23 October 2012

Sponge + Ziploc = no-drip icepack

A frozen, saturated sponge in a bag makes an icepack that won't drip when it melts.
Photo credit: Unknown (I Googled with no luck) 

From Hillary:

Caption on the photo: A frozen, saturated sponge in a bag makes an icepack that won't drip when it melts.

I cannot take credit for this hack, but I found it on a website for people who have rheumatoid arthritis. Seems to me this icepack idea would easily work for anyone, including a child.

Great idea, and likely more comfortable (and cheaper) than our old standby, a bag of frozen peas. Thanks for sharing, Hillary!

Parenthackers have shared other creative ice pack hacks including those made out of disposable diapers or hair gel or corn syrup.

Any other DIY ice pack ideas?

Related: Newborn baby hats make good ice pack covers

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I saw this hack recently on this page:
http://shialabeowulf.tumblr.com/post/33670447154/99-life-hacks-to-make-your-life-easier

Tons of interesting hacks on this Geocities like page.

Great article. Had never thought of re-purposing sponges for ice packs. Will have to try that.

This is an awesome idea. Ice packs are so clunky, this is a rather customizable solution.

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