Sophie the Giraffe!
Today I will tell you about Sophie the Giraffe, (Sophie la Giraffe) as Mr. Rampeau named her. Mr. Rampeau was a French rubber expert, who used rubber from the Hevea tree in Malaysia. 50 years ago he was experimenting on the design and finally created the first giraffe toy. He named it Sophie because they started producing it on May 25, 1961, which is the day the Roman Catholic Church celebrates St. Madeleine Sophie Barat (12 December 1779 – May 25, 1865).
Sophie is made from 100% natural rubber, perfectly chew safe, just like a feeding bottle and similar to the nipple. It has a soft texture with many chewable parts (ears, horns, legs), making it ideal for soothing the gums and the pain during teething.
Natural rubber’s unique smell, makes Sophie special as your child can easily locate it among other toys.
Sophie’s soft feel, that reminds of a mother’s skin, stimulates all baby’s responses when touched and it helps their growth.
Apart from these, Sophie makes a funny sound when pressed and this way stimulates your baby’s hearing, and helps them understand the connection between cause and effect.
Watch this video
Elias won’t go anywhere without his Sophie and I that’s why I would like to thank Olivia who introduced Sophie to us through her blog.
Sophie became very popular and from 1961 until this day, 50 million babies love her. It is a timeless toy, incarnating the archetypal early learning and a must-have toy for every baby. If you want to buy Sophie for you baby visit www.sophielagirafe.co.uk.
For “Sophie la Giraffe” 50th anniversary, 70 designers such as Kenzo, Swarovski, Bourjois, Escada, Lolita Lempicka and many others, used Sophie as an art inspiration! Visit www.vulli.fr and find your favorite “Sophie” piece of art. Mine is Kenzo’s creation.
Which one is your favorite “Sophie”?