My Squatty Potty Review

What is a Squatty Potty?

The Squatty Potty is a custom made stool that neatly fits underneath your toilet seat providing elevation to your feet, placing you into a squatting position for the proper way to poop.

When I mention the Squatty Potty in conversations, I love some of the comments I receive:

  • “Huh, what did you say”
  • “What the heck is a Squatty Potty?
  • “Are you serious?”
  • “You must be joking”
  • “Does it work?!”tao_bamboo-squatty

Yet, when they realize I’m not jesting, these same people are very curious about the Squatty Potty.


Did you know that squatting is the natural beneficial way for fecal matter to exit our bodies?

Studies have shown that squatting is the inherent and favorable way to take a poop.

Many cultures around the world , specifically in the east, normally squat when pooping.

I witnessed this first hand while visiting India a few years ago.

I remember the first time I used one of the locals outside potty.

I opened the door to discover a hole a in the ground with foot placement markers so you knew exactly where to squat and not miss…LOL!

Before I owned a Squatty Potty, I used my trash can beside my toilet to elevate my feet.  It somewhat aided me to assume the correct posture but wasn’t always as practical or very comfortable to use.

Frequently I experienced difficulty when the trash-can would fall while attempting to balance my feet on it.  Also, my feet where prevented from being at the optimum distance apart.

Now that I own a Squatty Potty, I not only have the comfort and convenience of a well-constructed  and attractive stool,

I’m also able to fully benefit from the correct alignment of the recto-anal angle and feet placement, therefore I’m experiencing the health benefits of squatting while pooping.

Does the Squatty Potty Work?

In opinion, YES!….For exactly what it’s designed to do….PUT YOU IN THE RELAXED SQUATTING POSITION.


How Does the Squatty Potty Work?

We all have a bend in the colon between the anus and colon which keeps the fecal matter stored until time to eliminate.

Our Puborectalis Muscle squeezes the colon at this bend, much like a kink in a garden hose,  keeping the poop in place.

When sitting, this is great for keeping the poop in place  Therefore, the western style sitting toilet presents a problem.  While sitting, the colon doesn’t fully unbend, thus requiring us to strain and push when pooping.

However, using the Squatty Potty puts you in the optimum position for the Puborectalis Muscle to fully relax for full elimination.

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4 Benefits of Using a Squatty Potty (My Experience)

  1. Ease of Bowel Movements.  Once you elevate the feet upon the Squatty Potty stool, the body seems to automatically know what to do. Less pushing and straining has lessened the discomfort of my hemorrhoids…Yep!…I said hemorrhoids…LOL!
  2. Greater Volume and Faster Elimination of My Poop.Ecco Squatty - Where buy a squatty pottyPoop…that’s such a funny word to me…LOL!   Okay, that’s enough sidetracking.  In the past, when sitting down to poop, I assumed not much was present.  However, to my surprise when utilizing the Squatty Potty, an increased amount rapidly exited my bowels with ease.  Did you know?  The more you defecate, the greater volume of toxic material leaves the body thus improving your overall health.  The longer feces dwells in the intestines, the greater potential for disease to develop.
  3. The Joy of Doing Number Two!  (In the US, that means “excreting fecal matter”)  It’s quicker with less discomfort or complications. In addition, there is peace of mind knowing each time I use my Squatty Potty I am promoting good health for my body.
  4. Fits the Decor of the Bathroom.  My squatty potty stool conveniently slides out of the way under our toilet and doesn’t clash with the bathroom decor.  An added bonus that makes my wife happy.   Squatty Potties come in various colors, material, designs and sizes.


What Size Squatty Potty Should You Use?

Heights available are the 7 inch and 9 inch and adjustable Squatty Potty.

Your flexibility and height of your toilet will decide which Squatty Potty is best for you.

The suggested height for beginners is the 7 inch height.


My Disclaimer

Please understand, I am not proclaiming the Squatty Potty to be the panacea cure for every intestinal disorder known to man.

For me, the Squatty Potty has greatly contributed to the improvement of my bowel movement challenges.

As most of my family and friends already know, I am an avid fan of the Squatty Potty.

I recommend what I use and what I honestly believe may benefit you.

Last Words about the Squatty Potty

Let’s face it, everyone poops!

However not everyone poops the proper way.

My wife and I  both confidently attest to you that the Squatty Potty really works.

On one occasion, we had a guess at our house who decided with skepticism to secretly try-out our Squatty Potty stool.

After exiting our bathroom, excited and shocked, this guest exclaimed, “It really works!  My bowel movement came out with much less effort.”

With that experience, you no longer have to ask that person the question, “Does the squatty potty work?.”

OH!…One Final Thing….CHECK THIS OUT!

A few days after I had purchased and received my first Squatty Potty back in 2012, I received an email from Robert (Bobby) Edwards asking me to contact him.

At that time, Fox2  News in St. Louis was looking for a  Squatty Potty representative  to interview on the show.

After reading my blog and viewing my  YouTube Squatty Potty  video, Robert Edwards told me he thought I was the man for the job if I was willing to do it.

I gladly agreed!
The rest is history….

 Fox2Now STL Morning Show Interview


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Be Your Best and Be Blessed!
Allen Williams

The Squatty
Men’s Health

Author: Allen

21 thoughts on “My Squatty Potty Review

  1. I really enjoyed your review and video:) My husband and I saw this on Shark Tank a couple of weeks ago – couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard about it before! Ordering ours today.

  2. is this the official name for it SQUATTY POTTY ? or is it a brand name ? is it also called step stool or toilet stool im just confused.. anyhow i like your video its really entertaining.. yes i believee humans are meant to squat…

    we have an elongated toilet bowl, and planning to replace a seat with this wood here , do you think its safe to just squat on top of the wooden seat or we really need to buy that potty you have there ?

    1. Hi Ginger,

      Squatty Potty is the official brand name of what is a modified step stool created specifically for pooping on the toilet. The unique design allows the Squatty to neatly stow away underneath the toilet bowl and one model is adjustable. Most regular stools are absent of these features. By the way the Squatty you see in the video is no longer available.

      As far as squatting on the toilet seat, the safety of doing so is really a matter of flexibility, agility and also whether the toilet seat will support you without moving. Squatting upon the toilet seat happens to be the most ideal position with maximum benefits, yet due to mobility and safety issues, most are not able to or willing to squat on the toilet seat. This is one of the reasons why the Squatty Potty was developed

      I’m not recommending nor prohibiting sitting on the toilet seat. It’s really up to you if you are able and feel safe doing it.

      Thanks for watching the video and stopping by my blog.

      Blessings to you,

  3. Dude! You had me at hello!! Lol
    You’re so freakin’ enthusiastic about your “alone time” in the bathroom that I just know you are equally jazzed about LIFE!! So you’ve already sold me on Squatty Potty! Your positivity is truly contagious, Señor!
    And I definitely need to address my many bathroom issues such as too frequent BMs and the feeling that I’m not eliminating efficiently when I sit on the ol’ throne. I know this will be a life changing experience!! Thanks, Bruddah!! ?

    1. Hello Clyde,

      Your first name is similar to my middle name, “Claude” 🙂
      I’m so glad to hear you’ve been positively influenced by my presentation. Your kind words are much appreciated.

      As far as BMs go, it is probably better to go more often than less 🙂

      Finding a way to elevate your feet or squat by using the Squatty Potty or some other means, I hope you solve your BM issues.

      Thanks for dropping a comment.

      Blessings to you,

    1. Just droppin a comment. or two. Droppin a comment or TWO.

      Droppin a deuce from my Squatty Bowel-Naughty Potty

  4. At first I thought the Squatty Potty device was just a smart gimmick with a brilliant commercial but the more time went by I realized that it really is a great idea. Mostly because it educates the majority of people who have never used a squat toilet and also the rest who were completely turned off by them because they were dirty or uncomfortable. And even though a grown man like myself can sort of fake the squat the stool makes it allot easier for shorter people because it raises their legs up and this make teaching children much less challenging. A wise purchase for such a small amount of money. Add a Hand Bidet Sprayer so you can wash with water and you’ll be cleaner, healthier and save money. See

    1. Yep! I hear ya Debra.

      I’ve never investigated the reason why they ended it.

      I still have that one and it’s holding up pretty well except for the wood on the footing has began to split.
      Maybe that’s why they discontinued it 🙁

      BTW, have taken a a look at the Squatty Slim?
      It’s pretty cool looking if it’s you thing.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Blessings to you,
      Allen Williams

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