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How Do You Get Child's Urine Out of a Brand New Mattress???

We are potty training our 2 1/2 year old and she usually doesn't even go at night, but last night she went at least a gallon! I have her crib size mattress pad on her bed, but of course she was upside down and sideways or something and peed on the brand new white mattress in her twin bed. How do you get the urine out? She has had a couple of accidents over the past few months on the carpet and the carpet cleaner and soultion worked great...no evidence of it. However, I have used the cleaner and solution (Bissell) on the mattress and it still smells. I cleaned it at the time of the accident 10Pm and again this morning, so I feel like I got to it quickly. HELP!

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You probably won't be able to get the visual stain out but the smell can probably be removed. I know the pet stain removal stuff works great but it's expensive. I bought Odoban from Sam's club and it worked great. I am still potty training my son. He pees on all his clothes all the time. It got the smell out wonderful. It is about $10 for a big jug and a spray bottle together. The smell it leaves behind is OKAY but much better than pee. I have tried Vinegar and it did not work for me. Also I have tried Febreeze and OxyClean. Also did not work. Odoban is the only thing I could get to work and I've been at it for 3 years now! Good Luck!

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I have had pee on my carpet and what I did was first soak up what pee I could then sprinkled rubbing alchol over the area and blott it out. No smell at all.

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Spray vinegar AND THEN put a lot of baking soda on it and let it dry. Once dry, you can vacuum it up, and it should be good. We have done this with pillows where it goes a little on them because we got tired of buying new ones LOL. Good luck, and go ahead to invest in a mattress protector. I think they're pretty cheap. Also be careful with the Bissel because those chemicals will remain on the mattress and may not be safe.

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Petsmart has this cleaner called Natures Miracle. It's got special enzymes to breakdown natural body fluid odors and such. It will work great. I suggest pouring some on top of where your daughter peed and then let it sit for a few minutes. Get as much out with a towel and then put it in the sun to dry.

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Peroxide and baking soda will probably work the best or you could also try Nature's Miracle. Also invest in a waterproof twin mattress pad, they have pretty nice ones you can get at Wal-Mart. I bought one that's cotton/poly and soft (not crinkly) waterproof fabric on the back. It saves a lot of clean up time!!!!

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I used Nature's Miracle which you can buy at Pet Stores.... It is an enzymatic cleaner that eats up the microbes that make the smell.

You need to use a lot of it, soak the mattress with it. Then blot it up and take the mattress outside on a sunny day and let it air.

While you're doing all this, run to Kohls or Target and by a plastic sheet cover to put on the mattress. You can cover it with the regular cloth kind so it's not uncomfortable.

At that age, there are bound to be accidents, so instead of getting mad at the mess, preventing the mess from being hard to clean up is my suggestion.

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My daughter had an accident on our futon. What seems to work is baking soda. It absorbs the wet and removes any smell. We just sprinkled it liberally over the mattress and then covered.
It worked to take out any smells.
good luck!
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I have had pee on my carpet and what I did was first soak up what pee I could then sprinkled rubbing alchol over the area and blott it out. No smell at all.

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Spray vinegar AND THEN put a lot of baking soda on it and let it dry. Once dry, you can vacuum it up, and it should be good. We have done this with pillows where it goes a little on them because we got tired of buying new ones LOL. Good luck, and go ahead to invest in a mattress protector. I think they're pretty cheap. Also be careful with the Bissel because those chemicals will remain on the mattress and may not be safe.

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Get some ODO BAN (Sam's carries in gallon-size with spray bottle attached) and spray it on it full-strength. Blot and allow to air DRY. Repeat if necessary. The urine probably got down INTO the mattess and is NOT going to come out as easily as the thinner carpet and padding.

Then get a plastic zipper casing for the mattress for future offenses.

Good luck.

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Shaving Cream works great on the surface. I don't know about getting under the surface - but the shaving cream works great for cleaning the outer layer.

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You probably won't be able to get the visual stain out but the smell can probably be removed. I know the pet stain removal stuff works great but it's expensive. I bought Odoban from Sam's club and it worked great. I am still potty training my son. He pees on all his clothes all the time. It got the smell out wonderful. It is about $10 for a big jug and a spray bottle together. The smell it leaves behind is OKAY but much better than pee. I have tried Vinegar and it did not work for me. Also I have tried Febreeze and OxyClean. Also did not work. Odoban is the only thing I could get to work and I've been at it for 3 years now! Good Luck!

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Use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Pour the peroxide on the stain and then soak it up with a towel. If you have a steam cleaner you can use that to suck it up. You may have to do it again. The peroxide will also take the color out so you don't see the urine stain. Once the spot is dry put some baking soda on the spot and let it sit, it will absorb the smell, then vacuum it up. If the peroxide goes all the way through the mattress the stain probably did too and you will have to set you matress up so you can get both sides and so it will be able to dry. This also works on old stains and pet stains. I had to do it on our king size pillow top matress. Hope this helps!

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Sol-U-Mel! It works great! Also they have twin mattress covers that are plastic and sip up. We used that on our sons bed. It really helps, but before we used the cover I had to clean it with Sol-U-Mel. It is natural and safe, but it is a wonder cleaner! If you don't know about Sol-U-Mel and all of the wonderful natural products that Melaleuca offers then let me know. I don't distribute the products, but I can tell you where to get them.

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I have used Borax(?) and the brand was something like 7 Mule in a green box and I got it at Target. It is a white powder which I just poured on the soiled area and left it for a few hours and then vacuumed it up.

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T. its been years since I had kids. So I used corn starch on the mattress let it set all day ,and vac. up it works/ Hope this helps.

I had the same problem, and used Hydrogen Peroxide and clothes washing detergent. Got H2O2 in a spray bottle from the first aid isle at Walmart.

First I sprayed the Peroxide and then an hour later I soaked the area with a solution of water and some enzyme based clothes washing detergent. Then I used my steam carpet cleaner machine with only water in it and dried/washed the area as much as I could. So as not to leave it damp.

Its been a few months and the smell has not returned nor have the stains. The peroxide works like a bleach, so it works best on white mattresses.

i don't have any advice to offer on how to get the smell out, but i did want to share that i bought my daughter a waterproof mattress pad at sam's for about $20. she had most definitely put it to the test and it has yet to leak. but, it also does not have a very plastic-y feel to it, which i think it nice. it just reminds me of a larger version of what we had for her crib that we got at target or babies r us.

Hi T., you can try flipping the mattress and using the carpet cleaning solution on the other side too. Maybe this will help wash all the way through to the middle of the mattress. You can also sprinkle some carpet freshener (arm and hammer for pet odors works great) on the dry mattress and vaccum it after an hour or two. For future prevention, buy a cheap table cloth from walmart or recycle an old one and place it plastic side down over her whole mattress. It won't make her sweat because the flannel side will be towards her body, it will catch all the urine if she has an accident, and it can be easily washed or replaced.

There is some pet urine jug, that you dilute with water that is supposed to take the smell out of their accidents, so assume it would work fine. I don't recall the name of it. A pet store, or big grocery store or wal-mart may have it. It isn't a spray. Also if you could take it outside or tip it up by a window and make sure it is completely dry, and put baking soda on it after this may help also.

T.,

Try a vinegar and water solution and see if that helps. You might want to invest in a mattress pad that is waterproof. You can buy the kind that are waterproof and have padding so that you do not get the plastic sound.

Try spraying some vinegar onto it and let it dry. You do need to get a waterproof matress pad right away. I know I have one on my bed as well in case my daughter creeps into my bed at night. And I am glad I had that matress pad since she had a large accident out of the blue on my bed!

I have used Borax on our mattress too just redampen the area sprinkle some on, let dry and vaccum it up:)

Same happened to us and someone recommended Totally Toddler. I could only find it at Burlington coat factory baby section, but I have recently seen it at some walmarts. It is a pink and white spray type bottle. It worked great for us, but (luckily) it was only a small urine stain, so I dont know how it does on bigger ones. Good luck!

my mattress is new.. and i let my kids sleep with me a couple of time's,and each time they sleeped with me they peed...and i have tryed pinsol,,bleach,,ect...and they wont come off,,in some parts it just gets yellow..what should i do??

use vinegar/baking soda. place mattress in the sunshine. that's what my grandmother use to do. then get a water resistant mattress cover.

I pour rubbing alcohol on the site. As the alcohol evaporates, it takes the urine smell with it.

Vinegar and water....

have your daughter wear a pull-up just at night until she gets to be at least 3 or so.
I would see about a professional steam cleaning company...get your carpets done too....
dalworth is having a special 5 rooms for $99 see if they can count the matress as a room and get 4 more rooms cleaned too!

Go to the pet store and get something to neutralize the urine and get rid of the smell. good luck

T. i'm from the old school,back in the day we would put the mattress in sun on the lawn the sun will draw the sent and circle out.do it while it still hot.good luck

so far as the stain - good luck with that. I can't imagine a way that will completely restore the mattress to white.

That said - sun shine sun shine sun shine. It helps with the smell and it helps to prevent the rot that typically accompanies urine.

Also, you really need a waterproof mattress cover - if your daughter refuses the vinyl, put vinyl and then a "traditional" cover.

S.

T., to get the urine out your best bet is to go to an Oreck Vacuum store and get the product they sell to get pet odor and stains out of carpet, furniture, etc. I had some very old stains that NOTHING would get out and this worked. I absolutely swear by it as it has worked on everything I have tried it on. I would also suggest that you invest in a waterproof mattress cover for the new mattress. It will save you lots of angst when these accidents happen. Hope this helps!

buy the white vinegar, not apple cider vinegar. less likely to stain.

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