Parenting Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for parents, grandparents, nannies and others with a parenting role. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My 15 months daughter passes stool 3 times a day. She started this habit last week. Before that she had passed her stool like after 2 or 3 days and that was hard.

She is active, healthy every thing is normal.

Could anyone tell me is it normal?

share|improve this question
Not sure what the right tag for 'stool' is? – Joe Apr 28 '14 at 21:43
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Children passing stool on a variable basis is not uncommon, and not in and of itself a reason for concern normally. Often stool changes are due to eating habits; for example, a diet high in fiber (veggies/fruit) will yield softer, more frequent stools, while a diet primarily consisting of meats and cheeses will likely yield infrequent, hard stools.

Two to three times a day is still well within 'normal'; both of my (13mo and 33mo) children are in that range. Both are pretty good about veggie/whole fruit consumption, and thus have pretty soft stools. When they eat more meat/yogurt, they become less frequent and harder.

That said, this is not a site for medical advice, so if you have some concern, you should certainly talk to your pediatrician.

share|improve this answer
Thanks alot for your help – user7564 May 11 '14 at 17:21

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.