The 8 Best Toilet Stools
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.
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.