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Sprout | Sophie Giraffe

I registered for this little gal, because I had read on so many blogs and things that it was a hit for when your baby starts teething.  I knew that it might be a fun item for someone to buy because she is so darn cute.

When I received it, I was so stoked!  It was something I thought would be so great for when our baby is just a wee bit older and starts the whole teething process.  I got it home, pulled it out of the box and boy was I surprised!  Not only are they right about the softness of the toy, but noise behind it was unbelievable.  It squeaks like nothing I've ever heard and even louder than some of our dog toys.

Which brings me to my question...

If you have this toy and have a dog, how do you ensure that your dog doesn't get his little pitty paws on it if the baby drops it?  This would be the BEST dog toy ever, based on the sound and I'm just afraid that it's going to be a game for the two of them to work on as Sprout gets older.

Thoughts? (Besides the obvious of just not leaving the baby alone with this toy if we know that Toby is close by...)


molly said…
Landon didn't have trouble with teething when he was a baby so I didn't fall prey to the overwhelming peer pressure to buy it.

But Sophie became a MUST with our dear Brigham. And she quickly became his new girlfriend :)
We totally lucked out with the dog thing. Ours knew which toys were hers and which were the baby's. It was ODD.

Your dog just might surprise you...

(I just ordered a Sophie for Vivi.)
Kristal said…
Sophie was a big hit with Isaac. Butch was very interested at first because of the squeak, but I just made it clear to him that it wasn't his toy and he left it alone. I didn't leave it lying around though...that would have been too much temptation for him! :)
YAY! How exciting.

There hasn't been too much that Terry has requested when it comes to baby stuff. But he found this toy a couple months ago and said he wanted this for our baby! I love that he wants this so bad. It looks awesome and I have read and heard SO many great things about it.

I have seen it online at that where you registered for it?
lena said…
My girl is 2 and still loves her Sophie! Never had a problem with our dog and her toys, he's more interested in napping.
Nicole said…
We really lucked out in the dog department as well. Our lab never really showed any interest in our kids' toys and on the rare occasion that he did, we made it clear that it was not his (usually by distracting him with one of his own and then rewarding him for chosing it over something that belonged to the baby.)

We were also told that the appeal of the baby's toys is sometimes not because of the noise or appearance, but because of the smell. After each of our kids was born, we gave the dog the very first hat that was put on the baby (right after birth and before the first bath.) It allowed him to get used to the baby's smell before we came home from the hospital, and it was his to keep and play with if he wanted it.

Good luck!

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