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I Pulled, I Gnawed, I Licked... Nothing Happened

I did everything I could to mouth and play with my [Indestructible] that a baby would. Everything. I even asked my 2 year old to "play baby" with it. Yet nothing we did could tear, rip or moisten these oh-so-beautiful reads.

Indestructibles were created for babies and, quite obviously, by Mommies. A series of vibrant images, the books are waterproof and tear resistant. No kidding, you can even put the book in a fishbowl or the bath. Yet, unlike typical bath books, these feel and look like real paperback books (i.e. fantastic for carrying in the diaper bag!) And, because it can be cleaned, (and as the mom of a reflux baby I love this) the book won't be ruined when drool, slobbered and, ugh... the memories, spit up on... [click to read whole review]

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For Babies With a Taste For Reading

As Seen at Cool Mom PicksWhile others may look at the gnawed corners of our board books and question my kids' fiber intake, I prefer to view it as...evidence of their affection for the printed word. But sadly, some of our books have been adored beyond repair. So I was intrigued by the more resilient reading material from Indestructibles.

The three titles look like typical softcover storybooks, but unless your toddler gets hold of the scissors, they are seriously indestructible. I literally tried to tear apart one of these books and couldn't make a dent in it.

More importantly, I love the colorful illustrations, reminiscent of Eric Carle, and that the pages are wordless. No insipid dialog or painful rhyming schemes--just a great opportunity for you and your baby to explore birds, bugs, and farm animals together. Delicious. -Julie

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Let Your Baby Try to Tear One of These…

5 minutes for momDoes your baby treat books like chew toys? I bet I can guess the answer to that… Yes, we all know babies explore with their mouths, so why should their exploration into the world of books not begin by gumming a good read?

One brilliant mother of triplets recognized this need for babies to ‘read’ books in their own way. She invented Indestructibles — water-proof, tear-resistant and baby-durable books.

These baby books are entirely different than anything you’ve seen before. They are beautifully illustrated with wordless pictures that encourage you to engage in dialog with your baby. ~Susan

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Chew On This

goodyblogGoodyblog reader and mom-preneur Amy Pixton is onto something: When her triplets were babies, she noticed that when she tried to read to them, they immediately grabbed the books and started chomping away, as babies tend to do. No one wants a soggy, ruined board book, so in her spare time (yeah this mom of triplets is making us feel so lazy...) Amy started TyBook and created three adorable books with charming illustrations—Farm Charm, Creepy Crawlies, and Things With Wings. The very best part is that they're totally water-proof and tear-resistant, so you can give them to your kid without fear of her eating more than she "reads."

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KCBabyOf course books are for reading, but tell that to a toddler. He thinks books are for eating, too. Amy Pixton has solved that problem by creating Indestructibles, indestructible picture books that stand up to babies and small children... [click to see full article]

 

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kcparentShawnee mom Amy Pixton has learned many lessons from her children. One is that babies explore everying with the mouth.... [click to see full article]

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A SAMPLING OF PARENT COMMENTS WE RECEIVE:

Our son devours books and I do mean DEVOURS. This is a brilliant invention! ~Vanessa

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Oh my goodness!! Where were these books when my oldest was a baby?! ~Sarah

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What a fantastic idea! We’ve gone through a number of books that have been destroyed by babies. Now they can have their own. ~Montserrat

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"That is one indestructible book!" ~ Julie Marsh (Associate Editor, coolmompicks.com)

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"We're doing everything to get my son interested in books, but it seems he enjoys throwing them more than reading them. At least with these Indestructibles, he won't destroy anything as he 'reads.' " ~Laura

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"Thank you for saving my 50$ reference manuals!" ~Amber

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"Dear Amy, The books came yesterday, they are beautiful and exactly what I hoped for - real books with real paper, no cardboard, no plastic. To be honest - I was so thrilled that finally someone had such a good idea that I bought them way too early - the baby is due in november.... Good luck with the books and your company and thank you for what you are doing!" ~Alexandra, Germany

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These look wonderful. I used to search high and low for indestructable books for my babies to read. I love the illustrations! ~Michelle

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oh my goodness. my daughter is quickly developing a love for paper. not just to feel, but to eat. this would be fabulous, I wouldn’t have to worry about her playing with books! ~lifeasamama

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"My husband & I bought $150 worth of user references... next day Ryken is sitting in the corner trying to rip the cover off one. That Friday I ordered 3 of your books because he seemed so interested in "reading" with us. During that week your books arrived and he was so happy to play with his books (with out being told"no no") that he has left our books alone!! It seems that your books made looking at colorful pictures more fun than the text in ours! Thank you again. And please be sure to send an email if you design any more books in the future! ~Amber, West Union, Ohio

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YOUR COMMENT HERE: Want to add your comment to the mix? We'd love to hear what you think of Indestructibles. Send your comment to amy@indestructiblesinc.com.