Step 12: Disposable diaper in the washing machine?
First, here's what a major diaper manufacturer recommends:
1.) Put load of laundry into the dryer as is (with the jelly beads).
2.) Drying laundry will cause gel to bead up and fall off clothing; most beads will collect in lint filter.
3.) You may need to dry laundry longer than usual to collect beads
4.) When laundry is dry shake it outside
5.) To clean the washing machine, simply use rinse cycle and wipe inside of washing machine
Second, the power of chemistry (quite possibly apocryphal, unless any chemistry experts want to weigh in):
- Leave the load in the washer
- Run the load again with salt instead of detergent
- The salt should destroy the –CH2CH(CO2Na)– monomers, thus eliminating the obnoxious gel beads
- Dry normally