The complete guide to cleaning your mattress

Most of us love our bed, especially if we have a teddy bed mattress. Quality mattresses are a godsend for sleeping soundly and providing a comfortable foundation night after night. But if we love it so much why do most of us neglect to clean it? Beds are a place we spend a third of our time and, let’s be honest, sleeping isn’t the most hygienic activity with sweat, skin cells and dust gathering on yours each night. Sure, your bed sheets take most of the brunt and get washed on the weekly, but what about your mattress after accumulating years of use? Is there a way to clean your mattress? How often should you do it? We answer these questions and provide a guide to cleaning below.

Yes, it is possible to clean a mattress and we recommend doing it every 6 months. As teddy bed mattresses are both antibacterial and mildew proof once a year may be enough. One way you can protect your mattress for longer is with the use of a mattress protector to help maintain the cleanliness of your mattress, keeping fluids away from the mattress fabric itself. If you don’t wish to add a mattress protector, vacuuming your mattress when changing the bed can be useful in removing dust and other pollutants.


The best way to clean is to sprinkle baking soda on your mattress and leave it for 60-90 minutes. This will soak up any moisture and work to remove odours. Then simply vacuum the mattress. Remember to also wipe and dust your upholstery to keep it dust and germ-free. You can also use popular odour-eliminating sprays once in a while.


Rule one for stains is to treat them immediately. Always dab, never scrub, with a clean cloth. Once you’ve removed as much of the moisture/liquid as possible, clean the cloth and dab again with a wet cloth. If the stain is particularly stubborn, try making a baking soda and water paste to apply. Simply leave for 30 minutes and dab once more.

We know children can be particularly messy, which is why our Kids’ Mattress has a machine washable outer and a waterproof inner cover designed to protect your mattress foams from any of those whoopsy moments using the latest in German microfilament technology.

For clean, comfy and quality mattresses, get in touch with teddy bed today to help pick the right one for you and your loved ones.