Sunday, December 5, 2010

Easy and Inexpensive Heating Pad

If you don't have a 70 lb black lab sleeping on your bed, you may suffer from cold feet. Have no fear! I have a solution. A wonderful, warm solution.

Rice bags!

We bought a $15 bag of rice from Costco and I used 100% cotton flannel baby blankets that I've collected throughout the years.  I sewed two pieces of flannel together (leaving an opening of course), filled it half full of rice and voila! I like to heat mine in the microwave for 3 minutes.

I feel silly getting so excited about a bag of rice, but it warms me up better than my husband. The warming possibilities are endless:
*lap warmer
*heating pad for menstrual cramps
*relieve back pain
*put on chest for plugged milk duct
*use on face for sinus pressure or to help with drainage
*warm up your baby's bed (or your bed) before sleeping
*warm up cold car seat
*put on child's lap if taking a walk
*use after coming in from playing in the snow

Here is where I got the idea.

1 comment:

Abby said...

I bought the same thing. I was going to give some as Christmas gifts :)