Natural Ways to Remove Urine Stains on Your Child's Mattress

Posted on: 28 February 2017

Quality mattresses do a lot more than just offering your child a platform to sleep on. Comfort is paramount when it comes to choosing a mattress for your child, and this is why people insist on quality. However, urine odor compromises the quality of comfort offered by a quality mattress. This is especially the case if you have children under the age of five who are more likely to wet their beds. While there are chemical agents in the market for removing urine odor from mattresses, you do not want to expose your child to such chemicals for the simple fact that children are sensitive. Therefore, you'll want to clean the natural way. This article provides several ideas you can use to achieve that.

Citrus Spray — Citrus spray cuts and eats through urine spots. All you have to do is pour one part lemon to nine parts warm water then mix thoroughly in a spray bottle. Give the mixture a good shake for about three minutes to ensure the contents have mixed well. Proceed to spraying the affected areas on the mattress. Be generous with the amount you spray because you want the mixture to soak in and cut through the urine, which has penetrated deep in the mattress. Allow the solution to settle in the mattress for about an hour and a half after which you are free to blot dry any moisture remaining.

Baking Soda — This is one of the strongest natural cleaning ingredients. Baking soda works by absorbing bad odors from the mattress. What you need to do is sprinkle copious amounts of baking soda onto the mattress, but do not leave it at that. To make sure that all the urine smell is eliminated, you want to cover the mattress with a tight fitting cover so that there is maximum absorption. If the smell is not that strong, you can leave the baking soda on the mattress for about a day. However, if the odor is too much, leave it for two to three days to freshen the fibers. In such a case, you need to arrange how your child is going to sleep during the three days.

Sunlight — Sunlight is a natural deodorizer. It helps in dissipating chemical odors. Ultraviolet rays from the sun break down the composition of odor agents, thereby stopping bad smells at the source. On a sunny day, take the mattress outside and leave it there for as long as is necessary. You should leave the mattress outside until the odor is gone. Noteworthy, sunlight does not remove urine stains, so you should use other means to remove them.