Water requirements for children

Have you ever wondered what is the amount of fluid your child should be taking in a day? We all always say that adults should drink 8 glasses of water a day, so what about the kids? There is actually a method of calculating the fluid requirements for your child. See below:

Body weight method:

<10 kg
100 mL/kg/day

11-20 kg
1000 mL + 50 mL/kg (for each kg >10)

>20 kg
1500 mL + 20 mL/kg (for each kg >20)

This is also known as the Holliday-Segar Fluid Requirement Calculation.


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