Posted October 15th, 2017, 09:16 AM
My friend will be traveling on the QM2 on a crossing. He has ALS and uses a bidet at home. He has a care giver joining him but I think would prefer to take care of certain hygiene issues himself if possible. Until I started helping plan this trip I was very ignorant to the hurdles disabled travelers face, very dissapointing to learn of the limited availability of accessible hotels and cabins etc.
Anyhow there is no bidet in the cabin which surprises me as I would have assumed someone designing such bathrooms would have considered there could be a need for one. I have been doing various searches and have come across some travel bidets but most appear that he would have to be able to squeeze it to work which might be difficult. I did see some battery opperated ones and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them? I am wondering if as there is a raised toliet seat if it could fit between the gap and he could just press the button taking care of that situation himself.
Please excuse the delicate nature of the question. Any tips or advice would be appreciated.
No apology needed: many of us have issues like this. My husband and I both have hemorrhoids, and have bidets attached to all our toilets at home, and use the toilet's water supply. We just bought a condo near our youngest son, and I ordered another one last week. (We get them on Amazon, they cost $30, and attach to any toilet in about 15 minutes. We will never live anywhere without one.)
While purchasing the last one, I researched travel bidets, and ordered two TOPINCN
We've used them for about 3 days, and I must say I'm impressed. On a scale of 1-10 our attached bidets are a 10: super fast and easy to use. These travel bidets are around a 6. They come with a USB charger cable, so if you have any USB wall charger, you just plug them in to recharge. There's no battery to install.
They have 2 water pressure settings, and I use the strongest, which is just right. I use warm water in the travel bidet's cannister, and it can be used to clean from the front or the back. My husband uses it from the back. The "wand" angle is adjustable, too.
It can be easily refilled for a second round, and washes / rinses up easily. I store the two parts detached so it can air dry in between uses. It's actually very sanitary to use. The soft button to operate the water flow is easy to push, too.
There's more finishing mop up with the travel bidet, but it's a perfect solution for us. With our attached bidets at home I'm done rinsing and finishing in less than a minute; the travel bidet is about 3 minutes if I have to refill it.