Baby Teeth Traditions of Sweden, Norway and More

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When you had a tooth fall out, you likely put it underneath your pillow, and rose in the morning to find some money in its stead. At least that’s probably what occurred if you lived in the United States. Have you heard that other regions have unique traditions about what to do with baby teeth once they’ve fallen out?

While we usually set the tooth under our pillows, children in Sweden and Norway place their teeth in a glass of water. (We hope no one accidentally drinks this! Eww!) Due to the quiet nature of pulling the tooth out from under the pillow while the child is asleep, a small mouse does the Tooth Fairy’s job in Italy, France and Belgium. In Scotland, these traditions come together: a white fairy rat uses coins to purchase the fallen pearly whites from the children. In Greece, Mexico and Turkey, children toss their baby teeth onto the roof of their homes after wishing for something.

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