Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Review: Squatty Potty

As I sit upon my porcelain throne I ponder the great questions in life: Why is my 2 year old staring at me? Do I have any notifications on Facebook? Oh no. My phone is almost dead. Where did I leave my charger? What was my wife asking me to do 5 minutes ago? Oh yea. Change the baby's diaper. Ooh. Look at this picture of a cat. What was I supposed to do again? Why is my wife yelling? What time is it? Its been 30 minutes?!

OK. So I have a bit of a confession to make. Yes, it does often take me longer to drop the kids off at the pool than it does my wife.  But lets face it guys, a lot of the time we spend on the toilet is spent playing games on our phones, browsing Facebook, or watching fail videos on YouTube. Sorry to ruin it for you, but you know its true. We read about how to build a deck, the newest, fastest car or computer that just came out or how to make our wives happier (lol...right). We play Clash of Clans or Candy Crush on our phones. This is our time. Our few minutes of the day to escape and decompress.
The idea of taking less time in the bathroom can be a little scary for some of us.

But let me be the first to tell you that it's okay to spend less time backing the big brown motor-home out of the garage, especially when it leaves you with an oddly satisfying feeling of emptiness inside.

The first few times I used my Squatty Potty, I didn't think there was much of a difference. Why is this any different than leaning forward while you bomb the porcelain sea? I already do that.

But then it happened. I finally got it set right. The stool was the perfect distance from the toilet, my feet were perfectly spaced, and I had the perfect posture. It was as if someone had given me the greatest gift of my life. For the first time ever, I felt empty inside in a good kind of way. A way that is hard to describe.

Imagine this: You've been trying to clear out some inventory for days, but it just isn't happening. You've done everything you could think of including drinking 5 cups of coffee in 3 hours. Your stomach is cramping and you feel like you could die. Then it happens. You finally release the corn-eyed butt snake into the wild. Be free, butt snake! Live your life as you were meant to!

This is how every porcelain adventure feels with the Squatty Potty.

I get it. There're a lot of people who doubt it. There're also a lot of people who understand how it works but still haven't tried it.

Then there are those of us who have. There are those of us who can't live without it.

I want to buy 2 more: one for our second bathroom and one to keep at work. I find myself cringing when I have to go at work knowing that it won't be as epic and awesome as it is at home. Most people dislike birthing the brown dragon in public bathrooms for different reasons. I, and other Squatty Potty users, have our own selfish reasons.

In all seriousness though, I have never felt this great. I don't know how I lived before the Squatty Potty. It has changed my life for the better.

I spend less time in the bathroom and more time with my family and I literally feel better than I ever have. The price for the Squatty Potty Ecco Stool from their website is $29.00. They offer free shipping on any order over $19.99.

There are 3 other versions of the stool. The slim with teak finish is priced at $60.00,  the Tao bamboo adjustable model sells for $80.00, and the portable model that folds up for traveling sells for $35.00.

They also offer a line of t-shirts and toilet sprays. Not only can you poop better but you can smell and look better too!

And a note for our readers in Europe, they fit nicely under European style toilets as well!!

I sincerely hope that if you have even been remotely considering purchasing one that my review helps to push in the right direction (pun intended). The next time you feel the need to drop a depth charge do so from the right angle and altitude. ;-)

You've still got a few days to order one of these magical devices from their website and get it in time for Christmas - and you should. Someone you know wants one, and may not even know it yet.  If it's you, get two.


  1. I kinda wanted one before, and do for sure now. Thus is the silliest review, on such a serious subject, butt snakes. Oh my. Lol! Awesome!

  2. We have one and love it. I went out of town for a few days and really missed having it.

  3. I want one of these. I've been hearing about it for years and I still haven't invested in one.

  4. Thanks for your hilarious review! I will be getting one soon. #FridayFrivolity

  5. OMG! This review is EVERYTHING! My hubby doesn't need this. He's in and out of the bathroom in like 20 seconds. But I need to get one for myself. #ProductReviewParty

  6. I have been seeing this all over social media. I always wondered if it was a must have item or not. Thanks for sharing your review.

  7. I remember seeing this on Shark Tank and was laughing about it. I'm glad to know it actually works! And love your review by the way, it had me giggling the whole time!


    1. It seems as though the angle you are now using is healthier for the body. Very clever design as well. Just one question, where do you stand when you need to tinkle?

    2. It's just a light stool with a cutout that allows it to slide under the toilet bowl perfectly when not in use :)

  8. I have looked to see if I could find one of these for some time. Hoping to find one some where.I heard it really helps some of us who need a little help in the duty dept!