Discover the selection of three new brands available at Make me feel for little ones : Sorry for being so Frenchy 😉
Sophie la Girafe
I don’t know any French NewBorn who didn’t get his Friend Sophie, honestly ! Meet the story of this French Icon.
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 an expert in transforming the sap from the hevea tree using the rotational moulding of rubber as a toy-making concept, came up with 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.
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Nailmatic for Kids
I will not pretend that I am not crazy about this so is my daughter !
Because kids always want to copy the grown-ups, especially when it comes to fashion, nailmatic has invented the ideal way to play dress up. With super gentle formulas, colouring-book packaging and bright colours, nailmatic has turned nail polish into child’s play.
- A gentle, water-based polish that is 100% safe
- Guaranteed to be free from organic solvents, phthalates, formaldeyhyde, toluene and fragrance
- Nailmatic only uses approved pigments (no nanoparticles)
- Dermatologically tested
- Suitable for ages 3+
- Made in France
My favourite gift for birth ever.
It was 1994. Sandra Wilson, a young wife and mother, was downsized out of her airline job. Wishing to spend more time with her 18-month old son Robert, Sandra saw this as an opportunity to start her own home-based business. For inspiration, she looked to her son’s tiny feet.
Sandra set out to handcraft a pair of brightly colored, soft-soled leather shoes for young Robert. She was pleased to discover that the shoes seemed to improve his balance, because the soft soles allowed him to “feel” the floor while he toddled about. Sandra decided to name the shoes after her son. “Robeez” shoes were born.
- PREMIUM QUALITY PRODUCT
- The best shoe mimics bare feet, by supporting – not constricting tiny growing feet.
- Robeez footwear flex and bend with every step. They promote good balance and unrestricted growth, while protecting little feet from the world. They stay on too, with elasticized ankles to ensure a perfectly snug fit.
- From crawling to cruising, walking to running, for indoors and out, Robeez makes different shoes for newborns to four-year-olds.
- Robeez Soft Soles
- The best shoes mimic bare feet, by supporting – not constricting – tiny, growing feet. Robeez Soft Soles flex and bend with every step. They promote good balance and unrestricted growth, while protecting little feet from our big world.
Robeez footwear stands up to experts
In fact, all Robeez Footwear carry the prestigious Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. The seal is awarded to products that promote natural foot function.
Protection without restriction
For protection against cold, damp or dangerous surfaces, Robeez footwear is the next best choice. There’s Soft Soles – an ideal shoe for everyday indoor and light outdoor wear. And Mini Shoez – for a more stylish “real-shoe” look with a water-repellent sole for light outdoor use. All Robeez shoes offer superior protection without restricting their growing feet.