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).
We have a pattern of breaking up Lillipad making with volunteering. Currently Katy and I will be traveling back to Vanuatu in April 2024 with VSA New Zealand.
Physical product is not currently available. There may be a limited production run in Feb, please email via the contact page with your country and request.
Watch the video and decide if you (or your woodworker) have the basic tools and materials necessary to make the Lillipad squat stool. The video contains woodworking tips for the beginner, and has subtitles. The video lets you know what you are in for before you purchase the plans.
Available on the ‘D.I.Y. Plans’ page
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 height adjustable Lillipad (shown above) has additional feet, allowing it to change between 330 mm (13 in.) and 380 mm (15 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.
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, 29 years is the current record!
… more on the ‘About the Lillipad’ page.
The first Lillipad was made 32 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!
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!
© 1991 - 2023 Robert Wait, Lillipad Ltd.