As a parent, you always strive to create special moments for your child, and losing their first tooth is one of those unforgettable moments. The tooth fairy experience is a fun and magical way to celebrate this milestone with your child. But, how can you make it even more special and memorable?
In this blog post, we'll explore some creative ideas that you can use to make the tooth fairy experience even more magical and unforgettable for your child.
Build anticipation - Talk to your child about the tooth fairy a few weeks before they lose their first tooth. This will build anticipation and make the experience more exciting.
Create a tooth fairy tradition - Come up with a tradition that your family can do every time your child loses a tooth. This could be something like leaving a note for the tooth fairy or sprinkling fairy dust around the bed. (If you like the idea of a note, check out our 5-pack of Tooth Fairy Letters that are each themed around a different virtue.)
Make a special tooth fairy pillow - Help your child make a special pillow to put their tooth in. This could be a felt tooth-shaped pillow or a simple fabric pouch. (If you're pressed for time and can't make a tooth fairy pillow, check out our special tooth fairy pillow with our original poem, pocket, and reversible sequins in 3 different colors.)
Leave a special note from the tooth fairy - Instead of just leaving money under the pillow, the tooth fairy can leave a note that is personalized to your child. This could be a thank you note for the tooth or a reminder to brush their teeth. (To make this even easier for you, consider a pack of Tooth Receipt Cards. Ours comes with a special poem to encourage good dental hygiene and has space to personalize the receipt to the story of the latest lost tooth.)
Create a tooth fairy door - Make a small door that your child can put on their wall or bedside table. The tooth fairy can use this door to enter and leave notes or gifts for your child.
Use glitter - Sprinkle glitter around the room to make it look like the tooth fairy has been there. This will add to the magic and excitement of the experience. (Something to consider here is to use food safe glitter dust so that it's easier to dissolve the glitter when it comes to clean-up time.)
Create a tooth fairy book - Make a scrapbook or a photo album that documents all of your child's tooth fairy experiences. This will be a special keepsake that they can look back on in the future. (A tooth fairy log book might just be the perfect puzzle piece to encourage your little one through any emotional awareness and have as a special keepsake for years to come!)
By incorporating these ideas, you can make the tooth fairy experience special and memorable for your child.
And if you want to take it to the next level, consider backing our debut children's book Tooth Be Told book on Kickstarter. This book is a beautiful, hardcover book, whimsically rhymed and beautifully illustrated, that tells the story of three siblings working through the drama of losing a tooth, the courage one might need, & the wonder of what happens next.
Losing a tooth is a significant milestone for any child, and as a mom, dad, caregiver, you have the power to make the tooth fairy experience magical and memorable for them. Whether it's creating a tradition, leaving a special note...and perhaps also finding a special Tooth Fairy book.
We're in pre-launch mode for Tooth Be Told. We appreciate your support and love and know that our new Tooth Fairy book is sure to be your family's new bedtime favorite storybook. Check it out now on Kickstarter!