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According to my Texas Coop Magazine, kids get an average of $4.70 per visit in the US

Gez, I only got a quarter.


According to the article, they put the blame on a writer, Lillian Brown who advised parents that they would have an easier time getting kids to have loose teeth pulled if the "tooth fairy" left a small gift of 5 cents under the kids' pillow for each tooth lost.  That was back in 1908.



All fun aside, what alternatives have you found for tooth fairy gifts?


In honor of National Tooth Fairy Day

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What?! Almost $5?! Per tooth?! That's too rich for my pocketbook. My oldest (who is now 27) got a quarter. My youngest two get $1.

I knew a lady whose tooth fairy often "left" her kids' money on top of the dryer. Bahaha. Whatever they found up there was theirs to keep.

I was chatting with my dentist's receptionist a while back, who mentioned that some of their patients get a whole video game for lost teeth. We both agreed that was a little over the top. Especially if the kid didn't actually earn that video game. They received it for simply having accomplished a simple physiological milestone.  

My kids have always known the truth about the Tooth Fairy. They still had fun with it, and were amazed how hubbie and I could manage to get the money under their pillow without them waking up.
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