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The 5 BEST Bidet Attachments | Everything You Need to Know About Bidets

The 5 BEST Bidet Attachments | Everything You Need to Know About Bidets

Zero Waste Bathroom

Last Updated on May 11, 2021

Bidets aren’t super popular in America, but they’re incredibly popular almost everywhere else in the world. Ever since Justin heard about the Happy Toilet, he’s been dying to get one. 

We’ve been trying to do a few apartment friendly upgrades that are better for the environment like a water saving shower head, LED light bulbs and a bidet attachment. The attachment does not use electricity and only cost around $50.00.

I would highly recommend buying one both for cleanliness and saving toilet paper. Even if you’re renting, you can take the attachment with you so you won’t lose your investment. It’s very easy to install and uninstall. 

Originally, bidets were handheld devices invented in France in the 1700’s, and now you can control a modern bidet with a remote control!

Bidet attachments are popular all over the world, but have had a hard time gaining traction in the U.S. They’re most popular with the elderly, people who suffer from arthritis, or anyone who has difficulty turning.

But, they’re highly beneficial for everyone! They help cut down on urinary tract infections, passing diseases, and wash away bacteria instead of wiping it around your skin. It’s just much more effective and sanitary, I promise. Plus you’ll be saving toilet paper and water.

Did you know it take 37 gallons of water to make on roll of toilet paper?

How do bidets work? 

Bidet attachments typically have one or two dials. One controls the stream of water and the strength it sprays, and the other controls the temperature of the water.

The attachment easily hooks up onto the back of your toilet and has a small spigot at the back control the temperature and the strength of the water stream. A small stream of water comes out of the back and sprays around your butt hole to wash away anything that might be left behind after you finish your business.

And, if you lean forward, you can also clean your labia which is fantastic when it’s that time of the month. Be sure to check out some low waste period options too.

what’s the real dirty scoop: 

Americans use 8 million tons of toilet paper a year. Natural forest habitats that have been around for 100’s of years are being destroyed to keep up with demand. We cannot create and regrow that biome fast enough to makeup for the emissions.

Many companies aren’t using recycled paper or even controlled trees – they’re using virgin pulp. If every US house used just one roll of 100% of post-consumer recycled TP a year it would save 423,900 trees! That is huge! 

For a full guide on eco-friendly toilet paper options, be sure to check out this post! The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Toilet Paper.

which bidets do you like?

I’ve moved A LOT. And, sometimes I take the bidet with, and sometimes I leave it behind to bless the next tenants life. So, I’ve been able to try a few different types bidet attachments and they’ve all been very easy to install, uninstall, and use.

brondell bidet attachment:

  • Non-electric
  • Multiple water pressure and temperature settings
  • Fully adjustable bidet attachment
  • Easy to install
  • Self-cleaning nozzle

/ SHOP BRONDELL /

tushy bidet attachment:

  • Non-electric
  • Multiple water pressure and temperature settings
  • Fully adjustable bidet attachment
  • Easy to install
  • Self-cleaning nozzle

/ SHOP TUSHY /

toto bidet toilet seat:

  • Multiple water pressure and temperature settings
  • Heated bidet seat
  • Air deodorizer neutralizes bathroom odors with powerful air filter
  • Adjustable warm air dryer
  • Automatic self-cleaning nozzle
  • Swanky side panel

/ SHOP TOTO /

omigo bidet toilet seat:

  • Multiple water pressure settings and nozzle positions
  • Heated seat with soft closing lid
  • Front and Rear washes with self cleaning nozzles
  • Built in LED night light
  • 1 year warranty

/ SHOP OMIGO /

greenco budet bidet attachment:

  • Non-electric
  • Multiple water pressure setting
  • Fully adjustable bidet attachment
  • Easy to install

/ SHOP GREENCO /

What do you think about bidets? Would you try one?

Reference: 
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-talks-bidets/
http://www.newsweek.com/toilet-paper-or-bidet-dirty-facts-79083
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/10/18/bidet-use.aspx

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    1. That’s awesome! Bet it’s perfect for cloth diapering. We got it at Home Depot! Box was all cardboard – no styrofoam. When we upgrade the guest bathroom to all Eco appliances we’ll definitely be getting another. Especially for $50 we’ll save more than that by buying less TP.

  1. Our house actually came with a separate bidet in the main bathroom and we have only ever used it for rinsing cloth nappies. I guess we should have a go at using it for its intended purpose.

    1. Oh yes! Let me know how it is. I’ve only used the toilet attachment. Never a separate area. I was REALLY skeptical. I have to say I’m a huge convert. I mean if you got shit anywhere else on your body you wouldn’t be ok just wiping it off. Makes so much more sense now…. Haha.

  2. Love reading your posts. They are so to the point and full of helpful information. I will definitely give it a try to use the bidet. One question though, after using it wouldn’t you leave with a wet bum in your pants? In that case you would still end up using some paper to wipe the water of your butt so that you don’t walk around with wet pants.

    1. Thank you! Yes, it is damp. I addressed this a little more thoroughly in my toilet paper post on the thirty day challenge and/or my FAQ page. It’s reduced a lot of TP. Two people now go through one roll every three weeks. Where as we were going through almost a roll every 6 days. But, some of the fancier bidet attachments have an air dryer. Or you could just wait and let it dry naturally.

      1. I keep a hand towel in my bathroom for the express purpose of drying off after. This is especially necessary for me b/c the attachment that I bought sprays everywhere. I wish I had known about the hand bidet mentioned by Grunish below.

  3. Hello,
    It’s quite ironic that some people think that in Muslim countries they are unhygienic because they don’t use toilet paper and they wash themselves with water… I’ve heard this my whole life!
    Imagine if your hands are dirty with whatever ( liquids, food…) who would consider enough just wiping their hands with paper?
    In my house and of many people I know there is just a jug of water next to the toilet, you refill it with water that you use for washing yourself in the actual toilet ( no need to install anything!). When you are travelling you can use any bottle. Sometimes going zero waste is that easy… ☺️
    By the way I love your blog! It’s really inspiring me to take the next step.
    Xx

  4. Thanks for sharing! May I know what brand of the bidet attachment you posted here and where to buy it? Have been looking for one that works without electricity 🙂 Thanks!

    Xo,
    Catherine

  5. I am a senior with arthritis in my hands. I use a Blue Bidet purchased at Amazon.com. It’s just a simple little squeeze bottle with a long curved nozzle.I have a small cabinet in front of the toilet where I keep it empty and draining with a small Dawn dishwashing detergent bottle cleaned out which I keep filled with water to conveniently fill the bidet when I need it. Beside the bottles are a stack of clean rags about the size of your hand which when used I put with my dirty laundry and deposit them in an empty wastebasket in my laundry tub in the garage where I keep water with a small amount of bleach for them to soak until the next hot water wash. The bottle is so easy to use and really cleans well.

  6. Awesome post with some great facts in there. I’m currently traveling around South East Asia, and after a bit of hesitation, I am totally converted to the bidet or the ‘bum gun’ as we call it here. It is so, so, so much cleaner than using flimsy toilet paper, and much better for the environment. When I get back home, I’m definitely installing one of these in my bathroom!

  7. Wow! Thank you for you post! I have been searching for this since I was in Japan a few yeara ago. I just bought the exact sale attachement, before all I could find before were very expensive complete toiletssystems. This is so much better! I don’t jet understand the function of the controls since the whole thing is without electricity isn’t it.

  8. I use an even simpler bidet, a water bottle. Just put the opening against the small of your back, pour in between your crack, scrub with left hand. I’ve done it with really cold water during my survival school as well, had ice chips in it. That was pretty refreshing. I like it because I can do it backpacking, it works great, I’ll never use TP again. I do use a bit for the initial wipe, but much less than most use.