Most new parents dread the “teething stage” as much as they dread colicky babies. It’s a stage they just want to get over. The drooling, cranky, little bubs, however precious they are, can be a painful ordeal for your little one as well as for you. This is where teething toys come in to save the day. The Happiest Baby on the Block helped my borderline colic, high needs baby get through her fussy stage, and with that over with; I was ready to find the perfect teething toy to soothe her sore gums. I was searching for a non-toxic and non-plastic toy that wasn’t made in China. (I am aware China is getting a lot of flack for this; but seriously, it is your child’s health you are dealing with).
I wasn’t too comfortable with the idea of toys made out of cloth although the Under the Nile Veggie Toys made out of Organic cotton was promising. I wanted something rubbery, squishy, and a throwback to toys I had as a child. “Then I saw her face… and I am a believer.” No, it’s not the Monkees; it’s Sophie La Girafe. The Très Chic Teething Toy made out of natural rubber and finished with non-toxic paint. Sophie is handcrafted in the French Alps and has been a favorite among infants since the 60’s. A definite throwback to my days (and beyond).
Flexible, and Soft, Baby can squeeze and chew her in complete safety. Lovable and amusing, She laughs when her body is squeezed. Designed to stimulate the senses and soothe Babies’ teething gums.
- Sophie is 7″ Inches Tall
- Babies especially love Sophie’s head to gnaw their sore gums on.
- Easy to Grasp
- Complies to the U.S safety requirements of ASTM F963 (Moot Point since European standards are higher than the U.S.)
- Squeaks (What can I say, I am a fan of squeaky things, especially rubber ducks but now it’s giraffes)
- LOVE LOVE LOVE Sophie’s face. Very delightful and charming.
You can purchase your little Sophie at the Elegant Child where $5 from each sale goes to Light the Night which support to help fund research for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies. If you are feeling extra generous, you can purchase one for a child who is battling life threatening illness. Your gift will go to the Ronald McDonald House in Los Angeles, CA.
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[This post was written by Susie Kim.]
Sophie looks like a great teething toy, I’m a grandma with 6 grandchildren and another on the way. You can never have enough teething toys, because that teething stage is several years and they get distracted so easy. I came across “Teething Bling” funny name but for babies who like to tug on our jewelry. I got some for the moms and I wear one around the little ones. They will stay with me a little longer when I wear one, you can find them at Baby Bella a cool site I use to buy presents for the grandchildren. Besides I’ve put one on them as necklace they love it.
This is such a great teething toy, I just LOVE Sophie!
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You can also try amber teething necklaces. A lot of online childrens boutiques sell them. What’s great is that these teething necklaces are not teething toys and are not meant to be chewed on. So say bye-bye to high lead content. Amber is considered to be an effective therapeutic material, especially when it comes from the Baltics. Amber beads are said to warm up when the skin touches them, and when they do, they give off oils that will travel through the bloodstream will give babies instant relief from the pain and discomforts of teething.
No, Sophie the Giraffe is not a perfect natural teether. Like all ‘natural rubber’ products, she’s made from latex which can cause allergies in some people and which babies should have limited exposure to.