Bristol Stool Chart
Poop & the Story it Tells
Did you know that stool is one of the indicators of your child's well-being?1
The colour, size, shape and texture of your child’s poop indicate the health of your child's digestive system. You can use the Bristol Stool Chart below to help you understand and discuss with your doctor about your child's current digestive health.
This range of poop types could be an indicator of constipation.
Separate hard lumps, like nuts. (Hard to pass)
Sausage-shaped, but lumpy.
This range of poop types are the most ideal as they are easy to pass without being too watery. This can be a sign of your child’s healthy gut.
Like a sausage but with cracks on its surface.
Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft.
This range of poop types tends towards diarrhoea.
Soft blobs with clear cut edges.
Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool.
Watery, no solid pieces. Entirely liquid.