Stools and foods

Babies who eat a variety of foods will pass stools that vary in colour and consistency, depending on what they have eaten. New foods such as fruits or vegetables may result in soft stools for a few days if the food is not completely digested, and they may be a different colour than usual. For example, a baby who eats green vegetables may pass green stools.

Don’t worry if your baby’s diaper contains bits of vegetable or fruit. This is common and normal.