Vomit on the sofa

Nikole - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son threw up on the couch yesterday. I've scrubbed and scrubbed but it still smells like vomit. I know it got into the cushion because I simply had to clean him up before I got to the couch so it had a few minutes to seep in. Any suggestions on what to do? Other than buy a new couch! lol

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Well, I had to ask my friends for advice on getting stains from my couch a couple weeks ago. I was told rubbing alcohol, and it worked great. It might help with getting the smell out,

Rachel - posted on 01/27/2010

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Try this tried and true formula: 1 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup ammonia and 4 Tbsp. baking soda. Mix with 1 gallon of really hot water. Use this in a steam cleaner vacuum or spot clean with it. If the smell remains, try sprinkling some baking soda on it and letting it sit for alittle while and vacuum up.

Veronica - posted on 01/27/2010

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a mixture of warm water and white vinegar is what I use. then when that dries I use a fabric refresher like Febreeze to get rid of the vinegar smell. This will get the stain out too.

Karin - posted on 01/27/2010

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We use a combination of a liquid enzyme pet urine neutralizer along with carpet cleaner and a hand held wet vac. We have 4 kids, and have had to use it MANY times (potty training, accidents or sickness). If you do not have a wet vac on hand, then use a scrub brush, and some of those micro-fibre cloths that pick up a lot of liquid.
The cool thing about the liquid enzyme - you can find it in the pet department almost anywhere, and it works on other smelly substances as well. We've used it on beds, cushions, and hard wood floors (example, my 4 year old found a 3 week old sippy cup - and opened it).
Anyways, hope that helps. =)

Megan - posted on 01/27/2010

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Try odo ban. I purchase it at my local sams club. That stuff gets the smell out of anything!

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Tally - posted on 01/27/2010

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I am a Melaleuca customer... ( they manufacture highly effective products that are non toxic and safer for your home and family)
They have an incredible product called Sol-U-Mel
It has so many uses... one of which is taking out odors and stains.

I can help you get some if you want to try it.

Tally Woomer
mom4wellness@live.com

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