For the Potty-Trained Child
You may ask the clinic or the doctor’s office for supplies to collect stool. This would include a “hat” to place on the toilet rim and a container.
Ask your child to urinate in the toilet first, then, lift the toilet seat and place the hat shaped container over the rim of the toilet. Lower the toilet seat. Have your child sit and try to defecate into the hat container. The toilet paper should be tossed in the toilet bowl, not the container.
For the Child in Diapers
Collecting stool from a child in diapers can be difficult. Liquid stool can seep into the diaper before it can be collected. Here are a couple of tips to help you obtain the stool:
- Line diaper with plastic wrap or turn diaper “inside out” so that the plastic side is next to the skin.
- Check diaper often to see if child has stooled.