A Scots mum has sparked debate over how much money the Tooth Fairy should leave under the pillow - with some saying as much as £20 per tooth.

Nicole Steel asked fellow parents for advice after revealing her five-year-old daughter Isla had her first wobbly tooth.

Nicole's daughter Isla

Posting on the Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas page on Facebook, Nicole said: "My five year old Isla came out of school earlier today over the moon she's finally got wobbly teeth! Two!! So... What's the going rate these days for the Tooth Fairy?! I've asked about and it seems to be either a couple of quid or £10. No in between. I remember getting £1 and a pick n mix for my first tooth."

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While the overwhelming majority of parents said they left a single coin in the shape of a pound a dollar or a Euro, others were way more generous, admitting to leaving big notes for their little people.

One parent said: "20 quid first tooth then a tenner then a  fiver then down to a coupe of quid after that.

Another said: "I done £20 for the first tooth, then £10 then £5. now I say the tooth fairy is running out of money."

One mum defended her decision to five £20, saying she wanted her child to realise it was an 'important milestone'.

She said: "I gave £20 for their 'first tooth' the £10 for the second and £5 for every one after. I only gave £20 because I felt like it was an important milestone for them and wanted them to feel like it was really important."

Before a coin was the tradition some generations remember finding sweeties, treats and even a bar of soap under their pillows.

But these days most parents insisted a simple £1 or £2 coin was ample - with some saying the bigger the cashreawrd, the less magical the experience.

One said: "Tooth fairy in our house only ever dealt in silver, like when I was a kid, we got 5p. Which means 50p in todays money. I could have afforded more but I actually think it rather spoils the magic. My kids had friends getting several pounds but seriously, upwards of £20 for a mouthful?"

"£1.. it's about the magic, not the money.. isn't it?," said another mum.

Another slammed big cash rewards as 'obscene". She said: "What? My kids got £2 for their first and £1 for each one since! £10 is bloody obscene."

Another added: "To all those who give £5 or £10 a tooth- please remember there will be some children in your child’s class who believe just as strongly in the tooth fairy but their families might not be able to afford that amount. Don’t give your child a large amount and let other children wonder why they didn’t get the same."