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TOOTHFAIRY...rules, procedures and ettiquette please

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SconesandMajesticSandwiches Thu 28-Jun-07 13:44:39

Toothfairy will be visiting tonight

Does teh tooth just get slapped naked under the pillow - or does it need a little pouch/container/whatever?
I know the going rate is £1.05 cos the dentist said so (but where the 5p comes from I am not sure)
Does the tooth fairy leave the tooth somewhere as a keepsake or does it get taken away forever never to be seen (by child) again?

MrsScavo Thu 28-Jun-07 13:46:23

The child must never see the tooth again. They are used to build fairy castles.

talcy0 Thu 28-Jun-07 13:46:27

pouch is good idea...make it so much easier finding the tooth without waking child

ronshar Thu 28-Jun-07 13:49:20

To add a note of gross to the procedure. I was recently advised to keep dds teeth safe in case we need to extract dna/stem cells at a later date.
I nearly fell off my chair.
£1 in our house but I would have been happier with 50p. I blame my mum as she had first fairy duty.

SconesandMajesticSandwiches Thu 28-Jun-07 13:49:30

OK.....so can I buy tooth pouches?


Actually he could probably make one with her little (crap) sewing machine if I can delay the toothfairy until hte weekend

Do you think the toothfairy uses Outlook to plan her meetings?

SconesandMajesticSandwiches Thu 28-Jun-07 13:50:15

Ermmm...you can't extract stem cells from a tooth. DNA probably but most certainly not stem cells.

talcy0 Thu 28-Jun-07 13:55:22

lol! pouch, box, jiffy bag, tin foil!!!!
dds always find something to put it in....in case tooth or money gets lost in the bed

WigWamBam Thu 28-Jun-07 13:57:17

Who on earth told you to keep teeth to extract DNA, ronshar? What a strange thing to suggest!

I don't bother with the sneaking in and finding the tooth business; dd is a light sleeper and I'd never manage to do it without waking her. So I do what I now realise my dad did all those years ago and I cheat.

I wrap the tooth up in a nice, fat little parcel of tissue paper, and then while dd isn't looking I wrap up a pound coin in an another nice, fat little parcel of tissue paper. The first one gets thrown in the bin, the second one gets put underneath the pillow.

The tooth is never seen by the child again or the magic is lost. I'm not sentimental enough to keep them as a keepsake but there's nothing stopping you keeping them if you really have to.

talcy0 Thu 28-Jun-07 14:01:08

wigwambam paul daniels

SconesandMajesticSandwiches Thu 28-Jun-07 14:06:27

You could extract DNA from a tooth...but why you would keep it onthe off chance you would want to do it I do not know.

Besides, samples that are taken from DNA extraction have to be very carefully handled. An item like a tooth doesn't contain much DNA and would be difficult to extract. Any ample which should be extracted would actually contain more of your DNA from where you have handled it

WigWamBam Thu 28-Jun-07 14:11:12

I could become quite miffed at the comparison, Talcy

ronshar Thu 28-Jun-07 14:13:49

Yes I thought it was a bit strange. There are all kinds of weirdos out there.

ComeOVeneer Thu 28-Jun-07 14:14:44

Your more likely to get dna of hairbrushes/(ie caught hairs) rather than teeeth (and certainly not stem cells).. The way teeth are generally used for personal identification is from dental records rather than individual extracted teeth.

talcy0 Thu 28-Jun-07 14:15:11

calling me a weirdo ronshar?

ronshar Thu 28-Jun-07 14:16:39

I dunno am I?

ronshar Thu 28-Jun-07 14:17:15

Is that better than Paul Daniels I ask?

talcy0 Thu 28-Jun-07 14:17:20

Speccy Thu 28-Jun-07 14:21:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GeordiesMum Thu 28-Jun-07 14:41:22

I always put the tooth on the bedside table so the tooth fairy has no problem finding it (usually in a little pot - really easy to retrieve after DS is asleep!)

With the first tooth, I left a small amount of money and a new toothbrush and toothpaste which DS thought was great. Some of his class mates were getting ridiculous amounts of money left (£5 and more....!)so a little present was a big hit.

I'm keeping all the teeth - not sure what I'll do with them........

rosealbie Thu 28-Jun-07 14:44:19

my ds has yet to have a wobbly tooth but some of his friends have and it makes me giggle as they all know how much each other gets for their teeth and of course it's always different amounts. They are starting to wonder if the toothfairy is showing favouritism

janinlondon Thu 28-Jun-07 15:38:41

If its raining in the night there is often a trail of glitter that comes off the fairy's wings........all the way to the pillow. Well you DID ask!!

KbearBrockovich Thu 28-Jun-07 15:41:15

rule no.1 - don't FORGET

<<the tooth fairy is sometimes soooo busy she doesn't get round everyone until after breakfast in our house!!>>

SconesandMajesticSandwiches Thu 28-Jun-07 17:19:17

You mean I have to ask the tooth fairy to write a bloody letter?!?!?!?

She'll get an extra quid as I am sure the tooth fairy would rather spend her time MNing!!!

Speccy Thu 28-Jun-07 17:19:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Quattrocento Thu 28-Jun-07 17:22:56

Should the tooth fairy, ahem, fail to make an appearance ...

just remember that she NEEDS the window to be left slightly open, otherwise she can't get in.

traditionally, the tooth fairy deposits silver. what with house prices an all, guess it's gone up to £1. The 5p probably represents the silver.

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