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#1 TopsyTurvy

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

DS has wet through his nappy (not last night) but the night before.

I washed the sheets and mattress protector and checked the mattress and it seemed dry.

Obviously not as today I could smell that horrid stale urine smell.

I have washed the area with clothes detergent, sprayed with vinegar and bicarb and water mix.  Blotted and repeated.

I have sprinkled with bicarb and dragged it outside in the sun to dry.

What else can I do?

It's a brand new mattress and cost a small fortune, and I want rid of the smell completely.

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#2 Becstarinator

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

Put it in the sun for a few hours should help.

#3 ubermum

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

The sun might help, but I have found once urine gets in, and you wet it and spread it further in an attempt to clean it, it's never 100% again. The only time I have saved something is when I used a product specifically for urine called Urine off. Our vet stocks it.

My kids have fairly inexpensive mattresses for that reason. They have full, waterproof mattress protectors on them (like a fitted sheet) and over the sheet we have brolly sheets.

#4 HeartMyBoys

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

Try eucolyptus oil. You can get it in a spray bottle aswell as a liquid. Love the stuff, it has so many uses

#5 TopsyTurvy

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

Arrrggghhh, it keeps spitting rain for a couple of seconds and then stopping.

Cue mad dash outside, but by the time I get there it's stopped again laughing2.gif


Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

Put it somewhere undercover outside and spinkle bi carb over the effected area. Leave it ALL day and overnight if possible. Then vacuum it off and you should have your clean smell back original.gif We do this at least once a month for our eldest son who often has small accidents. Hope it helps!

#7 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

I use a spry bottle to spray undiluted white vinegar on it, spraying til it's wet to touch, then I open the window and aim a fan at the mattress til it's dry.

My DD occasionally has accidents in my bed and I am yet to find a mattress protector that prevents the smell from seeping in, so I tried the above, and no more smell for me!

#8 Etcetera

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Yep, cheap white vinegar does the trick.

#9 jo074

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

sounds like you've tried most things, but I can second the 'leave in the sun and wind as long as possible' theory - several days if possible? DS had an accident in our bed (the one night I had taken the mattress protector off to wash it!) and while I tried vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice, I just ended up with a very wierd stinky mess. So the day we left to go on a holiday, I tried shampoo and water, scrubbed like crazy, put the bed where the wee spot would be in the sun a lot while we were away, opened a window (inaccessible top storey, so safe!) to give it breeze and when we came back a week later, it smelt nice again.

#10 TopsyTurvy

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

Well it worked original.gif

No pee smell thank goodness original.gif

#11 credence

Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

I'm so glad it worked. I was just going to say that Urine Off stuff really works. It's made for cat pee (and if you've ever smelled that you'll know it far worse than human pee.)

It works by using an enzyme that eats the wee, so it actually disappears. I've also found on my couch febreeze works rather well.

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