Sophie the Giraffe and More…

Two Weeks of Toys - Giveaway Event

There is a reason Sophie the Giraffe is famous…


… she is simply one of the most fabulous baby teether toys in the world!

And Sophie the Giraffe (made by Vulli) is a global phenomenon. Sophie was born in France in 1961, and her success is legendary in France – and all over the internet!

Sophie is hand made in the French Alps with natural rubber (phthalate-free) and non-toxic paint. Sophie fully complies with the U.S. toy safety requirements.

We had read so many fabulous reviews about Sophie the Giraffe, we just had to test her out ourselves.

review-sophie-giraffe-2-oli.jpgWhen Sophie arrived at our door, I handed her to Olivia and she fell instantly in love with her. Olivia literally didn’t put her down for the next three hours. And she has been a constant companion since. Sophie even traveled with us to San Diego and I guarded her with my life to make sure we didn’t lose her!

Sophie the Giraffe is super soft, flexible and light. And at 7″ tall, she is the perfect size for little hands. Perhaps the best part of her design, is her bumpy head that soothes sore, teething

Sophie has a small “squeaker” inside her that squeaks when you squeeze her – kind of like a dog toy! It could get annoying I suppose, but the fact that Olivia is so enthralled and content with her – and the fact that she rarely squeaks it herself, she is mainly just chewing on Sophie – makes me love Sophie the Giraffe just as much as Olivia loves her! (The squeaker is very handy when I am trying to distract Olivia from something else and turn her attention to Sophie.)

review-vulli.jpgSophie also has three adorable friends, Chan (Blue), Pie (Pink) and Gnon (Yellow), named after the French word for mushroom (champignon.) Just like Sophie the Giraffe, these mushroom-styled, natural rubber teethers include a squeaker sound and are made in natural rubber (phthalate-free) and baby can chew them in complete safety. Each teether is sold separately.

When I was searching for sites selling Sophie, I came across this fabulous boutique, The Funky Monkey. The Funky Monkey is just that – a FUNKY, FUN store! I love it!

Based in London, Ontario, The Funky Monkey is run by a Mom and Dad dedicated to giving parents the opportunity to buy quality, stylish and unique baby and toddler products. They ship worldwide, but have free shipping programs available for US and Canadians. YES – all you Canadians out there can rejoice – they are actually located in Canada!

Since we are all about work at home moms, (and how fantastic that they are a work at home mom and dad team!) I wrote The Funky Monkey and asked them if we could share their funky boutique with the blogosphere.

review-stripesthebunny.jpgThey agreed and are offering our winner a special gift basket of baby toys!!!

The Funky Monkey will send our winner a prize package that includes:

Sophie the Giraffe
Two Vulli Teethers
Stripes the Long Eared Bunny
Animal ABCs Ring Flash Cards
Rub a Dub Draw in a Tub

Enter to Win:

Two Weeks of Toys - Giveaway EventIf you want to win, all the instructions about entering the “Two Weeks of Toys” Giveaways are included in the “Two Weeks of Toys” Giveaway post (including the code to put our “Two Weeks of Toys” Giveaway button on your site.)

But here is a quick run through:

  • Leave a comment on this post to be entered.
  • Post a link to this contest (it is always nice to let your readers have a chance to win too!) and/or link and post a button to our “Two Weeks of Toys” Giveaway post. (If you post the button and link to the “Two Weeks of Toys” Giveaway, you are qualified to enter in all the upcoming “Two Weeks of Toys” Giveaway contests. And we have two weeks of contests to come!) Non-bloggers are welcome too – we understand you can’t link – but feel free to pass the word on to your friends.

(This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian shipping addresses.)

Good luck!

This is the FINAL giveaway in our “Two Weeks of Toys” Giveaway contest. Have you entered all of the contests you want to enter? Make sure you click through and add comments to each giveaway that you want to enter.

The deadline to enter the contests is Wednesday, May 7th at 5pm Eastern and winners will be announced in the afternoon of Friday, May 9th.


  1. Em's mommy says

    My little one would adore this. Not only is she teething, but loves squeakers! :) Thanks for the great giveaways. i love your site!

  2. Ann says

    What a great giveaway. My baby girl is teething and just got her 3rd today We can definitely use this. I love the giraffe and the bunny, they are too cute.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. says

    My munchkin would love these – especially since at 22 months we are JUST getting past the 4 tooth stage – process of cutting about 6 teeth right now.

  4. Beth says

    What a fun concept…a teething giraffe?!!? And the floppy earred bunny is adorable!! My little girl is on the brinks of starting the teething yuck, so this would be awesome to win.

  5. says

    I’ve had my eye on Sophie the Giraffe for a while! My 10-month-old is currently working on her 5th and 6th tooth AND her 1st molar. Needless to say, I’m letting her chew on anything and everything these days!

  6. says

    OH! This would be awesome to win…we lost our Sophie somewhere between our 2nd and 3rd baby. I wish could find her…teething this time around has been rough!


  7. Susan B. says

    These would be perfect for my little grandson. He loves all animals, especially my dog. Since he once tried to pull her face into his mouth, I think your teething toys would be much better option!!

  8. ~Lana B~ says

    So cute! I would definitely have this sent to my beautiful niece in Canada that just found out she’s having her first baby! She would just die over this!! Count us in!
    ~Lana B~

  9. DanaEck says

    Practicing making a new baby…5 days late and counting…my point is..I need some toys that aren’t HAND ME DOWNS!

  10. says

    The prizes are great! Love the safe plastics, too. Please submit our entry. I’m linked up and posted to you all (and have been).

  11. says

    I would enter for the giraffe alone but you’re adding some more fabulous gifts so I’d love to win. Giraffes have always been my favorite animal, because I’m tall too. My 7 month old daughter could use Sophie because her upper teeth are coming in and she’s constantly biting on my shoulder and I’m nursing her, need I say more? Ouch!

  12. Vickie Couturier says

    With a new grandson an a grandaughter coming in July this would be great for us,please count me in too,thanks a bunch

  13. Teri Meairs says

    How cute is Pie! I adore Funky Monkey. Their Ugg Pink Booties are the cutest I’ve seen. The Caroline Navy Pedipeds are sweet. We love their Organic wear. I am partial to the Pink Kimono Set. The gowns are lovely! What a generous give-a-way! Thank you for the visit!

  14. Jen says

    Wow, what an awesome prize package! Sophie is too cute! And that Stripes… he’s just Adorable! They have some really cool things!

  15. says

    These are so adorable. I especially love the striped bunny!!! Thanks so much for your super generosity and hard work these 2 weeks offering all these giveaways!! I really appreciate your site and all the info you provide!!!

  16. Casey H says

    Please enter me! I’d love to win this and keep some for myself and my new baby but also share with my best friend who is preggers too!!

  17. Margaret Smith says

    What a great giveaway. Thank you for offering these giveaways all week long. Please enter me. Great prizes for our little one. Thanks.

  18. Erica says

    My five-month-old would LO-OVE this! Sophie looks great, and easy to clean (a definite plus). And the Funky Monkey merchandise looks great! Thanks for introducing us. gumbi1313 at msn dot com

  19. Tanya Moyer says

    I have a new niece due in Sept. This would be a great gift for her and her mom!!!

  20. Shannon says

    This is my favorite of all the giveaways yet! My 6 month old daughter, just starting to teeth, would love that giraffe!

  21. Marissa says

    What an awesome giveaway! I love the cute mushroom buddies Chan… Pie… Gnon. Cute idea, I’m feeling particularly partial to all things French since I just returned from a French society luncheon. Naturally, I hope to teach my daughter French too. We can talk secretly when the hubby is around. :)

  22. says

    Oh those gifts from Funky Monkey are wonderful! And Sophie looks wonderful (we all know kids love to chew on anything but what is “supose” to be a teether lol)
    Thanks for all the great giveaways!!!

  23. Deanne S says

    This site has become an addiction. I can’t wait to see all the unique products you find and review. This gift basket is awesome, my little guy is 6 months old and teething,so it would be perfect. Thanks so much for putting together such a wonderful array of products for the past 2 weeks. I am determined to buy a couple of things that I saw….. if I don’t win them that is!

  24. Erin H. says

    This basket would be a real treat for our baby and our toddler—bath crayons AND teethers!. Thanks for the introduction to the Funky Monkey, and for the contest!

  25. says

    What a great basket of goods~
    I would love to win this!
    Thanks for another great giveaway and the chance to win!

  26. Susan Chester says

    I remember having a giraffe just like that when my children were small. I would love to win this for my new grandson.

  27. Cheri says

    I love this gift package, my daughter would love the bath crayons and my niece is just the right age for Sophie. Thanks!

  28. says

    OK – I really want to win this one – more than the rest of the drawings, this is an awesome prize and one that my 8 month old would love!

  29. Jodi says

    These toys are adorable. I wish I’d heard of them when my kids were young enough. But they’d be great gifts for my cousin, who is expecting her first. Great giveaway!

  30. says

    So cute! My sister has one on the way, so this would be a fun *new* toy just for the baby and not the older siblings. 😉

    (please remove NOSPAM before emailing – thanks!)

  31. says

    I know all about Sophie the giraffe but have never been able to get one for my daughter! I would love to win this, especially now as she is chewing on EVERYTHING! What a great gift basket!

  32. Kimberly says

    These are so cute! I love them! My little baby cousin has just started chewing on everything! These would be perfect!

  33. ashley says

    would love to win this for my baby in the oven, when my daughter teethed, she would break multiple teeth at a time.

  34. Tosha says

    I love this giraffe. I have two older children… I can’t believe I never came across this little guy with the two of them. Baby #3, aka, Claire needs this!

  35. Karen B says

    Where were these back in the 60s when I had my babies? Would be super for my greatgrandbabies – please enter me!

  36. Rhonda says

    Teething takes so long!! Great toys for such a long and painful process for little ones. Heard about your site from Metropolitan Mama. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Aimee says

    Wonderful contest — truly though, you had me at Sophie! My older daughters enjoyed her, and I have no doubt my new one will too. She has been much loved in my home, and believe it or not, hunting one down online to purchase is on my to-do list right now! Thanks for this — and all of the other — great contests and giveaways. I’m not a blogger, but will pass them on for sure!

  38. says

    wow!!! The Funky Monkey prize package is awesome….my teething 7 month old would go gaga over this. count me in…thanks so much :O)

  39. Christine Groce says

    This would be great for my new granddaughter due in about a week. She couldn’t use it for a few months, but I’m sure the time will come.

  40. says

    My son is teething and chewing on EVERYTHING. I would love one of these. If I don’t win one I’ll probably buy one anyways.

  41. Kirsten says

    I have 2 15-month-old grandchildren born on the same day, different states! Love to give them these gifts!

  42. Kathy S says

    My youngest granddaughter, almost 15 months would just love these toys! Everytime I see Stripes, the long eared bunny…he makes me smile!

  43. says

    I have posted your site on my blog in many locations! I just love your site! My new daughter due in September would love these, as well as my son.. who is 14 months .. LOL

  44. grams says

    How cute is that bunny. My granddaughter loves to chew on things. I’m sure she would love to chew on these as well.

  45. priscilla haynes says

    Cute, I have 2 new grandchildren who will be needing lots of teething toys in a few months. These are so darling!

  46. says

    Thanks for the two weeks of fun! I have a niece who has a baby due today and they would welcome any new baby stuff as he is a college student and money is tight!

  47. Barbara says

    Our grandchild will be here soon and I’d like to be ready for EVERYTHING. Ok, that’s not possible :) but I can dream, can’t I? These teethers are too cute for words.

  48. says

    Wow, thanks so much for the great giveaways, Janice. My son is just starting to teethe and I’ve been reviewing and searching for natural teethers. It’s hard to find these products in stores, so thanks for the heads up on the Funky Monkey boutique. If I don’t win (crossing all fingers and toes that I do) I will defiantely be checking them out. I’m from ON, Canada and London isn’t that far from me. Thanks again for the opportunity to enter these great giveaways. You girls are awesome!

  49. says

    These are all so great! We would love to win these for all our nieces and nephews who keep popping into the world! Where were these darling teethers when my kids were teething??? Oh, but I LOVE that Sophie. I have always loved giraffes!

  50. Cindy S says

    The Funky money is so cool. He is friend that will last a life time and travel to many wild and wacky places.

  51. Kelly Smith says

    I have a four month old who is teething fast and furious if you can believe…and would really appreciate a gift like this. Please pick me! :)

  52. says

    How adorable! My baby is due at the end of May, and if she’s going to be anything like my son in the tooth department she’ll be teething by August. 😛
    Please do enter my name on this one…
    I have the button on my sidebar under “Currently Running Giveaways” :)

    -Laura Harr

  53. Tabitha says

    So retro chic, but who am I kidding, no matte how cute it is it’s going to be covered in drool in no time.

  54. Jill Myrick says

    What a wonderful set !
    Thank you for the contest.
    I would LOVE to win this for my grandson !

  55. Anna says

    Thank You for a chance to WIN such nice items! My grandaughter is my ‘Little Monkey’ so of course she loves Monkeys!

  56. Pamela Hansen says

    please eave my fingers and send me some teethers my little one has found one he likes yet maybe these would do the job

  57. Candice Bennett says

    I love the idea of the new teething giraffe, My little boy Legend is like a puppy , chewing on everything.

  58. Ami Heller says

    My baby girl chews on everything…she would love some new teethers along with everything in the prize package!

  59. Tammy Kennedy says

    Would love to win these prizes for my grandson.
    Thank you for giving me the chance to win.

  60. ANNAFEL LEWIS says

    My daughter said, Whats that? while I was scrolling through the comments…so she is interested. Count me in, please!

  61. says

    This is truly a one of a kind contest! Any of these contest prizes would be enjoyed and appreciated and very well used by my baby girl and twin neices!

  62. Elizabeth M. says

    I love this collection of goodies. I totally remember a giraffe like that from years past. Such a cute collection!

  63. Kathy says

    what fun… would love this for my sisters baby. Think I am going to be moving right before she is born…. Very Sad

  64. Paula Harmon says

    When I had my first baby they didn’t have all of these wonderful things! That baby that is pictured is so beautiful. She looks like a doll she is so picture perfect! Jealous.

  65. Christy says

    They’re all great prizes (and I have a softspot for Mudpuppy press), but, oh… I do love that bunny!

  66. Emilie Pianfetti says

    My newborn son would put these to good use in a couple of months! I would LOVE to win this prize.

  67. Beth says

    My 16 month old would LOVE these teethers- molars are coming in now– and toys!!

    Thank you for the chance to win!! :)

  68. ELSIE MANGERI says

    So very cuuuuuuute! Thanks for this opportunity for but yet another great item from The Funky Monkey.

  69. Amanda says

    Please enter me for this contest. My 7 month old is cutting teeth like there is no tomorrow. I think this would be perfect for him and his sore lil gums.

  70. says

    Love animals as an adult however, these are more than adorable, they simply make you want to adopt. Best of luck and many thanks to all who enter. Happy Mother’s Day!!!! SW

  71. Susan Ledet says

    They are so cute. I also fell in love with the Funky Monkey and have bookmarked their site. Thank you for all of the great giveaways.

  72. April says