Today is National Tooth Fairy Day!
Do you remember back in the day when we couldn't wait for the tooth fairy to reward us for loosing a tooth? Well, times are changin'!
The Tooth Fairy is cutting back and tightening its belt According to a new survey.
When you add up all of the kids waiting to rewarded last year, the Tooth Fairy handed out $271.6-million for lost teeth last year.
Kids received an average of $4.13 per tooth in 2017, a decrease from $4.66 in 2016.
Overall, 84% of homes with children get a visit from the Tooth Fairy, with 95% of kids getting money for their teeth
Not every kid gets their treat right away though, with 55% of parents admitting the Tooth Fairy sometimes forgets to visit. It's bound to happen when you're stashing $271.6-million for lost teeth in one year.
And not every Tooth Fairy leaves behind money. Believe it or not, 47% of kids get a small toy or game, while 35% get a letter from the Tooth Fairy, and 31% get a toothbrush, but these could be in addition to money as well.
Of course a child’s gift does vary depending on location. It seems the Tooth Fairy is most generous in the West, paying an average of $4.85 for a tooth and $6.76 for the first tooth, followed by the Northeast, with an average of $4.35 per tooth, $6.45 for the first tooth.
Source: Yahoo Finance