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Sophie The Giraffe Gift Boxed Version from Vulli

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  • Created in France in 1961
  • Made from 100% natural rubber and food grade paint
  • Stimulates all 5 senses
  • Soothes sore teething gums
  • Light and easy for baby to hold and manipulate
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Sophie the Giraffe Authorized Dealer-- Sophie the Giraffe products sold by Amazon.co.uk are genuine and come from Vulli in France where the manufacturer is based. Sophie the Giraffe is traditionally produced and hand painted in small batches--therefore no two Sophie’s are the same. This means that Sophie’s details, size, colour and spots may vary. It is normal for Sophie’s colour to fade over time due to chewing and cleaning as the colouring is food grade paint--for the safety of your child.

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Product Information

Technical Details
Model Number6163243
Item Weight100 g
Product Dimensions2.5 x 10.2 x 17.8 cm
Item model number6163243
Target genderUnisex
Minimum Weight Recommendation3.6 Kilograms
Maximum Weight Recommendation27.2 Kilograms
Batteries requiredNo
  
Additional Information
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Best Sellers Rank 550 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
Date First Available28 Nov. 2006
  
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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult
  • Warning: Toy inside. Adult supervision recommended
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Product Description

Once upon a time, a simple story... The little giraffe was born on 25th May in year 1961...Saint Sophie's day. 

In those days, the only animal toys available were farm animals or pet figures... 

That is why one day in France a certain Monsieur Rampeau, who was an expert in transforming sap from the hevea tree using the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept, came up with the idea of designing a giraffe. Such an exotic wildlife figure would be a first on the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for a baby's small hands to grasp. 

Sophie the Giraffe, who looked exactly the same then as she does today, went into production on Thursday 25th May. 

She was an immediate success. Sophie quickly became a “must have” in baby’s essentials. Designed to stimulate the senses and soothe teething gums, parents recognised right away the benefits of this little giraffe for their child. 

By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame spread. 

From then on in Europe, generation upon generation of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy or head. 

Vulli, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the jealously guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made. Sophie the Giraffe is still "traditionally" produced to this day, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. 

Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree, Sophie’s flexible, renewable, natural materials and non-toxic paint mean she is a safe and natural teething toy for your little one. 

Since her creation in 1961 Sophie the Giraffe has wowed over 50 million babies (and parents!) worldwide with her natural beauty and charm, and her retro style has ensured that she has remained fashionable for over 50 years. 

In France 9 out of 10 newborn babies are given their own Sophie la girafe. 

Still the same, even after more than 50 years…she hasn’t dated in the slightest... 

Box Contains

1 x Sophie the Giraffe Teether


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Wilson TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Sept. 2014
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I bought this for my baby daughter as my son was given one as a gift when he was born and even though he is a toddler now it is still one of his favourite and well used toys and anytime the baby would go to play with it he would get very possessive and snatch it back from her so now she has her own and there are no 'arguments'. I don't know what it is about this toy but babies love it and it is a firm favourite with both of my children. This one was gift boxed and I have kept the box in her memories box so that when she grows too old for Sophie I can pack it away for her as I will be doing with my son's Sophie too. When my son was little we literally couldn't go out of the house anywhere unless we had Sophie with us and there was quite a few occasions where we would be out shopping or somewhere and have to manically back track to search for a dropped Sophie! A brilliant toy that has been around for many years and I think will probably be around for many many more.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Nina G. Dimitrova on 1 Sept. 2009
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This is a great toy, my baby daughter uses it a lot to chew on to relieve hot gums while theeting! We lost our first Sophie La Giraffe while out and absolutely had to buy a new one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Billie-Louise Dunne on 29 Mar. 2014
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I dont normally leave feedback but felt the need too with this product.
Having a large tribe (4 children aged 11-14weeks) ive tried many teething products. This one I head about through a friend and thought nothing much of it until my daughter started to teeth last week. My partner had a fit when I told him how much Sophie was but after reading reviews we tried her anyway.
She only arrived this morning but is an instant hit with my 14week old.. Shes easy to hold and my daughter loves to gum her ears to death! Sophie is everything the description says she is and is well worth the money for babies with poorly gums. I have also ordered a harness for her from Ebay so she doesnt go missing ;)

I must point out that I was about to buy the Sophie whom comes in the blister pack but she is apparently a fake so please steer clear of that one and pay abit extra for the real thing :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Denis Vukosav on 14 July 2015
Together with Munchkin Fun Ice Ring Teether, Sophie the Giraffe is a toy that helped the painful period of teething pass quicker.

My little girl had her first teeth while she was younger than 3 months and due to its size and lightweight Sophie was the dearest toy she liked to play, and she chewed it all the time.

Sophie The Giraffe is beautifully designed toy, easy to hold for baby, it's squeak is so cute, has nice rubber scent and obviously it has good feel in the mouth considering how much time it spent in baby mouth.

If you are seeking first teething toy I can strongly recommend you this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louise Saines on 26 April 2013
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Sophie the giraffe is my grandaughters favourite friend,even though she's always chomping on her head or legs as she tests out her teeth! So when a friend's daughter had her baby I wanted the same for her-but Mothercare had sold out! Not wanting to wait I sourced my gift from Amazon instead.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kat on 17 Jan. 2012
I like the product and so does my baby. However, just after I bought it I found out that it had been tested in Germany by a reputable organisation (öko-test), similar to 'which' in the UK. Their results showed that Sophie was full of toxins and they recommended not using the toy. The makers say it's all untrue and are suing the test company now. No outcome as yet...I'm just a little confused now as to whether to give Sophie to my baby or chuck her out...who do you believe? It's up to each parent I guess but thought it might be something people would like to know.
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By Mr. A. Joul on 16 Sept. 2010
Having seen all the plastic rubbish that gets sold for teething and as passifiers i was after something different, enter Sophie!. Yes it looks, feels and sounds like a dogs play toy, but my daughter absolutley loves it and wont be seperated form it! Its soft and kind on her gums, made with non toxic rubber and paints. Everyone asks where we got it from and always comments on it when where out. Sometimes you come across something classic in design, a product which is simple and original but brilliant, this is it. A must have, along with tippitoes doorway bouncer! it cost a few quid, but its worth every penny.
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By Mrs Smith on 14 Jun. 2011
My little girl has one of these, a firm favourite, and this was bought for a friend's new baby. Can't recommend enough, she thinks it's just wonderful and I hope my friend's new baby does too!! I had seen the comments about a problem with one of Sophie's ears being bitten off, but this hasn't happened to me or any of my friends with a Sophie. Surely if this happened regularly it would have been reported to the company as a product hazard which must be addressed and the product would have been modified or removed from the market. Anyway, we've had nothing but good times with Sophie!
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