Everyone gets bumps and bruises sometimes, especially kids.
However, when it comes to something that needs an ice pack, sometimes there can be a dilemma.
Ice is a little too messy, and freezer packs can be just too cold. And if you want to actually make those frozen vegetables eventually, that may not be the best idea either.
So what’s a good solution?
How about a bag of frozen marshmallows?
If you pop a bag of marshmallows into the freezer for just a few minutes, the marshmallows become the perfect ice pack—still soft, and not too cold.
It’s a great idea for kids, especially those who don’t like the harsh cold of a freezer pack of just end up making a mess with actual ice.
However, it can also be great for adults who want an ice pack that isn’t quite as inconvenient to use.
The softness of the marshmallow, along with the way they’re made, means that even when they’re frozen they’re still soft.
Compare this to a freezer pack, which is often hard and doesn’t provide even coverage. To get it more palatable and less cold, it’s easier to just cover it in a towel, making it that much more inconvenient.
Trying to get ice cubes to stay on a wound is useless, they just slide around and then melt in your plastic bag.
But marshmallows can be squished down onto the bruise or fever, and are already naturally soft.
So if you’re looking for the perfect ice pack substitute, it seems like marshmallows are the way to go.