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    Default cleaning a mattress?

    Last night DS wet my bed. It soaked through both mattress protectors (one is waterproof apparently) and onto on my brand new mattress.
    I sprinkled bicarb all over it. I'm hoping that absorbs most of the odour.
    How do you actually clean a urine soaked mattress?

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    My DS has a pillowtop mattress so I'm sure I'm not meant to do this but I:

    soak up the wee with a towel first, then use warm soapy water and sort of push it in to try to get it all the way in and then put it outside for a day in the sun.

    I'm sure what I do is considered "wrong" but DS has had numerous accidents and a smell and stain free mattress.

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    What Benji said, plus drag it into the sunlight to dry it properly, air it some, and also the sun is a very strong anti-bacterial agent which will help with any lingering smells.

    ETA: Ergh, I only read the bit about washing the mattress and not about leaving it in the sun. Der is me

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    Hmm.. well there is no way i can get it out into the sunlight. It's been raining all day and there is no way i can carry a queen size mattress down a very narrow stair case and outside by myself.
    Might just stick with the bicarb and dabbing it with some vinegar. Might sprinkle some eucalyptus oil on it. Hopefully that kills the smell at least.
    Just can't believe he did it on my brand new mattress and so much for the waterproof matress protector

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    Mattress protectors can be hopeless, even the expensive ones. I usually lay a few towels under the protectors as well and a little bit even seeps under THAT on occasion but it is an improvement.

    Good luck

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    Thanks for starting this Harvest Moon - same thing happened here last night for the first time - with two protectors too!! Lol

    I did the bicarb at 3am and so I hope it works - but no chance of sun today..I may try some lavender drops too to get smell out...

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    Bicarb worked for me when DS had an accident Leave it a couple of hours, vaccume it off and put some fresh stuff down. If you do that 3-4 times, it should draw out the moisture and take the smell out.

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    Bicarb worked for me when DS had an accident Leave it a couple of hours, vaccume it off and put some fresh stuff down. If you do that 3-4 times, it should draw out the moisture and take the smell out.
    Oh awesome! At least i know i was on the right track with the bicarb. I just vacuumed it up and sprinkled on a fresh lot. It works.

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    I hope it works for you too! Bi-carb is amazing stuff. It can clean, deodorize AND make a cake rise

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    Dear Bicarb, is there anything you can't do?

    Thanks for the heads up on the resprinkle, I didn't do that part, just slapped a new mattress protector on..

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