One gift I love to give my pregnant friends is a Sophie the Giraffe (Sophie la Girafe). As you all know by now, I’m a francophile, and most kids in France own a Sophie the Giraffe. More Sophie toys are sold in France than babies born in a year. I’m trying to spread the popularity here in the States, one baby at a time.
The toy was created in 1961 in France to sooth teething babies. She is made from 100% natural rubber and is BPA and phthalate-free. Sophie has recently gotten some bad press; however, if you properly follow the cleaning guidelines there should be no issues. Surprise your friend or family member at the next baby shower you attend (or host)!