15 Jul 2010

Hello Baby Direct - Vulli Sophie The Giraffe

Vulli Sophie The Giraffe

Hello Baby is an online store which sells everything you need for baby. The site is well laid out with most product pages letting you search by name eg.. prams/pushchairs.

Hello Baby kindly sent me a
Vulli Sophie The Giraffe - Blister Pack to try, its a great baby toy which is suitable from birth.

Sophie the Giraffe from Vulli was born in 1961, her success as Baby teether and toy is legendary in France. Made in the French Alps with natural rubber and non-toxic paint, Sophie Le Giraffe has been safely cuddled and chewed for nearly 50 Years!

She is soft, light, and easy to grasp and fits perfectly into Baby hands. Sophie is lovable and amusing. She even makes a happy laughing sound when squeezed. Babies especially love her bumpy head to soothe their teething gums.

Most importantly her flexible, renewable, natural rubber materials and non-toxic paint mean Sophie the Giraffe is a safe and all-natural teething toy for your Baby.

Parents world-wide trust the joy this classic toy brings to their babies. In today's world it is unusual to see a high production toy still made by hand: Sophie requires 14 manual manufacturing steps.

Her retro style has ensured that she has remained fashionable for over 40 years. Slender, flexible and soft, baby can squeeze and chew her in complete safety, and with great pleasure.

Sophie Le Giraffe from Vulli is Baby's first sensory development toy.

Stimulates each of baby's senses:
Hearing: Her squeaker keeps baby amused, stimulate their hearing and helps them to understand the link between cause and effect

Smell: The singular attractive scent of natural rubber from the hevea (rubber) tree makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify amongst all their other toys.

Sight: The dark contrasting spots all over Sophie the Giraffe's body provide visual stimulation and make her easily recognisable to baby. She becomes a familiar and reassuring friend.

Taste: Sophie the Giraffe is very flexible and has lost of parts for baby to chew, ears, arms and legs. She is perfect for soothing baby sore gums when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint.

Touch: She is perfect for baby's small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip. She is soft to the touch just like baby's mummy stimulating soothing physiological and emotional responses.

Comforting rubber smell.
Squeaks when squeezed.
100% natural rubber and non-toxic paint.
Easy to see provides visual simulation.
Easy to chew good for soothing sore gums during teething.
Great familiar and soothing Baby Toy.

To be honest although the toy has been around for 50 years, stimulates all babies senses without the need for batteries, its not really my cup-of-tea.
Its not a product that I would buy in a shop as it reminds me of a dog toy, however this does not mean I have a negative view of the Hello Baby site as I think their range of baby toys, gifts, equipment is amazing. The prices are fair and cater for all styles, tastes and budgets.
The store is amazing and I would give it 9/10 for layout, design and ease of use.
The toy ... hmm a hard one as it is a good teether and is great for baby, just not to my personal taste 8/10.
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