The AllergistMommy Washes a Pull-Up: A Lesson in How Not to Do Laundry

In a rush to get the kids' clothes clean yesterday, I dumped the laundry basket contents into the washer without taking the time to sort... HUMONGOUS mistake.

After returning home late from a business trip, DH walked into the bedroom asking me about the "crystals" in the laundry. "Crystals?!?! What the heck is my crazy husband talking about?" I wondered to myself upon being woken from my slumber...

Well, this morning, it became "crystal" clear exactly what had transpired.

Son #2, upon being instructed to "Throw all those dirty clothes down the laundry chute", decided to include his Pull-Up in the mix. My washer and all the clothing therein was covered in pieces of super-absorbent polyacrylate gel. Most excellent.

Thankfully, it turns out the AllergistMommy is not the only ridiculous parent to have committed this laundry crime. Laura, the Mellodramamma, has walked this road before me:

Read her post for tips from the Pampers and Huggies people on how to handle a washed-diaper mess.

Hmmm... guess what I'll be doing this lovely Friday night?


  1. Hi,my name is Kouros zanbouri
    Im contacting you from iran
    I have a little problem and hope you find a solution for it
    I have an allergy (dont know to what )
    It begins in fall and it lasts till end of winter
    During day,from normal,I get red hives ( Urticaria ) on my arms and chest and back ( not hives in back,only red) and ITS REALLY BAD & it takes 10-20 min to back to normal ( fewer when i get cold or stay in cold )
    It never begins when i stay in cold places like outside when cold or ...
    + sun ( and everything hot like water or .. ) increases my allergy
    I did some blood tests here and everything was normal (all say its just allergy and nothing to do )
    + im 19years old,boy
    As falls begining,my allergy begins too,and i cant stand with this allergy
    So What do you suggest?!

    please contact me with this email

  2. Kouros, I'm sorry to hear you are suffering with hives. It sounds from your description like you may be dealing with a condition known as physical urticaria. Without examining you and taking a proper history, it would be improper for me to give you any medical advice over the internet.

    However, I can refer you to a few website links that you may find helpful.

    Skin Allergies

    AAAAI Ask the Expert

    International Chronic Urticaria Society

    I wish you the best of health in the future...

  3. That happened to me too - more than once, I'm embarrassed to admit :(

    Congrats on your top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blog nomination! I'm listed as well and it's given me an idea. I'm starting a blog hop for anyone dealing with allergies, eczema, or asthma - adults or parents helping their children. If you're interested in joining, please visit my page and post a comment asking to join, or just.

    Hopefully we can create a circle of blogs to support each other in battling these conditions.

    Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you!



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