I have received information and materials from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. #WinOverWinter #CollectiveBias For me, the winter is a mix of fun and aches and pains and seasonal illnesses. I don’t let my back pain keep me from doing the things I love during the holidays! Instead, I use my favorite products from Tylenol® and Bengay and my Hot Or Cold Boo Boo Comfort Bags.
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!”, Elf. My daughter’s favorite movie is Elf. We watch it all year round and quote the movie. We did some holiday shopping today. We spread cheer, went over budget and sang all the way home. It is official. I am in the holiday spirit and I love it! The only thing I don’t love is my lower back and hip pain I get when I walk too much or am on my feet for too long. It is at it’s worst in the winter months.
I am too busy to let my pain get in the way of my holiday fun! I am busy shopping, cooking and baking and wrapping gifts. This can cause my back to get stiff and store. I am not going to stop doing what I love. Instead, I have a one-two punch that knocks my pain right out! I use Tylenol® 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain and Ultra Strength Bengay® Cream from my local Target. This dynamic duo helps me enjoy all the things I enjoy about the holidays. And, my family isn’t held back due to my aches and pains.
I am not the only one in the house with aches and pains. My husband delivers tires for a living. By the end of a 10-hour day, he is tired and sore. I give him two Tylenol 8 HR Muscle Aches & Pain tablets and a back and shoulder rub with Ultra Strength Bengay Cream. In no time, he is feeling tip top and ready to hang with the family…pain free!
When I was little, mom was a great caretaker. She was there for every little ache and pain. She always had her hot/cold boo boo comfort bags on hand. She would keep a handful in the freezer and another handful in the bathroom cabinet.
Depending on our injury, ache or pain, mom would give us Children’s Tylenol® and a boo boo bag. I have followed in mom’s footsteps and use hot/cold boo boo comfort bags and Tylenol with my family.
To make your Hot/Cold Boo Boo Comfort Bag, you will need:
- 1/8 yard of fabric (I choose flannel because it is nice and soft)
- Measuring tape
- Iron on tape (if you don’t have a sewing machine)
- Long grain rice
- Small bowl
Step 1: Cut two pieces of fabric, 7″ x 7″, which allows you a 1/2″ selvage edge.
Step 2: Lay the 2 pieces of fabric, patterned side up, on top of each other. Beginning on one side, sew a straight line with a 1/2″ allowance. Turn your fabric before you get to the corner. Continue on three sides. Continue on the fourth side, but leave 2 inches open. This will be where you turn your bag right side out and fill your rice. If you are using iron on tape, place tape in between the 2 pieces of fabric, along the sides. Following the package directions, iron the 3 sides together.
Step 3: Snip the tips of the corners.
Step 4: Turn the boo boo bag right side out. Using the spoon or paper funnel, pour the rice into the bag. Don’t overfill.
Step 5: Fold the open side under and sew it closed or with the iron on tape.
[For the cold bags, I place 3-4 of them into a gallon size Ziploc bag . This way there is one bag for each of us. Just replace into bag when you have used it. For your hot bags, place them in the microwave and heat for about 30-45 secs. Re-heat as needed.] These bags also make great hand warmers. You can also cut fabric into a rectangle and make a sleep mask!
What is your favorite holiday activity and which product from Target do you use for those aches and pains?