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like pee <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> They all wet the bed and although they wear pull ups or goodnights, the middle 2 end up wetting through. I have ordered some nap e-z and am hoping that will not leak. Anyway, my upstairs where the rooms are smell awful. They have a plastic mattress protector on their bed, so it isn't the mattress. The sheets and blankets get washed when needed. I don't know how to get the smell out??? Any ideas??
 

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Have you tried replacing the plastic mattress cover? One of our sons still wets the bed and his protectors need to be replaced every now and then. The pull-up doesn't always work for him, either, but I find that it's usually when he hasn't made sure his penis is "pointing down". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'd also try lightly sprinkling baking soda on the protectors before you put the sheets down. Where do they dispose of the used pull-ups? Also, it sounds gross, but make sure they haven't "forgotten" to put an old pull-up in it's right place... i.e. under the bed or in the closet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> Believe me, I'm speaking from experience.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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When my oldest was potty training we bought what I called a "pee pad" from a medical supply company. It is one of those cloth pads that they use in the hospital on top of the sheets right after you give birth. I would put them on top of the sheet and wash it in the morning if needed. I didn't need to wash the sheets every day, just the pad. I think it was about $30 almost 10 years ago but it was well worth the price. I have used it after dd #2and #3 were born and while dd#2 was potty training as well. It is still in excellent condition<br><br><a href="http://www.searshealthandwellness.com/products.asp?CATEGORY_ID=6&COMBINE=2326" target="_blank">http://www.searshealthandwellness.co...6&COMBINE=2326</a><br><br>
This is similar to the one I have.<br><br>
Also I agree with the PP. If the room smells that badly it is likely that someone tossed a pull-up where it didn't belong.
 

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I agree with the previous posters-<br><br>
We had a plastic cover on ds's bed and it retained the urine smell something awful. I eventually tossed it and have gone without anything other than the mattress protector.<br><br>
And if the room still smells you probably have a pull up stashed. Check behind dressers, desks, under the bed, between the headboard/footboards/side of the bed and the walls, in the closet, in the toybox. Everywhere!<br><br>
Chances are, if you still can't find one, that one was lying on carpet or something somewhere and the smell is in the carpet. This is a 'get on your hands and knees and sniff' kind of task. :LOL<br><br>
Sadly, I speak from experience. Thank goodness both mine are now almost completely potty learned! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> We've done away with pull ups, but I just discovered ds had an unreported accident last night that I just found!<br><br>
Off to wash sheets!
 

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Is it definitely a urine smell, or a more general stale funk? My son drools and sweats in his sleep and his bedding starts to smell funky pretty fast. It's a goaty, teen-boy's-college-dorm-room smell. :LOL I'm sure you've washed their blankets, but have you washed their pillows? That could be the source of the smell. If it's the pillows, pillow protectors (zip-on cotton covers) could add an extra layer of protection for the pillows in the future, or double-pillowcasing them.
 
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