Last year my baby spent a lot of time in the hospital. Within seven months, she was admitted to ICU five times, and it was an incredibly difficult time. We were blessed with really wonderful doctors, and exceptional nurses who took great care of her, and when you’re spending weeks in the hospital at one time, you get to know them pretty well. Caroline was between 15-21 months during this time, and being old enough to walk but young enough to be confined in a crib was a challenge, and I was constantly looking for ways to entertain her. She also had a lot of shots, IV’s and treatments and watching your baby go through it is pretty terrible. The nurses were definitely the bright spots–they were so good with her, and were constantly coming up with ways to make things easier. That’s how I learned about the washcloth boo-boo bunny!
Adorable, right??!! It’s a two-for-one…it’s a darling bunny to hold for comfort when things hurt, and it’s also a mini ice pack. For all those bumps and bruises and scrapes, the boo-boo bunny is a super cute way to help your little ones! I just love it.
And it couldn’t be easier…all it takes is a washcloth and a rubber band!
-large rubber band
-pink grosgrain ribbon
-ribbon to cover rubber band
Lay out a white washcloth with the points facing you.
Roll up one side of the washcloth…
then the other side.
Turn the washcloth on its side, then fold in half.
Pinch the sides together, the lift the front half up, bending it in half.
Grab hold of the part that’s bent in the front, and wrap the rubber band around it.
And you’ve got a darling washcloth bunny!
The hole in the back is where you can tuck in a piece of ice.
I added a piece of pink grosgrain ribbon cut into a triangle for a cute little nose, and a Sharpie to make eyes and whiskers. I covered up the rubber band with a piece of ribbon tied around it. Adorable!
Now this little bunny is ready to be added to the First Aid Kit, ready to comfort when needed!