How to clean a mattress

There are many joys of parenting. One of those joys is not having to remove pee stains from a mattress, a mattress that had a waterproof mattress protector on it.

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 every night, it’s still regularly happening. Unfortunately this has led to urine stains on her mattress. Multiple urine stains that smell.

The waterproof mattress protectors we placed under our daughter’s sheets, failed. I think the heat from the dryer or their less than top-of-the-line materials, left them anything but waterproof.

Since our twins don’t have assigned beds, not only did I have to clean a mattress that has urine on it once, but twice. This stank (literally) because they were new mattresses. And I really wanted to remove the stain and the smell, as quickly and easily as possible, because I couldn’t afford to replace them. And because I love efficiency.

Thanks to an internet search I found this awesome post from the Inspired Housewife, that had a cheap, easy, and effective way to get urine stains out of a mattress. I decided to try it out for myself on my daughters’ very urinated on mattresses, with old pee stains, and their nice musty pee smell. I wanted to see if it really would work and how well or not it did.

I did the following urine stain removing method and then promptly bought this new waterproof mattress cover so I would never have to do it again.

You can watch the video below for the tutorial. But be sure to read on for more tips and advice on how to do it, like recommended spray bottles, and more:

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How to Remove Pee Stains from your mattress, and remove the smell! Fantastic easy tutorial on how to get urine stains out of a mattress.

The Pee Stained Mattresses Before Cleaning:

First, I want to show you just how bad my kids’ pee stained mattresses were:

How to Remove Pee Stains from your mattress, and remove the smell! Fantastic easy tutorial on how to get urine stains out of a mattress.How to Remove Pee Stains from your mattress, and remove the smell! Fantastic easy tutorial on how to get urine stains out of a mattress.

Yuck! Definitely not what I want my kids’ mattresses to look like and to be sleeping on! Plus, the smell was not so hot.

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