Sophie the Giraffe has recently received more public attention with her "appearance" in the Globe & Mail (Canada). Not only popular for her wonderful non-toxic, baby-safe nature, Sophie is simply a joyful little creature that any baby would be thrilled to have. Babies across Canada are loving this soothing little friend!
"This toy is like candy for Babies" by Shawna Wagman (excerpts from special to Globe & Mail)
Her skinny neck has been clasped in the chubby, slippery fists of French babies since 1961. Her bumpy head and flexible feet have soothed millions of sore little gums. You might say she's become Hollywood's most homely It Girl. She's a 17-centimetre rubber giraffe named Sophie. And she's coming to a drooling Canadian kid near you...
...Aside from making a happy little squeak when squeezed, the spotted giraffe does little more than stare blankly, smile sweetly and smell faintly of vanilla. So what makes Sophie such a phenomenon?
Entrepreneurial mom Jane Wood says part of the appeal is its retro look. She was living in Britain when she first met Sophie. Her fourth child got it as a gift from friends who were visiting France, where, she discovered, the toy is legendary. "Over there, it's a standard thing," Wood says. "If you have a baby, you have a Sophie."
Celebrity moms and wannabes get their Sophies in stylish gift baskets [in Beverly Hills]. Kate Hudson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Messing -- you name it, they all have one...
Sophie the Giraffe ... a natural rubber teething toy for baby.
Sophie the Giraffe has been a favorite teething toy in France for more than 40 years. Since her creation in 1961, Sophie the Giraffe has wowed hundreds of babies (and parents!) with her natural beauty and charm. More importantly her flexible, renewable, natural rubber materials and non-toxic paint mean Sophie the Giraffe is a safe and all-natural teething toy for your little one. Parents world-wide trust the joy this classic toy brings to their babies.
Lovable and amusing, Sophie the Giraffe has quickly became a popular gift item for newborn babies. With her timeless appeal, Sophie was designed to stimulate the senses and soothe sore, teething gums. Mothers recognize the benefits of this little giraffe almost immediately! Soft, light and easy to grasp, Sophie is perfect for little hands to hold and easy on aching gums. She even makes a delightful "squeak" when squeezed which can't help but bring a smile to any infant's face.
Why parents world-wide love Sophie the Giraffe:
Natural Rubber is soft, safe & non-toxic for baby to teethe & chew.
Lightweight & easy to grasp for tiny hands.
Painted with non-toxic, food-grade paints.
Stimulating to a baby’s senses with her soft colors & gentle squeak.
Sophie the Giraffe is Phthalate-Free with NO Vinyl (no-PVC).
Bumpy head helps soothe sore, teething gums.
Sophie makes a soft squeak when squeezed - such fun for a baby!
Hand-made in France, Sophie the Giraffe is a classic!
A Customer's tale about Sophie the Giraffe
We are so pleased with Sophie the Giraffe and just don't know what we ever did without her. Sophie has become all our daughter Mazie wants to chew on, and with the tiny limbs and soft material of Sophie, she is so easy for her to latch onto. Mazie absolutely LOVES this toy. She laughs and giggles each time she makes the little Giraffe squeak - it's a joy to watch her constantly smile at it. Such a simple thing, yet little Sophie has quickly become one of our daughter's favorite toys since she was 3 months old. We finally purchased a second Sophie to live in my purse, and in a moment's notice, I can pull her out as a wonderful distraction for my now 23 month old. Sophie the Giraffe can hold her attention for an unbelievable amount of time. We're so pleased to have found such a perfect toy.
Review submitted by Theresa White of Toronto, Ontario (Canada).
Sophie the Giraffe Rubber Toy is a timeless creation.
It's not very often you learn of a classic toy such as Sophie the Giraffe. This rubber teething toy requires 14 manual steps to take her through to completion - all preformed by hand. For a high production toy, it's quite amazing that this little giraffe is still handmade in the French Alps, just as she has been since 1961. With her natural rubber and non-toxic, food grade paint, Sophie the Giraffe has been safely cuddled for over 40 years! She truly is a French national treasure, stealing the hearts of parents and babies around the globe.
Sophie the Giraffe complies with European toy safety requirements, as well as the US safety requirements of ASTM F-963. For ages newborn and older, Sophie the Giraffe has been loving and amusing children for generations.
Sophie the Giraffe
Sophie the Giraffe is safe, timeless, and continues to charm more and more babies and parents around the world every day. Over 600,000 Sophie the Giraffes are sold in Europe alone each year! Sophie is an ideal crib companion - safe and amusing for newborns to 2 years.
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