Sophie La Girafe - So Pure Bath Toy

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Make bathtime fun with this cute, retro style Sophie La Girafe floating bath toy. Sophie is very soft, flexible and safe for chewing so perfect for soothing baby's sore gums during teething. She is also conveniently shaped like a buoy, making her easy for little hands to grasp for lots of good clean fun!

Traditionally made in France from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Malaysian Hevea tree, a renewable resource. Coloured with non-toxic, food grade paints.

Presented in recyclable card gift box tied with cotton herringbone weave ribbon.

Approximately 11cm long x 8.5cm wide x 11cm high.

Suitable from birth.

Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of Hevea trees that grow in Malaysia.

Every morning, before the daytime heat sets in, the milky liquid that oozes from cells beneath the bark of millions of Hevea trees is collected. This liquid, commonly known as “latex”, is natural, elastic and water-resistant, acts as an insulator, is pleasant to the touch and smells nice.
Sophie la girafe was born in the early 1960s from an idea by French man Monsieur Rampeau, an expert in designing rubber toys. Monsieur Rampeau found that he could transform sap from Hevea trees in Malaysia into flexible, natural rubber toys by using rotational moulding techniques. His idea of a giraffe would be the first exotic wildlife figure on the market at that time, and its size and shape was ideal for a baby's small hands to grasp.

Sophie la girafe® went into production on Thursday 25th May, 1961, and she looks exactly the same today as she did then. Sophie is still "traditionally" produced by VULLI, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France. To this day VULLI has continued to keep the highly guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made.