Isabelle has been showing signs of teething from being 3 months old, now at 8 months we have had the total of Zero teeth appear. Even though she has not had any teeth cut through she has still been irritated by the teething process.
During the early months we struggled to find a teether that not only Isabelle could hold but that would also fit into her tiny mouth. This was a struggle and we still had to take into account teethers that would reach different parts of her mouth with ease and comfort. We were about to give up on finding a teether that suited her needs at this age when we heard of Sophie Le Giraffe.
We did our research but my partner was not so convinced and did not see how a “squeaky dog toy” (his words) could possibly help. For the price Sophie is a little more expensive than most teethers available coming in at £12.95 (Mothercare Price) but claims to stimulate all five senses and soothe teething gums.
- Born in France in 1961, Sophie the Giraffe is a classic!
- Designed to stimulate all five senses and soothe teething gums, parents recognise right away the benefits of this little giraffe for their child
- Lightweight & easy to grasp for tiny hands
- Painted with non-toxic, food-grade paints
- Stimulating to baby’s senses with her soft colours & gentle squeak
- Bumpy head helps soothe sore, teething gums
- Slender, flexible & soft – babies love manipulating Sophie into different positions
- Sophie laughs when her body is squeezed
- Suitable from birth onwards
- Made from 100% natural rubber – soft, safe & non-toxic for baby to teethe & chew
We purchased Sophie in April after much debate between me and my partner. As nothing else had worked so far I was more than willing to give this a go.
I wasted no time in putting this product to the test, straight away Isabelle was able to grasp a leg and as all babies do she put it straight to her mouth. I was a little dubious at first but I really had no need to be doubtful at all, Isabelle was moving Sophie around exploring the new shapes and textures that Sophie provided. Within no time at all she discovered the soft squeak that Sophie emits when squeezed. I was amazed that the squeak is very responsive even for such little hands which was great for Isabelle as she was able to make the sounds with very little pressure.
I could also see that on exploration of Sophie, Isabelle had found that she could put nearly any part of the teether in her mouth. It hadn’t even been an hour and I could see the benefits already. Isabelle could reach the back of her gums with great ease using the legs of Sophie just as simply as she could chew and soothe her gums at the front.
When it comes to cleaning Sophie it couldn’t be easier, we use wipes but I have also used simple warm soapy water to do the job to with no effect on the durability of the decoration/paint. Four months down the line after daily use Sophie still looks (and sounds) just as good as the day we got her.
Now we do not leave home without Sophie.