I have a 10 week old baby and he loves his Sophie the Giraffe. While he is not teething yet, he loves holding on to her and will even chew on her leg some. When he sees her, he gets so excited! Its small enough that his tiny hands can hold on to her with out mommy holding it, yet its big enough that I don't have to worry about him choking on it. I know when he does start teething, it will be our go to teether. I have told all my friends with young babies about her as well. Great toy!