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    Default Do you save your children's teeth when they fall out?

    I was going through my drawers today, and I discovered my oldest son's teeth that have fallen out. Hmmm I am not sure what to do with them. He believes they are gone because the tooth fairy has come.

    What do you ladies do with your kids teeth? Is there a good reason for keeping them? Is there a good way to store them well?

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    I throw them out. I didn't feel the need to keep them.

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    i have kept the only 2 that they lost so far

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    Yes, I have a drawer in my jewelry box with a bunch of kids teeth - only I don't know which kid the teeth may belong too. So basically a bunch of jumbled together teeth from 3 different kids.

    I have no idea why I am saving them, or what I will ever do with them - it just seemed weird to just throw them out.
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    We haven't lost any yet but DS1 has two very loose teeth so it will happen soon. I think I will likely just save the first one to fall out and toss the rest. We have a little box to put it in

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    I threw them out. Wrapped carefully in something so if animals got into the garbage bag or omsething my kids wouldn't see the tooth lying on the ground lol and think
    the fairy got eaten by a cat or something.

    I don't keep them because I remember finding my own and being upset.
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    I throw them out. My mom threw ours out too.

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    My daughter saved her first one (she knows the tooth fairy isn't real). I will throw out the rest.

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    Also I can't really think ofa reason to keep them. Like the only reason I could think of is if we needed to identify their remains by their dna or something? And if that were the case, well...i'd probably be too upset to remember where I stashed their teeth.
    You can use hair in the brush or spit off theri toothbrush for that if that horrible scenario happens.

    I kept things that provoked fond memories, like sleepers I remember cuddling them in a lot, or a favourite baby rattle....but a tooth? I also didn't keep their umbilical stumps I'm sentimental but not THAT much so
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    Am I weird that I have saved them all from all 3 children. Minus one that my eldest son ended up swallowing while in school (ewww lol). I have them all in special little glass jars per child . My kids are 15, 18 and 20. I even have their wisdom teeth lol

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    Not weird. Just really, really, REALLY sentimental

    And after reading your post I realised I probably am weird, because while I threw out the kids' teeth, I totally DO have some of my own teeth that have been pulled over the years. I find their rotten grossness fascinating and I haul them out occasionally to scare my kids into brushing better.
    (I was born without enamel so my teeth are horrid.)
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    I toss them all.
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    Thanks everyone!! I am still going to think about it, but it's good to see that there is no one rule about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogomom View Post
    Yes, I have a drawer in my jewelry box with a bunch of kids teeth - only I don't know which kid the teeth may belong too. So basically a bunch of jumbled together teeth from 3 different kids.

    I have no idea why I am saving them, or what I will ever do with them - it just seemed weird to just throw them out.
    This is me too. My youngest lost a tooth last week and I questioned myself 'am I crazy, why on earth do I keep them, I don't even know who's is who's'. Glad I'm not alone.

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    I do. I know it may seem disgusting or crazy to some people, but my mom saved all of my teeth. I found it cool to be able to look at them when I was older and see how small these teeth were. And I know some parents that put them into a scrapbook as well.

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