How to Remove Urine Stains from Pillows and Sheets

If you have children you are bound to come across a few urine stained pillows and sheets. Most parents now use a waterproof mattress topper to keep the stains from soaking through to the mattress. The problem is how do you get the stain and smell out of the topper? The real challenge is trying to figure out how to get the urine stain and smell out of the sheets and pillows without causing damage to them. With pillows it can be difficult to keep the shape of the pillow if you put it into the washing machine.

After several trial and error attempts I finally found what works. You will first need to treat the stain with a little bit of peroxide. You can sprinkle just a small amount over the stain, and let it sit for about five minutes. After it has had some time to sit you can gently rub it into the stained sheet and pillow. Next you can hand wash the sheet and pillow in the sink or either in a bathtub. You will need to let it soak in the tub or sink for about five minutes. All you need is cold water, and a very small amount of laundry detergent.

When the items are done soaking, you can rinse them and ring them out well. Make sure that you have removed all of the detergent. Now you can ring them out, which may take a bit of muscle to do. Then hang them on a clothing rack to air dry or place in a dryer. The pillow will dry a lot faster an keep its shape if you put it on the fluff setting in the dryer . If your dryer does not have this setting, just place it on the lowest setting possible and leave in for about 15 minutes. This will dry your pillow and help it to maintain its shape.

Remember that when it comes to sheets and pillows it can be very easy for your stains to get deep and set in. Just blotting the stain will not always get it clean. You may find the stain disappears with the dab of peroxide but the odor may return if it is still inside of the pillow or in the sheet. What happens is that some children will stain the sheets in the night and may not wake up. They may not realize they had an accident until a few hours later. By this time the stain has soaked in, which will mean that you have to soak it out. Do you have your own method on how to get rid of those urine stains? Why not post them in the comments section below.

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