A bidet can be a great addition to your bathroom, but what if you don’t have the space or money for one? Or maybe you’re traveling and don’t want to lug your bidet around with you (which would be quite the task!)
There are plenty of great replacements for a bidet that will make your life just as easy.
In this article, we will discuss some of the best replacements for a bidet. Stay clean and comfortable without spending a fortune!
Things to Consider When Choosing a Bidet Replacement
There are a number of replacements for a bidet available, so it’s important that you narrow down which features are most important to you.
Consider whether you want something that’s highly portable and lightweight, what your preferred budget is, and if you prefer a continuous stream of water or you’re happy to manually spray water.
Regardless of your preferences, I’ve rounded up the five best replacements for a bidet below, and there’s something for everyone.
1. Peri Bottle
A peri bottle is a simple, inexpensive replacement for a bidet. If you’re unfamiliar with a peri bottle, it’s essentially a squirt bottle that is used to clean the private areas after using the toilet.
Peri bottles are very commonly used postpartum, however, their usage and utility extend beyond that.
Because of their small size, peri bottles are portable and can be used both in the home and also while traveling.
It’s very common for people to use a peri bottle as a bidet replacement when they’re camping or hiking as they’re not only hygienic but also eliminate the need for toilet paper (and the need to find a suitable place to dispose of used toilet paper.)
In addition, peri bottles can also be great for people who have mobility issues and have trouble reaching behind with toilet paper, and for those suffering illness or injury.
2. Travel Washlet
If you’d prefer something slightly higher-tech then a travel washlet is the perfect bidet replacement for you.
Toto is a well-known manufacturer of high-end Japanese bidets but they also sell a lesser-known travel washlet.
I first discovered this product when I was living in Japan and after singing its praises, have convinced a number of family members to invest in a travel washlet.
Unlike a peri bottle which requires you to manually squeeze the bottle to expel water, the travel washlet is battery operated and thus, provides a continuous stream of water similar to a bidet.
Additionally, the travel washlet has a retractable nozzle and two washing modes, which provides a stronger, more efficient wash.
3. Handheld Sprayer
If you don’t need a bidet replacement that you can take on the go, then a handheld sprayer is a good option.
Handheld sprayers are exactly what they sound like – a sprayer that you hold in your hand, point towards your rear, and spray.
These are a popular option for people who are looking for a budget-friendly bidet alternative that doesn’t require additional plumbing work and can be easily installed and uninstalled.
4. Bidet Bottle Top
The smallest, most portable option on this list of replacements for a bidet is a bidet bottle top.
A bidet bottle top is basically a small contraption that can screw onto the top of any bottle and turn it into an instant portable handheld bidet.
This option is perfect for hikers, mountain climbers, or those who want an extremely lightweight, portable, eco-friendly bidet replacement.
5. Wet Wipes
If toilet paper just isn’t cutting it for you anymore but you’d rather avoid using water to clean your rear end, then wet wipes are a good bidet alternative.
Although not as environmentally friendly as a peri bottle or portable washlet, wet wipes will provide a more thorough clean than dry toilet paper, and they are gentler on the skin.
However, a word of caution.
Even though many wet wipes are marketed as being “flushable” I recommend avoiding flushing your wet wipes down the toilet, especially if you have a septic tank system.
Wet wipes are notorious for clogging pipes and blocking up septic tanks, which can be very costly (and disgusting) to fix.
There are a number of replacements for a bidet on the market, so it’s easy to find one that suits your personal needs.
Avoid using gadgets that aren’t made specifically for the private regions (such as water flossers, vegetable sprayers, etc) and instead, opt for a safe, legitimate bidet alternative.