tooth, and a $1 for each additional tooth.

I have a friend who goes all out with "fairy dust," and notes and stuff, but we don't do all that.

stripeyred Sat 07-Jun-14 01:50:49

£1 here and the fairy leaves a note (in teeny tiny handwriting) if one is left for her

TokenGirl1 Sat 07-Jun-14 01:52:49

Another friend suggested a note but I think she'd recognise my writing and I'm not particularly creative hence why I'm asking for ideas on here. [Grin]

BeeMom Sat 07-Jun-14 01:57:51

New toothbrush and 10p. Tooth fairy here is cheap.

Canthisonebeused Sat 07-Jun-14 01:58:47

£1 just. I did do a note once as dd seemed to struggle losing her teeth and she get this massive emotional and physical loss reaction after about 3rd tooth which was quite bizarre to the extent of a full on shock or panic attack. So I done a tooth fairy note to let her know losing teeth was a part of growing up and made some stuff up about what happens to the teeth in tooth fairy land. I remember my mum telling me as a child they built their hoses and make furniture, so the tooth fairy related that in her note.

Straitjacket Sat 07-Jun-14 02:00:59

£2 gets left under their pillow. No notes, or anything else though.

CarbeDiem Sat 07-Jun-14 02:06:43

£1 coin it used to be here.

gointothewoods Sat 07-Jun-14 02:10:28

No notes, just cash. €2 or €5 if the tooth fairy comes home drunk from book club. blush

gointothewoods Sat 07-Jun-14 02:11:14

So approximately a pound or 3 quid. In old non european money

TakeMeUpTheNorthMountain Sat 07-Jun-14 02:21:46

I forgot the tooth fairy last night. . Mother of the year here....

PrincessBabyCat Sat 07-Jun-14 02:52:40

My parents just slipped some money under my pillow at night and left it at that. I got $1 per teeth and then $3 per molar.

missingmumxox Sat 07-Jun-14 02:52:56

£1, here two, I remember posting on FB with the same question after my first tooth loss, it lead to a debate on inflation!

We worked it out I think? That the tooth fairy was a stingy bastard these days, lol.

Oh and the next day my lovely boy on seeing the gleaming pound and remembering the advice from our dentist, me, Dad, other family and friends demanded we go and buy sweets with it because he had more than 20 teeth so we could be rich smile

steff13 Sat 07-Jun-14 03:14:02

I forgot the tooth fairy last night. . Mother of the year here....

I've been there. I'm kind of ashamed to say that I told him the tooth fairy couldn't find his tooth because his bed was so messy. It was piled with clothes, stuffed animals, blankets, etc. She remembered the next night, and after he had cleaned up his room.

ExitPursuedByABear Sat 07-Jun-14 04:24:14

Guilty here of forgetting sometimes.

TraceyTrickster Sat 07-Jun-14 05:22:57

Tooth fairy leaves $1 or $2 - depends what it has to hand.

DD also writes long missives to TF and asks copious questions.
So Sibille and Gelsey (twin tooth fairies of indeterminate gender, but who have same hand writing) answer them as best they can on a tiny little card.

TF sometimes forgets though as they are unreliable little darlings.

BertieBotts Sat 07-Jun-14 05:49:36

I leave 50 cents - in UK around 40p!

Every time I get a shiny new coin in change or something I hide them away so I can always give an extra shiny one - I think it makes it more special. Not sure DS notices though! I think 50ps are quite good coins to leave because you get special ones sometimes, like the one with the hands.

I've never done a note but DS left a note once when he swallowed his tooth.

BertieBotts Sat 07-Jun-14 05:51:05

Not sure about chocolate coins. DS was upset his coin wasn't chocolate but I didn't think that the tooth fairy would give out sweets. When he complained to a friend's mum (blush) she said that she thought chocolate coins would melt in the bed anyway, which I thought was a really good point!

gastrognome Sat 07-Jun-14 05:55:03

2 euros. Gave her a tiny bag I had (that came with some jewellery I had bought) and she put the tooth in that under her pillow. No notes or ceremony. Never occurred to me!

scrappydappydoo Sat 07-Jun-14 06:20:21

Don't start with notes - I thought it would be cute to do notes but did now writes letters with questions. She gets upset if tooth fairy doesn't reply hmm.Really wish I hadn't started it.

SmileAndNod Sat 07-Jun-14 06:21:54

DS has complained only this week that our tooth fairy is mean in leaving only a pound coin after one of his classmates was left a ten pound note under their pillow shock.

Here, it's a pound. No note, no fairy sprinkles. Because I'm not sure our fairy could be arsed to do that x 20 teeth x 3 children smile.

littledrummergirl Sat 07-Jun-14 06:48:56

50p because the tooth fairy likes silver.

AlwaysDancing1234 Sat 07-Jun-14 06:52:58

DS got a £2 coin for first tooth as that was all the change I had! For subsequent teeth it's been a shiny £1
I also went on the computer and did a "first tooth certificate" from the tooth fairy (a boy tooth fairy in our case - got a cartoon picture from Google). DS was so chuffed with it in the morning, more so than the money. I think it's nice to keep the magic alive for them while they are still little innocent and believing!

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