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post #41 of 66
When DD lost her first tooth, the tooth fairy brought a $2 bill and 2 polished stones. Future teeth: gold dollar coin and one polished stone.
post #42 of 66
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Originally Posted by libba View Post
Tooth fairy brings new $2 bills at our house
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well we're canadian though so it's a toonie lol
and the first tooth gets something extra, dd1 got a unicorn
crystals are an awesome idea
post #43 of 66
One dollar. I do like the idea of the god dollar. Maybe she will bring those instead!
post #44 of 66
We do dreampearls here.
http://dreampearls.com/
A little treasure with a little rolled up scroll.
So far so good and he just turned 8.
post #45 of 66
We do either a gift card for $40 to chucky cheese or toyrsus, or cash in the same amount. Once two of the girls lost their teeth in the same day- that was a doozie to pull together!
































justkidding. : We do a buck or two.
post #46 of 66
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Originally Posted by HeatherE View Post
We do either a gift card for $40 to chucky cheese or toyrsus, or cash in the same amount. Once two of the girls lost their teeth in the same day- that was a doozie to pull together!
































justkidding. : We do a buck or two.
You got me! I was reading going WTH???

My oldest is about 6 1/2 now, so he's awaiting the day he loses a tooth. I haven't given it a lot of thought, but probably should have a plan! I like the idea of gold dollars. I'll bet he would love that! We probably will do $5 and a gold dollar for the first tooth along with a fancy note that explains that future losses will be a gold coin.
post #47 of 66
My dd lost a tooth when she wasn't quite two (broke it and had to have it pulled) so she got a big gift. We plan on giving my son, almost 6, either a $2 bill or a gold dollar.

My friend's son did get a $20 but it wasn't planned. He lost his tooth at about 11:00 p.m. when everyone was in bed and it was all they had in house.
post #48 of 66
Ds has only lost two teeth so far, a day apart. He got $5 for each. He really didn't care too much. I think he would have been more interested in a matchbox car or some kind of little toy.. come to think of it, that is a heck of a lot cheaper, so maybe we'll ask the Tooth Fairy to think about that instead next time
post #49 of 66
we give them .50.
post #50 of 66
We pay $10 for a first tooth, $5 for a second and $2-3 each after that
post #51 of 66
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Originally Posted by 4evermom View Post
He is the kind of kid that does not enjoy stuff like Santa unless he knows the true facts. So he knew I was the tooth fairy.
DS too. He knew before he ever lost a tooth that when he did we'd be slipping the stuff under his pillow.
post #52 of 66
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Originally Posted by bnhmama View Post
I mean, how on earth would I explain why another kid would get $20 for a tooth?
Maybe DS and his friends are abnormal, but it's never come up between them. They're all to busy with playing and talking about what they're really interested in (lego and Indiana Jones right now.) They don't even notice when anyone other than themselves have lost teeth. Same goes with who does Santa or not and the discrepancies between what different Santas bring and all that.
post #53 of 66
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Originally Posted by HeatherE View Post
We do either a gift card for $40 to chucky cheese or toyrsus, or cash in the same amount. Once two of the girls lost their teeth in the same day- that was a doozie to pull together!

justkidding. : We do a buck or two.
You got me, too! I was like, "WHOA! Who the heck can afford THAT!?"
post #54 of 66
one dollar seems totally normal to me. Anything beyond that seems excessive. And the whole gold thing sounds peachy, until your child loses a tooth right as they are going to bed and you don't have any gold coins! And then you would have to do gold coins to any other kids you have. I have 3 kids, and believe me, by the third you are glad you don't have to go to the bank to get gold coins or to the local metaphysical store to get crystals! Stop the insanity train.

My kids always love their dollar, so I don't see any reason to stop it.
post #55 of 66
And with the third dd, we often forget. so she thinks the tooth fairy comes sometime within a week of when she loses her tooth... depends on how booked she is.
post #56 of 66
A loonie around here.
post #57 of 66
My ds hasn't lost any teeth yet, but we are planning on either a 2$bill, or a gold coin, i don't know which would be easier to get ahold of though.
When i was a kid i always got a couple bucks, or some change - and a little pack of tic tacs or a 25cent pack of gum.
post #58 of 66
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Originally Posted by HeatherE View Post
And with the third dd, we often forget. so she thinks the tooth fairy comes sometime within a week of when she loses her tooth... depends on how booked she is.
Haha, we've done that too! One time it was two nights in a row. . .we even had everything all set up (the money on the dresser and we'd already talked about it), but still forgot Our DD gets a 500 yen coin (it's a cool large coin that's gold). . .about $5. However, when she lost a tooth in the states this last summer she got $1 from the stateside toothfairy. Honestly, I really wanted to do gifts instead of money, like little glass animals or something; but never ordered them
post #59 of 66
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Originally Posted by lovemyfamily6 View Post
You got me! I was reading going WTH???
I was thinking the same thing!

We're Canadian as well, so it's a toowine at our house. However my son lost his second tooth at his father's about a month ago and that tooth fairy brough him $20! I felt that was a bit excessive...and I now will have to explain why our tooth fairy only brins $2! I guess he's going to want to be losing his teeth at his father's house!
post #60 of 66
Robyn, you should have him save like 5 of them up for a weekend at Dads... :
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