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Lillipad Toilet Squatting Platform

How to squat on the toilet.

Empty both bowel and bladder using the natural squatting position.


Since 1991 - 33 years!

The Lillipad Squatting Platform makes your toilet more usable for you, your family and guests.


The Lillipad is designed to sit level with or lower than the rim of the toilet. To aid comfort, the footpads slope forward and tilt slightly towards each other.


The Lillipad supports a full squat posture for the best bowel movements and an empty bladder.


The rim of the toilet can be used in conjunction with the Lillipad to raise the heels slightly, supporting an easy, narrower, squat.


The step on the Lillipad provides access for children, and assists a beneficial squat-like position. Perfect for those looking to graduate to a true squat.


You can sit on the toilet with the Lillipad in position. The Lillipad quietly encourages healthy and hygienic squatting.


The Lillipad footstool solves a problem some adults and children have with their dangling feet nothing to push against!
It provides access for children, and aids a beneficial squat-like position.


We currently offer plans with a supplementary video to build–your–own squat stool for just US$8 (customise your squatting position).

Watch the 8 minute video and decide if you (or your woodworker) have the minimal tools and materials necessary to make the Lillipad squat stool.

The video is aimed at the beginner, and has subtitles. The video lets you know what to expect before you purchase the plans.

Available on the ‘D.I.Y. Plans’ page

We have a pattern of breaking up Lillipad making with volunteering. Currently Katy and I are in Vanuatu for a six month assignment with VSA New Zealand. We will recommence shipping Lillipads in late October 2024.

Please place your order via the mailing boxes on the contact page to join our waiting list, or explore the option of building the
D.I.Y. version we offer.

Squatting straightens our internal pipes releasing waste to flow.
With practice, deep squatting is balanced and requires no props. Infants instinctively squat, it is the natural way we evolved to go!

… more on the ‘Health Benefits’ page

Watch this 30 second video to see how to squat on your toilet using a Lillipad.


The shorter height adjustable Lillipad (shown above) has additional feet, allowing it to change between 330 mm (13 in.) and 380 mm (15 in.) height settings.

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The taller height adjustable Lillipad (shown above) has additional feet, allowing it to change between 380 mm (15 in.) and 430 mm (17 in.) height settings.


The feet store conveniently out of sight under the footpads when not in use.
The footpads on all models can be adjusted side to side to ensure a good fit around your toilet.


1 short. 2 shorter height adjustable. 3 tall. 4 taller height adjustable.

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The Lillipad footstool is 203 mm (8 in.) high. Stable, strong and easy to clean, it also provides a step up to the hand basin for kids.

All the Lillipads are proudly made in Aotearoa /New Zealand, using plywood made from sustainably grown NZ pine. We apply a durable oil/varnish which is certified “toy safe”. This is easy to clean, and can be reapplied to give you decades of daily use, 33 years is the current record!

… more on the ‘About the Lillipad’ page.

The first Lillipad was made 33 years ago in 1991 after using the squat toilets while traveling through Asia.
Making something helpful motivates us, as does wonderful customer feedback, and a certainty that squatting is the way to go!

The Lillipad transformed our lives. As we used to squat on the toilet in India it was always hard for me to sit instead of squat. Now, I use Lillipad every day.  Even more importantly, my daughter (10yrs old) is into the habit of squatting daily on the toilet which is very good.
Raj, (Australia)
I wanted to give you reviews of my Lillipad which I bought in 2016 after arriving in Australia. I was not comfortable with sitting model of toilets and kept looking online for something to squat like Indian toilets. I found Lillipad as a boon. I was so happy that all my stress went away. It’s really good for constipation. Guys you all are doing a great job. I would really like to thank you. This is the best. I have been using it since 2016 and am very happy with it.  
Anu, (Australia 2021)
As you know, I have a Squatty Potty. Well, I prefer the Lillipad to the Squatty Potty by a significant margin. The Lillipad is actually easier to get situated on initially. But, its real advantage is that it allows for a much more complete squatting posture. That's what I was hoping would be true, and it is. So, functionally, the nod goes to the Lillipad. It's not even close. Obviously, the SP is a lot cheaper. But, that doesn't really count for much since the thing doesn't function as effectively. The SP doesn't require any assembly either, but that also is not a big deal in my book. So, I'm very pleased that you guys invented this device. I also appreciate the Lillipad's careful design and nice workmanship. Also, it is very stable, that’s no small thing either. Again, thanks very much for the nice product. Much appreciated.
Tim , (Ohio)

Squat toilets are also known as Asian, Arabic, Chinese, French, hole in the ground, Indian, Iranian, Japanese, Korean, natural-position, Nile pan, squatty potty, Kimchi squat, Turkish, and hunkerin’ toilets!

For all of you who thought Lillipad was spelled Lily Pad, Lilypad, Lilly Pad, Lilipad or Lillypad, good on you for finding us!


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