Reading to baby: (In)destructible books

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When I received a press kit with what the sender called “indestructible books,” I was dubious. A book with non-cardboard pages The Bug wouldn’t rip or eat until soaking wet creating a choking hazard?

Hhhhm.

But then I went home, put them on the play mat and baby went to town — into her mouth, crumpled in little fists, smashed into the floor, and stepped on.

They weren’t the same books the came out of the package, but they weren’t totally destroyed either, just a little crinkly.

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According to the Indestructibles website, the short, simple storiesĀ are printed onĀ a synthetic material made from flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers that is difficult to tear and water resistant.

I’m not sure I’ll be replacing all of our cardboard favorites with these, but if you’re looking for hardy, “take-and-toss” books to throw in the car or diaper bag, an Indestructible or two may be well worth the $6.

** Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however, I did receive two Indestructibles books free of charge. Rooted in ME includes occasional review posts and giveaways. However, I do not accept any items from companies or organizations that I would not personally support. I always give an honest opinion of the product orservice, even if the post is sponsored. My full disclosure policy is available here.