If you’re reading this, you’re child is most likely getting close to loosing a tooth. It’s an exciting time, but let’s face it… being the Tooth Fairy is hard work. Don’t worry, Madison Family Dental, is here to help. After all, we’re not only experts in oral care, we’re also experts in being the “Tooth Fairy”, having families ourselves. Keep reading ‘The Parent’s Guide To The Tooth Fairy’ for great tips on introducing the Tooth Fairy, currency, containers and *GASP*… what to do if the Tooth Fairy missed your house.
First things, first…
#1) INTRODUCE THE TOOTH FAIRY EARLY ON
Typically children will start loosing their baby teeth around the ages of 6-7, however, it’s a good idea to start thinking about the Tooth Fairy before he/she needs to flitter into your child’s room at night to collect a tooth while they’re sleeping.
The majority of children love the idea of a little magical fairy that leaves money, toys and goodies in place of their lost tooth, but the Tooth Fairy can be much more than a way to encourage your child’s imagination. The Tooth Fairy can also be helpful in teach your child good dental habits, make loosing a tooth less scary, and help prevent fear of visiting the dentist.
Here are some resources that you’ll find helpful!
? ? ? WARNING ? ? ? Your little one has a lot of teeth to lose (twenty to be exact)… so remember that when you’re thinking about the Tooth Fairies going rate for a tooth. If you start out high, you’re going to have to maintain that level of commitment for the next, say… 10-ish years. That being said, money is not always the answer. Things like small stuffed animals, small toys, movies, books, a certificate from the Tooth Fairy or fun dental goodies like the below can be great alternatives!
If you want to go with good old fashioned money and our curious about what a tooth goes for today, be sure to visit the Tooth Fairy Index!
‘Tooth Be Told” … you probably don’t want to be digging under your child’s pillow for hours in the dark, so some sort of container to hold that little tooth is key. It’s also great if you’re a person that is grossed out at the thought of putting a tooth under your pillow or if your child isn’t so sure about the Tooth Fairy coming into their room at night.
Fun & Unique Tooth Fairy Containers:
#4) WHOOPS!?! DID THE TOOTH FAIRY MISS YOUR HOUSE? ?
Nobody is perfect… not even the tooth fairy! As hard as we try, it’s inevitable that you’ll forget at least once. Sometimes the tooth just falls through the cracks… literally. If your child wakes up in the morning and reports that the tooth fairy forgot to come last night, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Need a creative explanations on why the tooth fairy may have missed your house or other redemption strategies… well, here you go:
#1) HIDE MONEY UNDER A DIFFERENT PILLOW IN THE HOUSE… and laugh about how the Tooth Fairy must have been really confused!
#2) THE TOOTH FAIRY’S BAG OF TEETH WAS OVERFLOWING… so she had to stop for the night, but she’ll be back tomorrow!
#3) BLAME IT ON THE WEATHER (everyone else does!). Was it was snowing or raining last night? You know fairies can’t fly if their wings get wet. The Tooth Fairy is probably waiting for better flying weather.
#4) THE TOOTH FAIRY RAN OUT OF MONEY LAST NIGHT… and unfortunately the bank is only open during the day for her to get more. She’ll be back and ready for action tonight!
#5) LEAVE AN ‘IOU’ NOTE… to buy yourself some more time. A note from the Tooth Fairy will still get your child excited and give you an extra day or two!