At nearly 6, Boo has lost two bottom teeth so far, and was beyond excited when the first one came out – a chance for the tooth fairy to visit! She got her little velvety pouch ready, and carefully placed her little tooth inside it. All was well, until she decided she wanted to look at it just one more time and dropped it. It’s not easy to spot a teeny milk tooth on a cream carpet, I can tell you! There were tears and several searches until we eventually found it and all was well again.
To be honest, I don’t think it would have mattered whether she’d have received a penny or a tenner, she just wanted the magic of the tooth fairy visit and something to put into her money box. We actually went for 50p, which it turns out, is way below the national average, but why pay more if she’s happy, right?!
Sunlife have looked into what the tooth fairy pays children all over the UK, with a fair bit of variance and it looks like kids in Scotland are getting the best deal, and some children are even getting £5 per tooth…..
So what is the tooth fairy’s going rate in your home these days?
Disclosure: Written in collaboration with Sunlife