I have to ask myself whether Sophie Le Giraffe is the most overrated toy ever?
She was touted as the must have toy for our ‘chiplet’ before the bump (christened Chiplet) became A. Some people were not keen on spending £15 on a squeaky giraffe, but one of my friends was keen to buy us something and we were in Hebden Bridge when I spotted Sophie in their cute shop ‘The Old Treehouse‘ (well worth a look in if you are in the area).
So off I trundled home, very pregnant and pleased that I had the must have item for my new baby. Apparently Sophie is the perfect colour, shape and material for babies to fall in love with and she is a great teething tool later on.
A…. is not so sure. When he first met her, he was very excited, but now greets her with something a little less than disdain….
The lady at the local children’s centre asked if it was from the poundshop and was in shock on discovering her price! My friend’s dog thought it was a toy for him and I had to hide it away. The Boy hopes that A will never like Sophie since she has a very annoying squeak!
Sophie gets around…. everyone seems to have one…. from a lovely fellow blogger featuring on the fantastic ‘Whats in Your Change Bag’ feature on Make Do and Push to popping up in the film 3 Men and a Baby.
So who has a Sophie and is she an essential item in your parenting arsenal?