Bristol Stool Chart: Types of poop, Appearance, color

The standard baby stool chart to describe bowel movements to a doctor is called a Bristol Stool Form Scale or BSF scale. It helps uneasy patients and doctors to distinguish normal stools from abnormal in an objective manner. As a parent of a young child, use this chart to fix minor problems well in advance of them becoming a major life-long trouble for your child.


  • The ideal stool is usually type 3 or 4, which is easy to pass through without being too watery.
  • If your stool is type 1 or 2, you may probably be constipated.
  • The types 5, 6, and 7 tend toward diarrhoea.


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