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Old 06-04-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: mass
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I gave him five dimes last time. (It was all I had on me at the time)

Its gross but we do keep the teeth. Its a part of their childhood. I dunno why, its not like we'll sit there and gawk at em but I just do
Um, I've kept them all too. I don't know why, but I can't just throw them out. Once I did try to set them up, like they woul have been in his mouth, and it kind of creeped me out!

This makes me wonder what my mother did with all my teeth.

For my son's first tooth we gave him 20 bucks. He waited years for it to fall out, and was the last of almost everyone he knew. Since then he has only lost a few more teeth and I have given him $5.

Of course, he just lost a tooth the other day (one of the front, it was loose but then he fell on his face--twice, the poor kid) so this helped it along. (I told him if he needed money all he had to do was ask--he didn't have to try to smash his teeth out of his head)

Well anyway, I forgot all about it and didn't leave him any money. He was a bit shocked in the morning and I told him she must have missed the house. I had to hear him tell everyone that day that the tooth fairy didn't come!!

She came the next night though.

Lucky for me the kid doesn't lose his teeth very quickly, else I couldn't afford the $5!!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: mass
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Oh, and $2 bills would be so cool, but my son has already seen them because I collect them. If I didn't though, that's what I would give him!
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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$20!! WOW! ...The wrong tooth fairy must have visited our house. When our kids were that age, they got $1/tooth. When she remembered. Which was most of the time. Got to the point when DS got older that he'd just hand me the tooth to save the tooth fairy the trouble of waiting until he was sleeping soundly enough to visit.
I still have my kids teeth in ziplocks in my sock drawer...not sure why either. It just seemed too sad to just pitch them.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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I have my childrens collection of teeth also, tucked in my sock drawer. Maybe I can save money on dentures later.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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The Tooth Fairy pays $5 for the first tooth because it is worth the most. The rest have been $1 each. Our Tooth Fairy has a tooth collection so all teeth are added to that. (which means they go in a plastic bag and put in a special drawer)
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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We give 25 cents (it's a tooth for crying out loud) and include a special note with each lost tooth. Although for teeth that have been pulled by the dentist, we give 2 $ per tooth, since I know how much it hurts and how nerve racking it is to be sitting in that chair waiting for your tooth to be pulled. I keep all the teeth too- somehow I just can't throw em away.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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Our tooth fairy gives $3 or $5 depending on the tooth (top front were $5, and then some of the back teeth when the kids are older). However, she did not know the going rate was less, or she might have paid less.....lol! She pays $6 if she forgets and has to come the next night.

The teeth are kept in a special box, not sure why, although having teeth can come in handy (my son lost one once while he was eating....ugh....and luckily, we "found" it under the table!).
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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$2 per tooth in this house.

And does anybody else remember being told the Tooth Fairy takes the teeth to heaven for all the new babies being born?

We haven't told ours that but they do want to know. I save ours too. I'm just a sentimental kinda mom...

DH threatened to put son's first potty poops in lucite for a paper weight. ewwwgross. but I was so proud and took a picture of him standing next to the potty. he was way proud too.....
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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We all got a quarter in our house, but mine got .50.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Texas
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$20! Holy Moly! That's setting the bar REALLY high! Our tooth fairy gives $1. And she puts the teeth in a little ziploc baggie & tries to write which tooth it was, the age of the child, & the date on the baggie. I skipped to the end & missed most of the posts, so I may have missed someone else that does the same thing. If so, I apologize for the re-post.
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