ice packs

United States
August 19, 2007 10:33pm CST
do u make your own or buy them from the store? i make my own they are cheaper that way.
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@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
20 Aug 07
May I ask you how you make them? Usually if one of the kids get hurt I will put some ice in a ziplock and then wrap it in a dishtowel. The kids like this, LOL
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• United States
20 Aug 07
i put water in zip lock bag and freeze it.
@kdnater (135)
• India
8 May 12
That's really cool idea .
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I usually make them myself. my 13 year old is constantly inventing ways to get hurt. I also make the rice bags for heating pads. they work well. much cheaper that way.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
thank you both for commenting and mrsbrian i will have to try that thanks again
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I have done both my husband has a bad back and he needed a large flat icepack so he took a washcloth and a freezer bag and added alochol to the washcloth with a dab of water and freezes it works wonders.. We also use some empty containers from food to use for things like the the cooler and such.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
I will have to try that I usually just use ziplock bags with ice cubes or something liek that. thanks for the tip.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Actually I do both I have about three ice packs that are store bought and I also make them. I like to use the gel ice packs they are less messy and when making one myself they sometimes become messy especially if a hole gets in bag or the zipper part comes loose. I also think that the store bought gel packs stay cooler longer. And if you fall asleep using it you have no worries of it opening and getting everywhere. Baggies are great for kids especially those who are always on the go and you never see your ice again but for me gel ice packs are best Well, that is my opinion anyhow.
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• United States
5 Jul 12
I've been taught how to make my own basic ice pack. With having kids you need to keep them on hand as you never know. But usually in my house I have home made, store bought and frozen veggies to do the job.
@kdnater (135)
• India
8 May 12
If i have time then i would like to do that own and if i have money then i most preferred to buy them .