Hi, I'm Alexandra.
As a single mom of 3, I was often too tired to pick up toys at the end of the day. But I usually paid for it when I stepped on a sharp wooden block in the middle of the night. OUCH!
And since babies love to throw...well, I've ducked on more than one occasion. Pets, breakables, siblings, and worst yet - other people's children were sometimes on the receiving end. Have you ever had to apologize to another parent when their child got clobbered by a block? It's no fun!
Soft blocks were the obvious solution, but all I could find were blocks made from plastic, rubber, or cloth.
Now, I know what you're thinking...
What's Wrong with Plastic, Rubber, or Cloth Blocks?
Even BPA-free plastic can contain toxic chemicals that are harmful to a child’s health and development. PVC, phthalates, nitrosamines, and heavy metals are only a few of the toxins some toys contain.
Then there's natural rubber. There are 3 million new cases of latex allergies every year, and medical experts believe it's caused by repeated exposure to rubber products.
So that left cloth blocks. Yes, they're soft, throw-able, and entertaining, but trying to keep cloth clean with pets, teething babies, and rambunctious siblings around was almost impossible. A few held up in the washer...most didn't.
So What's the Solution?
I was determined to update the classic baby block to one that could be safely chewed, stacked, thrown, and explored – the way all toys should be.
After being told repeatedly that it couldn't be done, I worked day and night for a year developing a patent-pending baby block made from 100% food-grade silicone.
The Ouchless Baby Blocks are everything a parent and child could want in a toy. They're light-weight, buoyant, bouncy, chewable, and free of BPA, PVC, vinyl, phthalates, nitrosamines, rubber, lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals.
My three children helping pack and ship out our first batch of Kickstarter orders!
Each block is 2"x 2"x 2" (5 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm) and weighs 2.4 ounces. They come in a set of 6 and are designed to capture your child's attention with bright colors of blue, purple, green, red, orange, and yellow.
Reduces Pain & Suffering
No more stumbling on sharp wooden blocks in the middle of the night - you’ll have a relatively safe, sleep-deprived trip through the house from now on…well, as long as you avoid the stairs. Pets, siblings, and playmates are safe too!
Made from 100% food-grade silicone, The Ouchless Baby Blocks are certified free of BPA, PVC, lead, cadmium, latex rubber, nitrosamines, phthalates, and other heavy metals - so you don't have to worry about your child's health.
Safe Play for All Ages
Soft, rounded corners, and a light, bouncy weight make them safe and entertaining for all ages. No movable or removable parts (...it's a block) and they're squeezable too!
Developmental and Exploratory
Bright colors and textured geometric patterns on every side stimulate your child's senses. One side even has a maze for older children to trace.
Less Cleaning, More Playing
The Ouchless Baby Blocks are easy to clean and have no holes to harbor dangerous bacteria or mold. Less time scrubbing means more time playing!
Tired of throwing out moldy bath toys? The Ouchless Baby Blocks are hermetically sealed and waterproof, so they won't trap water and grow yucky stuff. And they float too!