What to do When your Child is Sick

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There are few things harder on a parent than when your child is sick or injured.  All you want to do is make them better but sometimes no matter how hard you try it only makes it worse.  That is why I was super excited when I got the chance to review the Thermal-Aid Bear.  This 100% Natural Heating and Cooling Pack is the perfect way to help soothe your little ones (and even your) aches and pains.

The bear is made from natural cotton and the inner heating element is composed of a specially engineered corn.  It warms up in less than a minute in the microwave and is perfect for soothing sore muscles or even growing pains.  I found that the best use for us was to help ease the pain of teething in my little guy.  He was really struggling sleeping from the pain of teething.  I decided since he loved to walk around the house with this bear that it may help him get some sleep.  I warmed it up right before I laid him down for the night and he snuggled right up with the bear in bed and fell asleep with little fussing.  While it didn’t keep him asleep all night it definitely helped to ease his pain and provide him with enough comfort to get to sleep for a little while anyway.

What to do when your child is sick

The bear also allows for cooling use too.  By placing the bear in the freezer for about 5 hours you get a soft and cuddly ice pack.  The only problem that I have with using it like it this is that you have to plan ahead for use, and practically keep the bear in the freezer all the time, otherwise its probably not going to be much good for a bee sting or sprain.  If, however, you are working on soothing a feverish child, this could really come in handy as long as you remembered to put it in the freezer some time during the day.

Overall we really like this bear in our house.  Like I mentioned my 2 year old likes to carry him around the house all day long and he has definitely been a life saver on several occasions!  I will even admit to heating it up and sticking it inside a pillow when my husband was out of town to help me fall asleep!

One of my winners will win their own Thermal-Aid Bear.

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  1. Jodie Arnold says
    I would love to win this bear! I have twins that are forever trading their illnesses back and forth!
  2. The bear comes in lots of cool colors. It can be used for hot or cold therapy. 
  3. I learned they have 5 different bears. I wish I had one tonight, my little one is sick with a fever and would love to cuddle with it instead of his cold washcloth on forehead.
  4. krista grandstaff says
    The Tumble bear is adorable...and this would certainly beat the tube sock filled with rice we use now... ( although, we do have a lot of different sizes!)
  5. The lavender tumble bear is only 1.6 lbs!
  6. In the Hammock says
    I learned they are made with natural cotton and corn.
  7. I loved all the color options for the bears!
  8. The color options are great!! My son has something similar and it helped with growing pains! Fantastic review of the item.
  9. I learned that 100% Natural Heating and Cooling Pack +Reduces Fever +Relieves Pain + Washable
  10. Still Blonde after all these YEARS says
    They have a green bear named Hunter who is so cute! 
  11. I learned and like that there are a variety of colours to choose and LOVE that it is washable
  12. I have never heard of these bears but they are adorable! I would love to win one.
    The bear looks adorable! I hope I win! :)
  14. Sarah @ East9thStreet says
    I learned that my daughter wants Bella Bear!
  15. Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers) says
    I love the fact that the heating / cooling element is made from corn. And I think Bella the little pink one is adorable!
  16. I learned that it uses specialized corn to hold temperatures for long periods of time.
  17. It can be used as a heating pad, an ice pack and is machine washable.
  18. We have the thermal aid bear and my kids use it all the time when they are sick!
  19. I learned they are made with natural cotton and corn.
  20. They also offer adult products as well.
  21. Dana Rodriguez says
    I have never heard of these bears and the are so cool!So many colors..I love Bella(the pink one)I also like the fact they are %100 natural.Thanks for the chance.
  22. I learned that they can be used as either a cooling or hearing pack!
  23. Steve Stone says
    can be used hot or cold
  24. Heather Bridson says
    I learned the the heating element is cotton and corn..all natural.
  25. Patricia Hancock says
    Thermal Aid makes lots of products for people of all ages.
  26. These can be used for hot or cold.
  27. Ingredients: Natural Cotton and a heating/cooling element composed of a specially engineered corn. Do not use by individuals with corn allergies.
  28. I've learned that Thermal-Aid is University Tested and Doctor Recommended!Thank You for the giveaway
  29. Monique Rizzo says
    I like all the fun colors. Thanks for the chance. mogrill12@gmail.com
  30. i learned it heps reduce fever
  31. I learned that there are lots of color options and that they are washable
  32. Good for: Arthritis, back pain, muscle soreness, menstrual cramps, neck pain, carpal tunnel, headaches, and migraines, sprains/strains, sunburn, fever, stomach aches and flu symptoms, bug bites, lactation, babies with colic (under adult supervision), multiple sclerosis and growing pains  Thanks for the contest.
  33. I like honey bear of all the 5 of them but they are so cute.
  34. Virginia Rogers says
    I love that they are great for fever and pain, and great hot or cold, thank you so much for chance to win, my daughter would just love, so appreciate!
  35. It comes in all different colors
  36. Keely Hostetter says
    I learned they come in zoo animals too. How fun and such a great product
  37. Learned they are 100% natural!
  38. I learned that 100% Natural Heating and Cooling Pack +Reduces Fever +Relieves Pain + Washable
  39. Tammy Shelton says
    ...not just Bears (Although I love the bears) but several different ZOO Animals. So VERY Cute and Usefull! I love em'!
  40. Kimberly Hilbert says
    You can collect the bears! I love Honey Bear!
  41. They relieve pain and they're washable!
  42. I learned that they relieve pain and fever and are 19.95
  43. Learned that the ingredients are: natural Cotton and a heating/cooling element composed of a specially engineered corn
  44. you can get the bears in all sorts of colors.
  45. Melanie Montgomery says
    I like Hunter the green bear.
  46. kelley roach says
    They have a green bear named Hunter who is so cute!
  47. It can be used for hot and cold!
  48. Cassandra McCann says
    http://thermal-aid.com/heating-pack-products-for-pets/a sweet way to pamper the fur babies
  49. steve mccuan says
     listen to  Away In a Manger - Casting Crowns while cuddled up  with  Honey Bea , very soothing for me the babby can waite his turn lol
  50. Natural cotton is whata theu use-love that!
  51. They have other animals like Happy the Hippo and Tiny the Elephant. Happy is adorable.
  52. It is washable
  53. made from "special" corn- can be used hot or cold for whatever your need is.. love this idea. thanks
  54. Michelle Tucker says
    They have thermal aid for pets too!
  55. Charlene Shaver says
    I learned they are 100% natural & they are washable :)
  56. I learned that the bear can be used for either hot or cold therapy and that it is washable. cjnedrow at gmail dot com
  57. Laurie Emerson says
    I learned that Thermal-Aid has been tested on patients and animals with many different pain ailments including arthritis,
  58. You can collect 5 bears.

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