Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Review it Wednesday -- Butt what??

I visited with my 85-year-old mother over the weekend. While I was there, I installed the Butt Bench®
in her bathroom. The what?! The Butt Bench®.
The Butt Bench

This is the only picture I took. After all, asking my mom to pose sitting on the Butt Bench®
was just asking a bit too much. I mean, she's all about supporting me in my endeavors, but asking her to pose on a bench in her bathtub would someone seem like crossing the line.

Designed with tub and shower safety in mind, the Butt Bench® is a high quality bench made from pine or cedar. It holds up to 300 lbs., fits tubs up to 30" wide, and is ideal for sitting on while shaving, soaking swollen feet or sitting in a steamy shower to clear up a cough or just to experience the benefits of steam.

The Butt Bench® can also be used as a shelf to hold bathing products, such as shampoos, body washes, and/or baking soda and vinegar (if you're part of the no-pooing gang). It attaches, via secure suction cups, to the back wall of the tub, resting securely across the sides of the bathtub.

For women like my mother, the  Butt Bench® is ideal for adding an extra measure of security. Should she become light-headed or tired while showering, she can easily sit down without the fear of slipping off the side of the tub.

While the bench sits too far back in her tub for the shower to hit her, it does provide a wider ledge for storing her bathtub necessities, reducing the chance that they will fall into the tub where she risks falling herself if she has to lean down to retrieve them.

One of my favorite things about the Butt Bench® is how much easier it is to shave my legs while using it. If you plug the drain during your last rinse in the shower, you will accumulate enough water in the tub to sit and shave without wasting additional water. Sitting on the side of the tub can be awkward. With the Butt Bench®, this problem is solved.

Cedar Butt Bench

The prices vary. The cedar benches cost between $52.95 and $56.00 and the pine bench prices range from $43.95 - $46.99. They come in natural, white and pink, and you can choose from 12" or 15" sizes.

The company also sells other bath safety products, such as bath safety bars, non-slip mats, and bath steps, as well as handheld shower sprays. Check out their website to see how you can make your, or your parents'/grandparents' bathroom safer! Plus, there is free shipping within the the U.S.!

While I usually focus my reviews on products for greener living or tailored for those of you with young children, this review is mostly geared toward safety for the elderly, the real gems in our society. Valuing them and keeping them safe should be the goal of every one of us who has benefited from their wisdom, their nurturing, and their love at some point in our lives.

The Butt Bench® is just one way of keeping them safe and comfortable.

Reviewing it for you,



  1. Thanks Green Grandma! Free shipping on all Butt Benches shipped within the USA.

  2. You're welcome. I just added the Free Shipping perk!


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