This is a post I have been on the fence about how to approach. I mean how does one talk about poop on the internet in a way that is about wellness and health.
I finally came to the conclusion that you just can’t. So instead of being proper, formal, and all medically (yep that’s a fancy word) about poop I’m just going to be me. Open. Honest. And sometimes just a little full of shit.
BLAHAHA who saw that joke coming from a mile away?
So yes this post is about poop. Heads up. POOP POOP POOP. Let’s get all the giggles out there. If you are ok with POOP talk, keep reading. Otherwise check back tomorrow for a much lighter topic.
So anyway, back to business a few months ago I received an e-mail from my mom exclaiming that she had a magical remedy for constipation and that she just purchased 2 squatty potties for her home. One for my dad’s bathroom and one for her’s. She proceeded to say that on top of her own purchase she also mentioned to the company that she had a daughter that may be interested in reviewing one of these potties.
Mother knows best right? Something like that.
Not even 24 hours later I got an e-mail from Bobby over at Squatty Potty asking if I would indeed be interested. Hell, why not!
So before I tell you what I think, you probably are wondering what the heck a Squatty Potty is. Honestly their website can tell you much more than I can but to summarize it it’s like a stool specifically made your bathroom and designed to work with your toilet. It elevates your feet in a way that encourages proper toilet posture. Proper toilet posture can lead to relief from unwanted butt issues like hemorrhoids and constipation but also can create faster and easier elimination (a really fancy work for pooping), improve colon health, reduce bloating and straining, and to quote the creators to “create a better bathroom experience.”
Say that again. A better bathroom experience. Now, doesn’t that sound nice?
Whether or not you want to admit it to the world, you want a better bathroom experience. Everyone does. I’m just not afraid to write it on a blog for the world to see. Anyway, like I said I HIGHLY recommend that you check out their website that has a video (no worries no poop or even real people in this video- just a simulation) that really explains both proper toilet posture and the benefits of the squatty potty.
So anyway, my purpose of this post? Other than to make both you and I just a little bit uncomfortable is this…
It actually works!
I’m not a big fan of as seen on TV (even though my Husband TOTALLY is which has led to a massive amount of kitchen toys) but this makes sense conceptually and seems to actually work in reality. I received this potty at the beginning of February and I have waited until now to review it but I wanted to be sure I could actually give a review. Something like this doesn’t happen overnight. I can’t really review it for its ability to improve colon health necessarily but I don’t often (or ever) get my colon checked out but I can say with 100% confidence that it has reduced bloating and has made for a better bathroom experience.
Plus, it’s a great conversation starter when someone comes to visit and sees that thing in the bathroom downstairs. “Ummm what is that thing” We should really consider putting it in our private master bathroom upstairs. But then what else would make our guests that uncomfortable in the first 5 seconds they walk in the door.
Plus, as an added bonus, my husband asked me the other day if I felt like I was “addicted” to the squatty potty. I didn’t particularly like the language of “addicted” because I was by no means ready to go to an addicts meeting that exclaim “I AM ADDICTED TO MY SQUATTY POTTY” but yea Tim yea maybe I am addicted to a better bathroom experience.
And proud of it.
So if you have any bathroom, let’s just call them “issues” or you are simply wanting a better bathroom experience (which in that case means that you have bathroom “issues” but you probably don’t want to admit it) then I say read about it and make an informed decision for you. I think it works. My husband (although not addicted- he has self control) thinks it works, my mom thinks that it is works (haha she wasn’t getting off that easy without referencing her love for the sqautty potty) and my dad thinks it works (sorry dad- love you)
Heck, even my 4-old niece told my mom that she liked “Poppa’s squatty potty better.” When my mom asked why her answer was simple… “it just works better Nay Nay.”
Now, I’d call that a great bathroom experience.