Happiness Is A Visit From The Tooth Fairy For The First Time

February 13, 2018


It happened. Little Buttons first tooth has popped right on out. And at school too. I take my hat off to her, as she bravely went about life as normal before. Her front tooth dangerously hanging by a skinny thread, just swinging around, but at the same time stubbornly refusing to let go for a good week.


There were jokes of tying a rope to it and giving it a good yank.


Biting into a shiny apple aka Snow White style… except it would be the tooth that got it.


Happiness is a visit from the tooth fairy for the first time



Even the string around the door handle came into play at some point.


Happiness is a visit from the tooth fairy for the first time


*None of the above actually happened for obviously reasons.



So when Little Button sauntered out of school brandishing her toothless grin and tissue wrapped tooth in hand, I was filled with so much joy. Happiness for her, her achey mouth (finally relieved) and the fact that the tooth fairy had indeed stocked up on gold coins earlier that day. *She told me so.


Happiness is a visit from the tooth fairy for the first time



The 3 Stages of Tooth Fairy meltdown


Stage 1

And then it hit me. She’s growing up again. First her tooth falls out, but what next? Soon she won’t want to hold my hand in public. She won’t want a bedtime story. My one and only precious little girl is heading towards being not so little any more. Oh my gawwwdddd…. is there any way to stop this?! *Contemplates cello tapping tooth back in, I mean, who would notice right? *Get a grip women!!! – tells self. Get a grip!



Stage 2

Then mum guilt hits hard. I didn’t have a tiny shiny satin pillow to tie her tooth to (for the tooth fairy) or a specially printed tooth fairy ‘over here’ pillow case. Omg, I’ve just won the worst mum award! Why didn’t I think to get something in advance! *I wailed at no one in particular. But then I remembered that my own milk teeth sat happily under my pillow, unannounced and on a bit of toilet roll. I was ecstatic! Bog roll it is then.



Stage 3

And just when I thought I had my sh*t together, Little Button mic-dropped a big one. “I wonder if the tooth fairy will bring me a confetti LOL Surprise doll”. A what?! I mean, how did we go from a coin to an LOL Surprise doll? Gulp.




Hello Mrs Tooth Fairy

That night Little Button lay her first milk tooth on a bit of toilet roll under her (usual) pillow. After story time, a little magic was woven through the air as we snuggled up and excitedly whispered about who her tooth fairy might be and what she might bring her in exchange for her sparkler. Little Button fell asleep with hope and magic in her heart… smiling.


In the morning she dived under her pillow and found a £1 gold coin! She was beyond thrilled and spent every second chattering about how special tooth fairies are, and wondered what they might be doing with all the teeth they had collected.


Happiness is a visit from the tooth fairy for the first time. *And proof that all you need is a bit of loo roll and a tooth fairy who carries gold coins.


Happiness is a visit from the tooth fairy for the first time


Do you remember your first visit from the tooth fairy?




45 responses to “Happiness Is A Visit From The Tooth Fairy For The First Time”

  1. I remember barely sleeping because I so badly wanted to see the tooth fairy. My mum must have been a ninja! #dreamteam

  2. The first lost tooth is such a big deal! I remember being so excited to get a coin from the tooth fairy – it’s such a great age where kids still believe in magic. #dreamteam

  3. Soffy says:

    So sweet! Brought a smile to my face and took me back to my childhood! It’s true that all you need is loo roll and a coin, sometimes we end up over thinking things when it’s the littlest things that matter the most to our children xx #DreamTeam

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  4. I don’t remember my own tooth fairy experiences very well but my eldest has lost three teeth now I think. He gets stoked too. And don’t worry about the Mum guilt we just put it under the pillow too. The tooth fairy rate is nerve racking though. Some fairies seem to be ruinously generous in what they’re willing to pay for a tooth. #DreamTeam

  5. The magic of childhood… #dreamteam

  6. My 4 year old is already really excited about the tooth fairy coming. I have to tell her (secretly glad for the reasons you mention) that we have a few years to wait. That gives me plenty of time to source that satin tooth pillow! #dreamteam

  7. Nita says:

    Adorable! I still have my first tooth, but it’s probably stuck in some manky tissue paper, I don’t dare look at it anymore! 😛 Your 3 stages of tooth fairy meltdown was hilarious! I hope that I would go through the same stages when my little boy loses his first tooth! 🙂

  8. Ahhh such a lovely age! I hope the tooth fairy remembers as the teeth come out more frequently! She often used to come during breakfast in the old house! #DREAMTEAM

  9. There is a lot of pressure to present the right gift from the tooth fairy. We have a roll of gold $1 coins to leave. So far only have had 2 come out but we are prepared!

  10. Chloe Wood says:

    I remember when Mia lost her first tooth – I got so emotional and she was so excited! Magical isn’t it? #DreamTeam

  11. Jenny Curtis says:

    My mum made me and my sister a little tooth pillow to pop the teeth in. We only got 20p in return though… I remember one of my teeth came out in the middle of the night and I nearly swallowed it- still haunts me a little bit now! #DreamTeam

  12. Aaaaw bless her. The rates of the tooth fairy seem to have increased in our household since I was little but they’re not quite at an LOL doll just yet, haha. #Dreamteam

  13. Glad she was happy with her coin, and didn’t get stuck on the idea of a doll! #dreamteam

  14. Jen says:

    My kids were equally happy with the tooth on bog roll thing too! As I was at that age! It’s the little things when you’re a child x #dreamteam

  15. My eldest lost his first tooth just before Christmas. He is eight and was the last one in his class to have not lost a tooth. When it finally fell out he declared it “the best moment of my life”. Forget Christmases, birthdays, holidays. Loosing a tooth is where it’s at! Although he is completely nonchalant about his new wobbly tooth as the novelty has now worn off! #DreamTeam

  16. Tubbs says:

    Ah bless. The tooth fairy has got more generous since she visited our house 🙂

  17. Julie Downes says:

    I can’t remember losing my own but my daughter lost her first one at the start of the school year. I’d bought one of those cushion thingies but of course she wanted to put it under her pillow for the tooth fairy to go frantically looking for (the tooth fairy did succeed without being caught!). #dreamteam

  18. Kirsty says:

    I did shed a tear when my eldest lost his first tooth. He was so excited and I was a little broken hearted #dreamteam

  19. Naomi says:

    She looks so happy to have lost her tooth! I can’t wait for the tooth fairy to visit my girls! #DreamTeam

  20. Yay! First tooth. That’s one of those milestones for every child.

  21. Tash says:

    I don’t remember losing my first tooth, but for my daughter she gets one gold coin and one crystal. She is 7yrs old and so far has lost 8 teeth! She is loving her crystal collection more than the money. #Dreamteam

  22. This is so good! “Bog roll it is then” lol. I love your illustrations too. It’s the magic that makes it special, not the ‘stuff’ that we’re sold alongside it. #DreamTeam

  23. It really was fun, that time of believing in tooth fairies and Easter Bunnies; now our 12-year-old is still losing the odd tooth and expects straight cash, under his pillow, even though he knows!!! #DreamTeam

  24. oh this is so precious! My daughter just got her first baby tooth and I can only imagine how bittersweet it will be when it disappears!

  25. There has been some controversy in schools near us lately because parents were putting notes under pillows- not cute little ‘thanks for the lovely tooth’ notes, actual £10 notes! So Little Johnny trotted into school to tell husband mates about his windfall and suddenly their shiny pound coins weren’t so shiny. Bless. Then the other parents found out and there was uproar!

  26. Aw this is so lovely. I remember when LP lost his first tooth, it was pretty special. He has his suspicions about the tooth fairy but at 9 years old I guess it’s no surprise. However he is keeping quiet about his suspicions at the moment – I think he’s trying to catch the tooth fairy in the act! 😉

  27. #DreamTeam (sorry – forgot to add it!)

  28. Eva KAtona says:

    What a milestone! She looks very chuffed and gorgeous. #dreamteam

  29. Oh bless her. I can’t remember my own experience but my little girl is already excited about it even though it won’t be for a while. #dreamteam

  30. Kate says:

    I remember all the important milestones with my first child and this is precious one for sure and I love how the tooth fairy demands can be so high these days. Sadly with my younger two children, I missed noting so much really gripped by depression so I ensure now I am out of that period, we make magical memories all the time #DreamTeam

  31. Well the tooth fairy never came in my time as a child but they have made their share of rounds when my girls lost their teeth. I also did a post on the tooth fairy some time ago. They usually put their tooth in a slipper and the “tooth fiary” will bring them money. However last year the “tooth fairy” had strict criteria with regards to the condition of the teeth. So I have seen an increase in brushing, flossing and limiting sugary foods.#dreamteam

  32. I’ve had to be the otooth fairy six times now! And today she let me know that another tooth is shaking. I love it though, because it’s such a special little tradition, which I remember loving when I was a kid too. #dreamteam

  33. Lucy At Home says:

    Don’t worry, my lovely – you are not the worse mum ever because I am the worst mum ever – I FORGOT! Noooo. We put the tooth under her pillow and I forgot to tell the tooth fairy it was there… In fact I forgot 2 nights in a row!!! How terrible is that?? I still feel so guilty about it…

    But yeah it’s a big milestone and a sure sign that they’re growing up. I feel your pain! #dreamteam

  34. I had a traumatic first tooth loss experience. I got hit on the chin by my brothers head and my two bottom teeth fell on the carpet but being a typical 80s carpet, it got lost in it and we all spent ages trying to find it but we couldnt!!!
    I was so devastated that the tooth fairy wouldnt come as there was no teeth to collect so I wrote her a letter explaining and begging for her to still give me money and directing her to where the “tooth incident” happened!! #dreamteam

  35. Oh how gorgeous! I bet she was so excited ❤ Miss Tot will be extremely jealous that Little Buttons has been visited already. (Although Miss Tot’s grandad has always had an annoying habit of telling little people – in front of their parents – that when the tooth fairy comes she leaves a lovely shiny…. twenty pound note under the pillow?! ) xxx

  36. Heather Keet says:

    Lily is brave!!! I have a tooth phobia where I’m scared they will all fall out. Losing teeth as a kid almost killed me. I would cry hysterically every time one fell out. On the plus side, I’ve never had a single cavity because I can’t bear to think of my teeth needing work. #DreamTeam

  37. Helena says:

    We’ve yet to acknowledge the existence of the tooth fairy. At present eldest knows about Christmas but has got rather confused with Easter.#DreamTeam

  38. Michelle says:

    I still remember when my youngest lost his first tooth. It was a special day indeed! And its a proud moment for the parents but also, too a little scary to think how fast they are growing up. I’m so glad she is happy with her coin:) Thanks so much for having me at #DreamTeam

  39. wendy says:

    This is so lovely, I don’t remember the first time but I do remember getting really excited one time as the tooth fairy left me two coins instead of the usual one! Don’t feel like a bad mum, I have never heard of special tooth fairy cushions either! #dreamteam

  40. Crummy Mummy says:

    We’ve had 6 visits from the tooth fairy in our house now – the last time suddenly remembered during a night feed at 3am!!

  41. Crummy Mummy says:

    Sorry should have added #DreamTeam!

  42. We still haven’t needed the Tooth Fairy! Matthew is almost 8 and has a couple of vaguely wobbly ones but none have come out! Anya has 1 slightly wobbly one too #dreamteam

  43. Hmmm, I didn’t know the tooth fairy could carry an LOL suprprise doll? Maybe the little sister ones… Plus, a big circle/ball under your pillow? Like princess and the pea. I get it though. The LOL’s are sweeping through our house to the dismay of my bank account. 🙁 They are cute. And speaking of cute, that little button of yours without a tooth! Adorbs! Just remember, milestones are always better than kidney stones! xoxo #dreamteam xo

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