Thursday, February 6, 2014

How to Remove Urine from a Mattress

If you've ever had a young child in your home you know that potty accidents are a guarantee. Night time accidents can become an issue if you are not properly protecting your child's mattress. We had bought a hypoallergenic "water proof" mattress protector for our sons bed, but turns out it did absolutely no protecting. Before purchasing a new mattress protector we had to first clean the mattress. Then we made sure to purchases a Premium Mattress Protector - 100% Waterproof - Hypoallergenic - 10 Year Warranty - Vinyl Free - Twin / White.  We made sure to purchase one that was 100% waterproof and had a warranty included. Here is our simple and cheap solution to clean urine from a mattress.


  • 8oz 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 3 TBSP baking soda
  • 1-2 drops of liquid dish soap
  • Empty spray bottle
  • clean rag
Carefully mix all ingredients and pour into a spray bottle.  Spray the urine stain and watch as the stain disappears before your eyes (or within the next 5-10 minutes).  Our stain was pretty bad so after I sprayed and waited, I sprayed a second time a rubbed it out with a rag.  I then opened the window and turned the fan on to allow to dry. 

To prevent further stains find a mattress protectorthat is actually water proof… or cut open a garbage bag and place it underneath a regular mattress pad cover.