How to Be the Tooth Fairy

After a review of visitation practices, the tooth fairy has issued the following guidelines to help parents facilitate a more magical experience. While compliance is not mandated, it is strongly encouraged.

1. Be prepared.
Unable to predict with accuracy a child's first tooth loss, it is recommended that parents purchase Paper + Twine's tooth fairy kit ($22). The simple muslin drawstring bag contains a condensed history of the legend along with a case file to record losses, tooth fairy business cards, and a starter-size package of fairy dust (a.k.a. glitter). When the first one falls, you will be ready.

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2. Ensure safe passage.
Baby teeth are small. The tooth fairy's vision isn't getting any better. Help secure midnight retrievals by placing incisors in a whimsical mail envelope ($9). They come five to a pack and can be reused to leave cash.

3. Respect light sleepers.
Though pillows are still officially sanctioned by the fairy, best practices have been revised to include a ceramic dish ($48) for children who are likely to awaken at repositioning.

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4. Leave your stamp.
To combat cases of "I don't believe in the tooth fairy," employ tactics of deception. Terbear Collectibles's postmark and signature rubber stamps ($13 each) look so real they turn scowls into toothless grins.

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