Sophie The Giraffe Teething ToyMy son is little over 4 months old and he’s sucking and chewing anything he can get his hands on. I bought him a bunch of wooden rings, cloth toys and safe plastic teethers, but all he wants is his Sophie the Giraffe.

He usually drops toys a few seconds after he chews on them but not Sophie, it is the only toy that stays in his hands for more than 5 minutes!

Mommy also appreciates Sophie’s help to keep  little guy happy in the car, crib and even in the bath tub!

Below are my top 10 reason, why Sophie the Giraffe is so fabulous and simply irresistible!

Top 10 Reasons Why Sophie the Giraffe Is Our Favorite Teething Toy:

  1. It is Free of PVC, Phthalate, Lead and BPA.
  2. Made of non-toxic and safe 100% natural rubber and food paint.
  3. It’s so flexible, light and easy to grip.
  4. So many different chewing options (long legs for entire gum chewing and head to reach molars).
  5. 7 inch tall, it’s perfectly proportioned for baby’s little hands.
  6. It soothes baby’s sore gums.
  7. Squeaker makes it even more fun – helping baby understand the link between cause and effect.
  8. Dark spots provide visual stimulation.
  9. Has been around and the same for over 40 years.
  10. Hand made in France and not in China!

About Sophie the Giraffe

sophie-the-giraffeThe Little giraffe was born on May 25th, 1961, on St. Sophie’s day!

Sophie the Giraffe was conceived by Monsieur Rampeau, who was an expert in transforming sap from the Hevea tree using the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept. He came up with the idea of designing a toy giraffe, sensing that such an exotic wildlife figure would be the first in the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for the baby’s hands to grasp and fit the baby’s small mouths.

Sophie was an immediate success in France. Young mothers saw straightaway that Sophie was a must-have for their babies when the first signs of teething appeared. By simple word of mouth, the little Giraffe’s fame spread. From then on, generation upon generation of children worldwide, have come to love Sophie and her happy sound.

Sophie is still traditionally produced today, by Vulli, which is based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie Region of France. She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea Tree. The process of creating her involves more than 14 manual operations and is still a secret, jealously guarded by the company.