Tooth Fairy feels the pinch of inflation

Filed under: Big Kids, Tweens, In The News

When it comes to inflation, even the Tooth Fairy isn't immune. A recent poll of just under 700 parents found that the average amount paid per tooth has risen from $1.71 last year to $2.09 this year. Most parents report putting $1 under their child's pillow, but more parents are now paying $5 per tooth. The most paid per tooth was $50, while frugal parents paid only a nickel for lost teeth. Fifty dollars? Really?

As far as I can tell, we've got about a year before we have to deal with the Tooth Fairy. When the time comes, I think I'll probably be the $1 sort of parent. But who knows? As my kids get older, I may slip a $5 in there now and then. What about you? How much does the Tooth Fairy leave under your child's pillow?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.