We’ve had a few issues regarding tooth loss and the expected procedure! To clarify things, we thought it best to write directly to the Toothfairy herself and therefore avoid awkward questions:

Buzymum - Dealing with the Toothfairy

Dear Toothfairy,

I am writing to complain about your recent lack of attendance. I have explained to the children that you are sometimes a bit busy, just can’t find the tooth or simply haven’t received the call from head-office to inform you of a collection/ deposit. However, I was thinking that maybe there were some other factors involved and we could come to an agreement that would make life easier for everyone.

Firstly, I’m concerned that my daughter’s letters to you (that seem to get longer every time) requesting personal information, are slowing you down. I propose that she is limited to one question per tooth in return for a speedy, same-day service. What do you think?

Secondly, if you could give me some contact details (which I would keep private as I know that children are not permitted to contact fairies directly or they die), I could let you know, just in case the message from head-office goes to ‘junk’. Obviously, that would be dependent on the children letting me know that they lost a tooth at school and don’t just put it under the pillow!

Finally, could we agree on a set price? I hear that some fairies in our area leave ‘paper money’ and I’m concerned that, with all the teeth in our house, this may put you in financial difficulties, so if we could stick with a £2 coin for the first and a £1 coin for all subsequent teeth, the children have agreed, that would be fantastic.


Kind regards,

A Very Busy Mummy

P.S I have told the children that it is only baby teeth you are willing to pay for and that they have to look after their big teeth, so that they don’t fall out. However, I was wondering if you would reconsider that rule over the next couple of decades? Or possibly sooner depending on the outcome of my dentist appointment next week……………….

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Dealing with the Toothfairy!
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4 thoughts on “Dealing with the Toothfairy!

  • 7th March 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Oh funny! Whatever you do, don’t fall into the trap of letting your child see the replies from the Tooth Fairy. She’ll never keep up!

  • 8th March 2016 at 12:37 am

    brilliant! I’m not at the stage yet but I was curious as to what the going rate is these days…x

  • 14th April 2016 at 11:57 am

    The tooth fairy is such a minefield… We have had lost teeth, swallowed teeth, late fairies, missing fairies and letters from fairies… I hope she doesn’t need to visit you too. TY for linking up with #FamilyFun ?

    • 14th April 2016 at 12:41 pm

      I Know! And it doesn’t help when J has a few too many on a Friday night and forgets to tell me (or has fallen asleep) that one of them lost a tooth! I’ve had to do a lot of quick thinking lately- lol! x


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