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.
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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Baby Toys and More
We have been extending our Baby range at Silly Billy’s and have recently received some great new products from Manhattan Toy Company. These really compliment our new Sophie la Girafe range as well and we hope you will come and visit us soon to satisfy the needs of new borns and more. Yes, here at Silly Billy’s we have Kaloo for newly born children and Baby Toys for helping to aid learning and Teething troubles.
From Manhattan Toy Company, who specialise in Baby Toys, we have:
Colour Burst Skwish
It Skwishes and returns to its original shape, with beads that slide and rattle
Made from renewable rubberwood and finished with water based, non-toxic paint
Washing Instructions: Surface Wash
Meets or exceeds both the US and European toy safety standards
Classic Baby Beads
Keep baby stimulated and occupied with Classic Baby Beads. The wooden beads are strung together with an elastic cord and can be manipulated into an endless number of configurations. This classic toy is brightly colored with non-toxic, water-based finishes.
Boing Bobble & Bounce
A highchair and table toy that??s tons of fun for baby. Kooky characters, touchable textures, and rattles all spring into action when touched. Suction cup adheres to most hard surfaces.
With so much to touch and explore, this is the ultimate infant ball! Bababall is woven together by a series of bands made of different textures, vibrant colors, and patterns for little hands to hold. The ball has thick, satin ribbons attached to the outside for added tactile stimulation. Bababall??s center holds a small black and white patterned ball that rattles when shaken. Children will be intrigued to reach, rattle, and play with Bababall.
Along with winning the hearts of discerning babies and parents, Bababall has won the prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award
The remarkable and award-winning Whoozit collection has been a perennial favorite for parents and wee ones alike. This unique toy line has been proven to stimulate fundamental learning skills in baby’s developing mind, body and senses. From activity mats and discovery mirrors to rattles and table top toys, this extraordinary collection never ceases to amaze even the youngest of generations.
Twist & Scout Rattle
It’s one twisted teether! Hard plastic with flexible plastic teethers, this rattle easily twists into a figure-eight shape for an added element of teething play.
Whoozit Orbit Teether is the perfect size for even the smallest hands to grasp. This travel size teether features four different teething attachments all surrounding whoozit’s happy face. The Orbit Teether also includes high contrast black and white ribbons for added stimulation.
Also we have Melissa And Doug Stacking Train, VTech Smart Shots Sports Center and other gifts for 2 year old boys.
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To compliment this range we also have Buddy Buggy Books that you can attach to a buggy, as the name suggests, although there are other ways that you can use them.
Also for a limited time we have our Orange Tree Toys range at half-marked price, yes that’s a massive 50% off of all Orange Tree Toys