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Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/White
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2010
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
Please be careful when giving this product to your baby. My 4 month old was on his tummy/chest while teething on this toy when he began to choke. If you notice the legs of the giraffe are thinner than the rest of its body and they are separated so one of the legs got stuck in his throat (still attached). I was able to easily pull it out but of course he was very upset. Please do not leave your baby alone while playing with this toy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2011
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
Amazon got me with this teether. I had bought something else and found a link to the most popular baby items on Amazon. Sophie was number 1 - I saw all the great reviews and decided to purchase (never having heard of this teether before). After using for 2 months (for my 5 month old) I have the following good and not so good comments.

Starting with the good. The teether is made of nice rubber. I can see and hear my baby's satisfaction chewing it. It rubs nicely against his gums unlike any other teether we have. It also has a nice earthly smell and it's soft and easily compressible. It also has many different shapes, the tiny ears and horns, long neck and long legs are all great at fitting in my sons mouth in different ways so he can find what soothes him best. I like the squeak (some said it sounds like a dog toy), but it gets my sons attention and he seems surprised and happy whenever it squeaks. I also like that it is made out of safe materials (natural rubber and food grade paint).

Now for the not so good. When washing sometimes I get water in the small hole in the back (and sometimes drool gets in there too). It does eventually air out but it has crossed my mind that maybe mold could grow? But I'm not sure and haven't noticed any funky smells yet. I found if I wash/rinse holding upright the water stays out of the hole and the squeak returns. In addition, some of the paint has started cracking on the tips of the ears and the feet. And my last complaint and one that makes me the most nervous is that the long legs are easily movable and it has crossed my mind that he could potentially stick one in his mouth too far and choke/gag. When this thought came to me I looked on Amazon at reviews and low and behold many have experienced this. Since then I only let him chew on the teether when I am right next to him or holding him in my lap.

As scary as this is this is not a deal breaker for me since the unique rubber is so satisfying for my son to chew on, I just have to be diligent watching him. Hope this helps! All in all I recommend Sophie.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on October 4, 2010
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
so i bought one of this 3 months ago, and my 4 months old son loved it! But two weeks ago we went to the mall and lost it. So last week i bought another one from Amazon again. When it arrived, i thought it looked a little big different from the first one i bought. After looking at it closely, i realize it is different; the quality is cheap!! the rubber of the firaffe's ears is chipped off a little AND the spots color looks like it is painted on, NOT molded with the toy!!!! Finally, the rubber of this second one is not as soft and flexible as the first.

i am VERY disappointed! i gave the review a 3 stars b/c the first version was really good. I am not sure why Vulli decided to go the cheaper route. For a $[...] toy, i think most new buyers will be just disappointed as i am.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2013
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
We had one sophie that was purchased from a local store. We wanted another one so we searched Amazon and this was the first result that came up. It's a counterfeit baby toy, crazy. The rubber is thinner, the squeeker sounds different and the paint is noticeably different as well. You can barely see it but on one of the legs it has a number, and of course those are different too (you can see it by looking sideways at the legs, it's lightly printed and with different print too). Even though this is counterfeit, my babies don't seem to notice and they like her just the same which is why I gave it 3 stars. Shame on Amazon for allowing this on their website though.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2010
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1
My 5 mo. old daughter LOVES this toy, but she just got one of the legs stuck down her throat and was choking on it! Do not let your child play with unsupervised!!
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26 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2011
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
Sophie is not just a rubber giraffe for a kid to chew on. She is much, much more than that.

She works her way into your consciousness, nagging you, haunting you, with her pure, natural coloring, her vintage Bambi-esque charm, her status as the ultimate of ultimates in baby toys.

Oh yeah, and her price.

It is, for the record, an absurd price. There are people who will tell you she is "worth every penny", but they need to tell themselves that in order to justify the purchase after the fact. I think she is worth about $4.

But I bought one for my baby girl, for her first Christmas. The torment I went through before buying it was immense. My thoughts were driven by some of my deepest fears and insecurities about being a mother. Sophie became a symbol of "the good life". We are not wealthy people, but I dream of being a mom who never lets lack of money get in the way of a happy childhood for my kids. All those fancy moms with thousand dollar strollers and their baby's own room, Music Together classes and those adorable striped pj's from Hanna Andersson... their babies all have Sophie. My baby deserves that stuff too. And of all of it, Sophie is the cheapest. She's expensive for what she is, but I thought, I HAVE the money to buy her. I can do it. I can order it and it will come, and my little darling will own it. I can start her off in life with the best of the best. In this one category at least.

I bought Sophie, and I think she was not worth the money. My daughter happens to not get very attached to material things, believe it or not. (Knock on wood!) She played with Sophie a little, but lost interest pretty quick. Oh well.

If I hadn't bought it, I wouldn't have found that out. I would always feel some guilt about being too cheap to get it for her. I might have tried to justify my decision with a "Whatever, it's a stupid overpriced toy for rich idiots." But in my heart I wouldn't believe myself. At least now I can look back tenderly on how well-meaning a mom I was. I have since learned that my daughter loves real objects and the natural world (and YouTube) much more than anything designed to please her, so my purchases for her are very few and most have broad usefulness.

The truth is, this toy is for such young kids, they will never know the difference if they had one or not. They will not know what it means, how expensive it was, what it stood for. All they will take with them from this age is how they were treated day by day. What they really need is your love. Save your money for when they're older and there's something special that they really want, and your getting it for them will show them that you value their happiness and believe in their interests.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2011
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1
On the surface, this is a great teething toy. It is cute and soft, and my baby likes chewing on it. The problem is that it is made of the same material as dog toys and has a very loud squeaker like a dog toy. One of my dogs thinks it is her toy even though we have never let her play with it. So now I have a toy that I cannot give to my baby for fear that my dog will try to take it from her. So if you have a dog, this is NOT the baby toy for your household.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2015
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
 We originally bought Sophie from this exact link for my daughter three years ago, and she loved her. We just had another baby this year, and new baby loved her hand-me-down Sophie even more than big sister! Well, one day we couldn't find Sophie. We looked everywhere to no avail, so we ordered a new one for her for Christmas. To our dismay, the design is completely different! The squeaker in the new one is more like a dog toy squeaker. The old Sophie would squeak with any movement or chew (which is obviously a bit annoying, but better than a screaming baby!). The new one takes a lot more strength to squeak right in the body, and my baby can't do it on her own so she quickly gets bored with it. She still does like to chew on it, but it's not as fun as the old one. Also notable is that the new Sophie has darker spots, is leaner with a smaller head, and feels like much thicker rubber. It also doesn't smell as rubbery, which would be a plus if everything else was the same. We just found the old Sophie so I made a video demonstrating the difference (old Sophie is the dirtier, well loved one on the left). Call me crazy for caring so much about a squeak, but you want it to be a good one when you pay $17-20 for a baby toy.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
My daughter adored her Le Sophie Girafe,and was teething when we lost it at the store. Though it is quite distinctive and we called that day and several thereafter, no one had turned it in. So, being sensitive to our girl's favorite chewy, we bought another on Amazon. When it arrived, I noticed that it was shorter, squatter, and flimsier than the first. Naturally, it also sounded different when it squeaked. We gave it to my daughter, and while she will ocassionally hold it and whack it on the ground, it is just another toy. It isn't like the other enough to hold her attention. So, if you only buy one and never lose it, it might be a favorite. However, each one may be different.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2009
Color Name: Brown/ WhiteItem Package Quantity: 1Verified Purchase
Why on earth is it priced at [...] dollars on amazon. I mean it's a great chew toy, but come on. Vulli's other chew toys are of equal quality and are 1/3 of the price.

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