If you are like our family, that little giraffe is very much a part of your family. I actually didn’t know about this Heaven sent giraffe with my first born…GASP! I know…I know. Luckily one of my wonderful friends gave it to me as a gift.

Dear Sophie, why are you so wonderful people ask? Well let me tell you! Not only is this little giraffe completely adorable, but it is made of 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree and painted from non-toxic food paints. How awesome is that!?! It has an awesome built in squeaker that my son just loves. It is also an easy toy for him to grab. He started teething at a fairly young age and Sophie was perfect because he could fit his little hand around her. She also has a nice natural scent and is super easy to clean! The best part? It actually works!!! We have tried SO many teething toys out there, and sure some were fun sounding, great looking, but he would chew on them for maybe 5 minutes before he screamed and lost interest. My son will gnaw on Sophie for hours and never fuss once.

Can you believe she has been around for over 46 years?

A little on Sophie straight from her website http://www.sophiegiraffeusa.com/ :

Why is Sophie such a huge success? Sophie the Giraffe is BABYS FIRST TOY, stimulating EACH OF HIS SENSES from the age of 3 months:

•Sight:

At the age of 3 months, a baby’s eyesight is still limited and he can only make out high contrasts. The Dark and contrasting attention-catching spots all over Sophie the Giraffe’s body provide visual stimulation and she soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object for baby.

•Hearing:

Sophie’s the Giraffe squeaker keeps baby amused and stimulates his hearing. To begin with, the funny sound Sophie makes when she is squeezed helps to stimulate baby’s hearing, and then later, helps him to understand the link between cause and effect.

•Taste:

A Sophie the Giraffe is made of 100% natural rubber and food paint, and is completely safe to chew, just like a feeding bottle teat. Her soft texture and numerous chewable parts (ears, horns, legs), make her perfect for soothing baby’s sore gums during teething.

•Touch:

Touch is the first means a baby has of communicating with the outside world. Sophie the Giraffe’s soft feel, like baby’s mother’s skin, stimulates physiological and emotional response that soothe baby and promote healthy growth and well-being.

•Smell:

The singular scent of natural rubber from the Hevea tree makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify amid all his other toys.

•Easy to grip:

Sophie the Giraffe’s shape and 18 cm (7 inches) size are perfect for baby’s small hands. She is very light, and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip, even from his earliest days.

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My son is now 18 months old and STILL enjoys his Sophie. It is great to have a teething toy that has lasted us this long.

 

* I personally own this teething toy and was not compensated for this post