Tactile hypersensitivity, also called tactile over-sensitivity, is often but not always associated with ASD. It appears in mild to extreme cases and basically means that touch can be confused as pain or emotional overstimulation, both of which can overwhelm the recipient, both of which will cause them to avaoid touch whenever possible. If this is your child, KidCompanions.com has some interesting reading. http://kidcompanions.com/tactile-sensitivity-what-it-is-and-the-common-signs/
Sydney Socks have a flat seam toe (no bumps whatsoever) and beautiful fibre. Tip: Buy socks that fit closely.
Bamboo fabrics have only recently joined the market. As a fibre it is soft, has excellent durability and a lovely lustre. It is extremely absorbent (at least 3 times more absorbant than cotton) as the hollowness of the fibre assists wicking. This hollowness of the fibre enables it to hold dyes and pigments more readily and permanently, thus making it much more colourfast. The downside of this structure is that it takes longer to dry.
The natural anti bacterial agent of bamboo is an effective way to combat odour-creating bacteria, and many testimonials can be found praising the results of bamboo socks in terms of reducing or eliminating foot odour.
At Cotton School Socks find the socks you need to reduce the smell of sweaty feet. Both Cotton and Bamboo draws moisture away from the skin, limiting the dampness against your skin.
KidsHealth.org write: "Bacteria are to blame for the smell. These tiny critters normally inhabit your feet and love dark, damp places like the insides of sweaty shoes. They multiply in sweat, so if you don't wear socks, that really gets them going. In the right conditions, bacteria will feast on your feet. These bacteria eat dead skin cells and oils from your skin. Their colonies will grow and start getting rid of waste in the form of organic acids. It's those organic acids that smell bad. And for 10% to 15% of people, the smell is really bad. Why? Because their feet are extra sweaty and become home to bacteria called Kyetococcus sedentarius (say: kite-oh-KAH-kus SEH-den-tair-ee-us).
In the right conditions, bacteria will feast on your feet.
These bacteria produce more than just stinky organic acids — they also produce stuff called volatile sulfur compounds. Sulfur compounds usually are powerful and awful smelling. If you've ever smelled a rotten egg, you know what volatile sulfur compounds smell like."
No I don't have the answer, my washer works the same as yours, and my house is as crazy as yours in the mornings. At Cotton School Socks we try to keep prices as low as possible because we know that even if you can find a matching pair after a wash, your child is going to grow out of them before you're ready to replace them! Image from http://memeblender.com/