Squatting releases waste to flow, better out than in!
The Lillipad Squatting Platform makes your toilet more usable for you, your family, and your guests.
To ensure a great fit, the Lillipad has adjustable footpads, and is available in two standard heights and a height adjustable model. The Lillipad is designed to sit level with or lower than the rim of the toilet. The footpads slope forward, and tilt slightly towards each other for comfort.
The Lillipad supports a true squat posture for the best bowel movements and an empty bladder.
The rim of the toilet can be used in conjunction with the Lillipad to raise the heels slightly, supporting an easy, narrower, squat.
The step on the Lillipad provides access for children, and assists a beneficial squat-like position. Perfect for those new to squatting looking to graduate to a proper, full squat.
When in position the toilet can still be used in the sitting posture. The Lillipad encourages healthy and hygienic squatting.
The separate Lillipad footstool provides access for children, and assists a beneficial squat-like position for less flexible people.
Sitting with your feet on any footstool is squat-like but it is not natural squatting, you can see this from the photos. You don’t need any props to squat ⎯ infants instinctively squat ⎯ it is very natural.
A recent 2010 Japanese medical study, titled “Influence of body position on defecation” concluded, “The greater the hip flexion achieved by squatting the straighter the recto-anal canal will be, and accordingly, less strain will be required for defecation.”
As you can see above, “hip flexion” is greatest with a natural squat.
Watch this 30 second video to see how to get on and off the Lillipad.
The Lillipad is available in tall, short, and height adjustable options. The height adjustable Lillipad (above) has additional feet allowing it to change between the tall and short height settings. The plywood feet store conveniently out of sight under the footpads when not in use.
The footpads on all models (excluding the footstool) can be adjusted side to side to ensure a good fit.
The tall Lillipad is 381 mm (15 in.) high, the short Lillipad is 323 mm (12 ¾ in.) high, and the Lillipad footstool is 203 mm (8 in.) high.
To find prices, place an order, or contact us - please read the ‘Buy Now / Contact’ page.
We also offer plans to build–your–own squatting platform for just US$7 (customise your squatting position).
Available on the ‘D.I.Y. Plans’ page.
The Lillipad footstool is stable, strong and easy to clean. It also provides a step up to the hand basin for kids.
All the Lillipads are proudly made in New Zealand using plywood made from local, sustainably grown pine and coated with a durable oil/varnish finish ⎯ for decades of daily use.
Find more information in the drop down tab ‘About the Lillipad’.
I made the first Lillipad in 1991 after using the squat toilets traveling through Asia.
Producing something helpful motivates me, as does wonderful customer feedback, and a certainty that squatting is the way to go!
Read more from our customers on the ‘Reviews’ page.
Squat toilets are also known as Arabic, Chinese, French, hole in the ground, Indian, Iranian, Japanese, Korean, natural-position, Nile pan, squatty potty, Kimchi squat, Turkish, and hunkerin’ toilets!
For all of you who thought Lillipad was spelled Lily Pad, Lilypad, Lilly Pad, Lilipad or Lillypad, good on you for finding us!
© 1991 - 2017 Robert Wait, Lillipad Ltd.