Bean Bag Heating Pad
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Don’t Let Pain Side Line You!
Caitlin and I did some shopping today. We had so much fun and sang all the way home. It is official. I am beginning to see spring around the corner and I love it!
The only thing I don’t love is my lower back and hip pain I get when I walk too much or am on my feet for too long.
Pain Relief You Can Count On
Just because I get stiff and store, I am not going to stop doing what I love. Instead, I will take a few NSAIDs and use my homemade bean bag heating pad for back pain relief.
When I was little, mom was a great caretaker. She was there for every little ache and pain. She always had her homemade bean bag heating pads for back pain relief on hand. She would keep a handful in the freezer and another handful in the bathroom cabinet.
Depending on our injury, ache or pain, mom would give us a boo boo bag. I have followed in mom’s footsteps and use her directions for making a homemade bean bag heating pad.
Homemade Bean Bag Heating Pad Supplies:
- 1/8 yard of fabric (I choose flannel because it is nice and soft)
- Measuring tape
- Iron on tape (if you don’t have a sewing machine)
- Long grain rice
- Small bowl
Step 1: Cut two pieces of fabric, 7″ x 7″, which allows you a 1/2″ selvage edge.
Step 2: Lay the 2 pieces of fabric, patterned side up, on top of each other. Beginning on one side, sew a straight line with a 1/2″ allowance. Turn your fabric before you get to the corner. Continue on three sides. Continue on the fourth side, but leave 2 inches open.
This will be where you turn your bag right side out and fill your rice. If you are using iron on tape, place tape in between the 2 pieces of fabric, along the sides. Following the package directions, iron the 3 sides together.
Step 3: Snip the tips of the corners.
Step 4: Turn the boo boo bag for your back pain relief right side out. Using the spoon or paper funnel, pour the rice into the bag. Don’t overfill.
Step 5: Fold the open side under and sew it closed or with the iron on tape.
[For the cold bags, I place 3-4 of them into a gallon size Ziploc bag . This way there is one bag for each of us. Just replace into bag when you have used it. For your hot bags, place them in the microwave and heat for about 30-45 secs. Re-heat as needed.] These bags also make great hand warmers. You can also cut fabric into a rectangle and make a sleep mask!
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