On Dwarf Dad’s first visit to Europe as a child, he was exploring a new hotel in England and encountered an old-school bidet. His sister wondered what that odd contraption was, turned the handle and promptly got sprayed in the face. At the time, you didn’t find any kind of bidet on the mass market in the United States. Fast forward to now, you can even find them on the shelves at Costco!
A Bidet? Really?
When hubby first asked me if we should buy a bidet, I didn’t see the purpose as I had gotten down the achon twist pretty well. I thought of it as a more bourgeoisie solution to a tabo. That is, until I had surgery. Post-op surgery, I couldn’t rotate my core and was having a difficult time toileting without possibly undoing stitches. I tried using the BioBidet and it helped me tremendously while I was healing for the 6 weeks. With a tabo, there’s still abdominal rotation and need to find a water source. Dwarf Dad is now a huge fan as well. We realize it may seem foreign to those of us in the USA, but they are very common overseas and now we know why!
The BioBidet works well for those who don’t have that abdominal rotation post-surgery or from lumbar spinal fusion. The various models come in both elongated and round models to fit your toilet. The BioBidet BB-6060 Model has buttons on the back right side where you can choose a front (feminine) or back spray, nozzle position, seat temperature, and even a warm dry option (no toilet paper needed!). The remote control can adjust the water temperature, pressure, and drying. where you can mount anywhere for easier accessibility. If you prefer something a little more high tech, the BioBidet BB2000 has a remote control and hidden buttons on the side. Since you’re asking, these electric bidets have a seat occupancy sensor. So they’ll prevent the type of mishap we saw overseas!
If you haven’t heard of BioBidet and want to stick to a more familiar name, the TOTO WASHLET line is highly rated. Dwarf Dad is a huge fan of TOTO toilets as they are unlikely to clog.
While the modern bidet options are amazing, they do require power near the toilet. We were able to add a power outlet as a last minute edition when redoing our master bathroom, but not everybody has that opportunity. If you want that squeaky clean feeling without the power requirement, you can find a variety of electricity free bidet models. Happy Toileting!