I had made a warming implement that essentially was a sock with rice inside. One could put this into the microwave for a few minutes and it would maintain its heat over the course of a few hours. However, this was pretty small and lost its heat more quickly than I would prefer. I was lucky enough to receive a Carex Bed Buddy for review in NeuFutur, and this is because it built off of what I created. This means that one can have a bear to sleep with that maintains a certain level of heat throughout the day or night.
Instead of being centered in the stomach, the Carex Bed Buddy Bear keeps warmth in its extremities; there is pretty much no spot on The Bed Buddy Bear that will not be warm. The moist heat that issues forth is perfect for toothaches, back or stomach pain, or even fibromyalgia. I would suggest putting the The Bed Buddy Bear on a plate in the microwave, so that it does not pick up any of the smalls or random nasties that are normally present in a microwave. The only drawback that I felt was present with the The Bed Buddy Bear was its size.
I feel that if Carex could increase the size by about a quarter that an adult would be properly able to hold it. This would allow for an individual to decrease arm and back pain from lying in bed; the current version of the bear just seems a little too small for that. However, The Bed Buddy Bear is one of the best products that we have reviewed this year, and should be bought for holiday or birthday gifts. It is made study and will last for many years.
The Bed Buddy Bear / Carex Bed Buddy / http://www.carex.com / http://www.carex.com/products/Bed_Buddy/93