Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tooth Fairy Tips

As our family embarks on the adventures of the tooth fairy, I've discovered a few tips to add to the enchantment of the big event. 

Tooth Fairy Pillow:
In anticipation of the first missing tooth, give your child a special tooth fairy pillow or box. This ensures the tiny tooth is safe.  Chasing Fireflies has a wonderful selection. Here are some of my favorites:

Prepare for Tooth Fairy Visit
On the day of the big visit, ask your child to clean up their room. The tooth fairy likes things nice and tidy!  OK... maybe Mom has a hidden agenda on this one, but it adds to the excitement. 
My son was attentive to all the details. He was concerned the tooth fairy would set off the security alarm.  He cleared a path to his bed for the Tooth Fairy's journey. He even announced promptly at 7:00pm that he was going to bed, so the tooth fairy wouldn't pass him by!  Part of this was certainly inspired by the allure of the fairy visit, but my little one is also quite an entrepreneur. He was especially excited about the earning potential!

Personal Touches:
Help your child write a letter to the tooth fairy.  The tooth fairy loves to sign it in fancy fairy scroll, fairy stickers and sprinkles of glitter.  There are also many free downloadable tooth fairy letters and certificates on-line. Here are a few of my favorite sites:
E-mail from the Tooth Fairy:
Tooth Fairy Fun: 
Ultimate Tooth Fairy
Tooth Fairy City

Special Penny:
On the momentous occasion of the first lost tooth, the tooth fairy can include a lucky penny minted the year of your child's birth or the year the first tooth is lost.
"The tooth fairy
 has come your way
with a lucky tooth fairy penny
on this very special day."

Tooth Fairy Scavenger Hunt:
To add a fun twist, the tooth fairy tucks a note in the pillow with clues for a treasure hunt.
"This Tooth Fairy Pillow is not obsolete
But the Tooth Fairy has a different treat.
In this next clue,
your reward is waiting for you."
Creative hiding places include "In your favorite pair of shoes" or "Check your juice glass this morning"

Take of lots of photos of your little one's toothless grin. This is definitely one for the scrapbooks. 
As always, embrace the special moment, and have fun!

Embraced Chaos

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