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 Bristol stool chart is designed to help doctors measure the time it takes for food to pass through your body and leave as waste. The shape and form of your poop may also point your doctor toward a diagnosis of some digestive problems.
- 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.