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Toy Box: Sophie the Giraffe

I have been in toy stores when mothers in a mad panic came looking for Sophie the Giraffe ($18). Many times the stores were sold out because of the demand.

I wondered what the big deal was with the small rubber giraffe that looked and sounded more like a dog toy than a child's addiction so I asked mothers who swore by Sophie. The 47- year-old French toy squeaks when squeezed and makes babies smile.

The soft, lightweight, and bendable giraffe is made from natural rubber and painted with non-toxic paints so she apparently doubles as a teether.

I was sold, so I bought one for my daughter who was terrified of the toy at first. But, that didn't last long —Sophie's smile won my baby over and now they are slobber partners in crime. Oui oui we say to Sophie!

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sarebare sarebare 8 years
I just bought this for my sister from The Land of Nod! I got her the giraffe and this really cute Nod Chair (a baby stuffed ottoman) from the web-site! I love this giraffe though it's so cute.
Tulipe Tulipe 8 years
I grew up with "Sophie la girafe" and I loved it... :-) Just saying. When you don't know what to buy for a friend who just had a baby, go with Sophie. You'll be praised everywhere !
lisa111 lisa111 8 years
I thought this was the cutest teether ever! I had to buy one for my nephew who just began teething! I found a great deal from for 17.50-- usually they go for 19-22! Im a big bargain hunter. the parents loved the toy so much they want to purchase more toys from that brand. with all these chemical tainted baby products out today, you have to be super careful what you give your child. im glad there are all natural products like this one on the market.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
I am so getting one of these for when I have a kid. I had (still have actually) a rubber toy giraffe that my mom got me that i LOVED so I'm super excited to see this.
perpetuallysarah perpetuallysarah 9 years
Thanks for the tip. I've never heard of this!
Advah Advah 9 years
Sophie is THE toy for baby in France, most of the people I know grew up with it. :) Some of my friends even have it on their t-shirt hehe!
jason jason 9 years
Olivia loves her Sophie, too. She gave one each to Katie and Sadie.
Critty Critty 9 years
I have bought Sophie for everyone I know who has a baby and they love it. Sophie also smells like vanilla and I have a hard time convinced my dogs she is not for them!
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Oh, it's so cute! I may get this for my new baby!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I saw this at Babies R Us the other day.
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