Your wheat bag can also be used as a cold pack for new injuries or just to keep cool. Simply place it in a fridge or freezer, in a plastic bag, depending on how cold you would like it. Leave the bag to cool for at least 10 to 20 minutes and then apply directly to the affected area. It’s not a bad idea to keep one in the freezer at all times just in case it is needed.
Remember that your can also use your wheat bag to warm up your bed at night, or to warm up a baby’s cot or crib. This technique has been used with great benefit to babies suffering with colic as they are better able to relax and fall asleep when being put down into a warm bed.
Heatywheaty wheat bags are made to last, using only locally produced, 100% cotton fabrics and high quality, specially treated wheat. The wheat is a lot heavier than the more commonly used buck wheat and provides soothing pressure on application. It also has a far fainter smell which lessens with use.
They are both microwaveable and freezable making them a perfect choice for both hot and cold therapy.
Heatywheaty wheat bags are safe and easy to use. They are also economical and can stay warm next to your body throughout the night. For older children they are a great choice as you no longer need to worry about a hot water bottle leaking, or any kind of electric fault.
Some of our customers have come up with other creative uses for our wheat bags, such as to warm children’s’ beds and pajamas. They can even be used to treat colic. Simply hold a slightly warm wheat bag onto your baby’s tummy for short periods of time. The heat coupled with light massage can be very soothing. Please do not leave a wheat bag on your unattended baby as they are too heavy. Our wheat bags have also been used to keep food or drink warm or cool and to steady camera equipment.
Heatywheaty wheat bags are all still lovingly made by hand in Sophiatown, South Africa, where they first began.