Good / The Squatty Potty is a new product that can make a difference in your daily poop routine by making you sit more comfortably. Elimination and the positive health impact due to using the product also seem very valid after extended use.
Bad / The Squatty Potty seems a bit pricey for the cheapest version. The design is a bit plain and sterile looking–it’s just plastic.
Verdict / While the Squatty Potty’s basic model isn’t exactly a looker, and sometimes a bother in a crowded bathroom, the ergonomic advantage and practicality of the product makes it a worthy buy for any person who doesn’t mind explaining it every time a guest uses their bathroom.
Squatty Potty Review
The Squatty Potty is almost as much of a marketing and branding campaign as it is a product. Do you need this strangely embarrassing toilet aide that promises “the best poop of your life”? In this look at the Squatty Potty, I’m going to take a very unbiased look at the product to help you decide if you need it or not.
The Squatty Potty retails for around $24.99, but the pricing also goes up if you get a more expensive model. In essence, you’re paying $24 bucks for a piece of plastic that goes around your toilet. If you think about it that way, it seems expensive.
But on the contrary, $24 bucks isn’t that much if the price point introduces something to your routine you wouldn’t have considered before. The company needs to make money, so I think the price point is fair even if it could easily only be $10.
Functionality – Does the Squatty Potty Work?
The Squatty Potty isn’t afraid to make important claims. It’s doctor recommended product that asserts that the ergonomic slope and position the Squatty Potty puts you in leads to better color health and quicker poops. So the question is, does it?
I’ve been using the Squatty Potty for about eight months now, and I can say that I vastly prefer the Squatty Potty experience than without it. At first, I found the design a bit cumbersome–and in fact, I still do. But during the first days, I didn’t think I’d keep using it since it’s a bit of hassle to push it in towards the toilet when you’re done, and pull it out and adjust it properly when you need it. Now, I still use it everyday.
It’s a bit tricky to get the right distance from the toilet, and learning to get on it and sit at the right angle is also a learning curve for the first couple of weeks. However, once you get past that point, it becomes second nature to pull out the Squatty Potty and–well, squat.
The position the Squatty Potty puts you in does indeed feel more comfortable than the 90-degree sharp angle most toilets force you to sit at. I find that my back feels less pressure from hunching, and I have found that my poops feel like they come out quicker and better, without as much “pushing” required.
The reason is that that if your feet are higher your colon doesn’t get scrunched as much–as seen in this picture above.
Squatty Potty’s design feels very cheap. It’s got a good design regarding width, size, and functionality, but the plastic looks and feels very cheap albeit sturdy. It’s always easy to rest your feet on, but the width of the product does get a bit annoying in my rather cramped bathroom. However, after time, you just kind of get use to the inconvenience factor since the product makes other things more convenient and comfortable.
Conclusion of Squatty Potty Review
While the premise of the Squatty Potty is a bit silly– the result is nothing but practical and useful. If you like the idea of making your time on the toilet more comfortable and quicker, than the Squatty Potty’s simple yet innovative product can make a difference for an affordable price.