SOURCE: American Biffy Company

October 15, 2008 10:18 ET

Biffy Bidet Improves Hygiene in Children

BOULDER CITY, NV--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - According to the US Census Bureau, there are approximately 40 million children under the age of 10 living in the United States. Due to improper bathroom hygiene, most will experience diaper rashes, urinary tract infections or chafing at some point in their childhood. To help address these and other issues, a Nevada-based company is offering the Biffy, a special bidet attachment that connects to most toilets in less than five minutes.

With a gentle, one-step motion, the Biffy's showerhead-style spray produces a fan of water to a user's bottom, thoroughly rinsing the area clean. Since no manual dexterity is needed to operate the device, the Biffy is ideal for children who would normally have difficulty cleaning their bottoms with traditional toilet paper.

"Children and their parents can significantly benefit from using a Biffy," says Dr. Warren Smith, inventor and founder of the American Biffy Company.

"It helps address some of the hygienic issues we see in kids such as improper wiping or hand contamination," he adds.

With proper supervision and education, the Biffy is safe to use for most children. An adjustable dial controls water pressure, ensuring delicate areas are not hurt or irritated.

Like most adult users, children who use a Biffy rarely return to toilet paper once they've tried it.

It is also helpful for children with special needs.

"My son loves it," says Gary Greaves, a Florida-based Biffy user and father of a child with autism spectrum disorder.

"Potty time used to be difficult because he didn't like the way the texture of toilet paper felt. But now, he enjoys his bathroom trips and always looks forward to using his Biffy."

Retailing for less than $100, the Biffy also has environmental benefits and can reduce a family's toilet paper consumption by up to 75%.

For parents, however, the health and hygiene benefits are the most attractive qualities of the product.

"Fecal matter on the hands of children is very common and hand-to-mouth contamination can cause serious gastrointestinal illnesses," notes Smith. "Along with a Biffy, proper hand washing and a little common sense can contribute to preventing a child from getting sick."

For more information, visit http://www.biffy.com or call 877-422-4339.

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