Bed-wetting is pretty common these days. Surprisingly, its does not always occur in children. Teenagers, and in some cases, adults can also suffer from the condition. Bed-wetting is completely natural, which is why it is pretty harsh to blame an individual for that, if he or she is going through the problem. So, if your child ends up urinating in the bed while sleeping, and you wake up to a big urine stain, what should you do? Try sleeping on the futon. If that didn’t help – this article contains some of the tips on how to clean your mattress after bed-wetting.
Before we move on to the ways of cleaning the mattress after bed-wetting, we should first learn to take preventive measure, so even if your child ends up urinating in bed, your mattress will remain stain free.
The first way is to place a layer of a plastic cover on top of the mattress and cover it up with a sheet or a towel like cloth that can cover the entire bed. If it is adult bed-wetting you are dealing with, than you have to make sure that you do not make the bed in front of them, as it can be very embarrassing.
If you cannot find a plastic cover, you can use the plastic bags that are commonly used for the bins. Cut them and spread them out all over the bed, or on the area where your child sleeps.
Even if you do not have a bed wetter in your own family, it is always a good idea to take these preventive measures, so even if someone staying over at your house is suffering from the condition, you wouldn’t have to worry about cleaning your mattress.
Cleaning the Mattress After Bed Wetting
So, if you wake to a big stain of urine on your mattress, here is what you can do to clean it.
If there is any urine left on the mattress, soak it up with a piece of towel by pressing on it. Once you have done that, apply some peroxide solution to the stain. Let it sit on the stain for 5 to 7 minutes and then clean it off with the help of a dry towel. Once you have cleaned all the peroxide, toss some generous amount of baking soda on the stain, to eradicate any bad odor.
Before you vacuum the stained area, let the baking soda sit on it for at least 12 hours. To speed up the process, you can put the mattress right under the sun, or put it against a wall in front of a fan. This way you wouldn’t have to wait for 12 hours.
There are other cleaners in the market, which are made with the help of certain chemicals. They can be a great alternative to baking soda and peroxide. Simply, soak up all the urine from the bed and apply the enzyme cleaner. After waiting for it to dry, wipe off the chemical and let your mattress dry.