The Lillipad range has been designed and constructed for functionality, strength, stability, durability, and aesthetic appeal.
All the Lillipads are made in small batches in Aotearoa /New Zealand. We use the best quality 12 mm and 17 mm thick plywood sourced from the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island sustainably grown Radiata Pine timber plantations.
All Lillipad products are coated with deep penetrating ‘Rustins’ danish wood oil (more of a varnish than an oil). The finish is toy and food safe, water, mildew and urine resistant. Pine wood also has antibacterial qualities. The footpads and step have a naturally slip resistant surface when dry.
The finish stands up to chemical cleaners and after years of service can be finely sanded and retouched with any good beeswax, furniture polish or wood oil. Or you could paint your one (info at the end of FAQ page).
Designed to fit wall-mounted and free-standing toilets worldwide and weighing just over two kilos, the Lillipad Squatting Platform is very portable and can be easily be removed for cleaning or relocation.
The Lillipad Squatting Platforms come flat-packed and require simple assembly (you may need to borrow a + shaped screwdriver).
Early in 2019 we got some feedback:
I am impressed that the Lillipad is packaged in paper and cardboard with minimal ink or plastic (just the packing tape and glue pot). Really refreshing to see! Your packaging is going straight into my compost heap and then later onto the garden. Thank you!! I wish more companies did this :-) Nicki (NZ)
Nicki’s thoughtful email made us want to do better!
We have since replaced all plastic packing tape with vegetable gummed paper and / or cellulose tape✔️
Began sourcing from Creative Junk - clean, used, de-labeled pill bottles for our glue ✔️
We ship with New Zealand Post who have this to say on sustainability: “NZ Post purchases carbon credits and cancels emissions. The process is called Offsetting (offsetting our negative impact with a positive one). The result is becoming Carbon Neutral. For international parcels, we’ve measured and offset as far as getting the parcel to the destination country’s border.”✔️
The ends of the legs angle out further than the footpads to provide a very stable base. This enables all your weight to be balanced on one footpad without it tipping, all models are very stable.
The Lillipad will comfortably support 120 kg/264 lb. In the photo I’m carrying 40 kg of concrete and I’m 90 kg, a total of 130 kg/286 pounds.
The height adjustable Lillipad allows the choice of tall or short height settings; 380 mm (15 in.) high and 330 mm (13 in.) high.
The plywood feet store conveniently under the footpads when not in use. The screws for the removable feet can be tightened and removed with a + shaped screw driver.
“Just wanted to let you know, I received the lillipad a couple of weeks ago. Just wanted to tell you that it works perfectly. The instructions to put it together were very easy to follow and it fits perfectly around our toilet. It is very comfortable to use. I might need to purchase another one for our other toilet. Thank you!” Natalie, (Texas)
The Lillipad Squatting Platform is durable, functional and attractive; our reviews page is full of quotes from very happy customers. However, it is not a made-to-measure solution for your particular squatting posture or your toilet’s location and shape. For a made-to-measure solution — we recommend the DIY plans available on this website.
The Lillipad footstool is made from the same 12 mm and 17 mm plywood and wood oils mentioned above, and is based on the same stable design principles as the Lillipad Squatting Platform — but comes fully assembled.
The Lillipad footstool is suitable for people who wish to raise their feet and lean forward into a squat–like position, or have feet that dangle when sitting and need something for their feet to rest on and push against. It also provides a step up for children around the bathroom.
Please note — the footstep does not facilitate the full squatting position, if you are looking to take the next step — to the squat position — then you will require a Lillipad Squatting Platform.
The Lillipad footstool is 203 mm (8 in.) tall, 395 mm (15.5 in.) long, and 165 mm (6.5 in.) wide.
It holds 120 kg/264 120 kg/264 lb, is very stable, easy to clean, and useful throughout your home.
While all the Lillipad models are in place the toilet can still be used in the sitting position. They introduce the healthy and hygienic concept of squatting and semi squatting to others.
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