Monday, November 25, 2013

Preparing For The Toothfairy


A couple of weeks ago our daughter Izzy discovered that she had a loose tooth! Instead of pining over another milestone that came too quickly (though, I did cry for a few minutes on Mr. Darling's shoulder...) I decided to put a new spin on this latest milestone by using it as an opportunity to make a mundane or even dreaded task - toothbrushing - a habit associated with pride and joy!

I set to work preparing for the Tooth Fairy. The first step was finding the perfect Toothfairy Pillow. There were dozens of precious pillows to chose from but the one that I knew belonged to our family was Oeuf's molar shaped Tooth Fairy Pillow!  This chic and modern pillow is hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and made from baby alpaca wool. With it's sweet little face and cuddly soft knit, my little darlings will surly fall in love with our family's newest children's keepsake.  I found ours at Barney's but you can purchase yours from Oeuf.com, a Darling family favorite site!

Though Izzy's new toothfairy pillow has the traditional pocket for a monetary surprise, we have decided to create tiny little notes from the Toothfairy herself. Her first note will be a few tips on keeping her big girl teeth healthy and clean. For every tooth lost, Iz will receive one special gift that relates to dental hygiene -- her first Sonicare electric toothbrush (the gift after her first tooth is lost), all natural children's mouthwash from Tom's of Maine and tiny posies of Dentek Fun Flossers!

I see moments and milestones like this as great opportunities to think of ways to establish family traditions and memories your children can pass down to their children. Our upcoming tradition may not fit well with your family style and my advice is to stay true to your family and what makes your children happiest! There is nothing better than the look of joy and wonder on your child's face. Only you, as their parent, know how to fire up that kind of light!

With love,
Mrs. Darling

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