The 5 Best Toilet Seat Cushions [Ranked]

Toilet Seat Cushion Risers

A hard plastic toilet seat can be extremely uncomfortable if you or a loved one are in pain, recovering from a surgery or just need some extra cushioning when sitting.

A cushioned toilet seat riser can provide needed elevation and padding in a pinch.

Take a look at some of our top toilet cushion riser picks and scroll down further to read our review of the top pick, the Duro-Med 4 Inch Toilet Seat Cushion.

(Check out our bedside commode reviews for another style of toilet option)

Comparing Them

ThumbnailToilet Seat CushionsManufacturerPriceOur RatingDimensions (Length X Width X Depth)Weight
Premier Comfort Toilet Seat CushionComfort$$4.719" x 14" x 4"2lbs
Duro-Med Vinyl Foam Toilet Seat CushionDuro-Med$3.516.2" x 12.5" x 2"0.6lbs
Medline Padded Toilet Seat CushionMedline$2.517" x 13" x 4"1.45lbs
Roho Toilet Seat CushionRoho$$$3.515.8" x 7.8" x 2.2"0.46lbs
EasyComforts Toilet Seat CushionEasyComforts$2.216" x 7.8" x 4"1lb

Effectiveness

Price

Ease of Use

The Duro-Med foam toilet seat cushion is a wipeable, tear resistant toilet riser with a white vinyl cover. It comes in 2 and 4 inch heights. It uses velcro hooks and loop straps to secure onto the toilet seat.

It will easily fit most standard-sized bathroom toilets. Most users find that it is comfortable and soft with its 4 inch height generally deflating to about 2 inches of elevation. There are some users that have not had success with the 2 inch version - complaining that it deflates. We recommend purchasing the 4 inch option to avoid that issue. We should also take care to note that it will decrease the size of the toilet opening receptacle a bit- so don't be caught short by that!

We've found that there are some mixed reviews for these toilet cushion risers as a category of product mostly because people have tremendously different needs. Since they are relatively cheap, and returns are easy through Amazon, it might make sense to take the plunge and try it out, returning it if it isn't a fit for you or a loved one. 

Pros

  • Most found it easy to attach to their toilets
  • An affordable way to increase toilet comfort
  • 4 inch version provides added height
  • Great temporary solution if you need a fix in a pinch

Cons

  • The cushion does decrease the size of the center cavity a bit
  • A minority of users had some difficulty attaching it to their toilets

Bathroom safety tips for the elderly

What are customers saying?

  • Customers with fibromyalgia, endometriosis, back pain, spinal fusions and other medical issues looking for bathroom comfort aids find that toilet seat cushion risers are an effective way of adding comfort to their bathroom experience.
  • Some users found it difficult to attach the toilet cushion riser to their toilet, but in most cases it was because their toilets were non-standard.
  • Many children of older parents living in assisted living communities purchase toilet seat cushion risers and other bathroom comfort products to help their elderly relatives to be more comfortable and fulfilling life.
  • Besides just the elderly, many people that are having surgery, or have had a surgical intervention, or are just afflicted with a temporary medical malady will find that these are handy interim solutions.
  • They are cheap enough to buy and dispose of after several weeks of use.
  • The most common problem that people have with these products besides general issues affixing them to their toilet seat lids is that the cushions will deflate and become flimsy upon sitting.
  • This is why we recommend getting the 4 inch version so that when sitting there is still enough cushioning left to minimize pain on pressure points.
  • Bone up on bathroom safety tips if you are dealing with an elderly person
  • You can also use them with portable toilets- handy if go camping or on RV trips.

Toilet cushion final thoughts

If you are looking to purchase a padded toilet riser, consider getting a 4 inch version. Also read the reviews on this page to get a sense of what would best fit your needs. Purchasing front and the retailers like Amazon is a smart option because of the free shipping and easy return process should you need to exchange your item for a better option.

 

 

 

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