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Sophie Giraffe's 50th Birthday . . . "50 Years in 50 States" Photo Contest

Sophie Giraffe was an idea that was born in May of 1961 and has been making children happy and easing their teething pain for 50 years now. To celebrate, the makers of Sophie are holding a “50 Years in 50 States” photo contest for their loyal fans. To participate, simply take a photo of your child and Sophie in one of your state’s most famous locations and post it on the Sophie the Giraffe Facebook page.  One winner in each state will receive a Sophie Giraffe gift case (ARV $50) and will have his or her photo featured on the U.S. Sophie Giraffe website.  The contest runs through May 31st, 2011.  You can read the official contest rules here.

Sophie is a unique teething toy because she’s made from 100% natural rubber and painted with food grade paint. She’s the perfect size for little hands at 7 inches long and all the kids that I have in my care really enjoyed playing with her. The youngest one definitely loved her as a teether also. She is very well made, safe to chew on because she is free of harmful chemicals, and is exactly the right size and consistency for little hands and mouths. My only complaint about Sophie is the squeaker inside. It makes Sophie too dog toy-like, and my dogs had a hard time discerning the fact that she wasn’t for them. Also, even though the kids loved the noise, after an hour or so I was done listening to it squeaking constantly. Other than that, I really think that Sophie is an excellent teether for all young children and babies and would recommend her to anyone.

You can find out where to purchase Sophie the Giraffe, Sophie gift sets, and toys on their website,  Learn more about Sophie by visiting Sophie the Giraffe on Facebook and on Twitter.

Thank you to Sophie Giraffe USA for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.