Sophie the Giraffe is an extremely popular teething toy from France that’s been around since 1961 and now it seems to have crept into the British consciousness. And when I say extremely popular, apparently 6 out of 10 babies in France own one of these!
So why are they so popular? They look kind of old school like something that my nan would have put a miniature ornament version of on her mantlepiece… They’re so kitsch, they’re actually cool (the toy not my nans dodgy taste in ornaments) and babies love chewing and squeezing them. They’re totally safe as they’re made from non-toxic, natural rubber (phtalate-free) from the Hevea tree which apparently smells very pleasant and comforting, plus they’re also painted with food paint. She’s got a squeaker so that she ‘laughs’ when she’s squeezed and the whole spotted giraffe look is very stimulating for newborns.
At Â£9.20 from Baby-Bee which also includes delivery they’re a great value buy especially if you’re on the lookout for a gift.