The Bristol Stool Chart (for Children)

This chart is a tool used very widely in conjunction with a bowel diary as part of a medical assessment to identify dysfunctional bowel patterns.

Many toilet training difficulties can be related to underlying bowel dysfunction and early identification and treatment is strongly recommended.

This chart is a useful guideline to assist discussions with medical and allied health professionals about your child.

Copies are freely available through your medical practitioner or online or
The Continence Foundation of Australia:

11 February 2018