Baby Teething Toys – Christmas 2017

Sophie la Girafe came to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop over a year ago now and has been very popular here.
Read about Baby teething Toys and other Baby products at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop


For baby teething toys, the Sophie la Girafe creators have created some very practical and pretty solutions and we have a selection of these available here at Silly Billy’s, here is the story of the baby teething toys known as Sophie la Girafe

Once upon a time …

… the simple story of a giraffe born on the 25th May 1961, Saint Sophie’s Day

In those days, the only animal toys available were farm animals or pet figures .

That is why one day in France a certain Monsieur Rampeau, who was a specialist in transforming the sap from the hevea tree using the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept, developed the idea of designing a giraffe. Such an exotic wildlife figure would be a first on the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for a baby’s small hands to grasp.

Sophie la girafe ®, who looked exactly the same then as she does today, went into production on Thursday 25th May, hence her name.

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

By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe’s fame spread. From then on in Europe, generation upon generations of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy or head!

VULLI, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the highly guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made.

To this day, Sophie the Giraffe is still “traditionally” produced, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations.

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.

Baby teething toys

A great selection of Baby Teething toys at Silly Billy’s

That’s how the story goes at least, and here at Silly Billy’s we have a wide range of Baby Teething toys and Sophie la Girafe gift products for Christmas 2017

Did you know Silly Billy’s celebrated it’s twentieth birthday this year ?

Why not read some of our other great posts relating to Christmas 2017 toys at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

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Sophie la girafe

Sophie la girafe

Sophie la girafe is a popular classic teething toy. Made from 100% natural soft rubber, Sophie is slender, flexible and soft, so your baby can squeeze and chew it safely.
Sophie la girafe is terribly cute, so your child will love playing with it.
It features:
Made for natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree
It’s a natural rubber that is phthalate-free with no vinyl or PVC
Helps soothe sore, teething gums
Painted with non-toxic food-grade paints
Stimulates baby’s sense with soft colours
Sophie squeaks when squeezed
Height: 7″ or 17cm
Manufactured in France

Sophie comes packaged in a beautiful gift box, so she makes an ideal gift for a new birth or Christening.
Sophie_la_girafeSophie is a new teething toy at Silly Billy’s and we are glad to have her in our new shop, our Sophie range includes:

  • Sophie the Giraffe (Gift Box) £13.99
  • Sophie the Giraffe Bath Toy (Gift Box) £7.99
  • Sophie the Giraffe Multi Textured Rattle (Gift Box) £9.99
  • Sophie the Giraffe Cooling Teething Ring (Gift Box)  £9.99
  • So Pure Sophie the Giraffe Teething Ring (Soft) £9.99
  • Toy Sitter, Strap for Sophie to attach to pram £7.99

Sophie has won countless awards including:


Best toy of 2011


Junior Designer Awards
Highly commended


Bizzie Baby 2011/2012
Bronze Safety Award


Practical Parenting and
Pregnancy 2011/2012

Bronze Award


Practical Parenting and
Pregnancy 2011/2012



Practical Parenting and
Pregnancy 2010/2011



Mother and Baby
Gold Award


Mother and Baby


Shortlisted 2009


Mother and Baby
Gold Award


Cribsie Awards
Winner for 2011


Astra Award
Best Toy Winner, 2009

So as you can see Sophie la girafe is one very amazing toy for babies, as well as Sophie, with the recent new shelving we have also a new wall of hanging space which we have populated with Sophie and also the Manhatten Baby range that is always popular here at Silly Billy‘s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge.

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