Bidet toilet seats are great tools for anybody in need of assistance with hygiene in the restroom. Bariatric and heavy users can also use them effectively, but there are certain models that work better than others. While all bidet seats on the market today are rated at 320lbs, experience has taught us that some models work better for larger users even up to 400-500lbs.
Bariatric Bidet Toilet Seats
Bidet toilet seats are great tools for anybody in need of assistance with hygiene in the restroom. Bariatric and heavy users can also use them effectively, but there are certain models that work better than others. While all bidet seats on the market today are rated at 320lbs, experience has taught us that some models work better for larger users even up to 400-500lbs. Some bidet seat features that are more important for heavy / bariatric users are strong water pressure, a wireless remote control, a sturdy seat and a larger seating area. Based on our experience, the best bidet seats for heavy users include: Bio Bidet BB-2000, Bio Bidet BB-1000, and Novita BH-90.
High Wash Pressure
For larger users, it’s paramount for a bidet toilet seat to offer high wash pressure for effective cleaning. When larger bottomed users sit on a toilet seat, their cheeks tend to get pressed together more than folks with average sized bottoms. With the cheeks pressed together, a stronger water stream is necessary to effectively clean the rectal area. Softer sprays would only be able to clean the outer cheek area and leave the user still in need of washing.
The bidet toilet seats that offer the best water pressure are the Bio Bidet BB-2000 and Bio Bidet BB-1000. These two units have superior wash pressure compared to any other seat on the market available today. In addition to their strong cleansing spray, these two Bio Bidet models also have an even stronger enema spray if needed. The Novita BH-90 has decently strong spray with very good water volume.
Wireless Remote Control
Bidet seat users have two choices for control – either a side mounted control panel, or a wireless remote control. The wireless remote control (often wall mounted) is important for large / bariatric users because side panels are obtrusive for a large bottomed user when sitting. The panel itself will be either “in the way” when trying to sit, or difficult to reach when seated.
With a wireless remote control, the buttons are much easier to press because users can either use it in their hand, or mounted on a nearby wall. The buttons would then be eye-level and easily reached regardless of the user’s mobility or size.
Strong Seat with Large Seating Area
Perhaps the most obvious feature that’s necessary for heavy / bariatric users is a strong seat with a larger seating area. In the bidet world, not all seats are created equally. Some are made with a stronger material like polypropylene and some offer slightly larger seating areas. For a heavy user, a sturdy, durable seat is a no-brainer.
The bidet toilet seat that has the widest, most flat seat is the Novita BH-90. Next, would be the Bio Bidet BB-2000 and finally the Bio Bidet BB-1000. The INAX seats are the strongest, but very costly to replace down the road – Bio Bidet seats are much more affordable to replace in the event of cracking. While the Brondell Swash series offers very strong seats – we would not recommend them for users over 300lbs due to their softer water spray.
We would also not recommend any bidet seats in the smaller, round size for larger users as the seating area will be smaller than a regular toilet seat. If at all possible we would suggest swapping out the round toilet for an ADA height model with an elongated bowl. The elongated seat will be much more comfortable.
3) Novita BH-90