Victoria Beckham wants to know what to do with all the baby teeth she has saved

This may come as a shock to many of you, but Victoria Beckham and I don’t have a lot in common. There is one thing we share, though – the conundrum of what to do with baby teeth! Over the weekend, Victoria wrote on her Instagram story that the youngest of her four children, Harper, who is nine years old, lost a tooth. Victoria collected it and left a note as the Tooth Fairy, which she posted for all to read. But she asked her followers what she should do with all the baby teeth she’s collected throughout her years of parenting. Because after Harper, Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 18 and Cruz, 16, Victoria claims she has a “bucket” full of them. Brooklyn’s fiancée, Nicola Peltz, suggested Victoria dip them in gold and make a necklace, something Nicola and Brooklyn did with their wisdom teeth.

Victoria Beckham might be adding a jewelry line of gold-dipped children’s teeth to her next apparel collection.

On Saturday, the fashion designer, 47, revealed she has “an entire bucket” of her children’s teeth as she played Tooth Fairy for daughter Harper Seven, 9. “Okay, so Harper Seven’s tooth fell out last night, she left her tooth by her bed,” Beckham said, narrating a video on her Instagram Story.

The mom of four revealed some sweet handwritten notes left by the Tooth Fairy, including some on heart-shaped paper. “And look, the Tooth Fairy came, left her a little note,” Victoria explained.

“Left her a few little notes, to tell Harper she’s funny, sensitive, smart, generous, kind, a great daughter, she’s loving, a great sister.

“And I’ve got another tooth to add to my collection,” she continued. “So I have a question for the ‘Gram. What do all the mummies and daddies do with all the collected teeth? I’ve got an entire bucket full of all my kids’ teeth. What do we do with them?”

Beckham took suggestions from her 28.9 million followers, which included making a picture frame out of them, writing a letter saying it had been rejected due to poor brushing and putting them in with the candy bowl at Halloween. “Dip it gold and wear them on a necklace!” wrote her future daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz, 26, in Victoria’s “favorite response.”

Last month, Peltz revealed that she and fiancé Brooklyn wear each other’s gold-dipped wisdom teeth around their necks. “He wears mine and I wear his,” she later explained in a video for Vogue. “All of our wisdom stuck in a tooth.”

[From People]

Like I said, this is the one thing Vicky and I have in common. I’ve had to ask this question twice now. Once when my parents were moving, and the teeth were my brothers’ and mine. I honestly can’t remember what we did with them. I think my dad kept them. He is so sentimental about stuff like that. The next was when we moved, and it came to our kids teeth. Don’t hate me but I think we threw them out. I am almost positive we offered them to the kids first, but I can’t remember if they took them. I do know that we were crap tooth fairies at the time and often forgot. So we’d rush to hide the tooth wherever we could before the kid saw them the next morning, which we promptly forgot. When we moved, we were constantly finding teeth as we packed up our belongings. It was like a horror movie. I don’t feel one way or another about the proper use of baby teeth. I can see dipping it and making a pendant. A whole necklace of teeth would be beyond me, but a little charm might be sentimental. Nicola wear’s Brooklyn’s wisdom tooth necklace in quite a few photos. I thought I wouldn’t like it, but it actually doesn’t look that bad, especially layered with other necklaces like she wears it. I can’t think what else to do with teeth, obviously, or I wouldn’t have chucked all of ours. I know Sharp Objects (Spoiler) offered a clever idea. I’m eager to hear what you guys have done.

It was David Beckham’s 46th birthday on Saturday. If Victoria was smart., she would have given the bucket to him as a memento gift, forcing him to decide what to do with them.

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44 Responses to “Victoria Beckham wants to know what to do with all the baby teeth she has saved”

  1. faithmobile says:

    I know what not to do with baby teeth. Miss-place them during a move so that your small children find them revealing the lie that is the tooth fairy.

    • Miranda says:

      I learned the truth about the tooth fairy after the 2nd or 3rd tooth I lost, but I never let on. When I found where my dad kept them, I actually took back a few and reused them to get more cash. Of course my dad realized what I was up to–I eventually “lost” more teeth than I ever had to begin with, after all–but he still paid up because he appreciated my hustle.

  2. Shannon says:

    Nope! Into the trash they went. I do not want to be like my FIL, who when he died we were stuck sorting through old baby teeth and 65-year old childhood trophies and ribbons. Tossing things is freeing. And coming from a family of hoarders, I’m always on guard.

    I specifically remember an episode of Hoarders (or Hoarding:Buried Alive) where a younger woman couldn’t get rid of her older kids’ baby items. The therapist made her repeat something to the effect of, “their childhoods are gone, and I can’t get them back” while she was holding their old hoarded clothing and toys. It got me right in the feels, and I try to be tough on myself in that regard when it comes to getting rid of their stuff.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      I’m such a borderline hoarder….I may have to try this mantra. And you are right, my siblings and I found all of our baby teeth when my dad passed and didn’t want to deal with those.

      • sal says:

        Mother in law gave them to her adult son (my ex) to show she’d kept them. He said he felt this was “love” for her to Keep the teeth so long. Not sure how he really felt, he was a weird one, that ex.

        Anyway, I was going to do the same thing, “prove motherly devotion”.

        but we CAN have our kids cloned from teeth, correct? So as a borderline hoarder, I’m keeping them cause…maybe cloning will be important some day??

    • Alissa says:

      yeah I genuinely do not understand holding onto or feeling sentimental about old teeth. once they were taken out from under the pillow, they were thrown out. there’s nothing you can do with old teeth that isn’t gross.

    • Seraphina says:

      I watch Hoarders ALL THE TIME. And then I get up to clean and purge. I went through my kids clothes. I kept one bin to fill. I could not see my daughters or DILs wanting to use old clothes on babies. We are not royalty (I am thinking the christening gown). And we found baby teeth in a box that my husband would hide them in once they were collected from under pillow. I found it gross and we had no idea which tooth was whose. So they all got thrown out.

  3. FHMom says:

    David is the only one that knows how to smile in that family. Did Mom teach the kids to not show their teeth? Odd.

    Anyway, I have never kept my kids’ teeth. A few have fallen out in school, and they send them home with this little plastic treasure chest which the kids all love. My daughter recently got her wisdom teeth out. I was horrified to see she took them home with her. I hope she throws them out soon.

    • Mom2mom says:

      Does she have bad teeth and is self-conscious of her smile? I smiled with my mouth closed before I got braces as an adult. Now I love to smile with my teeth showing.

  4. Mel says:

    Hahaha I’m 43 and about three years ago I go to visit my dad, Keeper of the Teeth. He gave them all to me because he didn’t know what to do with them. It was weird and I ended up throwing them away.

  5. VanessaBear says:

    For some reason my son always seems to lose them at school, so when I would pick him up he’d hand one to me and I’d toss it in the cup holder of the car. So I have quite a few there; luckily I never have passengers or they’d probably be grossed out.

  6. Merricat says:

    Plant them in the backyard.

  7. Nashville Girl says:

    Do not offer them to your daughter-in-law as she’s about to give birth to your grandchild. She might be grossed out – or maybe that was just me.

  8. Lauren says:

    My mother kept the first baby tooth that I lost and made a necklace for it. I’ll never not find that creepy. I might change my mind when I have kids of my own, but for the moment I find it creepy.

  9. Jocelyn Cox says:

    I remember seeing a picture of a doll that a woman that made, using her kids teeth in the dolls mouth. The only word for it is…Dayum!

    Yep, plant them in the garden under a pretty plant. You dont have the guilt of throwing them away.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    Ewwwww I never thought about what parents do with them after! The idea of a bowl of them sitting there is freaking me out!

  11. Chaine says:

    Hecate and I are in same wavelength, Sharp Objects was the first thing I thought of when I read the post title! I still have some of my baby teeth. I’m not sure why little-kid-me kept them but now it feels weird to throw away my own body parts.

  12. MrsRobinson says:

    I had them in some pretty boxes on my chest of drawers. We were burglarized and they took those boxes (and not much else actually). Would have loved to have seen their face when they opened the boxes!

  13. salmonpuff says:

    I have a bowl of teeth on our mantel. Not all of them, though, because one time the bowl got knocked over, and the dogs ate the teeth that fell on the floor.

    • kgeo says:

      This kind of made me sick. I could totally see our little poop eater doing something like this.

      • salmonpuff says:

        Dogs are gross. We love them so dearly, but the sad truth is: they’ve got some disgusting habits. (Said upon returning from a walk with my teeth-eaters, one of whom tried to roll in a dead squirrel.)

  14. Miss Margo says:

    I throw my kids baby teeth out. Teeth are gross.

  15. Becca says:

    I took mine that my mom saved and used them as a science fair project about the effects different beverages have on tooth enamel. It won!

  16. Lawcatb says:

    When my mom died my dad gave me a little container my mom kept that had all my baby teeth in it. I remember thinking it was kind of sweet, but it also skeeved me out and I knew I would never do the same if I had kids . . . Then I had kids and when my daughter lost her first tooth I could not imagine just chucking it into the trash. She’s now down three teeth and I have them all saved in a little container, buried in my underwear drawer. Add saving teeth to the things that no longer grossed me out once I had my own babies, along with being thrown up on (directly into my mouth once — that one was still disgusting), and picking boogers.

  17. Claire says:

    I kept my kids’ teeth just because I felt guilty tossing them. I had a little ceramic bowl of teeth and yes, that’s really creepy! Some of the teeth ended up cracking and then there were just teeth pieces so I did throw them all out at that point. Glad I’m not the only one!

  18. whatWHAT? says:

    Send them to Justin Theroux. doesn’t he collect teeth and other weird things?

  19. LadyElaine says:

    I’ve read Celebitchy for years and years and have never commented. This post might have the funniest collection of comments I’ve seen on this site. The burgled teeth! The teeth-eating dog! I’m dying.

    The comments on this site are as great as the articles. What a lovely community.

    • Regina Falangie says:

      I feel the same way @Ladyelaine! I love this group!! I’ve learned so much!! It’s my safe place ❤️

  20. JanetDR says:

    I keep them in a little flower fairy box in my jewelry armoire.

  21. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I saved my kids’ teeth. Their artwork from preschool on, school projects, certificates and commendations, sports and academic trophies, plaques and medals, seas of ribbons for everything under the sun…. everything went into huge plastic containers which were stored out of sight, out of mind. The only time I visited was for new deposits. Then we moved and much of our things went to storage. More time flew. Our last move had us retrieving much of the storage, and I was confronted with this accumulation. 😐

    Obviously I asked the boys if they wanted anything even though I already knew their answer. Envelopes of first haircuts. Envelopes and little plastic containers of lost teeth. Notes from teachers, all of it immediately came like tidal waves of stupidity one after another. What the royal frak am I going to do with old hair clippings and baby teeth? Put them in lockets and wear them around my neck??? Needless to say, we gained several huge EMPTY containers that day.

    I have to admit, however, the few pieces of artwork I saved were digitally saved and originals framed. I had canvases made for a wall collage and gave the framed originals to them. Done and done lol. Teeth. Ewwwwwww.

  22. Margot says:

    I chuck them, but my mom used to keep ours in a little bag in her jewellery box. When our house was robbed, we had a good laugh about the burglars finding the bag of teeth.

  23. Amy Too says:

    Once my son was old enough to realize the tooth fairy wasn’t real we did experiments with his teeth. Like dissolving them in vinegar or seeing what would happen if you left your tooth in Coca-Cola for a few days. Got rid of the teeth and it was fun.

  24. Lena says:

    I kept all my kids teeth in my jewelry box. Then my daughter found them years later (as a teen) so I finally threw them out once I had permission so to speak ! Moms are weird.

  25. Ann says:

    I think I kept a couple of my kids baby teeth for a while, like in a little basket on their dressers or something, because they wanted to. But as soon as they lost interest, which they did, I threw them out. I was not a particularly good tooth fairy. I left a bit of money under the pillow. I know at least a couple of people who had a whole ceremony each time it happened, like with glitter and idk what else. I was so basic.

  26. Leesa says:

    I keep my three kid’s lost teeth all together in a little glass jar with a cork lid. For the most part I keep it in my home office, up on a shelf with other mementos where you can’t really see it. But at Halloween I put that sucker on display with other decorations. It’s creepy, and I like it!

  27. Kate says:

    So to all the moms of older kids on here, if you saved your kids’ clothes/toys/art/etc. did your kids ever go through them or want to see them as they were growing up? I don’t like keeping a lot of stuff around and got rid of a lot of baby stuff but lately my kids have been looking at pictures of themselves as babies or toddlers and asking “where is that toy/onesie/pajamas?” and like demanding to dig through the boxes to find it. So this is making me think I need to save more things b/c they actually seem sentimentally attached to all these early childhood items (note they are only 4 and 6 now, so maybe that’ll pass?)

    To answer the question of this post, I found some listings on etsy a while ago for little wood boxes that hold baby teeth in the shape of a mouth – so you put each tooth in its proper hole. Still doesn’t answer the question of who actually wants this when they are a grownup – but it’s at least a nice little holder for them until your kids grow up and decide if they want them or don’t care.

  28. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    @Kate:

    No. I did not. As mentioned above, I saved everything. Granted when I finally went through it, I was nostalgic for about a minute. My oldest is married with a kid and my second is in the Air Force stationed too far away from me lol. And my 15yo is failing virtual learning. Not one kid is interested in a box full of papers, ribbons, trophies or….teeth. I handled special art pieces with frames and digital canvas prints. Each kid drew a particular kind of ‘first drawing character’ when in preschool and kindergarten so I sent them to an Etsy designer and had little charms made for keychains, earrings or whatever they want lol. I maintained a piece of nostalgia without taking up room!

  29. MyJobIsToPrincess says:

    i came to read the comments on this post to have ideas on what to do with my kids’s teethm but look slike nobody knows what to do with them…

  30. Thirtynine says:

    Not about the teeth, but that’s a nice picture of her smiling in the black and white outfit.

  31. Jaded says:

    I’m an ardent purger. I cannot have drawers and closets and cupboards filled with the detritus of generations of my family even though I became a dumping ground for all of it. So over the years I got rid of stuff bit by bit and it felt good. When I moved in with Mr. Jaded…OMG the crap he had. He and his ex-wife weren’t so much hoarders as they just didn’t know how to deal with their stuff so it was bins upon bins in every closet, cupboard, drawer and in our storage locker, so I finally went through it all and you can’t believe the stuff I found. I sat him down one day about a year after we moved in together and told him he HAD to go through the bins and start turfing. Over the course of about 2 weeks we got rid of almost 200 lbs of useless paper. He had tax returns going back 20 years, hundreds of old paint chips, boxes of business cards from jobs he had decades ago. Hundreds of busted Christmas tree ornaments, files full of letters and cards that belonged to his ex-wife. Fortunately he was happy to have me help him organize and delete and he’s now totally come around to my way of thinking. Less really is more.

  32. Linda says:

    This was hilarious. Thank you for the laugh. I needed that.

  33. Mina_Esq says:

    Omg toss them! Keep the first one in a baby book, but toss the rest. I will never understand our need to lie to our children about Tooth Fairy, Santa and Co., or to collect everything and anything under the sun. There are fun traditions everywhere, but i feel like we take it to a whole another dysfunctional level in North America and, to an extent, in the UK. Toss the teeth. Not everything needs to be turned into a necklace.

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