Turn any toilet into a bidet! Before3pm.comI had never heard of a bidet until I visited a friend in Argentina.   I was completely baffled by this second commode in the small bathroom and was too afraid to even try it!

Then, when Antonio and I went on our honeymoon to Italy, there was another bidet!  This time, I gave it a whirl, but I was still a little uncomfortable with it since it seemed so foreign to me (even though bidets are extremely common in other parts of the world).

If you don’t know what a bidet is, it is an apparatus that sprays water to cleanse your body after using the toilet.  In Argentina and Italy, the ones that I saw were actually separate commodes from the toilet.

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My husband has mentioned several times that we should get a bidet, but putting in a separate installation seemed like too much expense, effort, and space.

But then I discovered that they sell bidet attachments!

Turn any toilet into a bidet! Before3pm.com

I purchased this bidet, which was such a bargain.  I installed it in less than 20 minutes – using the included hoses to divert water from the supply line to the bidet attachment.

The verdict?  I am a convert – the rest of the world is onto something!

6 Thoughts on “Friday Find: Bidet Attachment

  1. Johanna on April 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm said:

    We got my mom a heated toilet seat/bidet for Mother’s Day a few years ago. Now that’s how you show you care. 😉

  2. Cassandra on July 17, 2019 at 1:54 am said:

    Rachel – silly question for you, since you use one of these: it sounds like the water source is the clean water from the pipes (not from the bowl, obviously!). But how does the water spout NOT get bacteria-ridden water on it, thus spraying onto your body? I mean, it IS down there in the bowl, right? LOL ? Sorry to be so blunt, but I have done research, and there is nothing ever listed about how to be confident of the expelled water’s hygiene.

    • Rachel on July 17, 2019 at 8:58 am said:

      I wondered the same thing! For the bidet attachment that I purchased, it utilizes water pressure only to function. The water supply line is the water that comes up typically through a small spout near the back of the toilet through the floor and attaches to a flexible hose that then feeds into the toilet. When you install the bidet, it diverts some of this clean water into the bidet attachment, so rest assured that is clean water. It should be noted though that this inexpensive bidet attachment uses cold water. They have fancier ones which have hot and cold water, but then the installation is more involved. I was worried about cold water on my behind, but I am completely used to it now and it doesn’t even feel that cold. (Well, in winter sometimes the water does come out colder). To the point about the spray attachment. Again, it utilizes water pressure. There is a little spout which is in a protective cover. When the bidet is activated, the water pressure pushes a spout down to spray and then when you turn it off and the water pressure is no longer there, it pulls back into its protective cover. There must be a spring in there to make it do this. When I clean my toilet, I do also clean that protective sleeve for the spout, but I have noticed that the spout stays very clean. Hope this helps!

  3. Shannon and Ellie Felix on May 18, 2022 at 9:01 pm said:

    I just noticed this on your blog, bought Ellie a bidet for Christmas a few years ago and she loves it yes! Lol, Says it’s one of the best gifts.

    • Rachel on May 19, 2022 at 5:41 am said:

      Yes, It is one of those devices that once you get it you wonder how you got along without it. It’s so funny how much we miss it when we go on vacation!!

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