Tooth Fairy issues - 1st tooth lost, swallowed?

Nikki - posted on 05/01/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )

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guess i've lost the 1st tooth for a keepsake, but what do i do about money/gift left by fairy??? very serious issue for my 5 yr old.

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Sherri - posted on 05/03/2010

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We wrote a note explaining the story and the tooth fairy came anyway.

p.s. Patricia all I can say is dumb founded that is how you decided to handle it. Afraid to ask how you handle discipline if he misbehaves or does something on purpose. Yikes

Renee - posted on 04/19/2012

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A friend of mine's daughter accidentally swallowed her first tooth and the tooth fairy came. It wasn't her first, but my daughter also swallowed one of her teeth, and the tooth fairy came

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Jamie - posted on 01/07/2014

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Sorry to lower the tone...

I am 30 years old and have just had a wisdom tooth removed last Friday. My Fiance mentioned that it's a shame I didn't keep the tooth as the tooth fairy could have come...
Can I still claim my "favour" at 30 without a tooth?..

Renee - posted on 04/19/2012

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A friend of mine's daughter accidentally swallowed her first tooth and the tooth fairy came. It wasn't her first, but my daughter also swallowed one of her teeth, and the tooth fairy came

Renee - posted on 04/19/2012

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A friend of mine's daughter accidentally swallowed her first tooth and the tooth fairy came. It wasn't her first, but my daughter also swallowed one of her teeth, and the tooth fairy came

Renee - posted on 04/19/2012

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A friend of mine's daughter accidentally swallowed her first tooth and the tooth fairy came. It wasn't her first, but my daughter also swallowed one of her teeth, and the tooth fairy came

Leah - posted on 10/04/2011

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this same thing just happened to us today too. my son is 5 also. called the clinic asking if its ok or if he needs to be seen. they said it should pass through ok. they also suggested writing a note or drawing a picture for the tooth fairy. so we did that.

Stacey - posted on 07/06/2011

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The Tooth Fairy still needs to come whether the tooth lost is found or missing. The Tooth Fairy is magical. She always knows when a tooth is lost. Leave a letter from the Tooth Fairy and a token just the same. The letter should be positive and creative.

Sherri - posted on 05/07/2010

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Our tooth fairy must be very poor she gives $1 no matter which tooth it is. Lol!!

Melissa - posted on 05/07/2010

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Luckly i havent had this problem yet but if i do i think we will go the picture n note route not giviing them anything seems .. well... stingy :) also Erica your tooth fairy must be loaded ! ours gives $2 per tooth hehehe and my friends tell me thats alot wait till i tell them what yours pays maybe they'll leave me alone hehehe good on ya mum !

Adreana - posted on 05/07/2010

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my son asked how the tooth fairy knew he lost his tooth. so we told him she's like santa she can see when he does so when he later swallowed a tooth it was easy to make him feel better, "yes, she wants the tooth to turn into pixie dust but she knows you lost it and she should still come" and the next morning there was his money :) I don't think it's fair to not give her her tooth fairy money it's not her fault she swallowed it, and it is a child hood tradition that is fun for bothparent and kid. who doesn't delight in seeing there childs happ face in the morning afterthe tooth fairy has come?

Nan - posted on 05/07/2010

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When my son swallowed his tooth we left a note explaining what had happened for the tooth fairy and she was okay with that.

Corina - posted on 05/06/2010

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mmmm tooth fairys jus like Santa,easter bunny..yeah...they know everything n their magic.Just leave the money n tell ur little one that the tooth fairy knows wat happened n that they brought the money anyways...isn't that wat he or she's meant to do :)

Maia - posted on 05/06/2010

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My 6 year old wrote a note to the tooth fairy saying he lost the tooth and was sorry. the tooth fairy wrote back and left money anyway. He was so excited in the morning. He kept saying "It worked! It worked!"

Anne-Marie - posted on 05/06/2010

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my son swallowed his first tooth and we told him not to worry as the tooth fairy would wait till he had a poo and fly down the toilet to get it, being a boy he loved this idea :D

Casey - posted on 05/05/2010

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I almost lost her 1st tooth, which was about 3 weeks ago. I was freaking out, I didn't no what to do because when we pulled it flew and we could not find it anywere. That night I explained the tooth fairy would not come, but if we couldn't find it the next day {she lost it just before bedtime} we would write her a note. Of course that was after I paniced and went to my mom for advise! Lol happens to us all, luckly I found it the next morning.

Jenn - posted on 05/05/2010

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My son swallowed his 3rd tooth so after patiently waiting all day for a reappearance ( which did not happen) we wrote a note to the toothfairy explaining what happened. She left him a note written in gold pen and still left him a little something under his pillow

Leanne - posted on 05/05/2010

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I'd definately go the note/picture option. I can remember scrounging through white crush stones at a park when my son lost his first tooth. We didn't realize it was gone until 4 hours after it fell out. Lucky I remembered him spitting water out of his mouth (at the park) after he complained there had been something in the water. Another time the toothfairy forgot to come 1 night to our house, but it had been a really windy night so we told our son the fairy doesn't fly well in the wind, & came the next night. Hope it went well for you.

Heather - posted on 05/05/2010

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We lost our second tooth at school, and somewhere in the transition between there and home it got lost out of the tissue.

We simply wrote a note explaining what had happened and I explained to my son, the tooth-fairy knows when you have lost a tooth for real because that is how she knows when to come and look for one. If you put a note there instead, she is very kind and compassionate and like with most things in life, if you are honest about things, and explain things most people are understanding, especially fairies!.

Penny - posted on 05/05/2010

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Our 6 yr old was devastated too ! We took a photo of her smiling and showing where her tooth used to be and left an explanatory note with the photo out for the toothfairy.
Now we're waiting for the 2nd one to fall out so we can keep it.

Debby - posted on 05/05/2010

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we wrote a note "from" the tooth fairy when my daughter lost her tooth and didn't know where it went. The note explained that the tooth fairy had found the tooth and was giving money for it. We also put glitter on the note for extra authenticity.

Noelle - posted on 05/04/2010

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Definitely write a note, but as soon as your child looses their tooth, the tooth fairy knows all about it! However, she does like a good story too! It makes her smile!

Lisa - posted on 05/04/2010

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My daughter had to have a tooth pulled and the dentist forgot to send the tooth with us. it was a pretty traumatic event. I told her I didn't know if the tooth fairy would come, but hen I wrote her a note. The tooth fairy may not know you lost a tooth today but mommy and daddy do, and she got a surprise from us that night. Just a thought. We also have done the note to the tooth fairy when she forgot to come one night. Oops! Fortunately, my daughter had just switched rooms so we left a note in her old bedroom appologizing for not letting her know she switched rooms so she came the next night. LOL

Charlotte - posted on 05/04/2010

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Hope it all worked out well - we've gone down the route of writing letters to apologise as well. Although the night we forgot was great - tears and trauma the next day. The next day oldest got a letter from a tooth fairy explaining that his one had broken her wing the night before in the storm (which was thankfully real) and left some money for him. He was thrilled and showed his little scroll to everyone.

Erica - posted on 05/03/2010

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our tooth fairy is very forgiving! we have had lost teeth lost on several occasions. we have a pad of paper in the shape of a tooth (compliments of our dentist), we leave a note and the toothfairy still leaves her $5. first tooth gets $20 though.

Jenifer - posted on 05/03/2010

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My son lost his first tooth on the bus. We sat down and wrote a letter to the tooth fairy telling her what happened and put this under his pillow instead. She was very understanding.....

Shelly - posted on 05/02/2010

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Thats what we did was leave a note apologizing for not having the tooth and telling the story of what happened to it. then we crossed our fingers that she'd come anyway... and she did!

Stephanie - posted on 05/02/2010

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yeah, mine drew a picture of the tooth and wrote note. I couldn't read it, but daughter felt much better about it. :)

Chrissy - posted on 05/02/2010

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My daughter did the same thing! We left a note under her pillow for the tooth fairy explaining what had happened, and the tooth fairy came anyway, lol!

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