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Holiday Gift Guide For Little Girls

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We have recently shared a great holiday gift guide for her, and now we have a holiday gift guide for little girls. I always look forward to sharing this gift guide because who doesn't get excited buying toys for little ones. It always makes me feel nostalgic seeing all the toys I had as a little girl. Now I get to play them with my girl. 


We searched every corner possible to try and find the best deals around. So whether she loves playing with dolls, being creative with role play or loves to unbox little surprises, there is an option here for your little girl that can be both fun and educational.

There are so many cute things out there that it was hard to choose, but we think these ideas will be a big hit. Here’s what we recommend considering adding to your holiday shopping list. It's time to make your little one feel like the princess she is with one of our adorable prezzies! 

Wooden Toys 

Aldi have an amazing wooden toy range this year so we snapped a couple of them in the toy sale. We wanted to get a her a couple of bits that will tie in nicely with her little pink kitchen. So we picked up this Wooden Pink Biscuit Set as we know that it's going to make the perfect addition to her little kitchen. It comes with 12 biscuits all in one compact pink spotted box. Keeping with the kitchen, we also got this Wooden Cookie Set that comes with an apron, oven glove, baking tray and six cookie cutters - I know that she will have some much fun pretending me be star baker whipping up these yummy cookies for us.

box of wooden pretend biscuits

The next little Aldi pick we got was this adorable Wooden Till Set. My daughter has been asking for till for some time but I have always hated the plastic looking ones, we had a little mishap when she was teething when she decided to bite through the conveyor belt. However, when I saw this super cute pink wooden till that comes with all the bits and bobs she would love getting creative and play shops. I love the fact that this comes with a set of coins, notes, and a card machine - she is going to have the best time playing. 

wooden till

We Love Frugi

For sustainable Christmas gifts for little ones, Frugi have it covered with their extensive festive fun range or socks, tights, jumpers, lunch bags, water bottles and so much more. We love Frugi and all their funky designs and everything always seems fun and colourful, just what kids love! You can get things from £5 up to £35 so you will definitely find something to suit all budgets. 

Most of the gifts we tend to choose for our girl are always fun and educational but we like to get those practical things too. What could be more practical more than a Pack A Snack Lunch Bag? With a cute little hedgehog design with a contrasting foxglove pink trim I knew it would be the perfect pick for my wildlife loving little girl. 




It has a foil lining to help keep food fresh for a long as possible and the main part of the lunch bag is large enough to fit in a matching Splish Splash Steel Bottles in too. The outer fabric is made from post consumer recycled polyester which is recycled plastic bottles so we are making better choices. 

Barbie 

My daughter has gone really crazy for Barbie and so there needed to be a few picks on our holiday gift guide for little girls. The first thing that was on top of her list was a Barbie Convertible Dream Car with remote control. It wasn't an easy car to get hold off during lock down but I we managed to get one and I cannot wait to see her face on Christmas morning. This 2.4ghz radio control car has full movement, going forward, reverse, left and right, front and rear lights and can cruise at speeds of 8km/h. 

To compliment the car we got this Barbie Princess Adventure Doll that comes with a little pet dog, mobile phone, handbag, sunglasses and shoes. My daughter is going to love this fashionable Barbie that comes with an amazing pink skirt, metallic purple jacket and bright pink crown. 

Hatchimals 

My daughter loves collecting little toys and one of her favourite things to collect are the Hatchimals. We have quite the collection in our household and she is always happy to welcome new additions. That's why I'm so excited to get our hands on one of these in the Amazon Black Friday Deals. 


Crystal Flyers are the first-ever Hatchimals Pixies that can really fly, remove her from her crystal egg and she is ready to air dance. They really remind me of something that I had as a girl. We also got a couple of stocking fillers from the Hatchimal Pixie Range that I know she will love. The first one we have is the Hatchimal Pixie Single Pack which is an ombre egg that has one or two Hatchimals pixies inside. The Hatchimals Mini Pixies are really sweet too so we got a couple of these they include 2 Mini Pixies, as well as 3 surprise accessories. 

Sass + Belle 

We love the Freya Swan range it's a little girls dream, well as least mine anyway. It pretty, it's pink and is full of of character. As well as getting her some bits for her bedroom we also got her this beautiful pink polka dot coin purse starring two graceful swans floating on a wreath of pretty flowers. We then picked up this lovely Freya Swan Enamel Key ring that I know she will pop on her school book bag. Sass and Belle have a huge sale on right now so don't forget to have a peek. 

Harry Potter 

Well as you know my girl is obsessed with Harry Potter, but then who isn't! We have complied a holiday gift guide that is just fot Harry Potter fans, so don't forget to check that one out too. My girl always asks for some kind of Harry Potter LEGO sets so we picked up this LEGO Harry Potter Harry's Hut in the Tesco toy sale as it's from her favourite film. The magical adventures never end with this cool LEGO set as it includes six mini figures, a Buckbeak figure with movable wings and a host of accessories and features including a switch-operated light brick for the fireplace.



Is it even Christmas if you don't get a set of new pjs? I know that's what I look forward to most, that and new slippers. For my girl we picked up some PINK Harry Potter pjs and they are soooo cute. Matalan have an amazing Harry Potter range in at the moment that is all lights and pinks, we also got these white fluffy Hedwig Booties that she will love. 

Disney 

My daughter loves Marie from Aristocats, she's pretty sassy like her too. But trying to get my hands on any Marie bits is a very rare thing. Thankfully we came across the sale on the Disney Store and picked up quite a few gift ideas for our girl. We got some Frozen II figurines, Tinkerbell T-shirt and a few accessories.



My girl loves accessories at the moment and it really is so sweet seeing her get ready in the morning. So we got her a whole bunch of Marie accessories including rings, a necklace and a cute hair bow that features a mesh overlay with silver foil hearts. Out daughter is slowly learning to tell the time so I am hoping that this pink glittery Marie watch will help encourage her a little more. It will make a purr-fect wrist statement. 

Perfume 

It feels so strange to be including this in my holiday gift guide for little girls, yet here we are. At every chance she gets my girl always want to have what I have, that include my Jimmy Chop perfume. So we decided that instead of her using up all my extensive perfume we would pick up a couple of bargain buys that all come in their own pretty pink packaging. 

Games

Board games are such a great way to bring out your competitive side while having fun with family and friends, it's also a good way to break the ice and encourage guest to mingle with one another. I think that these Coaster Games make a wonderful stocking filler for little ones. These cardboard coasters contain six games with the game on one side and the rules on the other. Choose from a whole ranges of games including Letter Market, Sleuth Box, Alien Farm, Free the Frog and so many more. It is a great gift to get for children age eight and up to steer them away from their gadgets and consoles. 


Garden Play 

Now I will be the first to admit I hate gardening! However my daughter is the completely opposite and will play outside for hours if I let her. But she always needs new things to help keep keep her occupied and this Dantoy Bioplastic Sand Play Set will do just that. 




If you’re looking to make play time more eco-friendly, but love the wipe-clean ease of plastic, then Danish brand Dantoy’s I’m Green range will definitely appeal. Made from 100% sustainable BioPlastic derived from sugar cane, they are also all 100% recyclable and completely child-friendly, with no nasties, and safe for microwaves and dishwashers.The BIO line has been designed in these refreshing neutral colours that are really appealing. All the gift boxes for the smaller sets are made of recycled cardboard. They have the same size, making them ideal for stacking and easy to wrap if given as a present. A winner all round. 


So there we have our holiday gift guide for little girls. So whether she loves playing with dolls, games, being creative with role play or getting out in the garden there is an option here for your little girl that can be both fun and educational. After such an awful year we all deserve an amazing Christmas, our little ones especially. If this year has taught us anything it's to appreciate one another, enjoy all the little moments spending time together as a family. Being grateful for such a unique time in our lives that no other generation has seen, enjoying the simpler life. So I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New year.

I really do hope that my gift guide inspires you, even a little. Some of the items featured in my gift guide for women have been sent to me for review, but as always my words are my own. *Images are subject to copyright, please seek permission before using*

Gift Guide: For Her

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Yay! It's gift guide season! How are we already weeks away from Christmas?! Are you having some trouble with what to ask for or what to get her for Christmas? Well look no further I have you covered! For the girl that loves beauty, the girl who loves drinking tea or the girl that loves to note down cute little anecdotes. Whoever she may be, you will definitely find something. 


For The Skincare Lovers

'Tis the season to gift and glow. Lucky for you we have something extra-special for skin care that are the golden tickets to both gifting and glowing. L'Oreal Paris Pamper Party Kit Pure Clay Face Mask Spa Gift Set For Her is perfect. The set includes L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Soothing Mask, Purity Mask and the Detox Mask that will give her a chance to indulge in a little pampering from time to time and leave her skin looking fresh and leaving her with blemish free soft skin. 

Next we have the Nivea Q10 Power Anti-Ageing 3-Step Face Day Night & Eye Cream Regime Set. I love getting little sets like this for Christmas as it gives me a change up my skincare routine from time to time. Plus most of us girls love to find a little Nivniv under their tree.


We have been huge fans of SEAMS beauty for some time! Honestly, their hand creams are amazing! This time of year I normally suffer with dry and sensitive hands. But that with the extra hand washing and sanitising my hands are suffering. So I always make sure that I have a stash of SEAMS inside my handbag. My mother in law works in the NHS so her hands are always so sore. So I thought that this SEAMS Hand Love Gift Set will be a good choice to give her this Christmas. Inside the little drawstring bag you get a SEAMS Hand Cream, Artisan Santiser and a cute little hand file - all handbag friendly!


Not forgetting her feet too. Sonestia have this amazing Footcare Set with Peppermint Foot Butter and Pumice Stone. The perfect eco-friendly gift to help keep her feet soft and moisturised. It also comes in a little tin that you could reuse all tied with a hessain green bow. There is a Foot Shaped Pumice Stone, Vegan Peppermint Foot Butter to keep her feet moisturised and soft


Something Sweet & Nostalgic 

The one where you're the best gift giver. Do you have to get a gift for someone who is ever so slightly obsessed with Friends? Yep me too. I have seen all kinds of Friends gifts about such a mugs, tea towels, shirts, game and even LEGO. But never anything from the beauty world. My sister will love this Friends Lip Balm Duo for a little stocking filler, the retro Central Perk inspired Coffee Cups are really cute. I know that she love something like this. 

You're never too old for Disney, right? So how about something like this Disney POP Princess Night In Set for a loved one? I think this is going to be a great little gift to gift to my niece, cousin or even my pamper night obsessed daughter. In each pack you get a whole range of things you will need to have the best princess pamper night including a bath fizzer, a lotion, a body wash and a face mask. Mad Beauty have a whole wide range of gift ideas for those who love Friends, Barbie, Hello Kitty and Disney. It is worth a peek or two. 


For The Organised One...

A diary is a simple but effective productivity tool that helps organise tasks, events, and notes. You can be as creative as you can. This gorgeous bright blue A5 positive bullet diary is perfect for making daily notes on everything that makes you smile. 


If you take note each day of all the happy things in your life, your diary will soon build up into a collection of wonderful memories, giving you a unique perspective when the year is over. With monthly and weekly page spreads, blank pages, monthly affirmations and lots of hints on getting the most out of your diary.

For Those Who Love a Little Luxury 

Luxury goes a long way and there is nothing wrong with spending a little extra money on something beautiful. Be sure to pick something that you know she will wear. Just like these black net effect shorts that features a subtle floral designs in a soft black for an elegant style. Perfection. These shorts can be paired with a stunning matching low plunge line bralette with triangle cups and front lace detailing. The epitome of luxury. 


For the lady in your life a little luxury will always the way to go. Sometimes the simplest styles can be the most striking. Browse Nordgreen Watches and their extensive collection of watches you will be able to get something to suit your style. You can choose from the Native, Philosopher, or Infinity analogue timepieces and mix and match with a wide range of different metals, colours and types. If you're looking for a minimalist yet sophisticated style will most definitely make a statement. Just like a classic choice of a gold case and a gold mesh strap, but for those days where you want something more practical then there are so many different coloured leather straps available.


Something For Every Month

I'm a girl who is pretty much fuelled by giant cups of tea, so a tea subscription sounds a perfect gift for me. So if you're an avid tea drinker (treat yourself) or you know a gal that is a partial to a cuppa then this is the perfect gift for her. Teapro, is a loose leaf tea subscription company with a mission to turn every tea drinker into a teapro. Every month our subscribers receive a box that focuses on a particular tea type so they get to understand what makes each tea unique. They also include a gorgeous FREE tea infuser glass in the first box to making loose leaf tea as hassle-free as possible. As a self certified tea addict, I'm all for this. We got to try the Black and Yellow Box; a organic loose tea leaf that includes black and incredibly rare yellow teas. I love them all so far and I like the tea infuser that was included in our box. 



I really do hope that my gift guide inspires you, even a little. Some of the items featured in my gift guide for women have been sent to me for review, but as always my words are my own. *Images are subject to copyright, please seek permission before using*

Race with Ryan: Road Trip Deluxe Edition

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So if you have a young child and an internet connection, chances are you are aware of Ryan's World or at least heard of him. For most of us that have seen more Ryan videos that we can count, you know all too well how crazy little ones are for Ryan, his channel, and the toys. 


For those not in the know, Ryan is one of the leading child influencers on the planet. Ryan’s World YouTube channel features nine year old Ryan, and his family that boasts 27.2 million subscribers. It all started when Ryan became obsessed with unboxing videos and asked his parents if he could start his own channel. As the channel began to grow in views and subscribers, so did everything else. Ryan's World has become one of the biggest YouTubers on the platform. Not to bad, considering it all started from one little unboxing video. 


Now, Ryan's World is a lucrative empire that has expanded into TV shows, clothing, toys and most recently launched into games. Even though Race with Ryan has been out for some time that experience continues to grow with the arrival of Race with Ryan: Road Trip Deluxe Edition.

What is Race with Ryan

Race with Ryan is a kart racing game aimed at a similar audience to his YouTube channel, featuring many of the same supporting cast with footage of Ryan and his parents. This game has been available for some time on Nintendo Switch, PS4, XBOX and the PC, however a deluxe edition is now available. 

This game reminds us of Mario Kart so we knew that we were going to have lots of fun and really get competitive. But this is just as much fun as we went around collecting Ryan's famous Mystery Eggs filled with Burger Shields, Sticky Slime, Trick Surprise Eggs and many more. Ryan’s World really comes to life and it’s every bit as colourful, fun and fast as you imagined. 


The racing takes place on six different tracks with four brand new tracks with the deluxe edition. You can choose from Fantasy Park, Treasure Island, Wild West, Ryan's Playroom, Toy Shop, Spooky Land and with the deluxe edition you get Icy Land, Redwoods, Big Apple and Route 66. All tracks are well designed with lots of imaginative detail and available in both forward and reverse versions. 


There are a variety of difference characters to race, including Policeman Ryan, Pirate Combo Panda and Gus the Gummy Gator plus many more can be unlocked as you race your way to the top. With the deluxe edition there are 12 new USA-themed drivers including Alaska Ryan, Montana Panda, and New York Lexa. Each character has two or three different vehicles to pick from such as trains, helicopters, rockets, cars, trucks, boats and so much more. 

The Modes of Play

There are three different racing modes in the game. Fast Race was simple and straight forward with racing controls, auto-acceleration, auto-steering and tutorial mean everyone can play, even me! It was really easy to select the track, character and level difficulty. The Random Race mode was basically the same sort of racing but you location, track, character and vehicles are automatically selected for you. 


We spent most of our time playing together in the Career Mode as this was great for the split screen races and you could have 2-4 players racing together. There are six cups to aim for, and each has three difficulties. The first three cups are Pizza Cup, Toy Master and Formula Fruit have three races in each. The Hook Prize and Hot Dog has four races each and the Royal Race final championship has all six tracks back-to-back.


The multi player mode lets you play with up to four players but setting this up on the XBOX was a little tricky to figure out. But after trying a couple of things we soon realised that we needed to sign out, add a guest and sign back into our account to select another player to join in the game. 


Race with Ryan Partttttyyyyy

Not only did we get to download the game we were kindly send over some goodies to host our own Race with Ryan Parttttyyyy. There is always time for a little party, right? So we made a few nibbles, set up some games, and got ready for an afternoon racing against on another with our Race with Ryan challenge. 


We were send a Ryan's World Combo Panda Mystery Playset too, which was sooo big. It was a lot of fun to unbox and set up as you got to use different codes to get to different parts of the toy. I can't say it is something that my daughter has ever played with, so it made a change to the usual role play toys she loves. It was exciting, easy to follow and my daughter liked all the surprise toys. This Panda Head Playset is available at Smyth's Toys for £34.99. See our review here. 


After a little unboxing fun we then did some colouring and puzzles. Before starting our own Race with Ryan challenge. We were sent a few toys cars and a very long race track mat that went across our living room floor, we then took it in turns to roll our die move along the track. But to up the stakes we took our challenge a little further and zoomed our cars along the mat to see how far they could get, unsurprisingly most of our cars ended up off road. 



Our Thoughts

We really loved playing Race with Ryan: Road Trip Deluxe Edition. The game is bold and bright with very striking colours for all the elements of the scenes and for the characters. Ryan's World really comes to life, and it's just as colourful, fun and fast as you imagined. Every location and track was perfectly thought out with a real attention to detailing in the scene. The characters and vehicles were fun and exciting to choose and the fact that there was so much choice with their own personality and ability was great. We did have a little troubling setting up the multi player mode. But after trying a couple of things we soon figured out that we needed to sign out, add a guest and sign back into our account to select another player to join in the game. So if you love racing games, you will love this game. 

** We have been kindly gifted Race with Ryan: Road Trip Deluxe Edition and Toys but as always my words and opinions are my own. Images are subject to copyright, please seek permission before using.**

Twisty Girlz: Transform From a Stylish Girl into a Sparkly Bracelet with a Simple Twist

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It was a little while ago that we discovered the Twisty Petz which are bejewelled petz that can be turned into a sparkly bracelet with a simple pull on the head and tail. As soon as the two ends are pulled together you will have the cutest fashion accessory. But now there is a brand new way to twist with these adorable Twisty Girlz



What are Twisty Girlz?

These Twisty Girlz work in the same way as the Petz Collection, however these are fashionable dolls that transform from a cute girl into a very sparkly bracelet with a simple twist. Not only do these Twisty Girlz comes with stylish clothes and the coolest hair style, they come with their very own Mystery Twisty Pet. My daughter is a really big fan of collectibles with Hatchimals, Shopkins, Fingerlings, Num Noms and Funko Pop! So I know that these Twisty Girls will be no different.


There are 8 dolls to collect; Krystal Kool, Kitty Katt, Glitzy Bitzy, Lea-Purr, Lil Gems, Beadbox Betty, Calli Coco, and Princessa Tessa. Each Twisty doll has a different style, outfit and hairstyle. Inside each pack you will see a collectable doll that transforms into a bracelet, a cardboard carrier with a pet that transforms into a ring, a lead as well as an instruction manual and a collectors guide. 


These Twisty Girlz are aimed for children aged four years and over. They will certainly appeal to children that love collectables and as each pack retails at £9.99 they are great value for hours of fun. We were kindly send over Glitzy Bitzy and Kitty Katt that both came with their very own secret pet. Twisty Girlz transform from a stylish doll into bracelet and back again. Simply pull the skirt from the top and twist around to connect into the head, and you can wear her as a bracelet. 

Mystery Box Inside

Every Twisty Girlz doll comes with a super cute mystery pet. As you can imagine this was my daughter's favourite part in the pack, she loves surprises and blind bags. It could be a unicorn, a cat, elephant or even a puppy. That was half the fun. Then all you needed to do was use the lead to connect the doll and pet together or twist the pet into the cutest little ring. 


Glitzy Bitzy

As you can imagine my daughter couldn't wait to get these dolls out to get twisting, she started with Glitzy Bitzy. It's not hard to see why she picked this one first as she has the most glitzy outfit with her purple glittery skirt and a metallic silver top. And her hair, wow! Bright pink and lilac all tied back with the cutest unicorn headband. The hair felt just like cotton thread, so you could brush through with your fingers or a wide comb.  



With a few simple twists, the Glitzy Bitzy doll becomes a trendy bracelet. Now I will be the first to admit as a bracelet they seems a little odd as you pull the skirt apart from the bottom to then twist around to pop it into her head. But my daughter loved it! The doll also had a lead attached which could be hooked onto your secret pet. It wasn't long before she noticed that there was a secret box inside the packaging, she open the boxed and discovered a little unicorn which she immediately began twisting into a ring. Very fashionista! 



Kitty Katt

Next we opened Kitty Katt which was my favourite. With a similar design to Glitzy Bitzy but she had a black and silver glittery skirt and a black top with a small cat and whiskers design. Kitty Katt also had some really fun and vibrant hair colours with bright pink and purple pigtails, pull back by a cat headband to complete her look. My daughter loved this doll and said that Kitty Katt reminds her of Harley Quinn. 



So can you guess what was inside Kitt Katt's surprise box? I bet you did. Of course Kitty Katt came with her very own black kitten with vibrant pink beading. My daughter named the new kitten Ham because apparently all she will eat is ham. 


These dolls are great for a children aged four and over. Especially if they love collectables, animals and pretty, glitzy accessories. We both had fun transforming the dolls into bracelets and than back into little fashionista dolls. At a RRP of £9.99 they are such great value for hours of twisting and playing. They are an ideal gift to pop under the tree for a stocking filler. The range also includes rare and super are dolls that are all sold separately. You can buy the Twisty Girlz from Smyths, Amazon, The Entertainer and Argos

** We have been kindly gifted Twisty Girlz but as always my words and opinions are my own. Images are subject to copyright, please seek permission before using.**

My Baby Has Lost Her First Tooth

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So after weeks of wiggling and wiggling and a few more weeks of trying so hard not to pull at her wobbly tooth, it finally happened. My daughter has lost her first tooth!


My daughter was so excited. She came bouncing out of her classroom as she does afterschool every day, but this day was different. As she approached me with her hand covering her mouth but she was eager to tell me something. 

Apparently, during school that day her tooth felt loose and as she took a bite out of her favourite lunch time malted loaf her tooth came out. She was so excited and went to tell the teacher straight away, who wrapped up the precious first tooth into some tissue paper. After watching most of her cousins and lots of her friends lose their first teeth, it was finally her turn. It was time for her to join all her friends on the gummy smile train. It took a little while for her first tooth to come through so it comes to no surprise that she is one of the last ones to lose their first tooth in her class. 


As she walked towards me and gave me a big cheeky grin with one less tooth. I thought to myself it's happening! My little girl is becoming a big girl with grown up teeth and I don't think I can handle it. I was hoping that we had a little bit longer, because this is really the last part of her being a baby, even if in my heart she will always be my baby.

It only seems like a moment a go that her first tooth came through, after one hell of an all nighter! Those nights were tough for the both of us. I always remember holding her in my arms trying to help calm her down and laying on the floor while she cried and cried. So it comes to no surprise that I was glad when she finally cut all her teeth. It saw and end to those tiring and miserable nights on the floor. But now the first tooth to come through is the first one to come loose. I was in no way ready for when she would begin to loose the same teeth we fought so hard to come in. But with that first wobbly tooth came the end of an era and the beginning of a new one for all of us.

These baby teeth are the last shred of her being a baby and in just a few months that will all be over and she will start breaking in those big adult teeth. It such a milestone in the process of growing up. But I'm hoping losing them doesn't cause her any pain, not like those all nighters laying on the floor with her as she cried. As sad as it may be to see the end of an era, we still have time for the magic of make believe. This has to be the best part of being a parent, right? Whether you're a parent who loves to get involved with magic or not, you shouldn't be afraid to give it a go. 


Children are creative and love to take the lead in fantasy games. However, they are not the only ones to benefit from engaging in a little make believe from time to time. I will happily admit that getting outside to engage in a imaginative make believe games with my daughter keeps her mind creative, enhances thinking skills and helps us bond with one another. Not only that, it actually eases away stresses of adult life, whilst restoring a sense of magic and wonder, for a moment, at least. 

So yes, the tooth fairy will be coming to see my daughter as those baby teeth come away. But, let's be honest fairies are quite a big deal in our house! We even made up a little fairy song for when my daughter falls over or feels sad - all it takes it a little fairy dust. So, what is the going rate for a tooth? Well this may be a whole topic. It varies. But seeing as my daughter will loose at least 20 teeth over the next few months the tooth fairy kindly left five gold coins for her very clean first tooth and will then only leave one gold coin, thereafter. The tooth fairy is such a lovely magical moment and seeing her face the next morning will always be a cherished memory.

So do you believe in the tooth fairy?

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