Sophie La Giraffe Original


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3-7 day delivery for all New Zealand orders with Free freight on orders over $500.00 inc gst. (Excludes Milford & Stockholm Dressers)
International 5-7 day delivery charges are calculated based on the weight and size of the product/s you have ordered and where you are located.

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Product returns or exchanges must be made within 30 days from date of purchase, all products must be returned in original condition. Refunds where applicable will be made within 10 working days from the time the product(s) returned to us. Please note we do not refund shipping charges.

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The world famous Sophie the Giraffe is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree. Sophie's bumpy head helps soothe sore, teething gums.

The natural rubber is soft, safe & non-toxic for baby to teethe & chew, plus it's painted with non-toxic, food-grade paints. It is lightweight & easy to grasp for tiny hands, stimulating to baby's senses with her soft colours & gentle squeak. Sophie the Giraffe is Phthalate-Free with No Vinyl (no-PVC!), she measures 17cm tall and is suitable from 0 months+

Sophie the Giraffe comes packaged in a lovely gift box, making her the perfect baby shower or newborn gift.

The Sophie Story:
Once Upon a time, a simple story...
The Little giraffe was born on the 25th of May in the year 1961. St 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 an expert in transforming sap from the HEVEA tree using the rotational molding of rubber as a toy-making concept, came up with 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 the Giraffe, who looked exactly the same then as she does today, went into production on a Thursday, May 25th, whence her name. She was an immediate success. Young Mothers straightaway saw that she was a must for their children when the first signs of teething appear, Sophie the Girafe helps baby to stop crying!

By simple word of mouth, the little Girafe's fame spread. From then on in Europe, generation upon generation of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy and head! Vulli, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie Region of France has continued to keep the jealously-guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made. SOPHIE is still "traditionally" produced to this day, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea Tree. Why is Sophie such a huge success? Sophie the Girafe is BABYS FIRST TOY, stimulating EACH OF THE SENSES from the age of 3 months: Sight: At the age of 3 months, a baby's eyesight is still limited and can only make out high contrasts. The Dark and contrasting attention-catching spots all over Sophie the Girafe's body provide visual stimulation and she soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object for baby.

Hearing: Sophie the Girafe's squeaker keeps baby amused and stimulates his hearing. To begin with, the funny sound Sophie makes when she is squeezed helps to stimulate baby's hearing, and then later, helps him to understand the link between cause and effect.
Taste: Sophie the Giraffe is made of 100% natural rubber and food paint, and is completely safe to chew, just like a feeding bottle teat. Her soft texture and numerous chewable parts (ears, horns, legs), make her perfect for soothing baby's sore gums during teething.
Touch: Touch is the first means a baby has of communicating with the outside world. Sophie the Girafe's soft feel, like baby's Mother's skin, stimulates physiological and emotional response that soothe baby and promote healthy growth and well-being.

Smell: The singular scent of natural rubber from the Hevea tree makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify amid all his other toys.

Easy to Grip: Sophie the Girafe's shape and 18cm (7 inches) size are perfect for baby's small hands. She is very light, and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip, even from his earliest days. Still the same, even after more than 50 years. She hasn't dated in the slightest, more than 30 million Sophies have been sold!

She is an undisputed star for the very young. The archetypal embodiment of the early learning toy, Sophie the Girafe is a must-have who enjoys widespread popularity and is genuinely loved by every parent and child. Sophie the Girafe has become timeless and cross-generational.


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We are a family-owned business located in the beautiful region of North Canterbury, New Zealand. We have been helping families furnish their nurseries with care for over twenty years – and we consider it a privilege to help ensure that your little one has the best start in life.


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