Sure, it's trendy to jump on the 100 percent-natural/organic/eco-friendly bandwagon, which modern parents also know is a healthy choice. And whose health is more important than the new bundle of joy gracing your days and sleepless nights? Parents want to know that the toys, clothing and other items their babes come into contact with are free of harmful chemicals and materials--particularly since most things eventually find their way into kids' mouths.
Enter Sophie the Giraffe and her mushroom-shaped counterparts Chan, Pie and Gnon made by the French company Vulli. These 100 percent natural rubber teethers are painted with natural food dye, are easy for babies to grab and hold onto, and also have a whistle inside so that they squeak when squeezed.
Sophie herself is no baby--she turned 50 last year. Chan (blue), Pie (pink) and Gnon (yellow) are the newest members of the family, and also boast the distinction of being BPA and synthetic material-free. Big dark eyes and quirky painted patterns grab wee one's attention and parents feel groovy about providing them with something that's OK to be chewed on and loved until baby catches on to the fact that steak is yummier. Find Sophie and her fungi-shaped pals at Buns in the Oven on Eighth Street in BODO for $17.50.