Cooling Pads as a Tool for Children with Cerebral Palsy

cooling pads

We have provided a number of tips regarding how to help your child with Cerebral Palsy beat the heat this summer. One of the items discussed was the various cooling products available. Beyond simple ice packs or fans, there are a number of products, including cooling pads, that uses advances in manufacturing to provide effective help at a reasonable price.

Our goal is to highlight several different products you might not be aware of, or know their affordability. We have not personally reviewed each of these products: we encourage you to compare costs and explore options in local stores as well. If you buy any of the products below using the link provided, Amazon will contribute to the MyChild Cerebral Palsy Foundation, our 501(c)(3) charitable organization aimed to help children with CP.

Buying a Cooling Pad for Your Child

So what types of cooling pads are available to help your child stay cool this spring and summer?

  • Angel Baby Toddler Pillow Gel Mat: advertised as an assist to parents looking to help children avoid night sweats and headaches, it’s easy to see this product can also be tucked into a wheelchair to help throughout the day. Retailing for $19.95, this could be a simple holiday gift request that, with 3-4 of them in the freezer at any time, could be a huge boost to helping your child in the summer.
  • Kinboc Summer Sleeping Mat: using specific material aimed at absorbing sweat without making your child feel sticky, this mat also advertises as remaining at body temperature despite being in the sun, etc. At $26.89, the mat is reasonably priced and can serve as an option for play outdoors or for in-home comfort.
  • Shield Life Cool Pad: intended for being directly laid on, heat is absorbed through the pad’s gel contents and pushed away from your body. The product is advertised as absorbing heat at a rate that reduces temperature by ten degrees in less than a minute. At $60.00, this product can be a solid option for making evenings more comfortable for your child.

Outside of Amazon, there are a number of cooling pad options to consider. There are also plenty of home, DIY options for making your own cooling pad. Ultimately, there may be some trial and error involved in finding the best option for your child due to his or her unique challenges.

We want to hear from you: how do you best keep your child cool? Do you have a preferred cooling pad that works best for your family?