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New Arrivals Part 1: Do You Like Sophie the Giraffe? Try Chan Pie Gnon!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Attention teethers!  If you like Vulli’s Sophie the Giraffe, you will love Chan Pie Gnon, also manufactured by Vulli!  Like Sophie, this little mushroom looking man is non-toxic, BPA-free, and phthalate-free with no PVC, and comes in three colors: Yellow, Blue, or Pink!
Chan Pie Gnon teether
Baby will love to hold him by his triangle topped head while squeezing his squeak-able soft body.

Is your baby teething?  Try the Chan Pie Gnon Cool It Soother, also non-toxic, BPA-free, and phthalate-free with no PVC.  This little green guy comes with a cool water-filled ring, but gives baby something to hold onto to prevent cold hands.
Chan Pie Gnon Cool It Teething Soother
Cool Chan Pie Gnon soother in the refrigerator and let baby go to town, soothing sore gums for immediate relief!

All of these great teethers are now available at SmartMomma Baby Gear & Gifts in Raleigh, NC or by going to our website at SmartMomma.com.  Happy Teething!
Always,

Heather
SmartMomma
“Motherhood Made Simple”

Peyton is my baby…

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

My sons are now 5 and 2, and my 2 year-old, Peyton is my baby.  But what happens when he’s not anymore?  He will be 3 next month and he’s already showing the symptoms.

My Baby Peyton

My Baby Peyton

Symptom #1:  He wants to walk down the stairs by himself

Symptom #2:  He has asked me to cut all his “curlies” off, his beautiful big blond curls.  Just makes me cringe thinking about it.

Symptom #3:  He has started driving his brother’s Power Wheels all by himself around the culdesac.

Symptom #4:  He wants to drink out of a non-sippy cup (even though he spills it everywhere)

Symptom #5:  Now calls me mom, instead of momma.

Thank God he still wants to snuggle and get kisses, but I know that will eventually stop too, or he will soon get too big to sit in my lap.  Right now his little form fits perfectly in my lap and the crook of my arm as I shower him with kisses after I get home from work.

My favorite time of the day is walking through that door and hearing his sweet high-pitched voice, “Mom’s home!  Hi mom!” and he runs over with his blankie and duck-duck and motions for me to pick him up and carry him to the couch where we commence with the snuggling and kissing.  When that ends, I will be devastated.

So this is an open letter to my Peyton, my baby.  STOP GROWING!  STAY THIS AGE!  Listen to your mother!  Oh darn, who am I kidding?  I will love to see you grow and thrive and become a wonderful man someday, but do you really have to?  Love you baby!

Mom

Sophie the Giraffe Makes Her Debut

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

About Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe was conceived by Monsieur Rampeau, who was an expert in transforming sap from the Hevea tree using the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept. He came up with the idea of designing a toy giraffe, sensing that such an exotic wildlife figure would be the first in the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for the baby’s hands to grasp and fit the baby’s small mouths. Sophie the Giraffe, who looks exactly the same as the day she was ‘born’, went into production on May 25th, Saint Sophie’s day, hence her name.

Sophie was an immediate success in France. Young mothers saw straightaway that Sophie was a must-have for their babies when the first signs of teething appeared. By simple word of mouth, the little Giraffe’s fame spread. From then on, generation upon generation of children in Europe, have come to love Sophie & her happy sound.

Sophie is still traditionally produced today, by Vulli, which is based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie Region of France. She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea Tree. The process of creating her involves more than 14 manual operations and is still a secret, jealously guarded by the company.

So what makes Sophie the Giraffe such a success? This is baby’s first toy, and stimulates each of his senses from the age of 3 months.

Sight:

At the age of 3 months, a baby’s eyesight is still limited and can only make out high contrasts. The dark and contrasting, attention-catching spots all over Sophie the Giraffe’s body provides visual stimulation and she soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object for baby.

Hearing:

Sophie the Giraffe squeaks when pressed and keeps baby amused and stimulates his hearing. In later months, this helps baby understand the link between cause and effect.

Taste:

Sophie the Giraffe is made of 100% natural rubber and food paint and is completely safe to chew, just like a feeding bottle teat.

Touch:

Her soft texture and numerous chewable parts (ears, horns, legs etc) make her perfect for soothing baby’s sore gums during teething.

Smell:

The scent of natural rubber from the Hevea tree makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your baby to identify amid the other toys.

Easy to grip:

Sophie the Giraffe’s shape and size are perfect for baby’s small hands. She is very light, and her long neck and legs are easy for baby to grasp, even in his early days.

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