My sister is the person who prodded me to make these cute giraffes. She lives 8 hours away, and while on a visit here, her sweet little 3 year old daughter latched onto my son's Teething Giraffe that a friend had given us when he was born. We actually had to hide it the night before they left or she would have taken it home!
I asked my friends where we could get another giraffe to give my niece. Unfortunately, their grandmother who had passed on was the one who made the giraffe.
A few months later, my sister came to visit again, and again her little girl carried the giraffe around with her everywhere she went. I knew I had to try and make one for her before she left. I ended up making 5, and she clutched all of them in her little fist (by the necks!) and was so delighted that she was able to take them home!
My sister now has another daughter who is 1 and teething a lot right now. Lulu has been whiny and irritated all day. Tylenol didn't help, teething tablets didn't help, and she only took a 1 hour nap! My sister was at a loss of what to do to help her little Lulu!
She spied a giraffe across the room and decided to do something drastic... she dunked his head in water, soaking it, and stuck him in the freezer until he was almost all the way frozen.
Lulu grabbed the giraffe and went to town. The cold felt good on her teeth, and it was still her familiar friendly giraffe. No plastic, no bpa's just cotton and ice.
When my sister called she said that Lulu is the happiest chewing on that cold giraffe than she has been all day. It feels great to have been able to help from so far away!
Here she is last summer chomping away! Little sweetie!