How to remove urine stains from a mattress?


This might be a little bit awkward to ask… Anyway, do you perhaps know how to remove urine stains from a mattress? I have a little daughter and she still wets her bed, even though she’s five now. I’ve been planning to buy her a new mattress for several weeks now but what if that new mattress will also get stained? Can you recommend something?


Hello Lisa!

That really depends on if the new mattress is washable. If it is, that won’t be a problem. However, I don’t know of many washable mattresses. Most of them are crib mattresses. After all, it is them most people have that kind of issue with.

steam-mattress-cleaning[1]But if it’s not washable… Well, that’s where things get a little bit trickier. It may be all that hard to get rid of superficial stains. For instance, I have an instruction for cleaning a mattress here. While it would work effectively, it would only help to clean the surface. But with urine, well, it’s not the surface you have to worry about. Urine can soak through all of the mattress’s layers and if when the fluid itself evaporates, the other substances, the noes that cause the bad smells are still there. You’d have to disassemble your mattress to get rid of that.

A more specific instruction can be found here.

On the other hand, you can avoid the stains in the first place. All you have to do for that is to get a nice mattress protector. Do make sure you’re getting a waterproof one, though. Some of them are water-repellant but that doesn’t necessarily mean fluids can’t run through them.

I do hope this was helpful. Regards and take care!


One Comment

  1. Jennifer Mcbride

    Great tips! urine is sure hard to remove. I personally have been using baking soda for this. Works really great. Have you tried?


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