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

Simply wipe her surface with a damp cloth. It's as easy as that!

Please remember:

This may cause mould to form inside.

Q. But wouldn't my baby's drool also cause mould?

"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