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Sophie La Girafe Teether Review

The Sophie La Girafe Teether is the quintessential adorable teether that is on all of the first time mom must-have lists. As adorable is the little girafe teether, is it really worth the price? Will it solve all of your teething woes? Well I’ve tested it out with multiple children and have the full scoop on the Sophie La Girafe Teether for you.

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Sophie La Girafe Teether Review

Sophie la Girafe Teether

What is the Sophie La Girafe Teether?

Well if the name of this popular teether didn’t give it away, Sophie the Giraffe is an uber popular French teether. Sophie La Girafe is a 7-inch teether made out of 100% natural rubber with food-grade paint. Sophie was created in 1961, and at this point is basically a birthright for French babies. She rose to international fame since 2006 as Sophie began to be sold outside of France.

The teether is notable for its simplicity. It largely is exactly what you see in the pictures; it is a rubber teether that squeaks when you squeeze it. It is lightweight, easy to hold and has good contrasting colors with the dark spots on the largely off-white teether.

Sophie the Giraffe is priced at $25 in the U.S., which is a pretty high price tag for such a simple teether. Each teether is manufactured in a factory in eastern France. I have to say, I think the frenchness of this teether is part of the appeal for parents in the U.S. There’s something about french baby items that I think really appeals to U.S. consumers. It’s chic and adorable and french! Fancy.

Other Sophie La Girafe Merchandise

Since the Sophie the Giraffe Teether skyrocketed in fame, of course, many other Sophie the Giraffe items were quickly created to follow-up on that monster success. Some of the other Sophie items available are:

Sophie the Giraffe Bath Book

Sophie la Girafe Pacifier

Sophie the Giraffe Bath Toy

Sophie Musical Plush Toy

So if you are head over heels in love with Sophie the Giraffe, rest assured there is no shortage of adorable children’s toys and accessories in that theme to choose from.

My Honest Review & Experience with the Sophie La Girafe Teether

So what’s my personal take on the Sophie the Giraffe Teether? I do think Sophie is very cute. If you appreciate the simplicity of the teether and love the cult culture around the teether, I won’t judge you for buying it. There is something about simple and beautiful children’s toys and accessories that are especially appealing to new moms. Maybe it’s just my sentimental nature.

Overall, Sophie the Giraffe is a well-made teether. It is lightweight and easy for young babies to grasp on to. The legs are really appealing for babies to chew on, and I think many babies do love this teether. With all that said, I do still think that the hype has outgrown what the Sophie La Girafe delivers as a teether. There are less expensive options out there that may be even more effective for your baby.

Honestly, this teether isn’t all that different from a dog toy in my opinion. It’s rubber, it squeaks and those are probably its defining features. It In fact, my dog Charlie heard the squeaker in it, and at the earliest available opportunity he attacked Sophie and ripped off her legs. RIP Sophie. I was pretty upset to be out $25 for that teether too.

Pros

  • Simple and Elegant in design
  • Durable and Well-Made
  • Beloved by many children worldwide
  • Lightweight and Easy to Hold

Cons

  • Expensive for a baby teether
  • Colored Ink can wear off over time
  • Overly simple design may not keep baby’s interest

Alternative Teether Options

If you’re looking for a teether that is worth the price, I have several really great choices for you. Most of these are less expensive than Sophie La Girafe, and I found all of them to be more effective for teething with my kiddos.

  • The Baby Banana Infant Toothbrush – Hands down, this was my daughter’s absolute favorite teether. She loved the handles that she could grip easily. The bristles on the end of the banana provide a texture that all babies really seem to love chomping away on. To top all of that off, the banana teether retails for under $7. You really can’t beat that.
  • My second child loved these Teething Tubes. They are super lightweight and easy for baby to grip. Additionally (especially in today’s world), I loved how easy to clean the teething tubes are. Since they are long and narrow, they work for both the front teeth and molars. This gives them a bit more shelf-live than some other teethers.

Thanks for stopping by! Have you tried out Sophie La Girafe? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts about her in a comment down below. You may also want to check out my post on The Absolute Best Baby Teethers if you’re looking for additional teether options.

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