The Tooth Fairy's Friends
By Jill Feilmeier on October 16, 2012 in Just for Kicks
All children have heard of the Tooth Fairy. Whether she has visited your child yet or not, I am sure you have already begun to tell tales of the sparkling fairy who collects teeth and uses them to build her castle. A child's curiosity may lead him or her to ask “How does she do it all by herself?” The answer is quite simple: she doesn't!
While the Tooth Fairy is very enchanting, even she can't be everywhere at once. She has many friends in different countries helping her build her castle in Glitterville. Below you will find a short list of the many friends the Tooth Fairy relies on for help!
Argentina & Sweden – In these two countries, the lost baby tooth is placed in a glass of water and left on the nightstand where the “Magical Mouse” sneaks into the house and drinks the water to reach the tooth. Money is left as thanks!
Europe – The tooth is placed under the child's pillow. During the night, the Tooth Fairy's Elf and Brownie friends sneak under their pillow and leave a treasure. It could be money, toys or other gifts!
The Philippines – Magical Mouse's cousin “Tooth Rat” is in charge of collecting the lost teeth in this country. Unlike Magical Mouse, his cousin stays plenty hydrated so it is not necessary to leave him water. He is lazy though. He asks children to leave the tooth on the windowsill so he doesn't have to climb all the way to the child's bed.
Spain – In Spain, another mouse (presumably the cousin of Tooth Rat and Magical Mouse) named Ratoncito Perez visits all the children who have lost their teeth. He is fast and full of energy so he runs into the child's room to scoop up their tooth from under their pillow. He leaves money and is out of there before you can blink!
If your child ever asks how the Tooth Fairy is able to collect so many teeth, tell them the magical tale of all her friends that help to make her castle sparkle!
For more interesting information about the Tooth Fairy including the average amount of money traded for that baby tooth, visit our Delta Dental Tooth Fairy Poll.
Do you have fun Tooth Fairy traditions at your house? Share them with our readers in the comment section below!