Rice socks are just that. One sock filled with rice…pure joy! You can sew them up or just use an extra long sock that can be secured with a knot.
Rice socks can be microwaved on high for about a minute to create a heat pack for:
- back pain
- growing pains
- “hot water bottles” for chilly beds and car seats
- sore muscles
You can also pop them in the freezer for a cold pack. These can be used for:
- cooling an uncomfortable fever
- reducing swelling
I’ve read about women alternating hot and cold rice socks as a labor comfort.
How do you use your rice sock?
Photo courtesy of Balkan Style.
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