Au Revoir Sophie the Giraffe
As far as I can tell, guilt and parenting seem to go together hand in hand.
Whether it’s your toddler falling over, or not spending enough time with them because you’re stuck at the office, there’s always something to feel bad about.
But the good news is, you can save yourself a guilt trip if you never bought your child the super popular Sophie the Giraffe toy. Why? Because Sophie the Giraffe is a very cute, but potentially unsanitary, breeding ground for mould.
Just like when we discovered the mouldy Tommee Tippee cups, parents have been extremely worried and have been sharing pictures of their snipped open Sophies, to shed light on just how much black mould can grow inside the toy that your child loves wrapping its gums around.
So what’s wrong with Sophie?
Basically, either a drooly baby is getting spit inside Sophie, or diligent parents who are washing the toy are leaving her insides wet. Either way, the nice warm damp space becomes the perfect environment for mould to flourish.
Sophie’s amazon reviews reveal that this isn’t an uncommon occurrence.