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Did you give birth recently? Having a baby is a blessing. Tell me it’s a girl or boy. I can understand you have faced a hurry situation and leaking of water at time of birth is natural. So don’t worry, I will help you about how to clean amniotic fluid from a mattress.
Many women can face this type of situation and it’s pretty normal. Just take care of your baby’s health. All the spots of amniotic fluid can be vanished with a proactive approach. Just follow the following steps and the comfort and health of your mattress will be restored.
Last week I also faced this type of situation. My wife was sitting on the mattress when her water started leaking. I took quick action and called an ambulance on time, with the help of God each and everything was fine and God blessed us with a baby girl. After delivery I paid attention to my mattress and called my friend. He is providing cleaning services regarding mattress and home furniture all over New York.
I would love to share his procedure with you that will help to recover the better condition of the mattress. Just don’t miss any step and have patience. You should repeat these steps if the required results are not seen.
Material you will Need
- Absorbent towels or paper towels
- Mild liquid detergent
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Enzyme-based cleaner (optional, for stubborn stains)
- Spray bottle
- Clean cloths or sponges
- Fan or hairdryer
The Cleaning Process
All above mentioned materials are enough to deal with the amniotic fluid. These materials are capable of dealing with heavy spots. The comfort and life of the mattress will not get affected by these materials now just follow the below mentioned steps and complete your task.
The amniotic fluid can contain various proteins and enzymes that can cause discoloration of the mattress so you should act quickly to avoid it.
Use Towels Or Absorbent Paper
First grab your cleaning towel or absorbent paper to absorb the amniotic fluid. Be careful you have to absorb it not to push it further into the layers of the mattress. So place the towel gently and avoid rubbing the maximum fluid will be absorbed automatically. By rubbing you will push it further deeper.
Make A Cleaning Solution
Then the second step is to make a solution for further cleaning. All you need is a bottle half filled with water and the other half with mild liquid detergent. To deal with odor you can add drops of white vinegar. Vinegar will help to neutralize the odors.
Time To Test Your Solvent
After making a solution it’s time to test your solution. First apply it in less visible areas to check its result. By doing this you will be able to know that your solution is accurate and it will not damage or discolor your mattress.
Clean The Spot
Now gently spray the targeted areas and do cleaning with a clean towel or absorbent paper. You can also use a sponge in a circular motion.
Use Another Cloth
After doing spray and the sponge will absorb the liquid and the amniotic fluid. Your first cloth or sponge is dirty now use another one for further cleaning of the area.
Use Of Watery Cloth
After that use a clean water with cloth to wipe the remaining of the amniotic fluid. It’s very important and the mattress will start to come back to its original form.
Now Deal With Odor
Dealing with odor is also very important and easy. Just fill one part of the bottle with white vinegar and remaining two parts with water to create another solution to deal with odor. Now spray it again and repeat the cleaning with clean cloth.
Baking Soda Vs Odor
Hope so the above mentioned step will be enough to deal with the odor, but if there is still some bad smell you can use baking soda. Just sprinkle the baking soda at affected areas and wait for some hours.. It will absorb all remaining residual odor.
Now it’s time to use the vacuum cleaner. Use appropriate attachment with vacuum and clean all baking soda from the mattress.
Last Step Is Drying Process
At last you have to dry out the affected area. For this you can use a fan, hairdryer or you can place it in an open environment. Make sure that your mattress is completely dry and ready to use again. A dry process will also help to prevent mold or mildew growth.
There are many chemicals in the market to deal with these types of situations. But you should be careful your aim is to clean the amniotic fluid as well as not give damage to the mattress. So follow these steps and tips to avoid any mishap.
- You should avoid using any harsh chemicals or bleach, they can damage the mattress material and life too.
- Take a precaution step and use a protective cover of the mattress to avoid any further damage and spots in future.
- An enzyme based cleaner may help you alot in this situation.
- You should also manage to create some effective well-ventilation that is very essential and important for your mattress.
- You should repeat the above mentioned cleaning steps once or twice to attain the best results.
Frequently Ask Question (FAQs)
How to get pee out from the mattress?
It’s easy just to use a half bottle filled with hot water and the remaining bottle with white vinegar. Apply the affected area and clean with watery cloth. Also place it in sunshine for further assistance to get rid of the odor.
What to do when water breaks out on the mattress?
There is no need to worry, just pay attention to your birth related task. You can clean the amniotic fluid with simple steps: a clean towel, a mixture of water and cleaning detergents in a spray bottle. Just spray the solvent water and clean with cloth. For odor use white vinegar.
What is the color of amniotic fluid?
The amniotic fluid can be clear or tinted yellow. An amniotic fluid can be visible on the surface of a mattress or sofa. In these types of situations you have to deal with it in quick action.
Anyone can face these types of unexpected movements in their life. It’s better to deal with them rather than hide. So you can follow my above mentioned procedure and perform cleaning at your home by yourself. These steps will also help you to save a decent amount of money too. You will also gain some experience regarding mattress cleaning and can perform in different situations. Hope you enjoyed it and also feel free to ask any query or question. thanks