Meet Morgan and Her Apology to Sophie the Giraffe

Time to meet another Baby Gizmo Senior Editor!  Morgan is one of our newest Baby Gizmo Team Mamas!  She lives in San Diego and has two little ones.  Plus, she’s awesome!

Morgan Benzian, Editor
Morgan is a Domestic Goddess and mother to two girls, Big Chick and Baby Chick. Before she became a mother in 2007, she worked as a nanny for three different families. This means that she has had goldfish stuck to her car floor for a very long time. While Morgan loves all baby and child related gear, she has a particular fondness for strollers. This explains why, much to her husband’s dismay, there are six of them taking up valuable space in “his” garage.

We thought her apology letter to Sophie the Giraffe would be a great way to introduce her to all our Baby Gizmo and Rated by Mom friends!

Dear Sophie,

I want to make a formal apology for the poor review I gave you a few months ago. If you would be so kind, please allow me the opportunity to explain myself.

You see, I believe the timing was a bit premature when I first introduced you to Annie. She was only four months old. How could I have expected her to connect with you when the only thing she seemed interested in connecting with at the time was my boob? How silly of me.

I know that I called you boring, but when I look back on it, I think Annie was the boring one. I mean really, what does a four month old do that is that interesting?

Then there is the business of me poking a little fun at you for being French. You know, the French have some very nice qualities. Plus, it’s safe to say that some of the finest wine, cheese, and baked goods have come out of your country. Thank you for that, by the way.

Remember how I didn’t think it was that big of a deal that you are organic? Well, it turns out that I’m actually relieved that you are organic. Watching Annie try to -what can only be described as- gnaw your face off with her iron gums, it is reassuring to know that you aren’t going to poison her little body with any chemicals.

Finally, I’m sorry I compared you to the three pack of dogs toys sold at Costco. You are so much more than that. You are my saving grace. The thing that keeps me, and Annie, from falling into the fiery pits of teething hell. You have been there for me in the darkest of times. You have been my rock, my savior, and the one person I can count on to really pull through for me.

My dearest Sophie, please forgive me.

Yours Truly,


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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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I got to at four months and he wanted nothing to do with it, but now five months he’s chewing on his legs!!! And can’t get enough!!

I Thought I Knew Mama
I Thought I Knew Mama

Just wanted to let you know that I included this post in my Sunday Surf post today and recommended it as one of the best I read this week 😉
Happy Sunday!
Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama

Ali B.

I just got one of these in the mail yesterday from a friend whose son loved it. Hoping my son does, too! Already, the dog is quite intrigued…

Sari P.

We never had a Sophie, but I love this letter. It really made my day!

Rachelle Sigler-Patterson
Rachelle Sigler-Patterson

Our son didn’t love Sophie at 4 months when we first gave it to him but now at 7 months Sophie is by far his favorite teething toy! We LOVE Sophie in our house and so do our friends who have bought her for their children!

Stacie Morris

I didn’t think much of Sophie either… at first. She wasn’t the all and end all teething toy, but it did get us through a few nights.