Remember as a 5 or 6 year old, your first wobbly tooth, wiggling about in your mouth like a mouse in a hole? Poking it with your tongue until it was sore and fiddling with your fingers, hoping it would come out but also hoping it wouldn’t in case it hurt?
Often baby teeth can hang in there for weeks like an ill-fitting denture just asking to be tweaked out by a willing adult. My own son has his wobbly tooth knocked out during a playfight with my brother and he himself remembered his tooth being pulled out by tying string around it and yanking hard! Grim as it sounds, losing their baby teeth can be an exciting time for many children who view it as a sign that they are growing up. After all, who ever heard of a 6 year old who didn’t want to be a Big Boy/Girl.
By 5 or 6 your child will have heard all about the Tooth Fairy – an enchanted little thing who sneaks into their room at night to whisk away their baby tooth from underneath their pillow and leave something in its place. Today’s children are usually hoping for something shiny and round when they open their eyes in the morning but any little treat will be sure to delight. Don’t you just love these utterly adorable Tooth Fairy Pillows, specially designed to make the whole event even more magical and exciting. The little girl’s tooth fairy pillow features pretty pink tassels and a special little pink satin pouch for storing the offered tooth, while the boy’s version features a friendly dinosaur with blue and green colouring.
There will come a time when your little one no longer believes in the Tooth Fairy but the transition from believing to not believing can take some time. There is always the fear that if you stop believing, the little treats will stop too and that is something that no child hopes for!
We say keep the tooth fairy dream alive and let your kids enjoy the sweet innocence of childhood for as long as they can!