The rice sock is simple - fill a thick (preferably wool) sock with rice, and I add a little lavender essential oil to calm and soothe baby. You can use any scent you like. Shake the rice up and move it around in the sock to evenly distribute the oil. Knot off the end. The sock should be long enough to be filled up to match approx. the length and thickness (or more) of your forearm. A mens' sock works great! You can heat it up a little by running it in the dryer for a few minutes. When baby falls asleep and you are easing them into to their swing or boppy, just place the rice sock next to them or in between their legs and resting against their tummy. It keeps them warm and it feels like your arm. You can make a rice sock in 5 minutes. The sock, rice and essential oil you should have in the house anyways, so no special trip to the store or even really an expense - free, green living at it's finest!
|In his swing, hugging the rice sock|
|Baby and Puppy enjoy the warm rice sock|