What to Know About Bidet Attachments for Your Toilet Seat

G’bye wet wipes: Get cleaner than ever, fast.

Overview of a home bathroom
Turn your regular ol’ toilet into a bidet with a simple attachment.Christa Grover, Pexels

Few things in life are more horrifying than running out of toilet paper. If you’re living in France, Japan, Argentina, or a number of other countries outside the U.S., no problem: Just hop on the bidet. The contraption that looks like a cross between a toilet and a baby bath is more of a rarity in North American bathrooms, but if you want to reap its benefits at home, you won’t have to remodel the loo to do so. A handy bidet attachment that connects to your toilet will do the trick. Before you start shopping, there are three things to consider: 1) Do you want a mechanical or electrical bidet? The latter offers more functions, but the former, which uses your home’s water pressure, are generally less expensive. 2) Does it have a heated-water option? An attachment uses the same water source as the sink, so turning on the sink’s hot water first warms up the bidet after long periods of inactivity. 3) Is the nozzle self-cleaning? One that sanitizes itself will come in handy if you live with males who don’t have the best aim. Once you’ve answered these questions, you’re ready to begin.

Power Washer

Tibbers Bidet, Self-Cleaning Nozzle and No-Electric Bidet Toilet Attachment
The maker of this attachment offers telephone customer care for questions.Amazon

This popular and easily installed attachment has multiple power settings to achieve your desired water flow, and it’s self-cleaning function ensures a sanitary experience. It’s a pretty basic gadget, but it gets the job done with minimal fuss.

Cool Blue Wonder

Luxe Bidet Neo 120
It’s made to fit snugly under any toilet seat, leaving no gap between the seat and the bowl.Amazon

Here’s one of the more attractive attachments on the market. However, its looks aren’t everything it has to offer. One knob controls the force of the spray, and the other is for cleaning the nozzle. Any questions or problems? Register your bidet online for an 18-month warranty.

Total User Control

VENETIO Handheld Bidet Sprayer for Toilet
Made from rust-proof stainless steel.Amazon

A handheld bidet sprayer gives users more control over where the water goes. The spray attachment is also versatile: You can use it to clean the toilet itself—and parents can use it to clean cloth diapers or soiled undies. This one easily mounts to the toilet, with a hook attachment, or to the wall.

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