I have three boys, so ice packs are something I tend to use often. Too often.
A bag of peas works in a pinch, but most often we are grabbing a baggie of ice cubes and it leaks and doesn't mold well. I love those gel filled ice packs, but at $15 a pop, they are a little pricey.
While watching The Doctors the other day, Dr. Sears mentioned a great alternative to expensive ice packs that I had to try.
DIY Gel Ice Packs
Plastic zip top baggie
Use your baggie to determine the size of your fabric pouch.
Sew a hem at one end:
Fold, envelope-style, then sew the open ends:
Fill your baggie 2/3 full with dish soap...then triple bag it! We don't want leaks!
Slip your baggie full of soap into the sewn pouch and place in the freezer. Cross your fingers you don't need to use it any time soon!
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