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What is the going rate for the tooth fairy?

I looked this up randomly on the web and found an article that said less parents were leaving money and just leaving toys (barbies, dolls, legos). What do you leave for your kids if it's a toy and how much cash do you leave if you leave money?


Asked by zoejains_momma at 9:21 PM on Feb. 19, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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Answers (16)
  • Our tooth fairy leaves between a quarter and a dollar. My kids' friends get up to $5.

    Answer by dancinintherain at 10:14 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • i do small toys or small items like a new toothbrush, hot wheel cars usually nothing that costs more than 1 or 2 dollars.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 10:25 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • LOL I haven't a clue, but thought it was funny.

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 9:23 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • usually its only $1, but one time we had to give him 5 because thats all we had. lol

    Answer by jenn4443 at 9:24 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • I was thinking maybe a quarter or two.. kids have a ton of teeth!

    Comment by zoejains_momma (original poster) at 9:26 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • When i was little i usually got a dollar. But i think if would be a good idea to switch it up. Give money one time and a toy the next. It will make it even more fun because they wont know if they are getting money or a toy. Also, times have changed, i would say the going rate would be $3. LoL!

    Answer by arkelly2188 at 9:27 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • My kids get $1/tooth.

    Answer by missanc at 9:30 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • not sure yet. still got another year or two befor the tooth fairy comes. i def wont be giving toys tho i cant see how i could get it under their pillow lol. i don tknow i always got a dollar so i think thats what ill give. kids dont care they would be happy with a quarter to them its just money they dont care how much it is just that its money.

    Answer by laura970 at 9:33 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • Im not sure what it is now, but I received a quarter or two when I was a child as well! I agree with ya OP!

    Answer by TsMommy428 at 9:34 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • Mine collect their teeth and refuse to leave them out so I've gotten off cheap so far!

    Answer by jamesonjustines at 9:36 PM on Feb. 19, 2011