How To Get Urine Out Of A Mattress

The super-easy, nontoxic way to get urine out of a mattress. 📷 @my_kid_willem

Boogers. Blowouts. Stomach bugs. Parenthood is far from glam. But it reaches next-level hideousness when cleanup includes pitching (and re-buying) big box items (bye bye vomit-covered shag rug).

When our own child recently wet the bed (and by wet, we mean soaked), we thought a new mattress was in order. (And, no, we didn’t have one of those protectors on – it was on our to-do list!)

Thankfully, we polled our brilliant mom group for help, and, per usual, they delivered. And it worked like a charm. Here’s how you get urine out of a mattress, in case you find yourself in this lovely predicament:

What You Need

White Distilled Vinegar
Spray Bottle
Baking Soda
Handheld Vaccum
Paper Towels or Rags


  1. Put vinegar in spray bottle and saturate the mattress where the urine is with vinegar. Open windows and turn a fan on high. Let it sit for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Use paper towels or rags to blot the area, soaking up some of the liquid. Don’t rub too hard though!
  3. Sprinkle baking soda all over the area, fairly liberally. Let it sit for 2-4 hours.
  4. Break out the handheld vac and clean up all the baking soda.

Now go order yourself a waterproof mattress protector.

📷 @my_kid_willem