The classic hot water bottle has been around since 1903 and is used all over the world to stay warm and to ease muscle cramps. Over the years it has been greatly improved and there are so many different types and styles that it would be hard pressed not to find one right for any person, room or decor To get started these are the ones to look for:
Traditional Rubber. The original and some would say still the best. Rubber has been used since first invented by Slavoljub Eduard Penkala (April 20, 1871 – February 5, 1922) in 1903. He was naturalised Croatian engineer who first patented the “Termofor” a rubber hot water bottle. For those that don’t want to change from tradition you will find much better selection of colours, shapes and sizes now available.
PVC For those with an allergy to latex, PVC is an ideal option, these are also phthalate free with the added advantage of being totally odourless. You will many with printed motifs, animal styles and clear transparent types with a vast selection of colours that will not fade. When you need to replace the PVC hot water bottles it can also be fully recycled.
Microwave or Hottie. Microwave styles are freely available in all shape, sizes, colours for both the very young or old. These are filled with different types of grain that can be heated in a microwave for the required time and power setting. Very safe to use for small children or the elderly and avoids the use of hot water. Because they are manufactured to all sorts of shape and sizes hot water bottle walmart they are ideal to mould for use around the arms, neck or stomach areas – just about any place where heat relief is needed. Microwave hotties can come with fix covers whilst others will have interchangeable covers for washing and keeping clean. Most are scented using lavender oil with other scents such as orange also available.
Click Heat Pads. Heat click pads contain a metal disk within liquid sodium acetate pack that will heat up when pressed. Once heated up the heat pad generates 55°c dry heat for 2 to 3 hours. The benefit with different heat click pads is that they can be re-set to use time and time again to reuse. Easy to take with you and handy for skiing or working outdoors to use when needed by just click a heat pad for instant heat.
Hot Soft Toys. Quite new to the range of microwave hotties is the hot soft toys that can be heated up in a microwave for children or adults to use at night or as a comfort when needed. They now manufacture some great hot soft toys in all shapes, sizes and colours with children themed favourites. The animal hotties come in puppy dogs, polar bear, bee or ladybird just to mention a few.