Born in France in 1961. Designed to stimulate the senses and soothe teething pains, Sophie the Giraffe is a true icon, loved by millions of children (and parents!) around the world! Sophie the Giraffe is Baby’s first toy that stimulates each of the five senses. Since her birth in 1961, Sophie the Giraffe has wowed over 50 million babies (and parents) worldwide with her natural beauty and charm, and her retro style has ensured that she has remained a “must have” baby toy.