Over the past year, a little mouse has come by several times to take away my son's fallen dents de lait or baby teeth and each time has kindly left a little gift underneath his pillow. As the French version of the Tooth Fairy, he's officially called La Petite Souris or The Little Mouse. He's been very busy in our home, so far he's made six visits!
In the Philippines, the tradition is to throw a fallen tooth over the roof so a little mouse can retrieve it, and that way it's believed the child's permanent tooth will grow in like a mouse's tooth - strong and sharp. There are varying traditions like this all over the world, all interesting and charming in their own way... I'd love to know what yours is.