How much did the tooth fairy give your child?

Victoria - posted on 06/27/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )

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For my daughters first loose tooth we gave her 6 dollars (and tons of glitter)..becuz her tooth was 6 years old..lol We told her thats how the tooth fairy tells how much to give children.(their age when they lose the tooth)But we only plan on giving her a dollar or two for every other tooth she loses from now on..and she knows that {the tooth fairy} has that rule!How much did you give your children for their first tooth?
My daughter has said kids in her class got 10 dollars..I think thats alot! So was just curious!

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Stina - posted on 06/27/2010

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We give our son $1 per tooth. He has a piggy bank where he puts his money and hasn't really started wanting to spend money yet. He's 5 1/2 and had lost his first two teeth accidentally after falling.

When I was a kid, I got quarters. $10 is a lot. Either the kids were exaggerating or they come from families with a lot more money. Must be nice.

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Kathleen - posted on 02/23/2013

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my 6 year old just lost his first tooth and my husband and i plan to give him 2 dollars in quarters after that .50 cents is good for us

Tara - posted on 05/09/2011

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I was going to add that with the way our daughter loses teeth (her first two she lost at age 5 and the new ones grew in before she lost more..but then when she lost more, she was losing them just weeks apart..LOL..I think she has lost 5 or maybe 6 now), if we gave $10, or even $5, per tooth..the tooth fairy would be completely broke!

Tara - posted on 05/09/2011

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Our daughter (our son hasn't lost any yet) has gotten $1 per tooth and that's it. However, the first time she lost teeth, she lost two at the same time (one very early morning..a little after midnight and it woke her up..the other about 6 hours later), so it she got $1 per tooth, plus a couple little dum dum suckers just because it was a bit more special than just losing one. I think $1 is plenty. Why would you give a child $10 for a tooth?! It's not like if they don't get tons of money, they will refuse to lose anymore teeth..LOL.

Katie - posted on 02/11/2011

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oh, My Daughter stopped believing in the tooth fairy, sadly before she lost any teeth! :(

Brandi - posted on 02/04/2011

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$2 per tooth. I only got like 50 cents when I was growing up. Although, my fiance said he got $10 for each of the back teeth.

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2011

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$5 for the first, $3 for the second, $1 for each tooth after that ( especially since my budding palentologist wants to bury his teeth in the back yard to make fossils) A suggestion was also made that with the second tooth and each sucessive tooth the child gets a chore to do- good idea but not working so far with Harry ! Jenn

Denise - posted on 11/21/2010

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I usually give $2-$3. Last night we were watching a movie and in that movie the mom accidently lets out to her daughter that she is the tooth fairy and my 6 year old son was watching!!!! I didn't know how to handle that. I freaked because he had just gotten money from the tooth fairy that week. My son said nothing and I said nothing but I know his little mind was racing. How would you handle this???

Danielle - posted on 10/24/2010

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oh wow $10 is a very expensive tooth i think $ 10 is too much coz they hardly understand the value of money at 6 my daughter lilah was given a $5 note only because thats what tooth the tooth had left in her magic purse
lilahs second tooth the tooth fairy gave her $3 as i wasnt braught up knowing anything about a tooth fairy so i have no idea how the tale gose lol

Mary - posted on 09/28/2010

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I only give $1...ever. Sorry, I'm a cheap fairy and think the $5 / $10 / $20 is crazy.

we are teaching our child that body parts are worth money....it's a nutty idea! but funny too. :)

Jessica - posted on 09/26/2010

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well his first tooth was $20..and everyone after that $10.... he saves his money and it gives him something to look forward to!! and he knows that if he gets a cavity he will not get anything for that tooth!!! ( love the glitter idea )

Danielle - posted on 09/25/2010

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$2. i know someone that gave her daughter $40!!! i think thats WAY too much!

Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2010

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wow...my son got $1 dont want to set expectations high bc then will only get bigger as they get bigger!

Alanna - posted on 09/20/2010

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My daughter gets $5/tooth and once my boys start losing theirs, Im hoping to give them the same...but they are 11 months apart. and will probably be losing them at the same time so I might lower it ha ha ha

Melanie - posted on 09/16/2010

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mine gets 2 half dollars one of which is a bi-centennial one that is left in a glass of water next to the bed...with lots of fairy dust around....she gets the gold dollar coins from Santa so the tooth fairy had to come up with something different. She is pretty happy getting a dollar for every tooth so far...in fact, the tooth fairy will be visiting tonight!

Cori - posted on 08/20/2010

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I give 5 bucks for the first one and a buck a piece after that. If they ever get a cvavity...the tooth fairy won't take (or pay) for that tooth.

Sabrina - posted on 08/18/2010

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My son hasn't lost a tooth yet but when his 14 mth older brother did we gave him 2euro for every tooth he lost (usually 2 at a time!)

Jennifer - posted on 08/10/2010

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At our house the tooth fairy doesn't not always leave money. My son is really into pokemon cards, so for his first tooth he got a pack of cards plus lots of glitter because the tooth fairy sneezed. 2nd tooth was a $1 plus a note asking the tooth fairy to please sneeze into a tissue so I didn't have to clean up so much. My son got a kick out of that. He loves that she did sneeze into the tissue.

Crystal - posted on 08/04/2010

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we did $3 for the first one but $1.50 for the others with the exception of this one really tuff tooth we waited and waited for about 2 months finaly took her to see the dentist and he wanted it out so it wouldn't damage the adult tooth anymore and he spent 30min trying to get the blasted thing out so we gave her $7 for that one!!! so far she has lost 9 teeth

Sherry - posted on 08/01/2010

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My daughter just lost her first tooth a few wks ago and we gave her 5dollars,but I would stick with the 1 dollars every other time.Thats what I did with my now 10 year old.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/31/2010

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My husband insisted that we give our daughter $20 for her first lost tooth. We gave her $10 for the second. The plan is to give her $5 for the third and then $2 or $3 for every tooth after. She keeps her tooth money in a special "tooth money" piggy bank.

Bethany - posted on 07/30/2010

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I'm a strict $1 per tooth, every tooth. I didn't give anything extra the first tooth. My only fear is one of my children would expect that every time, even after explaining why they got more the first time so I think it would cause more problems. If you think your child can understand that you only get that much the first time then go down then go for it. I also had my son tell me in kindergarten that more than one child talked about getting $5-10 a tooth, I think it is crazy! Maybe it's because I have five kids close together and that adds up to a lot of teeth, but I'm pretty cheap.

Angel - posted on 07/05/2010

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Both of my kids have recieved one of the gold coind dollars for each tooth that was lost. Since it is a form of money that they dont see that often, they get really excited about it. Both my 8 yr old and 6 yr old have the dollar coins in their piggy banks still

Danika - posted on 07/04/2010

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the tooth fairy gave our 5 1/2 year old daughter $5 for her first tooth because is was so clean and well looked after but she knows that she will only get $1or $2 per tooth from now on and if any tooth was decayed (she brushes twice a day and has never had any issues) she wouldn't get anything and the tooth fairy probably wont even take her tooth. For her the money wasn't as important as having the fairy come, she is saving all her toothfairy money for something special.

Toni - posted on 07/02/2010

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A dollar is plenty! Since children will wiggle those teeth and pull them out early if you offer too much. I tell them if they pull it out early, they will not get any money at all! lol

Lana - posted on 07/02/2010

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Hi Victoria,

This indeed seems to be a global issue, I was wondering the exact same thing, we've decided to give her R20, which is about 3 dollars per tooth, but then her grandparents will also give her a dollar or so.

She also has kids in her class that get R100 (about 13 dollars) per tooth! Which is a bit crazy for me! As a kid I got the equivalent of about a quarter per tooth.

I don't think the money should be incentive to losing a tooth it should just be a little something to make the whole process fun!

I LOVE the glitter idea though, maybe including some small things like stickers or so would be really nice! I think I'll do that from now on!

Kind Regards
Lana

Merenda - posted on 06/30/2010

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Allow me to response to that one.Tooth fairy giving the child so much money will make them enjoy letting their tooth go bad so they can loose one! That is my point of view. My son is six years and he visited the dentist once a year only for check-up.Until now he has not loose any teeth. but im sure if he was in that position he will be happy as he likes to save up money to buy something big. Well that is what he says!!!!

Michelle - posted on 06/29/2010

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The first time she lost a tooth we gave her four dollars but usually it's one or two dollars.

Victoria - posted on 06/28/2010

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I know I only got a quarter for my teeth when I was younger so hearing that kids get 10 dollars would be like winning the lottery for me lol

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