The iconic giraffe Sophie was created in the 1960's in France. Today the early learning toy is still made in the same traditional technique. All of the Sophie products are made from natural Hevea rubber and non-toxic paint making it a legendary first gift for a newborn. Sophie la Giraffe is the perfect teether. The figure of the giraffe was chosen as a shape for baby's small hands to grasp. Sophie has become timeless and cross-generational.