I actually have quite a funny way to get started helping you. The Squatty Potty.
That’s right. The first thing I want to do is talk about pooping. I didn’t mean for this to be the way you first met my blog, but the stars aligned and here we are. I am introducing myself to you, as a blogger, as a business woman, and I’m asking you to consider your bowel movements with me. Specifically I’m just asking you to try something new.
I first met The Squatty Potty, in concept, when I was watching Shark Tank on ABC on a Friday night probably 5 years ago. It wasn’t quite ‘Boy Meets World’ on TGIF entertainment, but it fit the bill drinking wine on the couch with my mom while on Fall Break or some such other vacation from college. It seemed like a great idea — “Don’t the Japanese poop while squatting?” — and then I never thought much more of it.
Fast forward to December 2016 when I landed a great job working as a nanny with a family in Avon, Colorado, who happened to have a squatty potty! I think I heard Nanny-Mom (I call the family I nanny for most consistently “nanny-family”, “nanny mom”, “nanny dad”, it simplifies things in my life..) say that she kept it in there for the girls (ages 2 and 4, so in various stages of potty training) to more easily climb on the toilet. But I had to try it!
I mean, it seems a bit weird, putting your feet in this place that other people have while using the toilet but it doesn’t have to be. It’s not actually that strange.. your feet were always in a similar place to others, right..? Okay, okay, I know you are probably feeling apprehensive, and I did too! But they have it in their guest bathroom, always under the toilet, always ready for use! So of course I have tried it and the verdict is..
Everyone should own one!
I won’t go into detail but I think you should try it for yourself! They’re only like $20 so go grab one at Walmart and see what the hype is about. Trust me, if the first thing I help you do is poop better, no matter how funny it may seem, things will probably go better for both of us!
In the meantime also check out what Buzzfeed had to say on the topic here, and if you’re a mom of toddlers and looking for some real torture, put this video on your TV. Guarantee your toddler will be crying for it for days.