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How old is too old for Sophie? Will he be too old to receive this for the holidays or his birthday at about a year old? Oct 28, 2009
Definitely not too old...he has many more teeth to come.
Whatever you do, don't submerge her in bath water, or in the sink, or in the dishwasher. Her squeaker will stop working, and, as you mentioned, some of the water that gets in is IMPOSSIBLE to get out. We had to retire Sophie for fear of mold.
Yes, made in France............NOT CHINA
Can babys chew on the Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether if they already have a few teeth? Jul 30, 2009
My son does. He is 11 months old with 4 teeth (and 2 more on the verge of breaking through). I think it is extremely similar to a dog toy, which can take quite a bit of abuse from chewing. In fact, it is scary how much like a dog toy it is. Of course, that does not stop my son from loving his Sophie! Sophie is a fun shape, a good size for small hands to hold, it obviously feels good on sore gums, and she gets a laugh every time she squeaks. My little boy loves her!
I read a few posts on the internet about a recall of Sophie. Check wikipedia. Are the Sophies sold on this Amazon page made after March 2012? Sep 12, 2013
There was never an "official" recall on Sophie. What happened was that Sophie was found by a third party to contain a higher level of Nitrosatable content than allowed in order to conform to the European Safety Standard for teethers and soothers. In response Vulli changed their processing sometime in 2012 and offered a voluntary exchange program for Sophies purchased in Germany. Vulli wont say when exactly the formulation was changed but the new safety test report that showed the reduced Nitrosatable content came out April 2012. Sophie has always conformed to US Safety Standards so anyone who purchased a Sophie before the formulation change in the USA were not considered eligible for the exchange program. Sophie the Giraffe is such a popular toy that I would be surprised if any of the older Sophies are still currently "on the shelf". If you want to be sure however the batch number on Sophies leg reveals the manufacture date. My Sophies number is 322060. The last four numbers are the ones you want. The third number on mine (2) stands for the year... the 2 on mine represents 2012. The following three numbers (060) are the day of the year, the 60th day of the year in 2012 was February 29th. So my Sophie was manufactured February 29, 2012, probably right before the formulation change. I hope that makes sense and is helpful to everyone.
Any suggestions for gift for parents' third baby? Any thoughts on something for the new addition? Aug 12, 2010
A gift card. By the 3rd child you already have a lot of things from the first two children that you can reuse but a gift card gives them the flexibility of buying something down the road that they'll need.
Yes, of course it will. You'd better stock up if you even think you might possibly need to be a better parent.
Returning my fake Sophie: Anyone had luck returning their fake Sophie to Amazon if you don't have the packaging anymore? Dec 15, 2011
Yes, I was able to return my Sophie for a full refund. Purchased in May, used in November and returned in December. I did choose to receive an Amazon.com credit, which may have had something to do with the hassle free return. I did have to mail the toy back (without manufacture's packaging), but Amazon paid for the shipping. If the Sophie I received from Amazon was not fake, then the maker needs to rethink quality control. As I stated in my review the Sophie I received was very low quality compared to the one I found instore at a local retailer. Flimsy feel, strong rubber/latex smell, dusty/powdery, paint rubbed off with finger and instantly dissolved away when wet.
The insert that comes with Sophie notes that each Sophie toy is handpainted, and no two Sophie's are the same, so I would expect the coloring and spots to be different on each toy.