Bedwetting is an unpleasant problem, about 15% of children between 6 and 18 years old suffer from it. If your child is suffering from bedwetting, it is good to always use a mattress protector under your child’s mattress sheet. Cleaning a mattress at night is no fun, with the help of a waterproof mattress protector you prevent the mattress from getting dirty after an accident and you and your child can quickly get back to sleeping.
What do you do when your child wakes you up at night because he/she has had an accident? The first thing you need to do, naturally, is comfort your child. It is unpleasant enough when you pee in your bed as a child! In this article we’ll give you some tips on how best to clean your child’s mattress after bedwetting.
Tips: cleaning the matress
Remove all sheets from the bed and first cover the stain with kitchen paper. Don’t rub, but dab! Sprinkle baking soda on the stain. Leave this in for four hours. The baking soda ensures that the rest of the urine is pulled into the baking soda. The next morning you can suck the baking soda off the mattress with the vacuum cleaner. If you clean the mattress after bedwetting it is very important that you let it dry completely before you put new bedding on it.
Another way you can clean a mattress after bedwetting is with a soapy water with detergent. First, dab the mattress as dry as possible with kitchen paper. Make some suds with some detergent and dab the stain with it. Then clean the mattress further with water to which you add some vinegar and a few drops of TeaTree oil. This allows you to clean the stain properly. Again, it is important that you let the mattress dry properly.
Clean your directly mattress after bedwetting.
The most ideal situation is to clean the mattress immediately after bedwetting, but what do you do if you want to remove an old stain from a mattress? If your child suffers from bedwetting more often, chances are that you will forget to clean the mattress at least once after the bedwetting. What you can do to remove a stain after the bedwetting is to make some suds, detergent and a little ammonia. With a sponge, you’ll dab the stain until it’s completely gone.
When the stain is gone, you can clean the stain on the mattress by dabbing it with water with white vinegar and TeeTree oil in it. A few drops are enough! Dab the stain and let the mattress dry completely. I hope we helped you to get these annoying stains out of your mattress after the bedwetting! You can always reach us for more tips against bedwetting.
Tips against bedwetting
Cleaning the mattress after bedwetting is important, but it would be best if your child gets rid of the bedwetting problem quickly. The bedwetting alarm method is the most effective method against bedwetting. Your child then learns to wake up at night from a full bladder.
Our Dryly bedwetting alarms work using the bedwetting alarm method. When they go to sleep, they put on special sensor pants. The moment your child pees, an alarm goes off. The Dryly alarm is in the back of Wizzu the panda bear. Wizzu helps your child on their way to dry nights. When your child pees, an alarm also goes off in the Dryly app; meaning that as a parent, you know exactly when your child pees the bed.
What you can do yourself
- – Make the bed several times for a night with mattress protectors; meaning all you have to do at night is remove the top layer.
- – Let your child hear the sound of the alarm before bedtime. Say together with your child; “tonight I wake up from this sound” or “when I hear this sound tonight I wake up”.
- – Stick to the bedtime ritual as described in the Dryly app.