We bought Sophie the Giraffe for my daughter when she was around six months old because she ignored normal teethers and I had heard good things about this one. I love the design! It is a nice, natural rubber that just needs a good wipe for cleaning. There are no parts to worry about coming off, and there are plenty of places that are easy for a baby to chew. It also makes a squeaky noise (the squeaker is built in to the rubber rather than an extra piece) that my daughter loves. Word of warning, though--if you have a dog, don't let her around this toy. The squeaker makes dogs want to play. :) My daughter is eight months old now and still loves her Sophie the Giraffe. I highly recommend this toy.