All your dreams are coming true! I’m teaching you how to make your very own DIY Squatty Potty today.
In case you live in a cave, we need to start off with what the Squatty Potty is.
This is the one I used in Encinitas, California at GoodOnya.
What is the Squatty Potty?
According to Squatty Potty, the Squatty is….
The original toilet stool that positions your body in a natural, comfy squat. This toilet posture helps you to be healthier and feel better—all while having the best poops of your life.
Squatty Potty made it on the set of Shark Tank. They struck a deal with Lori Greiner.
The entire idea behind the Squatty Potty is that the way humans are positioned on a daily basis (including #2 time) doesn’t allow for easy or full defecation. The stool (Squatty Potty) they created makes pooping far more natural, which in turn benefits overall health.
Bathroom Posture is Important
This video is awesome. It explains everything.
By having proper posture, you’re more likely to have healthier bowel movements. Because you’re Gutsy, you already know how critical healthy poops are.
Some of the top problems with not consistently having healthy bowel movements are: constipation, hemorrhoids, colon cancer, urinary infections, and pelvic floor issues.
DIY Squatty Potty
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I love the Squatty Potty and their creativity. HERE are a ton of their products (and even pop-up competitive ones).
There are even kids versions HERE, which are also awesome.
But let’s just say you want to test this theory of squatting to potty. You literally can do so at home.
Remember, according to the video, here are their two main product highlights:
- When sitting, you should be at 35 degrees.
- The stool will conveniently store.
Walk around the house and find bathroom-friendly items that will leave you around 35 degrees when your feet are placed on them.
Test it out.
Store in a convenient way.
Even if the device doesn’t fit perfectly around the toilet, that’s okay. There are other ways for convenience as you’ll see with my own DIY’s.
There’s the regular old plastic stool. And then there’s a plastic bucket, turned upside down.
Please make note: these are just shown for reference, not size. Neither was at that 35-degree mark for me.
So if they are not at 35 degrees like you need them to be, tinker a little with some props:
- old towels
- magazines you no longer need
- wooden boards, cut to desired thickness
The convenience / storage factor is super simple with these, too. Just set either to the side of the toilet, under the sink, or in the corner.
If you used a bucket, you could turn it upright and place something practical in it (toilet paper)? If you want a bucket to look real fancy, then grab a Galvanized Metal Tray / Bucket of sorts (wooden ones are also neat).
I have and use a Galvanized Metal Bucket one in my office. It stores white towels when not in use!
Detailed DIY Squatty Potty
Okay, now for those of you who love the bigger DIY projects, here is an awesome tutorial. I wish I had these skills because I’d make this one in a heartbeat to match our farmhouse style home.
Okay, so now you know why proper bathroom-ing is important. You also know that you can buy a Squatty Potty or make your own on the easy and cheap or not-so-easy and scrappy.
Whatever you choose, own that choice. 🙂
You will heal. I will help.