Free Sophie the Giraffe with $100+ Purchase at Wild Dill!

Did you know that Sophie the Giraffe is one of the bestselling baby toys of all time? Well now you get can one as a free gift from us ($24 value!) with any purchase over $100. Even better we will ship your entire order for free! Shop Now and Get your Free Gift!

Use code: SOPHIE

Only applies to order $100 or more at www.wilddill.com

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What's the big deal about Sophie? Well here is her story -

Sophie la girafe
Once Upon a time, a simple story….

The Little giraffe was born on the 25th of May in the year 1961…St Sophie’s Day! In those days, the only animal toys available were farm animals or pet figures.. That is why one day in France, a certain Monsieur RAMPEAU, who was an expert in transforming sap from the HEVEA tree using the rotational molding of rubber as a toy-making concept, came up with the idea of designing a giraffe.

Such an exotic wildlife figure would be a first on the market, and its size and shape would be ideal for a baby’s small hands to grasp. "Sophie la girafe", who looked exactly the same then as she does today, went into production on Thursday, May 25th, hence her name. She was an immediate success.

Young mothers straightaway saw that she was a must for their children when the first signs of teething appear, "Sophie la girafe" helps baby stop crying!By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe’s fame spread. From then on in Europe, generation upon generation of children were to love hearing Sophie squeak whenever they pressed her tummy and head!Vulli, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie Region of France has continued to keep the jealously-guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made.SOPHIE is still “traditionally” produced to this day, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. She is made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea Tree.

Why is Sophie such a huge success?
"Sophie la girafe" is Baby's First Toy, stimulating each of his senses from the age of 3 months:

•Sight: At the age of 3 months, a baby’s eyesight is still limited and he can only make out high contrasts. The dark and contrasting attention-catching spots all over Sophie la girafe’s body provide visual stimulation and she soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object for baby.

Hearing: Sophie the Giraffe's squeaker keeps baby amused and stimulates his hearing. To begin with, the funny sound Sophie makes when she is squeezed helps to stimulate baby’s hearing, and then later, helps him to understand the link between cause and effect.

•Taste: Sophie la girafe is made of 100% natural rubber and food paint, and is completely safe to chew, just like a feeding bottle teat. Her soft texture and numerous chewable parts (ears, horns, legs), make her perfect for soothing baby’s sore gums during teething.

•Touch: Touch is the first means a baby has of communicating with the outside world. "Sophie la girafe"’s soft feel, like baby’s mother’s skin, stimulates physiological and emotional response that soothe baby and promote healthy growth and well-being..

•Smell: The singular scent of natural rubber from the Hevea tree makes "Sophie la girafe" very special and easy for your child to identify amid all his other toys.

•Easy to grip: Sophie la girafe’s shape and 18 cm (7 inches) size are perfect for baby’s small hands. She is very light, and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip, even from his earliest days.

Still the same, even after more than 50 years…She hasn’t dated in the slightest..

More than 30 million Sophies have been sold…

She is an undisputed star for the very young… The archetypal embodiment of the early learning toy, "Sophie la girafe" is a must-have who enjoys widespread popularity and is genuinely loved by every parent and child."Sophie la girafe" has become timeless and cross-generational.

(Source: http://calissoninc.com/sophie-la-girafe-usa/?static3/about )

October 25, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Win a Family Photo Shoot and Album!

My dear friend Monica, also happens to be an amazingly talented photographer has teamed up with Mothering Magazine and Social Print studios for a this fabulous giveaway!

Looking for a truly unique way to create family memories this fall? Thinking about what adorable shot you might place on your holiday cards this year? You’re going to love this giveaway! - See more at: http://www.mothering.com/articles/win-family-photo-shoot/#sthash.fABcTBQU.dpuf

Special note:

In order to qualify for the prize you must live in the SF Bay Area or be willing to drive to San Francisco for the shoot.

order to enter this giveaway you must live in the Bay Area or be willing to drive to San Francisco with your family for the photo shoot. - See more at: http://www.mothering.com/articles/win-family-photo-shoot/#sthash.fABcTBQU.dpuf

Entry details here: http://www.mothering.com/articles/win-family-photo-shoot/

 

In order to enter this giveaway you must live in the Bay Area or be willing to drive to San Francisco with your family for the photo shoot. - See more at: http://www.mothering.com/articles/win-family-photo-shoot/#sthash.fABcTBQU.dpuf
In order to enter this giveaway you must live in the Bay Area or be willing to drive to San Francisco with your family for the photo shoot. - See more at: http://www.mothering.com/articles/win-family-photo-shoot/#sthash.fABcTBQU.dpuf

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Special Note: In order to enter this giveaway you must live in the Bay Area or be willing to drive to San Francisco with your family for the photo shoot.

- See more at: http://www.mothering.com/articles/win-family-photo-shoot/#sthash.fABcTBQU.dpuf

In the Bay Area? Win a Family Photo Shoot and Album!

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Special Note: In order to enter this giveaway you must live in the Bay Area or be willing to drive to San Francisco with your family for the photo shoot.

- See more at: http://www.mothering.com/articles/win-family-photo-shoot/#sthash.fABcTBQU.dpuf

October 23, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

It's a Jungle Out There: Round-up of cute jungle animal outfits for baby!

Elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys–oh my! Who doesn't love the colors, shapes and exotic prints that only wild jungle animals provide us. Here is our collection of favorite animal themed baby clothing and toys to get your little one inspired by the wild!

We love these beautifully illustrations from Morado Designs that are printed on super soft organic cotton bodysuits! Each comes packaged for gift giving with a matching gift card. Lion, Elephant, Giraffe and Zebra.

 

Expand the zoo with these organic t-shirts and bodysuits from Biome5. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a different animal from the expected to the truly unusual!   Frog, Koala, & Owl.

 

Beyond the onesies and tees, we also love these cute little friends from Fair Trade brand Dsenyo. Each little friend is made by hand in Malawi, Africa and has the most beautiful and colorful batik fabrics giving a fun pop of color to each lovable friend.

Owl, Fox, Elephant, Lion

 

How to have a safe and natural Halloween with kids!

Pumpkins, Ghost, and Witches...Halloween is almost here! As we have fun dressing up in costumes it's important to remember that a lot of the accessories, clothing and decor sold on the market is far from being safe for us. Here is a short list of ideas on making this halloween safe from chemicals and other nasty stuff!

Face Paint

Spooky:

Tests conducted by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that many contained heavy metals like lead and chromium.

Glowing Green and Safe:

Instead try this 100% natural face paint from Wee Can Too, Made from Organic Fruit & Vegetable powders!


Nail polishes

Spooky:

Whether you’re going as a princess or a witch, the matching polishes are often filled with frightful endocrine-disrupting phthalates and volatile toxins like toluene.

Glowing Green and Safe:

You don't need to give up the fun polish colors for that finishing touch on your costume. Instead try these super Halloween colors from the awesome and super safe brand Piggy Paints. Non-toxic and even made in USA! Say good-bye to harsh, smelly chemicals and hello to Piggy Paint...it's as Natural as Mud®! They have awesome colors from Orange to Green and even Glow in the Dark!

Costumes

Spooky:

Often costumes bought from the drugstore or Halloween store are full of nasty chemicals, starting with the fabric itself and even down the bag it is packaged it. You can smell the fumes from throughout the store.

Glowing Green and Safe:

Get creative and make a homemade costume with clothing you already own or from an outfit that can be re purposed as everyday clothing. We love this Alice in Wonderland dress, just add a few simple accessories and voila you can go from a cute regular dress to Halloween costume! For babies there is no reason to put them in a stuffy, polyester costume, instead try a super soft comfy organic romper with a Halloween inspired print like this Black Cats romper from Winter Water Factory.

 

Turn this cute organic dress into this fantasy costume, just add white tights a black headband and this adorable pinafore from Etsy shop MaryLabarr.


 

Little babies don't need complicated costumes, keep it comfy and trendy with a Halloween theme outfit like this black cat romper.

 

Trick or Treat! Get a deal on any of these find in our store with code SPOOKY for 15% off your entire order.

 

 

September 15, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Welcome Partner site: Ima Design Store

Wild Dill is growing and we are adding some partner sites to expand our inventory selection.

Welcome our first partner site - Ima Design Store, all merchandise has now been transferred over and can be purchased on this page- http://www.wilddill.com/collections/jewish-baby-gifts/hebrew

 

Founded in 2011, IMA Design is a boutique importer and retailer of top quality design and artisan children’s products sourced from around the globe. At this time we specialize in representing Israeli designers who bring a unique aesthetic and design vision to their products.

Our specialty is unique, high quality, children’s products including baby blankets, crib sheets, baby bodysuits and more.  Currently we represent 3 independent lines each with a unique and special design aesthetic. All of our represented products must meet the 3 key criteria of: quality, unique design, and eco-friendly.

Customer service is key with IMA Design and we will always do our best to meet the customers expectations. We develop strong relationships with our manufacturers and respect the love and passion they have for their products.

We bring products to the US boutique market that would otherwise not be introduced, so you can be assured of their specialness and quality.

September 15, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Back to School with Green Kids Crafts! Get $10 off

Green Kid Crafts Earth Friendly Craft KitsBACK TO SCHOOL SALE -- $10 OFF ANY SUBSCRIPTION to Green Kids Crafts

Valid AUG 10 - 31, 2014

We know there are tons of subscription boxes out there but we just discovered one that is really cool! This is my new go-to fro birthday and Christmas gifts for kids that are bin the 6-10 yr old group.

The Green Kid Crafts is a monthly Creativity and STEM Science Box subscription service that provides all the hands-on materials needed to inspire creative and educational fun. Plus, they also offer tons of single boxes with themes like Kitchen Science, Ocean, Mad Scientist, Nocturnal Animals, Green Energy, and much more.

Use code “BACK2SCHOOL10" to save $10 off any subscription.  All new subscriptions ship for FREE! New subscribers only. Offer expires 8.31.14.
Visit here to start shopping!

 

August 10, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

Press: 20 Gifts for New Babies (and their Parents)! In Parade Magazine

Check out our latest press! Our adorable Fair Trade Elephant friend was featured in a recent Parade Magazine Gift Guide.

 

 

  fair trade blue elephant doll

Remember the "AWWWW" in unison at baby showers I mentioned earlier? This Dsenyo Elephant Doll ($24, Wild Dill)—which is hand-stitched by a women's cooperative in Malawi, Africa—is sure to illicit that. X

August 09, 2014 by Tina Bar-On

New at Wild Dill, animal doll friends from Hazel Village!

We are a little obsessed with the adorable new woodland doll animals from Hazel Village. Featuring a full range of fun animals from a Fox to Owl, Rabbit and even Bear Cub they've got your forest covered! Each little friend comes with removable clothes that can be swapped with other Hazel Village friends.
The mastermind behind these adorable organic dolls is the very talented Jane Van Cleef from Brooklyn, NY. Jane designs each animal and their fabulous outfits, creates a story and name for each one so they truly come alive before finding a good home with a sweet child.
 Founded in Brooklyn in 2010, each animal is hand stitched using 100% organic fleece cotton and hypoallergenic polyfill stuffing, so they are soft and safe for babies. And, because they are all the same size, the animal’s wardrobe choices are endless, too! Check out Hazel Village woodland heirloom dolls and adorable bird rattles, perfect for birthday or holiday gift giving here on Wild Dill.
 

Here is Jane with one of her adorable friends Gwendolyn the Raccoon. And below are some friends at play!

 

 

 

July 22, 2014 by Tina Bar-On