Friday, January 12, 2007


I get very cold at night when I'm tired. So at the end of a long day there is nothing better then climbing into a pre-warmed bed.

Problem? My electric blanket died. Now I get into a freezing cold bed and lay there for 10 minutes until I warm up. For me, it's torture.

I've been looking at new blankets and also electric mattress pads. I'm not in love with the blanket part of an electric blanket, just the warming factor. But also don't know if you feel the wires of a mattress pad?

So, do any of you have experience in either? I would greatly appreciate any information you could provide.

Thank You.....


Blogger Tracey said...

No experience, but electric blankets make me nervous (fire hazards). Um... what about putting your pajamas in the dryer before bed and putting them on just as you climb in?

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

As a fellow bed warmer - I feel yor pain!!

I use a Sunbeam electic blanket - no info on the matress pads - but I'll be interested to HEAR about them too!

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Hmmm. I don't use either- my husband is a hot box- he's warm enough for the two of us! But I do have these slippers, the inside is removable, you microwave them and then put them back in to warm your feet. It works to warm my whole body up. Good luck in your search!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I only have one experience with an electric blanket that we had about 5 years ago. I woke up about 30 minutes after going to bed and smelled burning rubber. One of the little cords was smoking and burned through the sheet.

My hubby has been talking about getting another but I'm a bit scared! Good luck and let us know what you find!

BTW your recipe below looks delish!!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Soteria said...

Get a hot water bottle! I know it sounds old fashioned, but in these chilly homes here it is needed. I got one shortly after moving here and fell in LOVE with it. My husband calls it my wooby because it rarely leaves my side during winter (when I am inside). Um, and probably through spring and autumn, too. And parts of summer...

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Paige said...

Hi, just joining in here. I, too, hate going to bed in the cold. So, I have made wheat bags for my family. You take about 8 cups of wheat (or rice) and sew up a little bag to keep it in. If you don't sew, you could just fill an old sock with wheat, and tie it at the top. When it's bed time, you take your wheat bag (or sock) and heat it up in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes (more if the bag is bigger) or until it is nice and toasty. Then you take the bag to bed with you, put it on your feet, or your back or your neck and it warms you up. It's cheap, easy, and reusable. My kids love them to help them warm up when they go to bed, too.

9:20 AM  

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