Chomp Chomp

Chomp Chomp
By: R. Hogue (Green Bay, WI)

This was an impulse buy, we have all been there, what got me was the reviews and the fact that my baby girl was teething and I just wanted something that she could really chomp on. Sophie is the winner. She has a cute face, she is french, and she squeaks, what more could you want. Oh and I read some reviews about the legs being choking hazards and think this is a bit ridiculous; first, use your own judgement as to whether your baby is old enough and strong enough to pull a toy out of their mouths if they gag; second, don’t confuse gagging and choking. The gag reflex is a good thing and my baby girl gags on her own fingers and hands much more than Sophie. I like Sophie’s spots and I like that she is made out of natural rubber that has a great familiar smell and is soft to touch. Great teether. Chomp, Chomp, Squeak, Squeak.

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Her *favorite* toy!!

Her *favorite* toy!!
By: Joanne Pasternack (Mountain View, CA)

My four month old is obsessed with Sophie. She can’t get enough of it. It is easy for her to hold and bring to her mouth. She just started to teeth and Sophie appears to give her some relief. She also loves the “squeak” sound it makes and is able to make it squeak all by herself. I love that it is easy to wash, small, and not cutesy or fussy. Although it is more expensive than other toys, it is worth it. I highly recommend this item.

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Sophie the endearing rubber friend

Sophie the endearing rubber friend
By Lemur Nimbley (Miami, FL)

My four month old baby loves this giraffe! I tried other teethers that were more standard, and he couldn’t stand them. Ring teethers were too huge in all areas to get into his mouth at all, and the plastic was too hard and brittle and seemed to cause him pain.

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Don’t let the price deter you!

Don’t let the price deter you!, October 11, 2008

My 5 month old daughter LOVES her Sophie the Giraffe toy! This toy is absolutely wonderful in every way. Sophie is made of soft rubber and makes a pleasant-sounding squeak whenever any part of her body is squeezed, so even a young baby can elicit a reaction from the toy with minimal effort.

I don’t know what it is about Sophie, but whenever my daughter plays with her, she gets very vocal and talkative.

I saw another review which referred to this toy as “a glorified dog toy”. That reviewer is mistaken, and simply doesn’t realize the value of this toy.

- Sophie’s body, while soft, has several areas of thicker rubber (the nubs on her head, her ears, and her feet) which are perfect for teething babies to gnaw on for relief.
- Sophie’s contrasting colors (spots) are visually stimulating to a baby.
- She is easy to grip given her long, thin neck.
- This toy is made of 100% natural rubber and uses food-grade paint (SAFE!).
- This is a quality baby toy which will last for many years.

I would much rather pay $20 for a safe, engaging toy for my baby, than pay $5 for some piece of junk with lead paint.

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Babies around the world love sophie

Since May, 1961, babies around the world have loved being in the company of a smooth rubbery friend named Sophie.  She’s brought joy, and relief, to them for almost 50 years.  Teething babies love the smooth, silky feeling of Sophie, and parents know that Sophie’s safe and easy for their baby to hold.  The nubs along Sophie the Giraffe’s head and neck feel great for teething babies mouths which is part of the reason they love Sophie the Giraffe so much!

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Is Sophie The Giraffe Teether Safe For My Baby

We get a lot of questions asking if Sophie The Giraffe Teether is safe for their kids.  In one word….YES!!

  • Sophie the Giraffe Teether has been around since 1961, and since then there has never been a safety recall.
  • Sophie’s lightweight & easy to grasp meaning baby doesn’t have a problem getting it’s little hands around her.
  • Sophie the Giraffe teether is painted with non-toxic, food-grade paints unlike baby toys from china which are painted with lead based paints that we all know are not safe at all for your baby.
  • Sophie the giraffe teether is made from natural rubber, so it’s soft, safe and non-toxic when it’s put into baby’s mouth to teethe and chew

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How can I tell if my baby is teething?

Besides the trademark drool and crankiness, try the gum-massage test. (Babies are more likely to accept a finger probing into their mouth than to allow a look.) Run your finger along the front edges of the gums, and you will feel swollen ridges of preteething gums. It is sometimes difficult to tell if a baby is teething because the amount of teething discomfort varies considerably among babies. Some are steady, once-a-month teethers; many teethe in bursts and pauses, where suddenly baby has a miserable week and you feel four swollen ridges along the gum line. Expect the most discomfort when many teeth come through at once. Some babies experience exquisite pain and swelling during molar teething. If allowed to look, you may notice a mound of swollen tissue around a budding tooth. Don’t be alarmed if you notice a mushy blue blister above an erupting tooth. This is actually a collection of blood beneath the superficial layer of gum tissue. These painful swellings are best treated by cool compresses (for example, popsicles), which soothe the swelling.

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When should we expect our baby’s teeth to appear?

When teeth first appear is as unexpected as the timing of baby’s first steps, but in general, expect the first sharp nubbin around six months; some babies teethe earlier, some later. Heredity plays a part. If you check your own baby book, if grandmother was a tooth-record keeper, your baby’s teething schedule may resemble yours.

Actually, babies are born with a full set of twenty primary teeth. They are just buried in the gums, waiting in line for their time to sprout. Teeth push through in upper and lower pairs, usually the lower appear before their upper gum mates, and girls teethe slightly earlier than boys. The “rule of fours” is how teeth usually appear. Beginning around six months expect four new teeth every four months until complete, usually by two-and-a-half years. Teeth come through gums at unusual angles. Some come out straight, other first appear crooked but straighten as they twist their way through. Don’t fret about spaces. It’s easier to clean between spaced teeth, and the spacing of baby teeth does not necessarily reflect how the permanent teeth will appear.

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