The Pee Stain that Made Me Famous
How to get pee stains out of a mattress? If you have children, then you likely dealt with nighttime pee pee accidents. I recently discovered a great way on how to get pee stains out of a mattress. My son had peed in his toddler bed earlier this week and laundry piled up because of sickness in my house. We have an extra twin-sized bed we usually only use for guests, but I let my son sleep in this bed for a couple of nights because his bedding was still nasty. Yesterday, I pulled off the sheets to wash them, and to my dismay he also peed on the brand new mattress. I was disgusted I had not previously noticed it and I was upset because mattresses are expensive.
So, I Googled and found a lot of helpful advice, but most used harsh chemicals like pet pee sprays, or some even suggested throwing some Borax on the mattress. I was not comfortable with putting either on, because chemicals like Borax, while a good washing agents, could be toxic. I found a question and answer forum where a man from the United Kingdom asked the question of how to remove pee stains from a mattress. Someone suggested using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and baking soda which seemed to simple, but it works!
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How to Get Pee Stains Out of a Mattress:
You need a measuring cup, tablespoon, funnel, and heavy duty spray bottle.
8 ounces/237 ml hydrogen peroxide 3% (this can be found in a brown bottle in the first aid aisle of most pharmacies or stores)
3 tablespoons/45 grams of baking soda
1 drop of liquid hand dish washing soap
Mix all ingredients into the spray bottle, swish ingredients, do not shake the bottle, and use within 20 minutes. Do not attempt to store the leftover solution. because it will leak out of the bottle. The mixture only works if you use it immediately, because the cleaning byproducts are active for only a short time period. You should see the stain lift and disappear within 5-10 minutes. Once the mattress dries, if a baking soda film remains, then simply wipe or vacuum it off. Reports I read also indicate this method works well for pet urine stains, but I have not tested it yet in this capacity.
It is simple, safe and works great! If your kids are like mine they usually have an army of stuffed animals in bed with them. Here are my tips to wash the pee and grime safely off your stuffed animals and make them look and smell like new again.