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Sophie the Giraffe Australia - Sophie's World

How to Clean Sophie The Giraffe

How to Clean Sophie The Giraffe - Easy to Follow Instructions to Keep Your Sophie the Giraffe Teether Clean !

Sophie la Girafe® is made from 100% natural rubber, therefore it is important to care for her properly.

Simply wipe your Sophie the Giraffe Teether surface with a damp cloth. It's as easy as that! The best way to clean your Sophie the Giraffe Teether is to lightly wipe with a damp cloth and soapy water. Please do not submerge your Sophie The Giraffe as the water can affect the squeaker. This recommendation is also indicated on the packaging of each product. Also, do not clean Sophie the Giraffe by putting it in a microwave, steam steriliser, dishwasher or in boiling water. It is important to know that Sophie la Girafe is composed of 100% natural rubber. Therefore, the cleaning instructions have to be carefully followed. As indicated on the packaging and in an explanatory leaflet inside the packaging, we recommend to clean the surface of Sophie Giraffe with a damp cloth. Sophie Giraffe should not be immersed in the water nor rinsed off, to prevent water from getting inside, as she may become damaged. In addition, we would like to emphasize that is it important that no water gets inside the hole while cleaning Sophie Giraffe. See our visual guide to help parents keep their Sophie the Giraffe clean and in tip top shape – with a reminder not to soak, sterilise or boil the Sophie teether.

Take a look at these easy to follow instructions to keep your Sophie the Giraffe Teether Clean. 




Any of these actions may cause mould to form inside Sophie. 

Any mold is generally due to an inappropriate cleaning or/and a mishandling of the product. It’s really important to respect the cleaning instructions mentioned on the packaging to take care of Sophie. Furthermore, please know that the safety of children and satisfaction of their parents is our main priority! For the past 56 years, we have always striven to exceed security standards and all of our products comply with the most stringent global standards.



"Sophie la Girafe® is safe. It is unlikely that the mould growing inside Sophie is coming from saliva since it is known that saliva is acidic and contains several enzymes like amylase, pepsin and lipase that play a role in breaking down food particles. In addition, saliva contains antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal enzymes that kill bacteria, microbes and fungus. The mould inside Sophie comes from submerging and washing Sophie with water and not from saliva. I confirm that cleaning Sophie with a damp cloth is more than sufficient to keep her safe."

- Dr. Ferda Arca-Sedda
  PhD at University of Pierre at Marie Curie