I've heard about it happening and the mess it makes but never thought it would happen to me! I washed a disposable diaper in the washing machine today. I hate laundry, it's never ending...you get the whole pile done to have everyone change into pajamas at the end of the night and WHAMMO - another load or two (we have a family of five).
I thought I would get all of the laundry today done with a positive attitude. When the dryer buzzed I told myself "go get it out and fold it, it will feel good once it is all done." So, I did. I put it on the bed for folding and then went to move the clothes in the washer into the dryer. The top layer was fine but as I got deeper down I saw all of these little gel pieces. I am thinking to myself "what could these be...". As I get more and more out the gel pieces start falling off of the clothing onto the carpet...and then...the culprit! A diaper! How did it get in there? Was it wrapped in one of the blankets I washed, how could I miss it? Was it clean or dirty? So many questions...so little answers.
I ended up throwing what was left of the diaper in the trash, putting all of the wet clothes in a basket and shaking them out one by one. Now, I am rewashing them to make sure I get it all out...not sure what would happen if it were to end up in the dryer.
Ahh...the joys of laundry.