Step 1 - To Tooth Fairy or not?
Not all children get excited about the thought of a visit from the Tooth Fairy. Try to gauge their feelings a while before their first tooth shows any sign of wobbling, so you can plan ahead and make the experience enjoyable.
It could be that they don’t like the idea of a fairy coming into their bedroom and stealing their teeth when they’re asleep. If this is the case there are plenty of ways you can work around it. For example, if your child is worried about creatures coming into their room, tell them that the Tooth Fairy could visit another part of the house, or they could even leave the lost tooth outside in a designated Tooth Fairy box.
If it’s the idea of the Tooth Fairy that your child finds frightening, remember they don’t even have to be a fairy. They could be a creature they’ve thought of themselves, or even something more like a superhero.