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What's the tooth fairys going rate these days?

(35 Posts)
nldm1 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:28:00

DS lost his first baby tooth today, bless him :-)
When I was little we got 20p, but that won't buymuch of anything these days, so I was just wondering what other people gave.

gamerchick Sun 23-Mar-14 20:28:53


DontCallMeBaby Sun 23-Mar-14 20:30:22

£2 for first one, £1 thereafter. However DD was so thrilled with the £2 coin that she took it to school and lost it, so I can't really recommend it. hmm

Dinosaursareextinct Sun 23-Mar-14 20:34:46


Artandco Sun 23-Mar-14 20:35:17


bellablot Sun 23-Mar-14 20:41:55


MisForMumNotMaid Sun 23-Mar-14 20:43:16

50p until a few weeks ago when one of the DC's had a reading book from school where the tooth fairy paid £1!

Xfirefly Sun 23-Mar-14 20:44:31

few years back I was babysitting DNeice and was put on toothfairy duty. BIL gave me £3 to put under her pillow shock

I always had a pound and DD will have the same

ilikeyourface Sun 23-Mar-14 20:45:00

I did £1 for first tooth £2 pounds for second £3 for third so on so on till I got to a fiver then stopped and from then on it was a fiver each tooth

Dinosaursareextinct Sun 23-Mar-14 20:50:50

How long did people pay up for? DD is 11 and I have stopped paying. She was not happy.

DontCallMeBaby Sun 23-Mar-14 20:55:29

I'll pay as long as teeth come out. Ones that are supposed to, that is! Losing teeth is such a bloody trauma (literally, especially the time DD ended up splitting blood down the washbasin in Zizzi) that I'm only too happy to hand the money over.

nldm1 Sun 23-Mar-14 21:08:14

Thanks everyone. I think we'll go for £1.
He's a saver, so I know it'll eventually go on something he really wants :-)
Also wondered, do people keep their kids baby teeth? And what do you say if your child asks what happens to them?

Dinosaursareextinct Sun 23-Mar-14 21:11:35

I suspect that most children spend the money on sweets, so not a great idea to give them large sums when they're growing adult teeth!
At an art gallery recently I saw an exhibit made out of baby teeth, which people were invited to contribute to. Yuck. There was also a chair padded with human fat, and other revolting stuff.
I wouldn't want to keep more than one.

PirateJones Mon 24-Mar-14 06:44:07

£1 and a trip to poundland.

Artandco Mon 24-Mar-14 07:37:43

Dino- that's why I figure £2 is ok now. At least if they save x2 lots they can buy a cheap book/ you. To get £4 from 20p would take a whole mouth of teeth and a long time!

MiaowTheCat Mon 24-Mar-14 10:06:49

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badidea Mon 24-Mar-14 10:12:54

Wow - folk are way more generous than I'm gonna be when my eldests teeth start falling out. I used to get 10p for a tooth (showing my age?)

I reckon he'll get 20p per tooth (although DH might talk me up to 50p) no way I'm giving him a pound every time he loses a tooth, as for a fiver? People clearly have way more money than me!

Illumanting Mon 24-Mar-14 10:24:44

Going rate here is £2 for the first and £1 for subsequent teeth. I used to get 20p and having checked the inflation rate over the last 40 year a £1 is actually pretty comparable.

LyndaCartersBigPants Mon 24-Mar-14 10:25:07

Ours get £1 usually, but it's £2 for a first one, or if it is also their birthday, or if the tooth fairy forgets is too busy one night and has to come the next night.

I know a little boy who has adult siblings still living with him who got 4 x £5 (mum dad + 2 siblings!) Everyone else in foundation was shock & envy

Ithinkwerealonenow Mon 24-Mar-14 10:29:42

£2 here, it was only meant to be £2 for the first one, but we're suckers and it's carried on at that rate. Nothing to do with the amount really, just because the £2 coin is pretty and seems like a special coin.

NickyEds Mon 24-Mar-14 10:30:17

When I was little the tooth fairy gave 50p but my Grandma offered me £1 for them so I sold my teeth to her instead!!!!!

TinyTear Mon 24-Mar-14 10:36:17

My DD is only 2 and just got her final molar, the pain they gave to grow I will go for £1 or £2 for molars and canines

AugustRose Mon 24-Mar-14 10:36:50

Ours get �1.

Lynda I know what you mean, my daughter told me her friend was given �10 shock but she wasn't the only one apparently, a few of them were given �10.

Dinosaursareextinct Mon 24-Mar-14 10:40:41

Why do some people give so much - 5 pounds is a huge sum for a young child? It's as if they want any excuse to shower their kids with vast sums of money - why?

LilllyLovesLife Mon 24-Mar-14 12:28:59

I give a £2 coin. You can't get much for any less really nowadays. Yes 20p or so was OK when I was little but things cost more nowadays and I also wouldn't want mine spending it on sweets really, which is all you will get for anything less than at least £1. I would rather give a bit more and her be able to buy a book or something with it.

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