Wednesday, August 16, 2006
WFMW III Rice Pillows
Rice pillows have found so many uses at our house, I don't know how we survived without them. The smaller one was made by my older sister and the smaller one was purchased from E-bay.
They can be used hot or cold and with supervision even on babies. The smaller on, when warm is good for easing headaches used on the forehead, back of the neck or over the eyes. When cooled in the freezer or refrigerator, it is good for reducing fevers (on the forehead or even on the back of the neck when sleeping) and taking the ouch out of bug bites, bee stings and boo-boos.
When Sophie was a newborn, I used the large rice pillow to warm her bed or to help warm her during those late night, winter feedings. When she was gassy, I placed it warmed across her tummy and she would relax within a few minutes. Bailey also uses this one when he has a stomach ache. I have also used it on long car rides or plane rides to put in the small of my back for support. It supports so much better than a pillow and makes sitting for long periods of time more bearable. Also nice for menstrual cramps.
Rice pillows, they work for us. Head on over to Rocks In My Dryer for more tips!