Frugal Tips: Best Warm Compress Ever!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 24, 2018 | 0 comments
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Parents magazine said a disposable diaper could be used as a breast compress for engorgement, because it stays hot for a long time (when filled with warm water).

Think about that - a peed-in diaper is 98.6 degrees F, and stays that way!

Well, the nurse at the hospital soaked a disposable diaper and heated it up in the microwave to use as a warm compress to heat up Christopher's foot, before she did a heel prick.

I wondered why it didn't cool off right away - she had to keep doing the prick over and over because his blood wasn't flowing well.

TO USE: Run water in a disposable diaper and let it soak it up, then microwave for about 30 seconds (be careful - don't walk away or the diaper could catch fire).

Labour and delivery nurse approved!

Thanks to Julia for this Frugal Baby Tip!



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