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Old 06-28-2004, 07:06 PM   #1
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tooth fairy

I am really needing help with this lol I need to know what does the tooth fairy usually bring now a days? I have 3 children and my oldest child who is 5 lost her first tooth today and I dont know what to leave for her. When I was younger I got 50 cents but my husband only got 25. is a dollar ok to much to little I dont know Please help me .
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Old 06-28-2004, 07:54 PM   #2
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Re: tooth fairy

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I am really needing help with this lol I need to know what does the tooth fairy usually bring now a days? I have 3 children and my oldest child who is 5 lost her first tooth today and I dont know what to leave for her. When I was younger I got 50 cents but my husband only got 25. is a dollar ok to much to little I dont know Please help me .
My mom would give us 1-5 dollars depending on the tooth and something else little like a pack of gum, tootsie rolls, lolly pop etc. Hope this helps a little.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:11 AM   #3
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Re: tooth fairy

Hi mommajessibelle

I recently dealt with the same experience that you are going through. It is difficult because you don't want to overdo it. I finally decided to give my daughter two dollars--a dollar coin and a silver dollar--I printed out a cute little "tooth fairy" note telling her that she was receiving this because she lost her first tooth and for keeping them sparkling clean! It was less than a week later that she lost her second tooth. I left her a dollar for that one along with a similar note.
I know that at times I can be really overwhelmed with my 3 children and sometimes forget things. I really didn't want to start something that I could not continue. It can be hard to know what dollar amount. I have seen parents give $5, $10 and even $25 a tooth. I think that the most important thing is to be consistant with whatever you chose. At times I wish I would have started at .50! My children really need to learn the value of money--it concerns me when I hear, "Man, a dollar isn't anything!" from some kids.

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Old 06-29-2004, 06:27 AM   #4
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Re: tooth fairy

Thanks for the replies. I decided to go ahead and give her a dollar so it is something that we will be able to continue with all 3 of our children with out goin broke lol my oldest goes back to the dentist on july 7 and will be having 2 teeth pulled so the tooth fairy will visit again lol. yeah I had a friend in elementary school that got $20 a tooth from the tooth fairy to me that just seems like to much. I dont know but thanks again
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:40 PM   #5
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id say a dollar is fair, cause you gotta remeber inflation lol but as for the ones that come out at the dentist maybe give a little more to make the kid feel better, cause no one likes getting teeth pulled, so if theres a little something in it for them it wont be so bad right?

 
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I told my daughter that the first tooth is the highest of all the teeth. So, the "toothfairy" paid $5. She was 5 when she lost her first tooth. After that, her other teeth, depending on how she lost them, range from a peice of candy to a dollar. (That is if the toothfairy is broke) hehe

 
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