To Tooth Fairy, Or Not To Tooth Fairy
Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Those are characters that parents every year tell their children to be good for during the Christmas season and spring season. Our third character though that comes into play at the early period of time in a child’s life is the Tooth Fairy. Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy is a fictional character that makes a child’s life a little bit brighter every time he or she loses a tooth. The question is though, should parents continue this “tradition” with their children or is it not necessary? We seem to think that it is necessary and a fun way for children to keep up with their hygiene.
Yes to the Tooth Fairy
An excitement that comes with having children is the fact that you, the parent or caretaker, guide them through their journey early in life. Introducing a character like the tooth fairy, santa claus or even the easter bunny brings joy and happiness into their lives. Our focus on the tooth fairy has some added benefit in that it all revolves around the teeth of the child. Urging the child to brush and floss morning and night so they have clean teeth for the tooth fairy is extra backing to ensure their hygiene is solid and up-to-date.
The tooth fairy tradition has been going on for a long time, so why stop now? The eagerness for a child to put their tooth underneath their pillow once it’s fallen out of their mouth is something that should make parents happy to follow through with.
Here’s where playing the tooth fairy card can become tricky, especially if you have more than one child who is still losing teeth. The money card. The biggest mistake parents make, especially with their first child is they leave too much money from the tooth fairy right off the bat. If you as a parent want to consistently keep the tooth fairy going while your child still has his or her baby teeth, you have to leave a small amount under their pillow or by their bedside from the beginning. A tip would be to pay each of your children the same amount at the start or that’s where you’re going to run into dangerous territory. The tooth fairy should not favor any one child in the same family over another. The value of a child’s tooth is all up to the parent, but from research it has ranged from around $3 to $5 per each tooth.