This winter we are dealing not only with the frosty wrath of its temperature, but we are also coping with the stress of the holidays and the restrictions of Covid. Right now we welcome any tidings of comfort and joy with open arms. While the weather can catch us off guard especially if we’re not prepared for its sudden intrusion, we are also heart-sick that we cannot spend the holidays with most of the people we love.
With these real factors in our awareness, it’s inevitable that someone in our family will be dealing with both flu and blue symptoms. Shivering from icy cold days, feeling depressed and a little melancholy can bring on a craving for something comforting. A yummy hot drink, the serenity of a cozy blanket and a cracklin’ fireplace is a great way to get warm. But for isolated areas on our body and a sense of security, snuggling up to a Warm Buddy companion may be all the assurance we need.
The Warm Buddy creations are designed to promote relaxation, soothe aches and pains, relieve stress, and promote a feeling of tranquility. They not only provide the warmth we need but also the emotional support we seek. Kids especially will feel a sense of bliss and tender security. My family loves the Warm-Up Animals and our newest addition is the plush Small Kitten.
The Warm-Up Kitten comes in one color and two sizes, small and large. The first thing you’ll notice about the Warm-Up Kitten is how cute and immensely soft they are. Their darling little faces have a pink nose, lots of whiskers, and sweet little eyes. Another is how well made these warm packs are with quality materials and impeccable stitching. Plus, the design and features of the kitten are so just so attractive.
Although they look like a toy, they’re actually a plush animal with a purpose. They contain a removable inner pack that can be used for both heat and cold therapy. Some hot packs contain synthetic and toxic ingredients, but Warm Buddy fills their packs with natural ingredients, milled white rice/cotton covers, and has a polyester outer shell. This alone is comforting to know.
To use the pack, you first need to remove it from the plush animal. You access this pack from the side where a sturdy velcro strip secures it in place. If you’re seeking warmth, put the pack in the microwave on high for 30 seconds only. You’ll want to be careful replacing the pack as it will be quite hot, so child supervision is required. For a cold pack, place the pack in a plastic bag first, then in the freezer for an hour or more.
We found the hot pack lasted about 2-3 hours. The warm sensation emitting from the heat pack and the soft, fuzzy feel of these beloved little pals is very consoling. Both the kids and adults in my family love and use our Warm Buddy animals. When they’re under the weather, I wrap them up in a cozy blanket and give them a snuggly Warm Buddy to soothe away the chill. My mom has arthritis and she’s used them on her knees for a reprieve so she could sleep, and she quite enjoys them. The heat generated from the Warm Buddies offers instant relief for aches and pain as well, they’re not just about thawing and warming your sore muscles.
Warm Buddy has a fabulous selection of other heat rejuvenating and non-heating products. Swing by their site and check them out. The holidays are here and what a treasured gift a Warm Buddy would make.
Disclaimer: I received complementary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.