How to banish the smell of wee

We have all been there. On the receiving end, the comforting end or post-light-jog after childbirth, sometimes the embarrassing end of life’s little accidents.

We don’t judge; but we know a few tricks to get the smell out of the laundry, mattress, carseat etc…

When they’ve wet the bed: ‘Sprinkle baking soda on the mattress’ recommends ‘this will blot up the liquid, then you can vacuum it away’ They also recommend making a cleaning solution for anything that can’t go in the washing machine, as follows: In a small bowl mix a couple squirts of liquid dish soap, one tablespoon of vinegar, and two cups of cool water. Take a clean white rag or wash cloth and dip the cloth into the water. Using the dampen cloth start to work on the mattress. Try to apply a blotting motion with the damp cloth against the mattress. If you press to hard you will be pressing the urine into the mattress instead of removing it. Keep blotting until the liquid is absorbed. Keep working with the blotter until the stain disappears.

For soiled clothes: soak in vinegar, or add half a cup to the wash cycle. You could also use non-chlorine bleach, baking soda – or we are loving the sound of Wellness Mama’s homemade laundry detergent.

Our SM tip: ‘if a little one has wee-d on you, once you’ve cleaned them up try a bath in Matey Bubble Bath, honestly, it’s even better than any┬ámore expensive┬áscented body wash when it comes to getting rid of the smell of wee!’

Editor’s Tip: Get some old fashioned lavender bags and pop them in your children’s bedroom drawers. We’re loving these Liberty Print ones…