I came across this today and thought I’d share it for anyone who’s not yet joined the Cult of the Rice Pillow.
I won’t let my kids use heating pads because I’m a paranoid mother and I’m always afraid they’ll burn themselves. But when they get sick, they always want something warm. Enter the rice pillow! I have one for each kid and they’re awesome—just pop ’em in the microwave (and know they won’t be getting any hotter) for hours of warmth and soothing aromatherapy. When they have tummy aches they take ’em for their bellies, and when they have colds I often just tuck one down in the bed to keep their feet warm.
This one is on sale at Amazon for $5.65 and is free shipping eligible. [Edited to add: Pretty Sarah pointed out that this one is even cheaper! Thanks, Sarah!!] If you’re picking up books or whatever you might want to toss one in your cart. (You know, if you’re like me and sewing impaired. I guess if you’re not sewing impaired you could make one.)