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How to clean pee out of a mattress (or carpet, or anything for that matter)

how to clean pee out of a mattress

So, today I’m thrilled to share a trick that most parents practicing elimination communication with their baby will need to know how to do at least once, and that is how to clean pee out of a mattress, couch, or carpet (or something else).

If you're a parent, then chances are you've ended up with baby pee on your furniture, on your rug, or on a mattress - I know I have. (If you haven't, then you must be superhuman!)

It can feel horrible, especially if the mattress or carpet is brand new. Before you get out the wrong product and make an even bigger mess of it all, let's talk about the technique and product that I use to completely clean pee out of a mattress, or a carpet, or a couch.

Today I’ll share:

  • My cleaning process
  • The technique that works best
  • The product that works best
  • How I check to make sure it's really clean ;)

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I look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

xx Andrea

Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my 6 children (all under 12 yo) and the rest of my time teaching other new parents how to do Elimination Communication with their 0-18 month babies. I love what I do and try to make a difference in one baby or parent's life every single day. (And I love, love, love, mango gelato.)


  1. Avatar Chelsey on October 10, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Hi! Is it too late to clean baby pee stains out of my mattress that is years old? When I co slept with my second baby I thought our mattress cover was waterproof and I was wrong! I honestly can’t remember if I just didn’t take the time to wash the mattress cover right away or didn’t notice the stains on the mattress. I was sleep deprived so who knows how long it took me to wash the mattress cover. It’s a pain to take off. Is my mattress ruined? Can I still clean it? Should I be concerned about mold or anything in the mattress years later? I don’t think there were a ton of accidents but a few. Thanks!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on October 17, 2022 at 11:35 pm

      Give cleaning it a shot and see how it goes! We can only try after all!

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