One of my daughters unfortunately has an issue with wetting the bed at night. While she’s been potty trained for over a year, and doesn’t wet her bed all the time, it’s still a fairly regular occurrence. And despite putting waterproof mattress protectors under our daughter’s sheets, their twin mattresses got pee stains on them. Which stank (literally) because they were new mattresses. And I really wanted to remove the stain and the smell. So thanks to a post from the Inspired Housewife, I got to work on removing the stains (and then bought a better waterproof mattress cover).
The Pee Stained Mattresses Before Cleaning:
First, I want to show you just how bad my kid’s mattresses were:
Yuck! Definitely not what I want my kids mattresses to look like, and the smell was not so hot!
Pee Stain Removing Cleaning Solution:
So, first I grabbed an empty spray bottle and poured in about 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide, 3 tablespoons for baking soda (add with a funnel. *If you have problems with clogging, try using less baking soda), and a drop of liquid hand dish washing soap. You can also add in a drop of lavender or other essential oil to help give the mattress a great smell and neutralize the smell already there. Plus, lavender oil is said to help induce sleep! Spin everything around a little bit, but don’t shake it up too much or it may bubble up way too much.Then spray it all over your mattress and get it nice and wet, especially on the nice yellow pee stains.
And that’s it! Just make sure to use the mixture right away for best results. Within a few minutes you will start to see the stains disappear! It’s really that simple! I had to make another bottle since I had quite the area to cover with two twin mattresses, so I ended up spraying both mattresses twice as I had extra solution made up. I also realized I forgot to get the sides of the mattress (who knew there were stains there too?).
But, the end results were pretty great! There may have been a slight yellow residue, but much improved. To get rid of the gritty baking soda residue on top of the mattresses, I waited an hour or so, or until the mattresses were dry, and then vacuumed them with my Kirby vacuum, which is a great thing to do to as part of your regular mattress care anyway.
The Mattress After Removing the Stains:
Here are the results!:
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What have you done to remove a pee stain from a mattress?