With DH being laid up with Da Boot, we’re learning new things without getting out as much.
Da Boot has rigid plastic on the bottom, and metal splints along the sides. It weighs a bit. And when DH would move in his sleep, his other ankle would get clobbered by Da Boot. Sometimes it got hit so hard that a scab resulted. This is suboptimal sleeping, to say the least. I thought of all the ladies I know who have used a Body Pillow (about 5 feet long) to support their legs and hips during pregnancy. They all love the things.
So I bought one, and also a washable cover for it. Then I was faced with getting the cover onto the (long, long) pillow. After trying a couple of ways, this was what I came up with.
1 With the end zipper open, crumple up the pillow cover sides into a donut, trying not to twist the cover. This will be a little bit like getting ready to put on one leg of a pair of pantyhose.
2 Insert the end of the pillow into the bottom of the cover, which is next to the top because of the crumpling.
3 Pull the sides up over the pillow, switching from side to side as needed.
4 When you have it up to the top, zip the cover and place it into the ready position for use. (pic of pillow on end of bed)
The Body Pillow is much more popular now than it was when it came home. It protects the other ankle very well and supports the injured leg into the bargain.
If any interested readers have found another way to get that long bag onto the long pillow, please feel free to chime in with a comment.