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Sophie Saver Product Review

March 30, 2011 with 6 Comments

After almost losing my son’s favorite teething toy at the mall, I knew it was time to invest in a sophie saver. I had seen the Sophie Saver before but didn’t realise it would be such a big help until I found myself sanitizing teething toys after every outing (my “new mom paranoia about germs” didn’t help either)!

The concept of the Sophie Saver is great. For $10 it’s a good way to keep your child’s Sophie or other toys (like the O ball) at arms reach and ensure that when they throw their Sophie towards the floor (as my son always does), you will not lose it or have to sanitize it.

The con is that my first strap broke by day two (the clasp broke away from the strap: see attached picture). I brought it back to Dandelion Kids and was given a new strap, no questions asked.Unfortunately, that strap broke by day four. I decided to keep the strap despite this flaw and am using a clip to hold it in place.

While I do like the concept of the Sophie Saver the fact that two broke after using it a few times would make it difficult for me to recommend it to friends. I’m hoping I just got two straps from a faulty batch. I have also linked another site that I did not purchase from but also sells these on Etsy.

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  1. ChristineMarch 30, 2011 at 9:03 pmReply

    There’s a local lady in Maple Ridge who has a website kewtkids.com. She sells straps for sippy cups, pacifiers etc. Although her bottle leash is not really designed as a “Sophie saver” I use mine for my daughters Sophie and the strap does not have a clasp or buckle that could potentially break. You just loop it through and secure it with velcro. I’ve had ours for months and it’s held up great!

  2. AngieMarch 31, 2011 at 12:25 amReply

    Also, these Sophie Savers are made by a lovely local mama who lives in Port Moody! Obviously I can’t speak for her, but I suspect she’d be concerned to hear that her straps had broken.
    I’ve got a couple straps that she custom made for me, and they’ve worked really well, without any problems. I recommend her highly!

  3. HelenaMarch 31, 2011 at 12:49 amReply

    I bought my toy leash at Baby On Board. It is made with velcro. NO clips or snaps to break off.

  4. AlyssaMarch 31, 2011 at 4:33 pmReply

    Hi Angie,
    I had no idea these were made by a local mom. When I spoke with the staff at Dandelion Kids they said they would send my feedback (and the faulty strap) back to their supplier, so I hope she got my feedback. If you know her and can pass along my feedback please let her know. Thanks so much!

  5. ChristineApril 1, 2011 at 5:06 pmReply

    Hi Alyssa,
    I tried to send you a message through Coquitlam Mommy, but I guess you haven’t received it yet – I’m the one who makes the Sophie Savers, and I’m so disappointed to hear that you’ve had such troubles with yours! I can tell you that I’ve only had positive reviews about the Sophie Savers, so I would really like to know what happened with yours and make this right! Please email me at christinekizik@hotmail.com because I’d like to replace your Sophie Saver with a new one.
    Thanks,
    Christine

  6. AlyssaApril 4, 2011 at 9:49 pmReply

    I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Christine.

    Christine came by my house today to check out my strap and replace it with a new one (one with a super cute owl design on it). I just wanted to express my thanks! There are very few producers out there that would go to that effort. I was really impressed with your concern and that you came to my house to replace it. The new strap is wonderful. No issues whatsoever! I will post an update with pictures soon :)

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