Sophie is by far our best-selling toy and we love her.
She has brought joy to countless babies, toddlers and families since she was born, in Paris, on 25 May 1961 – on St Sophie’s Day, in honour of French Catholic Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, the founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
This cute, loveable little giraffe was created as a small rubber toy designed to fit perfectly within the grasp of a baby’s tiny hand.
She was an instant hit.
As word spread, mothers all over France began to use Sophie to soothe their teething babies and she made the short hop across the channel to After Noah, where she’s been comforting crying babies ever since.
Today, Sophie looks the same as she did back in 1961 and is manufactured in the same way, using 100% natural rubber from the Hevea tree.
She has gone on to inspire a whole range of books, soft toys and other gifts.
More than 50 million Sophies have been sold worldwide. As the ultimate timeless early learning toy, why not bring a Sophie la Giraffe into your family to create your own cherished memories?