Pros: soft and safe, can be put in fridge for a cold teether
Sophie the Giraffe Natural Teether Reviews
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.
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...(read more)
Pros: natural rubber, very cute
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!
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.