Spilled milk is not worth crying over, but it might make you want to plug in your nose if the milk spilled on a bed. The earlier you address the circumstance, the less potential for the milk to sour or curdle on the bed. If you don’t notice the spill until the odor greets your nose, then no anxieties — a thorough cleaning with natural odor removers helps neutralize the circumstance.
Absorb the Moisture
If the mattress is still damp from spilled milk, act fast to maintain the milk from spoiling and drying at place; the longer milk eliminated while wet, the less intense the cleaning required to remove it. Eliminate the bedding and consume as much moisture in the bed as possible by blotting up the liquid with absorbent towels, rags or paper towels. Keep blotting until no more liquid comes up. If you possess a wet/dry vacuum, vacuum the moisture from the bed. Wipe down the mattress with a slightly damp sponge over the glue spots to help dilute and remove the milk. Blot up the moisture with paper towels or absorbent towels.
Eliminate the Milk
Wipe the milky residue away from the bed by wiping down the bed with a squirt of light dish soap mixed into 2 cups of cool water. Use a sponge or rag to wipe down the stained area without soaking it. Rinse out the sponge and wipe it down — when the water looks milky when rinsing the sponge, continue wiping the bed until no longer milk absorbs into the sponge. Wipe the bed once again using a sponge.
Absorb the Odor
Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the washed area when it’s still wet. Allow the baking soda to sit down for at least several hours ; then vacuum it away. Spritz the affected area with white vinegar to help remove any remaining odors and disinfect the bed surface.
Follow-Up Odor Removal
If the mattress still smells of milk after cleaning, wash it again with the dish soap and water, adding a tablespoon of vinegar into the botanical solution. Allow some of this moisture in the sponge or rag to soak into the bed without fully saturating it. If the mattress is small, like a crib mattress, air it outside in a protected outdoor area like a covered porch; otherwise, turn a ceiling fan or box fan to help it dry. Sprinkle baking soda on the bed to absorb smells as the bed dries; then brush or vacuum the baking soda away after it sits for at least several hours. Do not use the mattress or place bedding upon it till it’s completely dry.