My daughter had all four wisdom teeth removed yesterday morning.
Part of the instructions to help her heal quickly requires icing the cheeks on and off all day. Now the cold on the cheek was a relief, but holding the pack was not, even with a dish towel, it was just a bit awkward, especially while slightly drugged for pain.
As I made dinner a brilliant idea suddenly hit me as I moved the the lid off the mashed potatoes I cooked for her....
I have the square/rectangle kind, with the little pocket for your hand.
I slipped the ice pack inside, or you could use a baggie of ice cubes, and she has the thin side against her cheek, and the thick side facing out so her fingers don't get too cold.
I forgot! Here is the link to check out other peoples wonderful hints.