Sophie the Giraffe and Her History
To start off, lets take a look at Sophie the Giraffe. Sophie is designed to stimulate senses and help to soothe babies teething gums. Sophie makes a very happy sound when squeezed and is definitely safe to chew on. It is made of 100% natural rubber and non-toxic food paint. It was derived from the sap of the Hevea Tree. Sophie's process today involves more than 14 manual operations.
Sophie was founded on May 25, 1961 while in those days; the only animal's toys to play with were farm animals or pet figures. So, one day in France, Monsieur Rampeau, who was an expert in transforming sap from the Hevea tree molded a toy and came up with the lovely design of a giraffe. Since the figure was an ideal shape and size for the baby's small hands to grasp and such a unique figure, it would be the first on the market.
Many people love the giraffe because it is soft and flexible for your baby's hands and it even helps soothe the chewing because of the unique bumps and legs on the giraffe. It has been said that some people do not initially like the design because they feel is it an odd object for a teether, but once their babies get a hold of it, they change their minds. Many say it is worth buying because their babies just grasp onto it and love chewing on it.
Sophie the Giraffe has been known to help your baby evolve into many different sensory skills such as:
Sight: Sophie has the dark spots that will help with visual stimulation.
Hearing: Sophie the giraffe squeaks, so therefore it will keep your baby entertained and can help demonstrate cause and effect.
Taste: Since the teether is made from natural rubber and food paint, Sophie has a mild, yet pleasant taste for your baby while teething.
Touch: Sophie has a soft texture which helps to stimulate positive physiological and emotional response. This is because the texture feels like the baby's mothers skin.
Smell: Since the rubber is from a hevea tree, it gives off a calming scent that your child can identify with.
Teething seems to be a real pain in the mouth. Crying, screaming, drooling and even the different affects that teething have on your baby can be very disturbing. However, Sophie is guaranteed to put a smile on your baby's face. This product is something that will leave you satisfied and wanting to buy more because it works wonders for your baby. The teether is very flexible and has areas for the baby to grip onto and chew.
This product is a definite must have in order to make it not only a better and quieter environment for you, but to ensure the most comfort your baby can get while teething. Next time you look into getting a teether for your baby because they are teething so badly and the pain is unbearable, look into buying Sophie the Giraffe and I know you won't be disappointed.
Bio: Written by Brittney Hatch, product specialist for www.whatshebuys.com. WhatSheBuys is an authorized Vulli Toys retailer offering their baby teethers including Sophie the Giraffe. WhatSheBuys retails world-class, brands for her, for him, and for child.
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Article Written - October 9, 2009.