WATCH | 'We had to spend thousands': The funny reason Chrissy Teigen isn't a tooth fairy parent

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Commemorating the loss of a child's first tooth is a special milestone for many parents. 

Some gravitate toward the more common tooth fairy tradition while others prefer to make up their own, like one US mom who chose to make a unique baby teeth necklace

For celeb mom Chrissy Teigen, it wasn't as much tradition or creativity that determined the fate of her daughter Luna's first tooth but rather an accident. 

Explaining the incident during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Teigen admitted that Luna's first tooth had gone straight down their bathroom sink thanks to her clumsiness.  

"So, she loses her first tooth, and then I promptly dropped it down the sink... We had to spend thousands of dollars to bring someone with a roto-rooter camera that goes down the drain," the mom of two said. 

Eventually, the plumber found the tooth, but Teigen says she still wasn't able to hold on to it for long, given her anti-hoarding mentality. 

"Found the tooth. Pit it in a zip lock bag. I was so happy. And then I threw the ziplock bag away. Like immediately. That's my thing. I throw away everything". 

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'It'll look nuts' 

Other celeb parents tend to be more traditional, with many, like P!nk, Kourtney Kardashian, and Ludacris, taking to their Instagram stories to share their family's visit from the tooth fairy. 

So You Think You Can Dance presenter Cat Deeley has other ideas in mind. 

In addition to leaving her child some cash a la the tooth fairy tradition, the mom recently shared her "slightly macabre" plans for her six-year-old son Milo's baby teeth on The Sheerluxe Show podcast.

According to the mom, she's going to have the teeth dipped in gold and attached to a bracelet.

"They will dangle, and it'll look nuts". 

Will Cat inspire a new trend for parents? We're not quite sure the idea will take off but it's certainly a unique memento. 

Have you done anything similar with your child's baby teeth? 


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