In honour of World Giraffe Day on June 21, I’m posting about one of the most well-known giraffes out there: Sophie la girafe. You don’t need to be a parent to know who she is. And you probably knew about her well before the recent mold reports in the news. That’s because she isn’t one of those transient or faddish toys. She has been around for over 55 years. Sophie la giraf the Original Toy continues to be made in France with 100% natural rubber and food-grade paint. This classic toy is not only recommended by pediatricians and dentists for teething, but is also recommended by pediatric Occupational Therapists for the developmental skills it promotes. You’ll find Sophie on Mama OT’s list of 15 Toys for Baby’s First Year due to the multiple developmental skills it encourages.
However, beware that not all Sophie products are created equal. Since it’s conception, the Sophie line has expanded to include many other products, such as teething rings and rattles, which are not made in the “traditional manner in France”. So if this is something that is important to you, be sure to check your labels and countries of origin.
Sophie fans will be happy to know that baby specialty store BB Buggy is recognizing World Giraffe Day with 20% off all things Sophie until June 24!
Happy World Giraffe Day (and Summer Solstice) everyone!
All photography and content by me.
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