Parents from various households in South Africa share the diverse range of rewards bestowed by the tooth fairy, which can range from a small collection of R1 coins to crisp R100 banknotes. It truly amazes us to witness the dedication and generosity of the tooth fairy.
What is the tooth fairy?
When a child loses a tooth, they have the option to place it under their soft pillow or gently position it on their bedside table before they drift off to sleep. As the child peacefully slumbers, the magical tooth fairy silently makes her way into their room, her delicate wings fluttering with grace.
With a touch of enchantment, she retrieves the tiny tooth from its resting place, ensuring that the child’s precious memento is carefully collected. In exchange for the tooth, the tooth fairy leaves behind a delightful surprise as a token of her appreciation for the child’s bravery and resilience during this natural occurrence.
This can be in the form of a small gift, such as a miniature toy, a charming trinket, or even a shiny coin or a dollar bill. The tooth fairy’s offerings serve as a tangible symbol of encouragement and reward, reinforcing the child’s sense of accomplishment and providing them with a delightful keepsake to cherish.
How much does the tooth fairy pay in South Africa?
My 5-year-old has a tooth that’s about to fall out and she’s expecting the tooth fairy to pay R100! I think that’s a bit steep considering she still has more teeth that will fall out. Louise
- But R50 for the first tooth. Shameegah
- You could start at a low amount like R5 or R10 for the first tooth and tell them that the tooth fairy will increase the amount each time a tooth falls out so long as they are in good condition. Claire
- R50 because that’s the price of one Hot Wheel. Ashni
- How about putting together a new toothbrush, toothpaste, and an R20 note and wrapping it all together inside a new facecloth with a bow and a thank you letter from the tooth fairy? Melanie
- I’m planning on paying R2 for the first tooth! Thobile
- We regrettably fell into the trap of starting with R100 and now I’m down R400 in three months! Kgotso
- I told my kids that the tooth fairy pays more if your teeth are white, you brush them twice a day and you’re a well-behaved child! Mercy
- There are parents out there who don’t have a lot of money so I would say that the tooth fairy pays whatever you can afford at the time. I’m sure your kiddies will be happy with it. Danny
- R20 per tooth – R100 is insanity. Kids don’t need that much money! Lisa
- My son had a trip to our dentist recently and he had to pull out a tooth. My clever kid asked the dentist how much he reckons the tooth is worth. Well, our dentist did us a dirty and told my son it’s worth at least R100. So, Daddy had to pay up on the tooth fairy’s behalf. Melanie
- Petrol is expensive guys. Pretty sure fairy dust has also gone up in price recently. Lebone
- There is no rate. It’s what you can afford and what you feel comfortable giving. Don’t compare yourself with others as one day you might not be able to keep up. Vicky
- My son lost his tooth on his birthday, and he received R100 but normally he gets R20 to 50 so we told him that was the tooth fairy’s way of saying ‘happy birthday’ to him. Lebohang
- The first tooth was R30 then R10 after that. Monique
- My brother told my nephew that the tooth fairy at their house only gives R50 but if you go to grandma’s house the tooth fairy gives you R200! Of course, we couldn’t let him down, so it’s been a very expensive journey. Karlene
- My daughter told me she knows there’s no tooth fairy but if I still want to pay her for her teeth then I can. Roxi
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