Mum gobsmacked after parents say they pay kids £20 from the ‘tooth fairy’

A mum was shocked by the amounts parents said should be left under the pillow from the “tooth fairy” after asking online.

Nicole asked Facebook users for advice after finding out her five-year-old daughter had her first wobbly tooth.

But, some respondents were slammed for their “obscene” recommendations.

Posting on the Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas page, Nicole said: "My five year old Isla came out of school earlier today over the moon she's finally got wobbly teeth! Two!!

"So… What's the going rate these days for the Tooth Fairy?! I’ve asked about and it seems to be either a couple of quid or £10.

"No in between. I remember getting £1 and a pick n mix for my first tooth."

The post quickly amassed over 3,500 comments.

Most replied to say that they put a single coin under their child’s pillow – usually £1.

But, others gave much higher amounts of cash.

One parent said: "20 quid first tooth then a tenner then a fiver then down to a couple of quid after that.

Another said: "I done £20 for the first tooth, then £10 then £5. Now I say the tooth fairy is running out of money."

A mum defended herself over giving her child £20 for the first tooth as they wanted to make it clear it was a special occasion.

She said: "I gave £20 for their 'first tooth' the £10 for the second and £5 for every one after.

“I only gave £20 because I felt like it was an important milestone for them and wanted them to feel like it was really important."

But, other people were disgusted by the high amounts.

One noted: “What? My kids got £2 for their first and £1 for each one since!

“£10 is b****y obscene."

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Another commented: "To all those who give £5 or £10 a tooth – please remember there will be some children in your child’s class who believe just as strongly in the tooth fairy but their families might not be able to afford that amount.

"Don’t give your child a large amount and let other children wonder why they didn’t get the same.”

Traditionally, kids were given a treat, sweet items or even a bar of soap, but now cash is the top choice.

Another, mum said: "Tooth fairy in our house only ever dealt in silver, like when I was a kid, we got 5p.

"Which means 50p in today's money. I could have afforded more but I actually think it rather spoils the magic.

"My kids had friends getting several pounds but seriously, upwards of £20 for a mouthful?"

While a second noted: "£1… it's about the magic, not the money… isn't it?”

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