DIY Rice Sock: A Safe Way to Provide Warmth to Kids at Bedtime! by Dr. Jamie Krenn

Parenting DIY
4 years ago
DIY Rice Sock: A Safe Way to Provide Warmth to Kids at Bedtime!

Every child loves comfort at nighttime. Warmth at bedtime is helpful when trying to beckon Mr. Sandman. Help your child get to sleep with a little help from you and a few household items by making a rice sock. Rice socks stay warm for several minutes after you microwave them. They also lose their heat over time in a safe way, rather than plug-in electric heating pads that can cause burns if not monitored adequately. 

You’ll need:

  • 1 old (but clean) soft sock
  • 1 cup rice
  • spoon or funnel

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Place rice in the sock using a spoon or funnel.
  2. Tie a knot securely at the end.
  3. Microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Test heat before giving it to your child. 

Sleep well!

Donna John
What a great idea, Dr. Jamie Krenn! Thanks for sharing your idea with the tribe!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

​Thanksgiving Vs. New Hypertension Guidelines: 8 Tips to Eat, Drink & Be Merry on Turkey Day!

Christmas Game & Activity Pages for Kids: 10 Free Holiday-Themed Printables for Fun & Learning

Fa-la-la-la Learning: How to Encourage Kids to Read During Christmas Break!

Making a Difference This Holiday Season: Why Little Things Can Sometimes Have the Biggest Impact

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!