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Babies everywhere in the world are much the same. They spend most of their time sleeping and eating; they enjoy a snuggle, and love nothing more than gazing up at your smile; and they enjoy a nice soft teething toy to chew on.
And their number one choice is Sophie the Giraffe, from Vulli, in the French Alps. Sophie’s knobbly head is irresistible for babies to munch on, and teething on Sophie the Giraffe happily soothes baby’s sore teething gums. Sophie’s body is lightweight, and her many chewable limbs are easy to grip. Sophie’s natural rubber teether body is soft to the touch, and has a subtle smell that babies love. And best of all: Sophie the Giraffe squeaks!
First manufactured in 1961, the Vulli Sophie the Giraffe teether (or, Sophie la Girafe, if you prefer) is a beloved sidekick of babies everywhere. Babies love Sophie the Giraffe so much that we recommend getting two – you don’t want to be caught out if one disappears. And get one for your friend who’s expecting, because every baby loves Sophie!
The Sophie Giraffe teething toy is made with 100% all-natural Hevea rubber and finished with non-toxic paints; no phthalates; certified safe. Measures 7” tall. Wipe clean with a warm, damp cloth.
Features and Benefits:
excellent material, easy to hold
paint wears off
Sophie was my babies' favorite teether. When their teeth were coming in, they would chew for long periods on her nose, her ears, her legs...it was great. My only gripe is that, after my first two babies, all Sophie's paint had worn off. I wasn't worried, since it's food-grade paint, but it did mean I had to buy a new Sophie for my third baby.
A great chew toy for the baby
Unfortunately the dog likes it too :(
This is really a nice object of art that is actually made to go into the mouth of babes, made with love, viva la France. Unfortunately I cannot keep it away from our dog who blows through it in no time. Love it, but would need to buy a case of them and I am stopping at two. But you should get at least one as every baby should have it!
Durable, easy to clean, good size
This famous Sophie the Giraffe is a worldwide known toy that even my friends' kids in Korea all have one. I purchased this for my 4 month old daughter. In the beginning, she couldn't quite get her little hand around any part of the Giraffe. She liked the squeaky noise it makes. Generally she plays with it while we are out in the stroller. She doesn't pay much attention to it at home. I washed it with water everytime she played with it since it all goes into her mouth. I noticed some water that went in through the hole in the back of the giraffe and I had to squeak it for a really long time, while shaking it to get the water out. I'm wondering what happens to the water I couldn't get out. I'm hoping it dries but I don't want that squirted into my baby's mouth if she's licking it and squeezing it.
Colorful & Fun, Durable, Easy to Grip, Engaging, Easy to Clean
My baby loves this toy so much we have two! It was great when she first started grasping and now she loves it for teething!
Colorful & Fun, Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Grip, CUTE, Engaging
I've met so many babies who are absolutely in love with Sophie, so when my daughter started teething, buying the toy was a no-brainer. She's cute, she's safe, she squeaks and she feels good on the gums. What's not to like?
My daughter was not a big fan, though! She didn't care to use Sophie as a teether, and only started to like her when she learned how to make her squeak. She now plays with her because she gets a kick out of the squeaking sound. But I like the toy, and I'll be buying it as a gift for other babies.
Easy to Grip, Engaging, Easy to Clean, Colorful & Fun
Possible gagging hazard
A friend from France got us ours - and it was an instant hit with our son, then about 8 months old. He chewed on Sophie constantly, we took her everywhere - needless to say, now she's lost much of her lustre (and that nice smell she has at the outset! Addictive...) Great teething toy. We did have one or two gagging incidents where our son pushed the legs a bit too far into his mouth. So while it's not a choking hazard (too big) it can be pretty uncomfortable if pushed back to the throat! But they learn fast to not do that... I have the feeling the new design might have shorter legs but am not sure. In any case: we loved it enough to have bought it for at least 5 friends' babies by now.
Easy to Grip
I have five children so I didn't need anything when it came to my fifth. A friend got my this and what a thank you. It is so soft perfect for teething as all other toys are too painful when they try to chew them. Also the legs are the right size for little mouths but don't have to worry about swallowing it as the rest is so big.
Durable, Easy to Grip, Easy to Clean
I love to give Sophie as a baby gift. My daughter love her when she was very tiny. I like that food quality dyes are used it gives every Spophie her own look.
Easy to Clean, Durable, Engaging, Easy to Grip, Colorful & Fun
I must admit, it was Sophie's rockstar status that first drew me to her. After all, this petite piece of rubber has over 20 facebook pages dedicated to her from around the world and millions of loyal fans.
When we first got Sophie, I was mildly obsessed with her and my son was, in a word, uninterested. Every time he opened his mouth, there was I, gently forcing Sophie's little smiling face in, only to be rejected time and time again.
By the time he reached four months, he finally started showing mild interest in using Sophie's ears to reach the back of his gums. And now, by five months, he laughs when she squeaks and happily chews on her face and feet.
While I won't say she's quite "the teether to end all teethers"(as she's been touted), she's definitely a toy to keep in the diaper bag or on hand for emergency teething situations. And, she's so darn cute.
Easy to Grip, Easy to Clean, Engaging, Durable
My child has loved Sophie since he was about three months old. It's a great, durable toy that is easy to grasp and great for babies to chew on. It's not too hard, so it won't hurt their gums and also makes a delightful squeak when you squeeze it. It's a good size for babies to grasp. Also, it cleans easily and can stand up on a table.
Durable, Colorful & Fun, Engaging, Easy to Clean
We started off with one Sophie for our twin boys to share and very soon thereafter had to purchase a second one cause they were always fighting over it. Easily the best teething toy we purchased, I just wish we had purchased it sooner.
Engaging, Easy to Grip, Easy to Clean
My 3 month old is showing all of the signs of teething! I gave him Sophie to chew on and he is in love! He smiles when he sees this toy and is content to chew for long periods. Great toy, a must have!
Easy to Grip, Colorful & Fun, Engaging, Easy to Clean, Durable
I didn't understand all of the hoopla about Sophie- until I got her. My son LOVED her, for a time it was the only teether/toy he played with. He loved to chomp chomp chomp on her friendly face. I am convinced that the food grade paint texture and easy grip has somethiing to do with their attraction. I am about to have twins and think I need another as the boys may fight over just one in the house!
Easy to Grip, Durable, Easy to Clean
Love Sophie! my son used it has a teether, and always carried it around, i bought several others and gave them has baby gifts.
very unique and people do notice who Sophie is!
Colorful & Fun, Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Grip
My son loves Sophie! he has loves the spots since he was a newborn an d new he is a teether and it rarely comes out of his mouth. I love that it all natural.
Easy to Grip, Easy to Clean, Durable
Baby loves to teeth on this. Easy for him to grip and very cute, safe and easy to wash. We put ours in the refrigerator too, which helps soothe his sore gums/teeth
Easy to Grip, Durable, Engaging, Easy to Clean
Sophie was recommended to me by many other new moms....I had to see her in action with my baby in order to believe how amazing she is! Our 7 month old absolutely lights up when Sophie is near. Sophie is a terrific teething toy, Hannah seems to love Sophie more than any other teether in the house. Sophie travels with us and her legs, neck and arms are definitely kept clean by all of the drool that covers her daily...and she squeaks![@]
Easy to Grip, Engaging, Easy to Clean, Durable
We purchased all sorts of teethers for our infant and she never liked any of the others quite as much as this one. Sophie is cute, easy to hold/wash, and chew on. My daughter loved the soft squeaky sounds and I felt comfortable knowing that it was made of safe materials. Even better, we can also use Sophie as decoration when she gets older.
Easy to Grip, Durable, Easy to Clean, Colorful & Fun
We got this when my daughter was born (since I love giraffes) and even now that she's 2, she STILL loves it. She has used it extensively when teething and the thing has held up - even now! It's easy to wash and doesn't have small crevices for dirt to get into.
The one thing is, lots of people have this toy, so be sure to label yours or else you might lose it!
Engaging, Colorful & Fun, Easy to Grip, Durable, Easy to Clean
Both of my daughters loved Sophie from the start! Her sweet and simple design appealed to them right away--they both could grip her easily when learning how to grab and never grew tired of her throughout their first years. Sophie was always in the mouth or hands of my first child and is constantly by my second daughter's side...I keep one in the diaper bag for on the go and another at home so Sophie is always a ready toy for playtime!
sophie is towable in our carrier!
older daughter with sophie in 2008
Engaging, Easy to Grip
My baby got Sophie when he was 5 months old and teething. She was his favorite teether by far. He would spend 15+ minutes gnawing on her nose, her feet, her back...and he loved to bang her on things and hear the squeak.
Engaging, Easy to Grip, Easy to Clean
I love this teether so much - I've given it as a baby gift many times and always hear back that the baby adores little Sophie. Just watch out; turns out, dogs adore Sophie too thanks to her squeaky, bendy body! The price point is also great.
Click to watch a short video about the environmentally friendly production of Sophie the Giraffe, one of the most beloved newborn toys.