Research by doctors shows that the design of the modern floor-standing toilet is not the most natural way to empty your bowels. The fact is that when sitting on it, like on a chair, the intestines are located at a difficult angle, which, of course, prevents normal bowel movements.
The squatting posture is natural, but it is impossible to take it while sitting on the toilet. However, there is a solution to this problem, and it is called a toilet footrest.
What is it and what is it for?
Outwardly, this device looks like a low stool with a semicircular slot on top, on the sides of which the legs are placed. It can be made of plastic, wood, plywood. Its design allows the body to take the correct 35 ° angle and empty the bowels without hindrance.
The benefits of such a stand are obvious:
- is the prevention of constipation, hemorrhoids, bloating;
- relieves stress on the abdominal muscles;
- activates the intestines, preventing stagnation of feces.
Some devices are equipped with a foot massager, which is also a good addition.
Toilet stands are divided into 2 large groups.
The most extensive group of products, which includes a lot of variations and models. Let's consider the most popular ones.
Classic coasters, which are devices that are designed to reduce the inner diameter of the toilet bowl. The child will be able to use it without any problems, without fear of failure. In addition, such a stand is easy to install and remove - even children can do these manipulations
Anatomical seats… Their main difference from the previous ones is that they are equipped with special supports at the back and front; some models are supplemented with fixing elements: latches, suction cups
Attachment devices… The most cumbersome of all. They are a kind of toilet head, equipped with a seat, step and handrails. With its help, even a small child will be able to use the toilet without resorting to the help of adults (well, perhaps at the initial stage)
Such stands are non-slip, easily disassembled and assembled for transportation; most often they are made of plastic, therefore they are lightweight. In modern stores, you can find models with height adjustment.
To choose the best baby stand, it is advisable to take the baby with you and invite him to sit on several selected products so that he tells you whether it is convenient for him or not. And also focus on the age of the child - as a rule, a stand is required for children from 2 to 5 years old. A one-year-old baby does not need such a device - he still uses a potty, but a six-year-old is able to use an "adult" toilet without a nozzle.
The range of application of footrests for older people is somewhat different. Most often they are acquired by:
- to facilitate going to the toilet after surgery;
- for the elderly;
- for people with disabilities.
Let's consider the most common models
Classic device. Needed to increase the height. It is used by people who find it difficult to squat and bend over
Height adjustable stand. It is a structure of slats and supports attached to the toilet bowl. It makes sitting higher, useful for people who have difficulty squatting
Stand equipped with handrails. With their help, it will be easy to get on and off the toilet. The height of the handrails is adjustable
Attached structures. Outwardly, they look a little like a walker, since they are equipped with similar legs. These are the most ergonomic devices that can make life easier for anyone with disabilities. Seat height, tilt angle can be adjusted
A toilet stand is a useful thing, a must for every person who cares about their health. If you wish, you can do it yourself from plywood sheets or wood. The tilt angle of the device should be 5 °, dimensions - 50x23x30 centimeters (width, height, depth).
If you still decide to go to the store for her, the best choice would be a seamless plastic product - it is easier to care for it, and the price does not "bite". And also very good stands equipped with massage rollers for the feet.
When purchasing a specialized device (for an adult after surgery, etc.), consult your doctor. These stands are often only sold in pharmacies.
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