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Preparing for the Tooth Fairy's Visit

The Tooth Fairy is a beloved character in many households, bringing excitement and wonder to children as they lose their baby teeth. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the Tooth Fairy's visit and make it a magical moment for your little one:

Establish the Tooth Fairy's Tradition

Begin by explaining who the Tooth Fairy is and what she does. You can read books about the Tooth Fairy to build excitement. Let them know that the Tooth Fairy expects them to brush two times each day and floss between teeth every day too. This would also be a great time to give your child a new toothbrush! (They should be replaced every three months or after your child gets sick anyway.)

Plan Ahead

Children usually lose their first tooth around 5 or 6 years old – if you have the time, save up a secret stash of small, inexpensive toys, sticker sheets, or fun school supplies. If your home’s Tooth Fairy prefers to give money, be sure to always have $1 bills or change handy for any loose tooth emergencies – no one wants to stop by the ATM at 10 pm!

Create a Routine

Decide on a standard routine for when the Tooth Fairy will visit - the tooth fairy doesn’t have to collect teeth under the pillow, especially if you have a light sleeper. A special container or any designated spot will do! You and your child can decide on a tooth container to hold future teeth so the Tooth Fairy can find them easily – old mint tins, ring boxes, and pill bottles are great containers to paint and bedazzle to make it even more special.

Have a Backup Plan

Tooth fairies are busy people – it happens that a household is missed. If you find yourself in this position, a believable excuse helps (Was the room too messy to navigate? A weather-related delay? Emergency wing surgery?). Setting a reminder on your phone for the night-of goes a long way in a successful tooth retrieval.

Get Creative

Depending on how extravagant you want to get, the Tooth Fairy is known to have a bit of mystery and magic. Make it a total experience with special touches like painting sparkly nail polish on a dollar bill, sprinkling glitter on the windowsill, or leaving a tiny handwritten note. Be sure to snap a photo the morning-of!

Preparing for the Tooth Fairy's visit can be a joyful and enchanting experience for both parents and children. By incorporating these tips and infusing creativity and excitement, you'll create lasting memories while keeping oral hygiene fun. Happy tooth fairy adventures!


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