After a morning of racing around the yard followed by an afternoon of finger painting, your little tykes are filthy messes. All the way from their dirt-browned toes up to their polychromatic paws. Problem is, you don't have time to give them a bath before you have to leave to pick up your eldest from school.
What to do, what to do? Eureka! Toss them in the dishwasher, and they'll be sparkling clean in time for dinner!
Surely nobody on Earth would really give this a whirl, right? Not so fast. Take a look at the label: "Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher." You check the washing machine. Yup, a similar legal warning is there, too.