Sophie the Giraffe: A Classic BPA-Free Teething Toy

Looking for the perfect teether?  Vulli’s Sophie the Giraffe toy is a classic that parents heartily endorse.  It’s always been BPA and phthalate free and has lots of lovely angles for baby to gnaw on. It’s currently 28% off on Amazon, making it just $17.00.   It’s also much larger than other teething toys which will extend its appeal long after baby’s gums stop aching.

Parent recommendations are paramount when considering a new product, and Sophie the Giraffe was very positively reviewed  by over 1,000 people.  The toy is crafted from 100% natural rubber that comes from the Hevea Tree and decorated with food grade paints that are safe for babies.  Sophie has been around since 1961, but was more popular in Europe than here in the U.S.  Still, it’s always been natural and is again coming into fashion now that parents are worried about toxins in children’s teething toys.

Vulli, the company behind Sophie, also has a rubber soft chew toy called Chan Pie Gnon, which comes from the French word champignon, meaning mushroom. It’s had very positive parent reviews and comes with a built in squeaker device.  It’s also crafted in the French Alps with natural rubber and food quality paints.  You can pick it up for $13.00 on Amazon, which is almost 20% off.

Does anyone own either of these little items?   Are they as magical as they seem?  (We also believe in using cold celery sticks for teething, which work wonders as well!)


  1. My mom gave my daughter a Sophie when she was about 3 months old and my girl LOVED it immediately. So much that by the time she was 8 months old Sophie was an albino giraffe – she had sucked all the spots off. Huzzah for non-toxic, food-grade paints! It is easier to pick our Sophie out of the crowd too (it seems everyone has it).

  2. I just bought one for a friend yesterday! Sophie was a hit with our daughter as well.

  3. My son has loved his Sophie since he was about 3 months old. Ours is also starting to lose its spots. Great toy!

  4. I love this toy, and bought it a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, I liked it more than my daughter did. She liked it, but not enough to justify the price tag. Still, I’m glad I have it. I’ve tossed every plastic teether and now just have cloth, wood and Sophie for any future teething babies. So far, my babies have all preferred nursing to any teether.

  5. My daughter, like betsy’s, did not care for Sophie:( so, in this mother’s eyes it wasn’t worth the price tag.

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