Is there laundry that is permissible to wash during the 9 days? Kids' clothes, undergarments, socks, etc.? I've heard yes, but I'm looking for a source. (This blog post cites the RaM"A but doesn't fully explain it.)
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Per Rabbi Eli Mansour's halakhic online responsa:
See below for links to more of Rabbi Mansour's halakhic opinions on this topic.
A secondary source would be the English Sefer "Summary of Halachos of the Three Weeks" by Rabbi Shimon Eider zt"l, chapter III D on page 9.
You can see it here with all the sources: http://books.google.co.il/books?id=k2lV5wQwwj0C&lpg=PP1&hl=iw&pg=PA9#v=onepage&q&f=false
Here is a copy of the relevant chapters - without the sources (which are in Hebrew and time consuming to type).
Unfortunately, I once had to ask a shiala because my daughter had been discovered to have lice on the afternoon before Tisha b'Av, and the protocol is to launder all the clothes that might have come into contact and have lice or lice eggs on them. My own rabbi was out of town, so I called Rabbi Barry Fruendel of Kesher Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. He said that not only could I launder all of the clothes in our house on Tisha b'Av, I had to do the laundry because it was a health issue. We did 17 loads (my wife deemed everything in the closets at risk). Thankfully, her camps thereafter did lice checks well before the 9 days, and she never got lice again.