When someone says the word “Bidet”, what do you think of? Is it slightly confusing because a Bidet looks like a regular toilet only smaller in size? Have you traveled overseas and seen (what is commonly mistaken) as 2 toilets placed side by side?
It even took Crocodile Dundee a while to figure out the Bidet and he was from Australia. 🙂
Bidets are common in certain parts of Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Japan. Though not as common in the U.S., bidets are becoming more popular in America, especially among the elderly, in high-end “luxury” bathrooms and inside the homes of many families. SmartBidet offers modern bidets that are sleek, adjustable and fit directly onto your toilet! These easy-to-install bidets come with multi-functional capacities such as heated seats, temperature control, self-cleaning mode, multi-wash options, drying and deodorizing options.
With many functionalities that can be an asset to homes across America, we are sharing our top 4 reasons why families can benefit from using (and owning) a SmartBidet.
On average 1 roll of toilet paper costs $3 per roll and Americans use approximately 34,000,000 rolls of toilet paper a day! Purchasing a bidet can easily cut toilet paper spending between 50% – 75%. The average person will use about 57 sheets of toilet paper a day. Each roll has about 264 sheets so it will take one person about 4 ½ days to finish a roll of toilet paper. One person needs to purchase about 81 rolls a year spending $243 yearly on toilet paper. After the initial investment of a bidet seat ($ 200 – $300 for the newest and multi-functional models), a bidet can pay for itself in the money saved not buying toilet paper. Multiply that for large families and the annual savings is vast just by switching to a bidet for a family to wash with.
With Americans using 57 sheets of toilet paper on average daily, did you know that it takes 37 gallons of water to make one toilet paper roll?! Its estimated that this leads to the chopping down of 15 million trees per year for those rolls (which is like cutting down all of Central Park in New York each day). The amount of toilet paper used by people who have bidets is a fraction of the amount that people without bidets use. Significant amounts of energy, water, and other materials are used to sustain the demand of producing toilet paper. Using less toilet paper is not only cost effective but will also help prevent clogged toilets. If your house is not connected to a city sewer system, you probably have a limit on your septic tank. Using less toilet paper will allow for your septic tank to be emptied less. Toilet paper clogs can be costly to fix. With a bidet, a few squares of toilet paper to pat dry or using the warm air dryer function can significantly reduce the amount of waste being flushed.
Easy-To-Use and (DIY) Easy Install
A traditional standalone bidet requires additional space and plumbing. The attachable bidets from SmartBidet requires no additional space and no additional plumbing because they are designed to fit onto your existing toilet and fit into existing water supply valves. With a bidet seat replacing a standard toilet seat, you can adjust the bidet water temperature as needed, make it pulsate or oscillate, move the nozzle to your desired position, etc. (Check out our quick and easy video about how-to install a SmartBidet SB-1000 model at the top of this post or on YouTube).
SmartBidet SB-1000 Electric Bidet for Elongated Toilets with Remote Control Electronic Heated Toilet Seat with Warm Air Dryer & Temperature Controlled Wash Functions offers the following convenient and helpful features:
- Posterior wash
- Feminine wash
- Oscillating wash
- Warm air dryer
- Adjustable water pressure
- Hygienic filtered water
- Heated water
- Heated seat
- Safety on/off sensor
- Self-cleaning nozzle
- Quick release seat for easy cleaning
- Energy saving mode
- Soft close lid and seat
Health Benefits For Everyone In The Family (Seniors – Children)
The bidet is very effective for maintaining feminine hygiene during menstruation and pregnancy and it’s also very hygienic for men to use along with or in place of toilet paper. The bidets are ideal for men, women, children and the elderly. Regular use of a bidet provides a hygienic clean for all private areas. The cleansing spray from a bidet can also be used to clean your other nether regions — especially helpful to postpartum women, disabled or elderly.
We probably should be using bidets in the U.S., Alan Kamrava, M.D., a California-based colorectal and general surgeon, told SELF Magazine. “Since we’re not using them, we use things like wet wipes and toilet paper. It’s common for people to see a physician for discomfort in the anal area because essential oils have been wiped clean,” he says. Translation: We’re wiping our behinds with rough paper, many times, harshly, until the area wipes totally clean, and we’re leaving irritation and discomfort behind. “People who use bidets are much less likely to have issues with rashes and discomfort and irritation,” Kamrava adds.
Gastroenterologist Partha Nandi is quoted in VICE as saying, “While the use of toilet paper does not ensure cleanliness in the restroom, bidets can prevent UTIs by offering a refreshing and sanitary way to remove bacteria and ensure the spread of bacteria does not occur.” The bacteria that would normally be stuck and after wiping with paper could make its way to the urethra, causing a urinary tract infection. Bidets also can prevent and alleviate hemorrhoids and yeast infections, which are common conditions in the United States, according to Gastroenterologist Dr. John Cluley: “….I think it’s great for folks with hemorrhoids… And quite honestly it just helps you feel better.”
Washing with water prevents and alleviates health complications that both men and women can get, so bidets can be used by everyone. SmartBidet even offers a new model that has child wash capability (suggested minimum child’s age is 5+ years old).
Thanks to SmartBidet, we are hosting a giveaway of their SB-1000 Bidet model and also giving away a $50 gift card! The SB-1000 model is available in white, has a remote control and two different model types: SB-1000WE (for Elongated toilets) and SB-1000WR (for Round toilets). They are also available at most online and retail stores like Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, eBay, Amazon.com, etc.
Enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter link below:
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For more information, visit the SmartBidet website at https://smartbidet.net/ or on the SB-1000 Amazon.com page.
Live Better With a Bidet!
Disclosure: This is sponsored content. Any opinions stated here are our own.
Joscelyn, Owner of Mami of Multiples & Mami Innovative Media
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