The origin of the tooth fairy myth is not clear but some believe it is an adaptation of “La Bonne petite Souris” a French fairy tale in which a mouse helps a good queen by hiding under the pillow of an evil King, sneaking out at night and knocking his teeth out.
In fact, the Spanish have the tradition of a the tooth mouse, in Italy tooth fairy and small mouse are interchangeable and in Scotland there are stories of a white fairy rat which buys teeth with coins.
The modern story is that children who loose teeth should place them under their pillow and there is a chance the tooth fairy will visit in the night. The tooth fairy collects the teeth and leaves behind a coin instead.
It is likely that the story is told and re-told as it is a handy way to reassure children who have lost a tooth.
Tooth fairy tooth pouch
The toot fairy tooth pouch is a simple concept; a pretty bag in which to place the tooth. This makes the tooth / coin switch for the parent much more convenient as it makes it easier to find the tooth in the child’s bed.
Ectopia currently sell tooth fairy tooth pouches*.
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