The concept behind the Squatty Potty is really simple, but highly innovative too. While modern toilets may be comfortable and convenient, they have one major design flaw; they require us to sit rather than squat. Before the modern toilet, humans naturally squatted when defecating; the Squatty Potty makes it easy for you to adopt this natural posture in your modern bathroom, and to enjoy the health benefits that come with it.
How Squatty Potty Works:
The end of your colon is naturally kinked, thanks to the puborectalis muscle, which helps to maintain continence. When you’re in a normal seated posture, the puborectalis muscle stays tight, which really isn’t ideal for elimination.
BUT when you squat (with feet elevated and knees above hips), the puborectalis muscle becomes fully relaxed. This opens up the kink in your colon and “unplugs” it for easy, comfortable elimination and complete emptying of the bowel. No strain and no stress!
Proper toilet posture means improved colon health. Squatting provides relief from:
- Constipation & bloating
- Sluggish digestion & elimination
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Pelvic floor & bladder problems
The Squatty Potty is also beneficial for proper urination; squatting helps to completely empty the bladder, lowering your risk of UTIs (urinary tract infections) and protecting the pelvic floor from unnecessary pressure.
Simply put, the human body was designed to squat for proper elimination!
- Strong & durable
- Wide platform for stability
- Non-skid pads to prevent slipping
- Slightly raised heel for comfort
- Designed to fit under any standard toilet
- Slides easily out of the way when not in use
- Hygienic & easy to clean
- Suitable for the whole family
- 7” Squatty Potty is ideal for toilets that are 14-15” tall (floor to seat)
- 9” Squatty Potty is ideal for toilets that are 15.5-17” tall (floor to seat)
- 9” Squatty Potty is also great for more advanced/ flexible “squatters”
Start with your Squatty Potty stored under the toilet. Take a seat, then pull the Squatty Potty out to a comfortable distance and place your feet on the foot rests. Keep your back tall; don’t slouch, but lean slightly forward. The more you simulate the natural squatting position, the better! Use the Squatty Potty every time you go to the bathroom.
The Squatty Potty can be easily cleaned with a natural toilet cleaner and a soft damp cloth.
2 out of 3 people would recommend this product20/10/2017, By DiYou charge R850 for a durable plastic foot stool. The cell plastic footstools at West Rand Pack for R69.00. No idea how you got to that price and what makes it so special but no way in hell will I pay that!21/09/2016, By AdamOriginally bought this for my wifes pregnancy, it made an enormous difference! Once you get used to it, not squatting just feels wrong. Warmly recommended, whatever your state of well-being may be.07/05/2016, By MerylHaving had a total mesarectal excision for rectal cancer, I no longer have a rectum, and part of my descending colon has been formed into a j-pouch to replace the rectum. I thought the squatty potty would assist my compromised digestive system. It does, and I sincerely recommend this product. I also recommend Faithful to Nature for their excellent service.
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