Your baby's Sophie the Giraffe teething toy might be full of mold


Many parents are opening up their child's toys noticing that mold is in them! Many dentists are recommending these toys but no warning if your child drools a lot make sure you clean these toys thoroughly. 

A pediatrician, whose kids love Sophie the Giraffe, recommends the teething toy to parents every day. Recently, the pediatrician decided to clean the toy and noticed that there was musty-smelling air coming out of the tiny hole. According to GoodHousekeeping.com, the doctor "decided to cut into Sophie out of curiosity and discovered a science experiment living inside. Smelly, ugly mold living in my infant's favorite chew toy!"

A spokesperson for Sophie the Giraffe issued this statement:

First of all, it's important to know that Sophie la Girafe [Sophie the Giraffe] is composed of 100% natural rubber, so the cleaning instructions have to be carefully respected. As indicated on the packaging and in an explanatory leaflet inside the packaging, we recommend to clean the surface of Sophie la Girafe with a damp cloth. It should not be immersed in the water nor rinsed off, to prevent water from getting inside, as she may become damaged. We thus would like to emphasize on the fact that is it important, while cleaning the product, that no water gets inside the whole.


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