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The Squatty Potty

Toilet Stool

Optimal Alignment

In our high-tech world, it’s fascinating to discover a low-tech product that can provide relief from common health ailments. The Squatty Potty is just a stool -- no buttons, screens, whistles or bells -- but it can lead to healthier bowel movements.

The premise is simple: The Squatty Potty helps you get into a squat position while you’re going to the bathroom, which is the ideal posture for emptying your bowels. Raising your
knees in this way is healthier than sitting, experts say, since a squat position can straighten kinks restricting the colon.

Bobby Edwards came up with the idea for the Squatty Potty to help his mother, Judy, who suffers from colon-related health problems. Judy was using bulky phone books, boxes and stools to adjust her bathroom posture before Bobby and his father, Bill, devised a more streamlined squatting platform.

The benefits of using Squatty Potty include faster, cleaner and easier bowel movements. Proper bathroom posture also can help prevent colon disease and alleviate ailments such as constipation, hemorrhoids and pelvic floor issues. When it’s not in use, the Squatty Potty can be stored discretely at the base of the toilet.

Are you ready to step up and try a new way to go?

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Robert
    Robert

    Hi Everyone! We are so happy to have what has been a family secret for healthy digestion and better elimination, come out of the (water) closet and finally make it main stream. My family has been using Squatty Potty for years providing us with better bathroom experiences, and now our secret is yours to share with your family and friends too :)

    Me and my Mother Judy are here to answer any questions you may have. Please don't be shy, allow yourself to be a pottymouth for a day and ask away! We look forward to answering ANY questions you may have :)

    Robert and Judy (mama Squatty Potty) Edwards

  •  David P.
    David P.
    10/17/12 12:21 PM

    Is there a person or company that you partnered with, who helped you to develop, produce and market your product?

    I have an idea for a product, which I feel may be very desirable and marketable to virtually everyone, but don't know who to talk to.

    Can you point me to someone?

    Blessings,

    David P.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/17/12 12:44 PM

    @ David P.: Very excited for you. We'll contact you directly with some suggestions.

  • Robert
    Robert – Special Guest
    10/17/12 1:01 PM

    Awesome, The Daily Grommet is definitely an A-Team! @Chew-Hoong

  • Robert
    Robert – Special Guest
    10/17/12 12:55 PM

    David,

    I have many resources and would be willing to chat with you about the process of bringing something to market. My response would be too lengthy to post here so please feel free to write me directly bobby@thesquattypotty.com. @ David P.

  • julie
    julie
    10/17/12 12:40 PM

    This would also be VERY helpful for women after a c-section, I speak from experience, and maybe natural delivery too, though I wouldn't know from personal experience.

    The comfort height toilets might be flooding the market, but I think they are horrible for getting business done!!

  • Robert
    Robert – Special Guest
    10/17/12 1:00 PM

    Thank you Julie :)

    It is definitely beneficial for reducing the strain while going. Many clinics are recommending the Squatty Potty for recent surgical patients. Excessive straining not only stresses the tissues that have been recently operated on it also weakens the muscles that support the pelvic organs and can cause numerous health problems.

    @julie

  • Diana
    Diana
    10/17/12 1:07 PM

    I just ordered one. Many years ago when I travelled through Malaysia for 1 month, I was forced to do my business "the old fashioned way." What a difference! When I returned to the US I had some difficulty adapting. For several weeks I actually "stooped" on the toilet seat. Crazy topic/crazy story I know. But oh so healthy! Thanks Daily Grommet for taking on some unusual products.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/17/12 1:22 PM

    @Diana: Growing up in Malaysia, squatting was part of my daily "healthy" living ;0) Glad you had wonderful experiences.

  •  Leila
    Leila
    10/17/12 2:10 PM

    We have a small bathroom with limited space. What are the actual measurements of the bottoms of the bamboo and classic styles? Are they intended to be pulled away from the toilet when in use or to be used as in the photos, that is, nestled up against the toilet?

  • Robert
    Robert – Special Guest
    10/17/12 3:45 PM

    The Squatty Classic is 19" at base and 20" at top. It will fit under most any toilet. It is designed to tuck away when not in use, and when in use you pull it out 1" -3" from toilet. It's a sleek stool thats great for tight spaces. The Ecco is a bit larger on the base 23" @ Leila

  •  Jennifer S.
    Jennifer S.
    10/17/12 2:15 PM

    What is the height of the toilet stool?

  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer S.
    10/17/12 2:17 PM

    Asked my question too soon. Found my answer in the details.

  •  Greg Cormorant
    Greg Cormorant
    10/17/12 3:01 PM

    Do you market a model with a magazine rack on the side?

  •  Wendy
    Wendy
    10/17/12 3:22 PM

    I am beyond interested in your product as I have severe health issues which may benefit from it. I noticed the "eco" one is more of a plastic like that of a child's step chair for the sink. Are the other two wood, and it so, are they just as easy to sanitize? Will products like Lysol or bleach hurt them? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

  • Robert
    Robert – Special Guest
    10/17/12 3:49 PM

    All Squatty Potty's are easy to clean and sanitize. The Ecco and Bamboo models will be more durable dor "family" use. The Classic is a painted surface but painted with high quality washable paint. They are all designed to work the same, and tuck neatly out tof the way when not in use, They are also slanted to give you more comfort and efficacy, simulating the natural squat position better than a regular step stool. @ Wendy

  •  S Katz
    S Katz
    11/18/12 5:20 PM

    @ Wendy You might want to consider less hazardous cleaning agents - vinegar (regular white kitchen vinegar) kills just as many germs as Lysol or bleach but is less hazard to you and the environment - or hydrogen peroxide. Either would benefit your health by getting rid of the toxins in your home. Just a thought.

  •  Gayle
    Gayle
    10/17/12 4:37 PM

    Any idea when you will have more of the ECCO models in stock?

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    10/17/12 4:53 PM

    @ Gayle - there was a glitch with our system. Really sorry about that. You can still purchase the Eco Potty. Thanks for making us aware. Joanne

  •  Magaly Denis
    Magaly Denis
    10/17/12 9:17 PM

    Were can I buy 2, I need information, thank you.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/17/12 11:41 PM

    @ Magaly Denis: To the far right of the video, select the item you want in the OPTION drop down menu and enter 2 in the Quantity box. Thank you for your interest.

  •  Evelyn Harris
    Evelyn Harris
    10/17/12 10:06 PM

    So, my husband really wants this but he is slightly paranoid. He wants to know if while squatting, will his testicles be visible? He is constantly worried that someone is watching him but loves to squat on the toilet seat. Is it safe for him to stand on without risking injury.

  • Evelyn Harris
    Evelyn Harris
    10/17/12 10:08 PM

    Sorry, I didn't mean to send this three times. My internet connection is slow.

  • Robert
    Robert – Special Guest
    10/18/12 11:11 AM

    Evelyn,

    I'll take this question even though my mother is standing next to me as I reply. They are actually goo actually good questions.

    The Squatty Potty is designed to hold 350 lbs. It is very very sturdy. As for exposing the bits.....Yes, the postion is different than we are used to, but one that is quickly adapted, and after regular use will feel even more natural than just sitting. We have many customers who are requesting "to-go" stools for travel, they can't "go" without their Squatty Potties :)

    @ Evelyn Harris

  •  Evelyn Harris
    Evelyn Harris
    10/17/12 10:06 PM

    So, my husband really wants this but he is slightly paranoid. He wants to know if while squatting, will his testicles be visible? He is constantly worried that someone is watching him but loves to squat on the toilet seat. Is it safe for him to stand on without risking injury.

  •  Evelyn Harris
    Evelyn Harris
    10/17/12 10:06 PM

    So, my husband really wants this but he is slightly paranoid. He wants to know if while squatting, will his testicles be visible? He is constantly worried that someone is watching him but loves to squat on the toilet seat. Is it safe for him to stand on without risking injury.

  •  Sandy
    Sandy
    10/18/12 2:03 AM

    I have a question. Please don't be offended but, when I first saw this, it looked like a joke. Do you have any M.D.s who can corroborate your statements about this being healthier for us, etc.?

    Thank you.

  • Robert
    Robert – Special Guest
    10/18/12 11:00 AM

    Hi Sandy,

    The Squatty Potty was featured on Dr. Oz :) He said the Squatty Potty "WORKS" and that the posture given to you by the Squatty Potty was beneficial for easing the straining of going. We also have many endorsements from, and are being utilized in hospitals and clinics throughout the country. The Stanford University Pelvic Floor Clinic recommends Squatty Potties for patients who have pelvic floor issues as well. @ Sandy

  •  Mary W.
    Mary W.
    10/18/12 7:36 PM

    I keep a stool in the bathroom and use it occasionally when I have difficulty . My mother told me to do this over 50 years ago. Her doctor, an osteopath, gave her this suggestion many years before.

    Water, fruits and veggies have definitely changed the problem for the better, but occasionally need to use the stool for my stools.

    My stool is always in the way (or piled with reading material) so I think I'll treat myself to your new design for a "natural toilet experience."

    Thanks.

  •  Linda
    Linda
    10/19/12 3:13 AM

    As a mom I have shown my children how to squat on the floor over a recepticle, when they wer having trouble. I need further explaination how this works. I don't get how it works.

  •  Lisa
    Lisa
    10/19/12 3:00 PM

    I have one concern. If I were to start using this at home would I have problems when I could not use it (out and about)?

  • Robert
    Robert – Special Guest
    10/22/12 1:06 PM

    @ Lisa: No, you will still be able to go without, but you will definitely miss your Squatty Potty.

  • Selena
    Selena
    10/20/12 11:36 AM

    I noticed that Squatty Potties come in different heights. Is the one offered here on the Daily Grommet the highest height? Does height make a difference?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/22/12 12:57 PM

    @Selena Rothwell: We offer the Squatty Potty that's 7" tall. This is a great height if you are new to squatting. If you prefer a different height than what we offer, please go ahead & place your order and in the "Gift Message" box at Checkout, please enter the size you prefer. Email Customer Support at customersupport@dailygrommet.com, so we can alert

    the Squatty Potty Team to ship the preferred size to you.

    Tao Bamboo: 5", 7 " and 9"

    Ecco: 7 " and 9"

    Classic: 5", 7 " and 9"

    Note: 9" if you are advanced, limber, or have a tall comfort height toilet. 5" works great for grannies :)

  • Selena
    Selena
    10/20/12 11:38 AM

    Do you make Squatty Potties for travel? Collapsible"?

  • Robert
    Robert – Special Guest
    10/22/12 1:09 PM

    @Sally The Porta-Potty or Squatty TO-GO is in the works :)

  • Selena
    Selena
    10/22/12 5:18 PM

    please have daily grommet post it when it comes out. if not, you have my e-mail. please put it on your customer list. thank you.

  • Desmond
    Desmond – Grommet Team
    11/17/12 10:44 PM

    @sally There is not one that is designed "Just For Kids." But we offer the Squatty Potty that's 7" tall. This is a great height if you are new to squatting. If you prefer a different height than what we offer, please go ahead & place your order and in the "Gift Message" box at Checkout, please enter the size you prefer. Email Customer Support at customersupport@dailygrommet.com, so we can alert the Squatty Potty Team to ship the preferred size to you. The sizes that are available are below.

    Tao Bamboo: 5", 7 " and 9"

    Ecco: 7 " and 9"

    Classic: 5", 7 " and 9"

    Note: 9" if you are advanced, limber, or have a tall comfort height toilet. 5" works great for grannies :)

  • Cindy
    Cindy
    11/17/12 4:37 PM

    Does the potty adapt for young children? My six year old is small and has GI issues. We've used stools/had a bench made to support his feet but he still has balance issues on the toilet. If you think your product would help, what model (size)?

  • Desmond
    Desmond – Grommet Team
    11/18/12 5:33 PM

    @Cindy personally, since your child has balance issues, I'd not purchase this. Sorry.

    Des

  •  S Katz
    S Katz
    11/18/12 5:23 PM

    Is there any difference between the three models other than the material? I noticed in the video one of them was shown from the side and it slants, do they all have the slant? I'll be sharing this with family - our mom always had a step stool in the bathroom, I thought it was for her short legs, but now the secret is out - thanks.

  • Desmond
    Desmond – Grommet Team
    11/18/12 5:39 PM

    @ S Katz No, they are not all the same. If you go to the product page, you can see the differences two ways. There are three pictures, one for each model. If you double click on each picture, it will become a large picture where you can see the differences. Also, if you click on the "Details" tab (about in the center of the page) there is some more description there.

    This has proven to be a very, very popular Grommet.

  •  S Katz
    S Katz
    11/19/12 3:47 AM

    @DJP Thank you, but, I had done all that before asking the question. The pictures are not much help, different views and none appear to tilt. There appears to be a slight difference in measurements, a slight difference in design, but, I'm not sure if they all tilt or not.

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