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Best Bidet Seats for Cerebral Palsy

Loss of mobility and muscle coordination can make make it more difficult for individuals with cerebral palsy to maneuver independently in the bathroom and get clean after using the restroom. In addition, the repeated sitting, standing and leaning involved in going to the bathroom can be risky without assistance. A bidet seat can be a life changing way to increase your independence in the bathroom while also enhancing personal comfort, hygiene and safety. Below we outline a few bidet seats that are particularly well suited for individuals with cerebral palsy. With a wide range of wash and dry options at the touch of a button, these bidet seats enable a safe and healthy bathroom routine, all while increasing bathroom independence.

First Place Pick

Dignity Solutions Cascade 3000

Price: $899

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Pros: 

  • Sittable lid supports up to 330 lbs (seat also supports up to 330 lbs)

  • Versatile design fits most one and two-piece toilets

  • High quality stainless steel nozzles 

  • Adjustable water temperature, water pressure, seat temperature and nozzle position

  • Oscillating spray option

  • Instant water heating system provides unlimited warm wash water (there may be some subtle temperature variations)

  • Specially designed one button wash and dry -- only seat on the market offering a 1 minute wash followed by a 3 minute dry

  • Child mode (selection button located on the seat itself, not on remote)
  • Silver Nano Technology sterilizes the water used for washing and for rinsing the seat's nozzles after each use

  • Built-in deodorizer

  • LED Nightlight
  • Warm air dryer with adjustable temperature eliminates the need for wiping with toilet paper

  • Choose between a large remote (default option) or small remote

  • 4 year full warranty

  • Comes in Elongated and Round sizes

  • Available in white

Cons:

You might choose this seat if: 

  • You want to be able to sit on the lid due to bathroom configuration, to complete personal hygiene tasks, to assist someone with bathing, and so forth

  • You have visual impairments, mobility limitations or dexterity issues and would benefit from a large panel style remote with raised buttons (this control panel can even be controlled by the feet if necessary)

  • Nozzle and seat hygiene is a top priority for you -- the Cascade 3000's interior tubing and nozzles are coated in a silver nano-solution that keep water sterile as it passes through the unit

  • The seat needs to fit on a round toilet seat or a toilet with a French curve design - the Cascade 3000 comes in both round and elongated seat sizes and will fit on many French curve toilets
  • You will likely rely on the one button wash and dry feature regularly -- the Cascade 3000's one button wash/dry option provides the longest cycle of any seat on the market for a comprehensive cleansing and drying experience 

Why This is Our Top Pick

The Cascade 3000 provides a range of great features that leave you exceptionally clean, all while enhancing bathroom comfort and convenience. It offers two remote options, one of which is a large remote with raised, easy to navigate buttons that are especially helpful for anyone with vision impairments, dexterity limitations, or for users who plan to operate the remote with their feet. The one button wash and dry feature also simplifies the process of getting clean and is a great fit for those looking to minimize the amount of button-pressing required to achieve a thorough cleansing and drying. Do note that there are a few features that our second and/or third place picks offer that the Cascade 3000 doesn't, including pulse washing, an enema function, wide spray mode, user presets, and nozzles that can be replaced at home.

Design Features

The Cascade 3000's sleek design makes it one of the most versatile bidet seats on the market. It is designed to fit on most one and two-piece toilets, including many with a difficult-to-fit French curve design, and it's available in both round and elongated seat sizes. While most most bidets come with lids that cannot safely support the weight of an adult, the Cascade 3000 comes with a sittable lid that can safely support up to 330 lbs. This is an especially great feature to have for anyone who's accustomed to sitting on the toilet lid for activities like getting dressed, performing personal hygiene tasks, or helping someone bathe.

Wash & Dry Features

The Cascade 3000 features an instant water heater that generates unlimited warm wash water, an oscillating wash option that soothes tender areas and helps stimulate the bowels, and a built in warm air dryer that gets you dry without needing to wipe with toilet paper. For added convenience and ease of use, the Cascade 3000 comes with an auto wash mode that initiates a standard wash and dry cycle at the touch of a button, which is perfect for quick cleansing or for users who feel overwhelmed  navigating the remote. It's worth noting that the Cascade 3000 offers the longest auto wash/dry of any seat on the market, making it the best choice for thorough cleansing and drying at the touch of a button. The built-in LED nightlight illuminates the toilet bowl to make nighttime restroom trips safer and easier, and the automatic deodorizer gets rid of offensive bathroom odors. 

Remote & Controls

The Cascade 3000 comes with two remote options, so users can choose what suits their needs best. The large remote comes with easy-to-navigate, raised buttons that are helpful for visually impaired users, those who have difficulty with fine motor tasks, or anyone planning to use their feet to operate the remote. A small remote with flat buttons and a display screen is also available. 

 

Second Place Pick

Brondell Swash 1400

Price: $649

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Pros:

  • Sittable lid supports up to 270 lbs

  • Nozzles are constructed from high quality stainless steel and are highly adjustable

  • Adjustable water temperature, water pressure, and seat temperature

  • Oscillating spray option

  • Adjustable wide spray

  • Instant water heater provides unlimited warm water for washing

  • Warm air dryer

  • One button wash & dry

  • User presets

  • Silver Nano Technology sterilizes the water used for washing and for rinsing the seat's nozzles after each use 

  • Built-in deodorizer

  • LED nightlight

  • Intuitive, easy to use remote

  • Compatible with toilet seat risers

  • 3 year limited warranty -- can upgrade to 5 year full warranty




Cons:

  • Price (contact us for better pricing)

  • Water flow rate (0.11 gallons per minute) is somewhat lower than that of the Cascade 3000 (0.185), dib-850 (0.16 gallons per minute), and Blooming R1063 (0.16 gallons per minute), which translates into a slightly less powerful wash stream

  • Nozzles cannot be replaced at home

  • No enema wash

  • No pulse wash

  • No child mode

  • Flat buttons on the remote may be difficult for users with visual impairments or dexterity difficulties to use

You might choose this seat if:

  •  You are looking for a highly customizable experience

  • You want to be able to sit on the lid

  • You would benefit from the convenience of a one-button wash/dry option

  • Multiple individuals will be using the seat and want to be able to pre-program their favorite wash and dry settings into the remote via the user presets function

Why this is our second place pick:

The Brondell Swash 1400 is a high quality seat, packed with great features that maximize convenience and comfort. Like the Cascade 3000, the Swash 1400 features a sittable lid, which is a rare feature on bidet seats. The Swash 1400's sittable lid can safely support up to 270 lbs, and it can be an especially helpful feature for anyone who has difficulty getting around the restroom and likes to sit on the toilet lid to perform personal care tasks. In addition, the configuration of some bathrooms require that a helper sit on the lid when assisting someone bathe. For added versatility, the Swash 1400 is also compatible with toilet seat risers. Though the Swash 1400 has many merits, it doesn't come with an enema wash feature. If the seat's main user experiences frequent constipation, we'd recommend considering a seat with an enema feature, such as the Bio Bidet dib-850 (our third place pick below).

Wash & Dry Features

The Swash 1400 is equipped with dual stainless steel nozzles that self-clean after each use. Similar to the Cascade 3000, the Swash 1400 features a silver-nano sterilization feature that keeps the seat and nozzles especially sanitary. The Swash 1400 also comes with a wide spray feature that increases cleansing coverage, as well as an oscillating spray option that rapidly moves the wand back and forth to produce a soothing sensation. In addition, the Swash 1400's high-quality nozzles can be adjusted to 7 different positions, which is more adjustability than most bidet seats on the market, allowing you to minimize the amount of body repositioning needed to get thoroughly clean.

For maximum convenience and simplicity, the Swash 1400 offers an automatic wash and dry cycle that can be activated at the touch of a button as well as a user preset function that allows you to pre-program specific settings for up to two users.

Conventional toilet paper can be inconvenient and difficult for anyone with mobility limitations to use. Not only do difficulties with balance, dexterity or range of motion increase the risk of falling in the bathroom, but they can also result in ineffective wiping and lead to a range of health concerns like UTIs. Fortunately, the Swash 1400 comes with a powerful warm air dryer that virtually eliminates the need for toilet paper. Not only can you safely dry yourself by just pressing a few buttons, you can also control the dryer's temperature so that you can find what’s most comfortable for your body. With all these wonderful options, the Swash 1400 is designed to enhance safety, increase comfort and convenience, thereby improving your overall hygiene and experience.

Remote & Controls

The Swash 1400 includes a standard size remote that can be hand-held or magnetically placed into a wall mount for convenience. The buttons are intuitively laid out and are flat (versus raised), though its worth noting that flat buttons may be a bit more challenging to operate for individuals with dexterity difficulties. In addition, the remote has an illumination feature that clearly shows your chosen options.

  

Third Place Pick

Bio Bidet dib-850 Special Edition Seat

Price: $699

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Pros: 

  • Specially contoured seat

  • Sittable Lid supports up to 200 lbs

  • Enema wash

  • Wide spray

  • High quality stainless steel nozzles

  • Nozzles can be easily replaced at home

  • Pulse wash

  • Oscillating wash

  • Instant water heater provides unlimited warm water for washing

  • Warm air dryer

  • User presets

  • One button wash & dry

  • Built-in deodorizer

  • LED night light

  • Toilet seat riser compatible

  • Sleek, easy-to-use, wall mount remote
  • 3 year full warranty with the option to upgrade to a 6 year full warranty

  • Comes in Elongated and Round sizes

  • Available in white

 Cons:

  • Price (Contact us for better pricing)

  • Sittable lid (200 lb weight limit) does not support as much weight as the Cascade 3000 (330 lb weight limit) or Swash 1400 (270 lb weight limit)
  • Remote is slightly less intuitive than the Swash 1400 or Cascade 3000 remotes, and the flat buttons may be difficult for users with visual impairments or dexterity difficulties to use

  • No nozzle sterilization

  • No child mode

You might choose this seat if:

  • You need to sit on the lid due to bathroom configuration, to complete personal hygiene tasks, or for any other reason

  • You require extra support while sitting

  • More than person will be regularly using the bidet and would benefit from being able program their preferred settings into the seat via the user preset function

  • You experience frequent constipation and would benefit from an enema wash function
  • You prefer a sleek remote with touchscreen-like buttons.

Why this is our third place pick:

The dib-850 by Bio Bidet comes with a variety luxury features designed to improve comfort and hygiene in the bathroom. Like the Cascade 3000 and Swash 1400, the dib-850 offers a convenient sittable lid. That said, the dib-850's lid accommodates a maximum weight to 200 lbs, whereas the Swash 1400 holds up to 270 lbs and the Cascade 3000 safely supports up to 330 lbs. In addition, the dib-850 is considered to be one of the most comfortable seats on the market today because it's crafted with special contours and curves that allow you to sit more naturally, supports your back, and provides a wider sitting area. Moreover, the dib-850 is compatible with toilet seat risers, making it more accessible to a wider range of individuals.

Wash & Dry Features

What really sets the dib-850 apart from the Cascade 3000 and Swash 1400 is its enema wash function. If constipation is something you deal with on a regular basis, the enema wash feature is a must have option. This wash cycle works by utilizing Bio Bidet’s patented Vortex Technology that shoots a powerful, circular stream of water into the rectum. This loosens stool and stimulates bowel movements, thereby providing relief from constipation.

Additionally, the dib-850 includes a soothing pulse wash that not only soothes tender areas, but also helps move bowel movements along. Much like the Swash 1400 and Cascade 3000, the dib-850 has adjustable front and rear washes along with conveniences like the one button wash and dry, oscillating wash spray option, and adjustable temperature warm air dryer. Like the Swash 1400, the dib-850 also offers two user presets that allow multiple users to program their favorite wash and dry settings into the remote for a customized wash and dry cycle at the touch of a button.

Remote & Controls

Similar to the Swash 1400, The dib-850 comes with a one sided remote with touch screen-like functionality, and it can be hand-held or slid into a wall mount for convenience. It's worth noting that the design and layout of the dib-850 remote is slightly less intuitive than that of the Swash 1400 or Cascade 3000, which is something to consider if you are looking for the utmost simplicity. In addition, users with visual impairments or certain dexterity difficulties may find the flat buttons challenging to operate. 

 

Honorable Mention

Blooming Bidet R1063

Price: $599

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Pros:

  • Affordable price point

  • Adjustable water temperature, water pressure, seat temperature and nozzle position

  • Oscillating wash option

  • Warm air dryer completely eliminates the need for wiping

  • Instant water heater provides unlimited warm water

  • One button wash and dry feature

  • LED nightlight

  • Fits most difficult to fit toilets
    Large remote features generously sized buttons; standard size remote with flat buttons also available

  • Remote can be mounted anywhere on the wall to be used by feet if needed

  • 3 year full warranty

 

 Cons:

  • Buttons are slightly smaller than the buttons on the BB-1000's remote

  • Nozzles cannot be replaced at home

  • Nozzles are made of aluminum -- less desirable material compared to the Cascade 3000's stainless steel nozzles

  • No enema wash 

  • No deodorizer

  • No user presets

  • No nozzle sterilization system

  • No pulse wash option

  • Cannot sit on lid

 You might choose this seat if:

  • You have a difficult-to-fit toilet

  • You want unlimited warm water for washing

  • You want to be able to initiate a full wash and dry cycle at the touch of a single button

  • You have visual impairments or significant dexterity issues and would benefit from a large panel style remote with raised buttons (this control panel can even be controlled by the feet if necessary)

Why this seat is worth mentioning:

Like the Cascade 3000, the Blooming Bidet R1063 offers a choice between two different styles of remote. One option is a standard size, flat button remote and the other is a large panel style control pad. The buttons on the large style control pad are oriented in a way that make it easier for those with dexterity issues to operate, and it can even be controlled with the feet if necessary. Both of these remote styles have easy to press buttons and can be mounted to the wall for further convenience. The R1063 is also great option if you own a difficult-to-fit French curve toilet seat like the Kohler Rialto, San Raphael, and Rosario, which most other bidet seats do not fit.

Similar to the Brondell Swash 1400 and dib-850, the Blooming R1063 includes front and rear washes, as well a high quality warm air dryer that eliminates the need for wiping with toilet paper. Additionally, the R1063 also comes with a convenient automatic one button wash and dry feature for added simplicity and ease of use.

While the R1063 doesn't offer as many comfort and convenience options as the three bidet seats recommended above, it does come in at the lowest price point. If you're concerned about budget but want a seat with all the basics and more, the R1063 is a great option to consider.

 

 

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