If stains and odors are taking over the mattress in your child’s room, this simple method to remove those nasty pee odors and stains will quickly become your best friend. This is kind of a gross topic to discuss on the blog, but it’s a real life issue that we deal with on a weekly basis. When I talked about my son’s bedwetting issues last year, I had a lot of feedback from moms dealing with the same thing so I figured maybe you could use some cleaning tips like this as well. Follow these easy tips for how to clean your mattress.
I have broken this post up into a few pages to make is easier to read since there is a lot of text. Be sure to read my favorite comments and tips from readers at the end of this post. You won’t believe #5!
*DISCLAIMER – My son loves to help and asked to help with this cleaning project. Since the products I used are completely safe, I said yes. He loves to be my model! 🙂
My son has always had a nighttime issue with wetting the bed. Even as an infant/young toddler I would have to buy the extra absorbent nighttime diapers, and at times he would even leak through those. I have spent more time cleaning his bedding then I care to count and even now at six years old, it’s still a very prominent issue.
His poor mattress is riddled with stains because he doesn’t always tell me that the sheets were wet, and by the evening, they are dry. I would clean it as best I could but nothing worked. Febreze and other cleaners simply masked the odors, and some cleaning solutions that I’d found online didn’t work well on the stains.
So I decided to create my own method based on items in my pantry, and it’s been working great! This method of removing odors from your mattress is really simple and doesn’t require any fancy scented oils or kitchen utensils. I also like that the products I use aren’t harmful and my son can help with the clean-up.
Here’s what you will need:
- A roll of paper towels (or lots of rags)
- Baking Soda
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Spray bottle (optional)