There is nothing better than when you are a child and believing in fairies and all things magical, to be honest I still do. As a mother and believer in magic I want my children to experience it too. My oldest son was almost 8 before he lost his first tooth and I was beginning to think he wouldn’t believe by the time he lost his first tooth. We needn’t have worried, he was so excited to lose his first tooth and put it under the pillow for the tooth fairy to arrive.
His big tooth had already grown in so he didn’t have much of a gap. He has since lost another 3 and is almost 9. A little letter from the tooth fairy, some colouring in pages for him and his siblings and the little bit of gold coinage they are looking for. Like all parents when it come to the first tooth, I had no idea on what the going rate was. And like more I asked the question on social media. What do you think the going rate is?
I was pleasantly surprised by the information that SunLife Direct gather up and down the county on what other parents gave. I thought I might be way out, but to be honest I am a little on the expensive side at £2 for his first tooth. Might have to tone it down a bit. We have only lost a couple of teeth and my oldest has always been saving up for something.
When my little boy was 3 he fell and knocked his tooth clean out, it was a huge trauma for both him and I, so he may have gotten a little tlc and a wee gift to help with the pain. Would you give more if it was a situation like this?
I don’t think the tooth fairy should just be about getting money, there should be a story behind where the tooth goes and it should be a magical time for both the parent and the child. For me it was, sneaking in, once your child is asleep and swapping their tooth for a coin and a little letter and seeing your child’s excited face in the morning, just perfect. I don’t ever want the magic to end.
I’d love to hear about your tooth fairy stories. Seems that the going rate is £1. I am above average for this, what about you?
Disclaimer:- This is a featured post, but all words and stories are my own experiences.