If you have children with frequent earaches, here is a great tip: Get a clean sock and fill with 1/2 cup or so of regular white rice. Make a knot just above the rice leaving a bit of "wiggle room". Just put in the microwave for about 30 - 40 seconds at med-high, testing periodically for comfort. Your child can hold this on their ear or even sleep on it for a soothing treatment until oral meds take effect. I even sew 2 x's for eyes and a smile at the top and call it their ear buddy.
Great idea. And cute with the eyes and smile sewn on. Will be making some of these. Not only for my dd, but also for my neice and nephew who have babies (ages 1 and 2). Thank you for sharing.
Be very careful about applying heat to an earache. If there is any infection, this could cause it to expand, which could rupture the eardrum.
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