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I'm checking out their Amazon page and it's hilarious the description of how/why the squatty potty works. I wonder how many sales they're gonna make after the publicity of denouncing her. Probably more than they made with her commercial lol
As an aside, deep squatting while shitting is apparently quite healthy. In fact the SquattyPotty is quite the best seller on Amazon.
The general logic behind squatting to defecate is that the squatting position causes the anorectal angle to straighten, meaning that your body then requires less effort for evacuation and is also aided by gravity.
But I don't think squatting is easy for people who have not done it all their lives.
If possible try to squat.
*The general logic behind squatting to defecate is that the squatting position causes the anorectal angle to straighten, meaning that your body then requires less effort for evacuation and is also aided by gravity.
Amazon has a best selling product called the SquattyPotty.
Second time I've posted this today.:/
Yeah. When I first heard about the Squatty Potty, I thought to myself that I had to have it. But then I thought to myself, man, I could just fill up a little box with sand and use that instead.
I've been crapping gloriously ever since.
Yeah, and yeah, that's fine. A hemorrhoid is just when the veins inside the rectum become irritated and inflamed. The best way to fix it is to avoid further irritating it by fixing your diet and protecting it when you're on the pot. Don't take your phone to the bathroom with you, do your business and get off. Sitting on the toilet places a lot of strain on the rectal muscles and can irritate them, and don't strain and push while you're there - learn to just relax and let your body do its thing. Elevating your feet with a small stool (the Squatty Potty is sort of famous for this) helps a lot. Wipe with wet wipes (the kind you'd use when changing a kid's diaper) rather than TP. Witch hazel wipes (like Tucks) can help a lot too.
I would go ahead and consider an enema. You can buy fleet's or soap suds enemas but by far the most effective IMO are the glycerin suppositories. They may cause some cramping/digestive discomfort for a few minutes but they are the best for complete emptying. Take as needed until normal bowel function returns.
Make sure that you are incorporating plenty of fruits and greens in your diet and drink plenty of water. Switch to a non-constipating prenatal (look for chelate instead of regular Iron- still constipates but not nearly as bad). Also consider one of these [link]. I think it made the biggest difference in my ability to go.
So I've had two surgeries total, my bowel symptoms before my first surgery were lots of constipation, lots of bloating. Around my periods it would be very painful to poop, sometimes I would get diarrhea around my periods. Pooping took forever, probably because my bowel was adhered to the wall of my body and couldn't move normally. After my first surgery (excision and endometrioma removal) it was easier but I was still having significant pain around periods. My second surgery (excision, PSN, ovary removal) has helped a lot more. It is much much easier to go. I am also doing Miralax almost every evening, and using a squatty potty. In the mornings when I wake up, I will say the urge is more on the uncomfortable/verging on painful side than before my endo was bad. But I'm also still healing, and I definitely found from my last surgery that it took a few months for this to subside. It's not really too bad and it passes immediately after pooping.
If you're really having trouble, you might consider a device called the Squatty Potty. The idea is that humans weren't designed to poop sitting down, but rather to squat while doing so. This helps retain a more natural poopsition and empties the bowls more completely.
That person may know how you should poop but clearly isn't that bright in other aspects. You definitely shouldn't stand on the seat, toilets weren't meant to handle that type of weight distribution and may crack. Porcelain is nothing to fuck with when broken either. The suggestion of a stool or one of these is a much safer way to go.
You need one of these
You too can benefit from better pooping posture with only 24.99 down!
4.5 stars on amazon [link]
> My 3 year old isn’t potty trained either, although he does have a developmental delay. I know many 3 year olds who are still in diapers.
Same here. Mentally he's on track but physically it was/is hard for him to get onto a toilet and sit.
Adding to the chorus of putting potty training on the back burner. When you do get to it, we have a Squatty Potty stool and a toilet seat with a built in mini-seat set up in one bathroom, along with a folding stool so he can reach the sink for washing hands. This allows him to be more independent, although I still go into the bathroom with him to turn on the light and for moral support (and to make sure he doesn't stick his hands into the toilet water, eeeewww kids can be so gross).
If you're using day care, some of them are particular about requiring kids to be potty trained to be in a three year old classroom so they may say that he has to be in a room with two year olds until he's potty trained, but other day cares will work with him to get him potty trained so don't feel like they're all that way.
Looking at the Amazon list and seeing books reminded me of my favorite book series, the Best Behavior books. I don't mind reading them a billion times and they instill good messages like not hitting, biting, kicking, etc. which may or may not be needed depending on the boy's social skills. They also have a book about "Calm Down Time" and "Worries Are Not Forever". Another book that isn't in that series that's been a hit in our house lately is "You Go Away", which has been really helpful since my son started making connections about us being apart sometimes.
The staff at my local kids consignment store are really helpful, hopefully the same will be true for you - let them know your situation, hopefully they can make sure you get enough clothes and the right clothes for your climate.
If he tends to be on the skinnier side, look for pants that have adjustable waistbands (like this, with buttons inside the waistband).
Legs slightly elevated with help of a stool chair.
Ideally not more than five minutes
Maybe you have a long "bowel transit time"? Dr. Internet just taught me this term today.
Hmm maybe you could try this: [link]
And adjust fiber, water, physical activities, stress?
You can also try this: [link]
Maybe go to doc, too.
If you find something that works let me know my hubs does the same thing hahaha
FWIW, you can buy fancy footstools designed to let you squat rather than sit on otherwise normal toilets.
A Squatty Potty
No really, you'll have the best poops ever. Got mine my sophomore year of college, but I wish I had it sooner
I made a stool stool for my partner last Christmas. Makes it more comfortable to poop!
Squatty Potty The Original Bathroom Toilet Stool, 9 inch Height, White [link]
Either grab a box from around the house or buy one
First thing I did when I saw this post was go to amazon. Great minds?
I just googled bathroom stools. Check this out
You need a Squatty Potty! It helps get shit out. [link]
I'm so bloated I caved and bought a poop stool.
I look more pregnant than I should.
> you should try taking a shit "au natural"
For the uninitiated (watch the commercial)
My guess is u have never used this. [link]
Invest in a Squatty Potty instead: [link]
Bonus: You don't have to shit on the floor.
Instead of shitting on your floor, you should invest in a Squatty Potty: [link]
Same concept, no shitting on the floor.
May I suggest...
Do yourself a favor and read the top review. I wish all reviewers wrote so eloquently [link]
They could also invest in something like this:
a lot of people disagree