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Sophie the Giraffe Natural Teether Reviews

Positive Reviews

lucy_v

Her favorite teething toy

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Pros: multiple teething surfaces, easy to hold, cute!

Just had to chime in and give Sophie some positive props on behalf of my daughter and all the other babes I know who love this great teething toy! Sophie has given my DD much relief while teething lately. And, she has been able to hold Sophie since she was pretty young, thanks to the size and shapes, even when she had a hard time hanging on to other teethers.   BTW, I am fairly sensitive to odors and tastes, and Sophie does not bother me at all.
Funny Face

We like our Sophie

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Pros: soft and safe, can be put in fridge for a cold teether

We have Sophie and several other Vulli teethers. They are cute, well made and safe. My son never teethed on Sophie (or anything else unless it was something he SHOULDN'T be teething on :rolleyes) but big sister enjoyed playing with it and ds plays with it now that he's bigger. It's still in great shape so we'll see if the next babe likes it. 
To-Fu

Sophie is a popular gal around here!

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Pros: Non-toxic, bendy, squeaky, lots of ways for babes to grab

We love Sophie around here!  Our Sophie has been through two kids and is still going strong.    My six-month-old loves to grab and twist her and make her squeak.  She's an especially big hit when we have to go somewhere in the car.    We love that she's non-toxic (food-based dyes are used, even) and stuffable in to most pockets.    Hooray for Sophie!

Negative Reviews

ColePate

Latex!

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Cons: Natural rubber=latex

I received Sophie as a gift at my baby shower. I am highly allergic to latex, an allergy that was developed as an adult from repeated exposure to latex (wearing latex gloves at work). I noticed my arms were itching after handling Sophie. I went online and discovered the natural rubber this toy is made from is LATEX! The last thing I want is for my infant to develop a latex allergy from repeat exposure. Yikes!
ewe+lamb

sorry not for us!!

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Pros: didn't find any

Cons: yucky smelly gets a really dirty look very quicky

kids never took to this and neither did we, it maybe french but there are many other nicer products that this - sorry we just stuck ours in the bin!!

More Reviews

Nikkiboo3145

We love Sophie!

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Pros: Easy for little hands to hold, helps teethers, super cute

Cons: little pricey for a teething toy

Sophie is a great teething toy. Actually it's the only teething toy our daughter will use.
MaerynPearl

We love Sophie!

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Pros: Easy to put in mouth, easy to grip, chewable

Cons: squeak can get annoying if done too much

I bought Sophie because of the good reviews on this site. I had never actually heard of her before then. My daughter LOVES her, but so do her older brother and sister! The big two like to squeak her a lot which gets a little annoying, but when the baby is playing with Sophie, she will bang her on the ground (like she's walking) and it makes just a faint cute little squeak! Love it :)
HeatherB

Easy to grasp, cute teether

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Pros: Easy to grasp, very chewable, attractive

Cons: Initial odor

I ordered the Sophie the GIraffe teether for my five month old daughter who was teething hard and chewing on *everything*. The initial odor of the natural rubber was a bit strong, but it didn't seem to bother DD. It dissipated after a day or two and hasn't been an issue since. It's been about six weeks since we got Sophie, and she's been a favorite toy of DD's. I pulled a handful of toys out of her basket today, and she immediately went for Sophie. She can grab almost anywhere on the teether and get a good grip, plus plenty of space to chew on. The "give" of the rubber seems to be just right as a teething surface. The squeaker initially bugged me, mostly as my older boys tried to...
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Gretchen_PDX

Baby loves this!

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Pros: natural rubber, very cute

Cons: expensive

My son loved this teether when he was little. Even now at 17 months, he still likes it even though has graduated to more hardcore teething aids like ice in a sock! The neck and legs are really easy for the little guys to hold, and I think they must like the bold pattern. This teether is really durable also. I even put it through the dishwasher a couple times (out of laziness!), and it held up just fine. Sophie is definitely a must have!
elluin

Not Our Favorite Teether

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Pros: Different shapes to gnaw on, safe materials

Cons: Expensive

I've seen some babies who love their Sophie; our daughter thinks it's ok.  Some days she really likes it, but other days she has no interest.  It does have a good variety of appendages to chew on and the squeeker is relatively easy to use.  If this were a gift or a hand-me-down, then you have a great teether.  I wouldn't go buy one for my daughter if she needed a teether though, due to the price.  Usually our daughter prefers teething on textured surfaces.
Julee

Love Sophie!

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Pros: non-toxic, it works!, squeeker makes my son smile

Cons: expensive

My son didn't show much interest in Sophie until he started teething and grabbing things. However, now he loves Sophie. In fact, this is the only teether we have that he actually uses as a teether! He chews on her legs and horns and gets a big smile on his face when you squeek her!
mhemingson

Ahhh...Sophie

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Pros: natural, squishy, soothing, cute

Cons: long legs could be a hazard

My husband was skeptical when he saw how much I was paying for a small, rubber giraffe, but Sophie has proved her worth time and time again. My child loves to gnaw on her legs and head. This soothes his gums and makes for a fun toy when he's not teething. What would we do without Sophie? I've read a couple reviews that spoke of the legs as being a possible choking hazard, but you should be supervising your child anyway, right? Great toy. Invaluable.
believer04

We looove Sophie!!!

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Pros: Easy to hold, great teether, cute, squeaky

Cons: Natural rubber wears out

My mom purchased Sophie the Giraffe for my son right after he was born, and he has loved her ever since he could hold a toy!  Sophie's a great first toy, and the natural rubber is perfect to let your baby teeth on.  You can rest assured that there aren't any scary phthalates or other toxins in this beautiful toy.  And, it can be an heirloom toy - made in France and comes in a cute box with a souvenir certificate.  :) The only drawback is that the natural rubber can wear out and get holes in it if your baby loves Sophie as much as mine does.
Blessed1

Good so far

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Pros: easy to hold

Cons: smells like rubber!

My 4 month old can handle this toy easily and can manipulate it however she chooses.  She likes to suck on sophie's face. However, after about 5mins she seems to get frustrated with it and begins to fuss and immediately stops playing with it. I can't figure out why she does that.  Maybe the smell or taste bothers her?  The smell is very strong and I wonder if it is "healthy".  I've thought twice about not using sophie because of the smell.  Also, things obviously stick to the rubber easily.  I often find little pieces of hair or other random junk on it.  I rinse it off frequently throughout the day just in case little dog hairs sneak onto it.
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