The 8 Best Toilet Stools

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This wiki has been updated 27 times since it was first published in September of 2015. Whether you are potty training a child or are interested in a device that will properly align your body for easier bowel movements, take a look at our selection of toilet stools. Simply slide one of these steps up to your existing bowl and you're good to go -- so to speak. Note that some models come in multiple sizes, so check the product page to confirm an ideal fit. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Original Squatty Potty

2. Step and Go

3. Furniture Life Folding

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Editor's Notes

July 31, 2019:

There are good, anatomically sound reasons to raise your feet and lean forward while doing your business on the toilet. This squatting position causes your colon to elongate and straighten, which means you can poop faster with less straining and pushing. That might help reduce the likelihood of hemorrhoids, and who doesn't want that?

When it comes to toilet stools, 7 inches of lift appears to be the sweet spot, but some are or can be raised as high as nine inches. The exact height might not matter that much; you're just aiming to get your knees higher than your hips. All of our selections will do that.

In this update, we evaluated products based on effectiveness and value. Eliminated an item due to concerns about its availability and added the Furniture Life Folding in one of our top slots. You can adjust their height and place them as far apart as you want, in case a wide stance helps you.

4. Reizen Re-Lax

5. Tao Bamboo

6. Porta Squatty

7. Original EasyGoPro

8. OliaDesign Children's Edition

Joseph Perry
Last updated by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.

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