My daughter lost another tooth yesterday. The tooth fairy made a visit last night and left her $5.00. When I was a kid I got a quarter for my teeth. What do your children get from the tooth fairy? Is $5.00 the average?
In our house, it depends on a few things. There have been times when the tooth fairy was "running behind schedule" for a week or so. I told my son I received an email from her telling me that "she was sorry" and that this one time, since he had to wait, that he would be receiving "more than usual" so he got $10.00 . My sisters who has three children said that was too much, but they are only young for so long, you know? Someday we are really going to miss this! Well I'll be darned if that toothfairy seems to always be running behind schedule at our house. After three times, lesson learned in Minnesota! In fact, this might be a funny blog entry for me so thanks for asking the question!
We usually give our kids a gold dollar. I read once that someone gave their children foreign money from the tooth fairy- to make it special. They told the kids that the tooth fairy travels all over the world so she has money from all over the world. Sounds cool but I've never tried it. My kids think the gold dollars are neat.
We make it fun with gold one dollar coins. The first tooth and first molar got $10 each then we dropped it to the dollar coin. My son gets excited to see the gold shine. A few of my girlfriends do the same thing so at least when the kids talk we are covered.
Hi April! Yes, in our area $5 is now the average. When our son lost his first, we were completely unprepared, and all we had was a $20 bill (it's surprising we even had that). We explained that the first tooth was REALLY special, and every tooth afterward has gotten $5. I did a little research among our friends and wrote up an article about the Tooth Fairy and Inflation if you'd like to read it: http://writtenbytoothfairy.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2982135-how-much...
Tooth Fairy makes a special trip to the bank for the golden dollars. Typically, the kids get one golden dollar for losing teeth. Occasionally, Tooth Fairy leaves tooth brushes too. And she always leaves a note encouraging good brushing habits and flossing. The kids wrote her once to ask what she does with all the teeth. Tooth Fairy says she is building a tooth castle one tooth at a time and she wants nice, strong teeth for it, so you better brush :)