Tooth fairy vs. Tooth mouse

It’s a fantasy between parent and child of early childhood. The folklore states that  when children lose one of their baby teeth, they should place it underneath their pillow and the tooth fairy will visit while they sleep, replacing the tooth with a small reward or payment.

The reward left varies by country the families economic status.  Parents tend to view the myth as providing comfort for children in the loss of their tooth.  Parents also tell their children that the tooth fairy pays a whole lot more for a perfect tooth than for a decayed one.  Some parents leave a small note from the fairy praising the child for taking good care of their teeth.

The tooth mouse are very similar and originated in Madrid 1894.  The tooth will also be placed under the pillow and the tooth mouse will leave a small gift or coin.  France, Belgium, Scotland and some Spanish speaking countries.


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