Baby Teething Toys – Christmas 2017

Sophie la Girafe came to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop over a year ago now and has been very popular here.
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For baby teething toys, the Sophie la Girafe creators have created some very practical and pretty solutions and we have a selection of these available here at Silly Billy’s, here is the story of the baby teething toys known as Sophie la Girafe

Once upon a time …

… the simple story of a giraffe born on the 25th May 1961, Saint Sophie’s Day

In those days, the only animal toys available were farm animals or pet figures .

That is why one day in France a certain Monsieur Rampeau, who was a specialist in transforming the sap from the hevea tree using the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept, developed the idea of designing a giraffe. Such an exotic wildlife figure would be a first on the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for a baby’s small hands to grasp.

Sophie la girafe ®, who looked exactly the same then as she does today, went into production on Thursday 25th May, hence her name.

She was an immediate success. Young mothers immediately recognised that she was a must for their children … When the first signs of teething appear, Sophie the Giraffe helps babies stop crying!

By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe’s fame spread. From then on in Europe, generation upon generations of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy or head!

VULLI, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the highly guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made.

To this day, Sophie the Giraffe is still “traditionally” produced, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations.

Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree, Sophie’s flexible, renewable, natural materials and non-toxic paint mean she is a safe and natural teething toy for your little one.

Baby teething toys

A great selection of Baby Teething toys at Silly Billy’s

That’s how the story goes at least, and here at Silly Billy’s we have a wide range of Baby Teething toys and Sophie la Girafe gift products for Christmas 2017

Did you know Silly Billy’s celebrated it’s twentieth birthday this year ?

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Toys for 1 Year Old – New at Silly Billy’s

Toys for 1 Year Old

Something we are quite often asked in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is do you have something for very young children like Toys for 1 Year Old or Toys for Babies. Today we are glad to say we have received some more Green Toys in our Toy shop and we are so glad to have them back. Made in the USA Green Toys have a low carbon impact and are 100% recycled, we have Submarines And Tug-Boats to complement our existing bath toys range. The Submarines and Tug-Boats are number one sellers in Toys for 1 year old and below, they are suitable for children from 6 months.
To add to this we also have two Green Toys vehicles, the Dump Truck, popular with anyone who might be a Gold Rush Fan ! And the every popular Fire-Truck. These vehicles are suitable as Toys for 1 year old and are certified safe for children from 12 months. They are exceedingly robust and remind us of the old fashioned Tonka Toys, though made of recycled plastic and not metal.
Green Toys for 1 year old

Complimenting our range of Wooden Toys from Big Jigs we have the Rolling Shape Sorter suitable, suitable for a 1 year old
Toys for 1 Year OldAlso back by popular demand are BigJigs British Isles Wooden Puzzle maps, great for learning the Counties and areas of the United Kingdom (we used to do a Europe one as well, although it has ceased post Brexit !)

Toys for 1 year old

Thanks Freya, for holding the map.

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Unusual Toys

Not So Much Unusual Toys

Rather Toys You May Find Unusual for us to have here

Some easy build, clip together model kits that come with paint and a brush and require no glue. Easy and fund to build, these kits have proved popular and at only £4.99 are a steal. They are great fun to build and the parts simply snap together, a sharp knife to get them off of the sprue. They clip together with ease and look great painted up, there are some images below for you to enjoy:
Apache Model

Camping gear, we have some fun kids Camping gear from the House of Marbles and the lantern is especially bright. These are fun for younger children to have and as camping season looms closer you might want to take some with you.
Camping Gear

Shopkins, they have been a long time coming to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, and at last we have the Shopkins in stock
Shopkins

Board games, various sorts though we always have Chess, Draughts, Ludo and both Junior and Normal Scrabble variations in stock.
Board Games

Rubik’s cube. Not the original and pretty expensive Hungarian version, rather a good quality cheaper version and at only £3.99 works very well.
Rubiks Cube

Marbles, marbles have always been stocked at Silly Billy’s ever since we opened 20 years ago, we now have a great selection which look resplendent in Acrylic cases and with backdrop LED Lighting.
Marbles

Dice. Do you ever lose dice for games, do you need dice for a game or are just after some great dice. We have fantastic quality replacement dice here at Silly Billy’s for only 50 pence per die. A throwing bargain.
Dice

Dominoes, we have professional quality double-nine competition dominoes here in our Toy Shop as well as the standard cheaper version dominoes.

Baby Toys, we have Toys Suitable for New Borns and babies under 1 year. Sophie La Giraffe Toother is new to us and was made a media sensation by David Beckham some time ago.
Sophie_la_girafe

You may have seen our recent Facebook post on Orchard Toys, we have received a massive delivery of Orchard Toys and have all their new lines for January 2017 in the shop including:

  • Cheeky Monkies
  • Smelly Wellies
  • Toys
  • Match and Spell – Next Steps
  • Alphabet Flashcards

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Big Jigs Toys and More

Big Jigs Toys

Big Jigs Toys are a range of wooden toys created to a very high standard and suitable for all our younger shoppers. Silly Billy’s Toy Shop has had Big Jigs toys in stock for many years. As a result of some good work on the part of the Big Jigs company in extending their toy range Silly Billy’s have decided to stock a greater range than ever before of Big Jigs Toys.
big jigsWe have in stock:

  • Posting Boxes at £12.99
  • Building Blocks at £12.99
  • Hammer Benches at £12.99
  • Rainbow Stackers at £9.99
  • Safari Animal Toothbrush Timers at £2.99
  • Safari Tooth Holders to compliment the above also at £2.99
  • Wiggly Worms only £2.99
  • Pull-Back Racing Cars also at £2.99
  • Wooden Clock at £7.99
  • Picture Blocks £9.99
  • Shapes Sorters £9.99
  • Figure of Eight Train Set £24.99 (BRIO Compatible)

Also we have recently increased out Top Model range and it is too extensive to list here so we really suggest that you come into Silly Billy’s Toy Shop soon and check out our superb range of Top Model.
big jigs

Some other notable additions are HotWheels Playsets as illustrated below:
big jigsWe have some new products in from our West Country suppliers, British Fossils, who I unwittingly called British fuels today, harking back to a bygone age. (Sarcasm intended)
Big jigs

Back, by popular demand, are the recycled bath toys from Green Toys, a company based in the USA. Green Toys have a very Green, as the name implies, policy in their manufacturing and all their products are made from recycled Plastics and Paper.  Read more at www.greentoys.com
big jigsT
his is the time where we start to bring in more stock leading up to Christmas (We are aware it’s a bit early to mention Christmas). Christmas 2016 will be our FIRST CHRISTMAS in Silly Billy’s New Shop in Hebden Bridge and we are really looking forward to serving all our customers, old and new. Don’t forget here at Silly Billy’s we stock Toys for toddlers like Big Jigs; Toys for teenagers like Lego and Top Model; and many other toys for Children of all ages.

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Baby Toys and More

Baby Toys and More

We have been extending our Baby range at Silly Billy’s and have recently received some great new products from Manhattan Toy Company. These really compliment our new Sophie la Girafe range as well and we hope you will come and visit us soon to satisfy the needs of new borns and more. Yes, here at Silly Billy’s we have Kaloo for newly born children and Baby Toys for helping to aid learning and Teething troubles.
Manhattan BabyFrom Manhattan Toy Company, who specialise in Baby Toys,  we have:
Colour Burst Skwish
It Skwishes and returns to its original shape, with beads that slide and rattle
Made from renewable rubberwood and finished with water based, non-toxic paint
Washing Instructions: Surface Wash
Meets or exceeds both the US and European toy safety standards

Classic Baby Beads
Keep baby stimulated and occupied with Classic Baby Beads. The wooden beads are strung together with an elastic cord and can be manipulated into an endless number of configurations. This classic toy is brightly colored with non-toxic, water-based finishes.
Texture Shapes

Boing Bobble & Bounce
A highchair and table toy that??s tons of fun for baby. Kooky characters, touchable textures, and rattles all spring into action when touched. Suction cup adheres to most hard surfaces.

Bababall
With so much to touch and explore, this is the ultimate infant ball! Bababall is woven together by a series of bands made of different textures, vibrant colors, and patterns for little hands to hold. The ball has thick, satin ribbons attached to the outside for added tactile stimulation. Bababall??s center holds a small black and white patterned ball that rattles when shaken. Children will be intrigued to reach, rattle, and play with Bababall.
Along with winning the hearts of discerning babies and parents, Bababall has won the prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award

Baby Whoozit
The remarkable and award-winning Whoozit collection has been a perennial favorite for parents and wee ones alike. This unique toy line has been proven to stimulate fundamental learning skills in baby’s developing mind, body and senses. From activity mats and discovery mirrors to rattles and table top toys, this extraordinary collection never ceases to amaze even the youngest of generations.

Twist & Scout Rattle
It’s one twisted teether! Hard plastic with flexible plastic teethers, this rattle easily twists into a figure-eight shape for an added element of teething play.

Orbit Teether
Whoozit Orbit Teether is the perfect size for even the smallest hands to grasp. This travel size teether features four different teething attachments all surrounding whoozit’s happy face. The Orbit Teether also includes high contrast black and white ribbons for added stimulation.

To compliment this range we also have Buddy Buggy Books that you can attach to a buggy, as the name suggests, although there are other ways that you can use them.
Buggy BuddyAlso for a limited time we have our Orange Tree Toys range at half-marked price, yes that’s a massive 50% off of all Orange Tree Toys

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Sophie la girafe

Sophie la girafe

Sophie la girafe is a popular classic teething toy. Made from 100% natural soft rubber, Sophie is slender, flexible and soft, so your baby can squeeze and chew it safely.
Sophie la girafe is terribly cute, so your child will love playing with it.
It features:
Made for natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree
It’s a natural rubber that is phthalate-free with no vinyl or PVC
Helps soothe sore, teething gums
Painted with non-toxic food-grade paints
Stimulates baby’s sense with soft colours
Sophie squeaks when squeezed
Height: 7″ or 17cm
Manufactured in France

Sophie comes packaged in a beautiful gift box, so she makes an ideal gift for a new birth or Christening.
Sophie_la_girafeSophie is a new teething toy at Silly Billy’s and we are glad to have her in our new shop, our Sophie range includes:

  • Sophie the Giraffe (Gift Box) £13.99
  • Sophie the Giraffe Bath Toy (Gift Box) £7.99
  • Sophie the Giraffe Multi Textured Rattle (Gift Box) £9.99
  • Sophie the Giraffe Cooling Teething Ring (Gift Box)  £9.99
  • So Pure Sophie the Giraffe Teething Ring (Soft) £9.99
  • Toy Sitter, Strap for Sophie to attach to pram £7.99

Sophie has won countless awards including:

sophie la girafe award mumsnet

Mumsnet
Best toy of 2011

sophie la girafe award Junior Designer Awards

Junior Designer Awards
Highly commended

Sophie la girafe award Bizzie Baby 2011/2012

Bizzie Baby 2011/2012
Bronze Safety Award

Sophie la girafe award Practical Parenting and Pregnancy 2011/2012

Practical Parenting and
Pregnancy 2011/2012

Bronze Award

Sophie la girafe award Practical Parenting and Pregnancy 2011/2012

Practical Parenting and
Pregnancy 2011/2012

Finalist

Sophie la girafe award Practical Parenting and Pregnancy 2011/2012

Practical Parenting and
Pregnancy 2010/2011

Gold

Sophie la girafe award Mother and Baby Gold Award

Mother and Baby
Gold Award

Sophie la girafe award Mother and Baby Finalist

Mother and Baby
Finalist

Sophie la girafe award BPA Shortlisted 2009

BPA
Shortlisted 2009

Mother and Baby Gold Award

Mother and Baby
Gold Award

Cribsie Awards

Cribsie Awards
Winner for 2011

Astra Award

Astra Award
Best Toy Winner, 2009

So as you can see Sophie la girafe is one very amazing toy for babies, as well as Sophie, with the recent new shelving we have also a new wall of hanging space which we have populated with Sophie and also the Manhatten Baby range that is always popular here at Silly Billy‘s Toy Shop in Hebden Bridge.

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