I talk about poop on this blog more often than the average blogger (or at least bloggers whose focus is not poop. Yes, there are plenty of blogs dedicated to all things poop.) Anyway, everybody poops and honestly, I have no idea why the subject is so taboo. I mean, we eat, our body takes what it needs/wants, and the rest comes out. And for most of us, it comes out of the same place on our bodies. You know where I am talking about.
If you are looking for more information on pooping in general, check out the scoop on poop. It's action-packed! Otherwise, let's get into the nitty gritty of squatting to poop with the Squatty Potty.
Before I go further, let me give you a brief rundown of what the Squatty Potty is. Basically, it is a custom-designed foot stool which allows for proper toilet posture on your existing toilets. It provides a safe, stable platform to elevate the feet and legs, allowing greater hip flexion and straightening out the anorectal angle (kink). And, it wraps your toilet perfectly, allowing it to easily store out of the way when not in use. This puppy gets your little tushy into a nice, comfy squat so you can let nature take its course easily and naturally.
Squatting to poop is truly the ideal position for your body.
The wonderful folks over at Squatty Potty were kind enough to develop a product that truly allows the body to do what it does best. I’ll spare you all the gory details here but be warned…I need to talk about MY poop. I’m doing this for your benefit – just remember that! I think its important that you better understand MY experience with squatting to poop with the Squatty Potty.
After the holy grail of squatting contraptions first arrived, I got it set up and waited. And waited. And waited. Of all days to get a shy colon…
My patience paid off and eventually I had to poop. I climbed aboard the Squatty Potty, got into the proper “squatty to poop” position and WHOOSH ZOOM! Sweet poop almighty! This Squatty Potty sure made my poop happy. Seriously. I think I broke a record with how quickly I finished my business. But the best part…pooping was not nearly as uncomfortable as it can be. The exit? Pretty flawless. Being a natural skeptic, I wasn’t going to base my review on a one-time event.
The Squatty Potty stool isn't just for squatting to poop either.
No, no, no. It also has 10 additional uses, all discovered by my creative four year old daughter. The Squatty Potty also doubles as a:
- Step stool to reach the chocolate mommy hides
- Base for a tent for stuffed animals and dolls
- Door stop
- Upper level of a parking garage for wooden toy cars
- Deck that surrounds a dollhouse
- Doll picnic table
- Safety belt thingy on a pretend carnival ride
- Writing platform
- Something to put in the middle of the hall so mommy trips over it
You really get more bang for your buck if you have children AND a Squatty Potty. It can easily replace a lot of their toys and who doesn't like to eliminate clutter?! (If you want a squatty potty just for your wee one, check this one out and be sure to read my post about Potty Learning. Lots of great tips there.)
The makers of The Squatty Potty have recently expanded their line.