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how much water should an eight year old child drink daily?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Drink , Drink, Drink: There is almost no too much. We and our children should be drinking often every day. A good amount is about a quart per day. Your body loves to be well hydrated!
Answered on May 5, 2012
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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Thirsty: Thirst is the best gauge as to proper fluid intake. Most foods are high in fluid content, especially fruits and veggies. A drink with most meals, probably milk though if there is dairy in other ways it's not necessary, and fluid available through the day is likely fine. If urine is more clear than yellow, then you're doing fine.
Answered on May 2, 2019
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not to focus: As long as the kid is making pee every 6-8 hours or so and functions well, there is no need to focus on a water or fluid intake goal.
Answered on Mar 24, 2018

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