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Monday, 15 June 2015

At what age does the Tooth Fairy stop visiting?


At what age does the Tooth Fairy stop visiting? 


At what age does the Tooth Fairy stop visiting? When does your child stop getting money from the Tooth Fairy? There doesn't seem to be any 'right' answer out there.

I have three children, aged 4, 8 and 12 but the Tooth Fairy only still comes to the youngest two. I bet you're all now thinking that I'm a Mean Mummy and how could I do such a thing?  But surely there has to be some sort of cut off point or else a Mummy's going to run out of money. I mean at £1 a tooth, which seem to be dropping out every few weeks between the three of them lately. This Mummy is struggling to keep up with the Tooth Fairy demands.

My eldest who's 12 doesn't exactly believe in the Tooth Fairy anymore anyway, she's already made that fact pretty clear so why should she still be putting her hand out for money every time a tooth comes out? If they don't believe then surely the magic is gone and there's no need to carry on the pretense? My youngest two still believe so the eldest plays along for their sake but in our house all three of my children know that the Tooth Fairy stops coming when you turn 12 as she just can't possibly visit all of the children in the world all of the time.

In my own head this made complete sense but now that I've put it down on paper, I'm feeling a bit like the bad guy. Does anyone else have a cut off point in their household?

I'm all for make believe and believing in the magic of the Tooth Fairy and Father Christmas but surely there has to be a sensible end at some point in their lives. For us here, it is at the age of 12 as that was the age when my eldest stopped believing and just wanted the money. It kind of took the fun out of it and made it feel greedy rather than magical. 

I'd love to know what the Tooth Fairy Rules are in your house? 

At what age does the Tooth Fairy stop visiting?

4 comments:

  1. My eldest is 12 and doesn't believe. She has all her adult teeth not anyway so we don't have to pretend for her....We have kept the magic going for my 7 year old :)

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    1. Aww fab, my eight year old daughter still believes too :) x

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  2. I'm still waiting for teeth to grow, let alone fall out but I think the tooth fairy rates in my area are a lot lower than yours ;)

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    1. Aww bless. I wish I'd started with 50p now lol x

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