by Kathy Gold 

In a toy market filled with moving parts, loud noises and distractions, it’s refreshing to take a look back on the simpler ones of your childhood. There’s a reason why they’re considered classics; chances are you played with them until they wore out. The good news is you don’t have to wish you saved them for your kids because many are still available. So take a walk down nostalgia lane with these updated classics for babies and toddlers. No batteries required!

Sophie the Giraffe

Babies all over the world have been enjoying the lovable teether Sophie the Giraffe by Vulli since 1961. Born in France and made of natural rubber and food-grade paint, she soothes baby’s sore gums. Her thin neck and legs are easy to grip and she squeaks when squeezed.

Available at, $24.99.

What are your favorite toys from childhood? Share in a Comment!

–Katie L. Carroll

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