White baby clothes stained with urine in a sink

How to Remove Urine Stains

The diapers are off, and after one bedtime story (and glass of water) too many, your dreaming toddler has wet the bed.

You may be wondering how to remove those urine stains. Fortunately, Tide is your best bet for an effective urine remover. With these tips, you can remove stains and say hello to clean sheets and restful nights. We can’t promise this will be the last night-time accident you’ll have to clean up, but we can make it easier for you.

Removing Urine Stains

Step 1

Remove Excess

Brush off any excess from the garment before rinsing under running water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove.

A person removing excess stain from a piece of white garment with a toothbrush
Step 2


Pour Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid directly onto the urine stain. Make sure you completely cover it and let set for 5 minutes. Pour from either thebottle or the cap.

Step 3


You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.

Step 4


Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

A person loading white clothes into the washing machine drum
Step 5


Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.

Select the wash cycle and water temperature on your washing machine
Step 6


When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the urine stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.

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