Stumbled onto a novel use for a diaper, courtesy of the nursery nurses at Doylestown Hospital.
Diapersmake a perfect ice pack. At the end of the diaper which has adhesivetabs, make a hole in the inner lining. Push your hand into the diaperto separate the the lining from the back of the diaper. This will makea pouch. Put crushed ice into the pouch and roll the end of the diaperwith the hole a couple times. Secure with adhesive tabs. Now you havea soft, waterproof icepack which will remain cool as the ice melts andis absorbed by the gellatinous diaper innards.
Perfect for all sorts of boo-boos.
WhenI told one of my patients’ mom about this hint today, she told me thatshe used a number 5 diaper when her water broke. I suppose Plato wasright , necessity is the mother of invention.
Naline Lai, MD