What is a Bidet?
Bidet pronounced "baday" is a French word for pony (and in Old French, bider is the word meaning to trot). This etymology comes from the impression that one rides a bidet much like a pony is ridden. In addition, the bidet is also referred to as the "garden hose" referring to the cleansing nozzle.
The bidets number one function is to wash and clean body parts such as; genitalia, perineum, inner buttocks, and anus. They may also be used to clean any other part of the body such as feet. Bidets are very common bathroom fixtures in many Southern European countries, especially Italy, where they are found in 95 percent of homes. They are becoming more and more popular in America too. They are particular becoming more popular with the elderly and people that have limited motion.
Gain Independence in The Bathroom
According to The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) just over 6.8 million Americans living outside of institutions use assistive devices to help them with mobility. Nobody likes to admit they need help with mobility and especially mobility in the bathroom. It is a very private matter, even the closest couples like their private time in the bathroom. However, what happens when a loved one has trouble keeping up with their basic personal hygiene such as wiping after using the toilet? This is where a bidet can help by giving the user a hygienic cleanse and by restoring dignity and privacy to people unable to reach their private areas. These modern bidets are surprising affordable and easy to install.
Easy to Install Bidet Toilet Seat
Bidet attachments have grown in popularity over recent years as they are both affordable and versatile. With an easy do-it-yourself install, bidet attachments fit nearly all toilets. No need for additional plumbing or electrical and no need to replace your toilet seat. Bidet attachments install between your existing toilet seat and toilet. For those new to using a bidet wash, the price point of a bidet attachment provides the ability to test it out without committing to a larger purchase. Also, for those on a budget a bidet attachment provides the ability to simply have a bidet wash.
Brondell Swash Toilet Seats
When you are looking for a new bidet bathroom fixture ActiveForever recommends taking a look at the Swash brand toilet seats made by Brondell. The BrondellSwash advanced bidet toilet seat is a highly functional toilet seat that provides users unparalleled comfort and personal hygiene. Featuring posterior and feminine warm water washes, an adjustable heated seat, warm air dryer, automatic deodorizer and a wireless remote control, the Swash bidet seat was the recipient of the 2007 American Building Products Award as well as Electronic House Magazine's 2011 Product of the Year Award presented at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. You can read the specification and even make a purchase right online.
Brondell Swash For Your Bathroom
The Brondell Swash Ecoseat 100 Toilet Seat is an innovative high tech toilet seat designed to provide a hygienic and thorough cleansing experience while saving energy and reducing waste. Powered entirely by water pressure, the Ecoseat 100 is the most efficient and environmentally friendly bidet seat on the market, reducing toilet paper usage by up to 75%!
The Brondell Swash 900 Toilet Seat provides users with an easy to use, comfortable and convenient bidet that attaches to most house hold toilets. The Swash 900 offers premium features such as adjustable water pressure and temperature, endless warm water with a wide wash spray and a body sensor on the comfortable seat that can all be accessed with the included remote control.
The Brondell Swash 1000 Toilet Seat is a unique and ergonomically designed toilet seat that provides users with hygiene, comfort and convenience. This easy to install bidet seat is available in both round and elongated styles and fits virtually any bathroom décor. For hygienic purposes, the Brondell Swash 1000 includes rear, front and oscillating cleansing with adjustable water pressure and temperature.