February 24, 2016 1 min read

Sophie the Giraffe- a Little History About Everyone's Favourite Baby Toy

Sophie the Giraffe, a popular teething toy among children around the world. It is not often these days that toys have history. Sophie, however, is almost 50, and we are celebrating in store with a new window display and new products from the Sophie the Giraffe range.

A little bit of history…

France, May 1961: Sophie was born, and she hasn't changed a bit since then. Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree, Sophie's flexible, renewable, natural materials and non-toxic paint mean she is a safe and natural teething toy for your little one.

Sophie was an immediate success. Young mothers recognised that she was a must for their children… When the first signs of teething appear, Sophie the Giraffe helps babies soothe their gums.

To this day, Sophie the Giraffe is still "traditionally" produced, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. Why a giraffe? In 1961 most toys were made to resemble farm animals, but Monsieur Rampeau had high hopes and wanted to create a more exotic figure. With over 50 million units sold, Sophie is the undisputed star for the very young. Sophie the Giraffe has become timeless and cross-generational.
Some of our new Sophie products
Sophie the Giraffe Nappy Bag
Sophie the Giraffe Nappy Bag
Sophie the Giraffe
Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe so Pure Trio

Sophie the Giraffe Ice Bite Teether