How Much Water Your Child Should Drink?

In order to be healthy and have energy, children, like adults, should drink plenty of water; the amount of fluids needed daily varies depending on age, but it’s good to know that both vegetables and fruits contain water and contribute to the recommended daily dosage of liquids, along with milk. Because these aliments also contain nutrients such as calcium and Vitamin C , sugar and fat, their amount must be limited.

How much water your child should drink daily?
Most adults provide their daily recommended dose for liquids, which is about 2 liters, from meals and drinks normally consumed during a typical day; any beverages, including those with caffeine, contribute to the amount of fluid that is daily needed in the body.

Children between 1-8 years need less fluids than an adult or older children, but the recommendation is the same for them – they should drink fluids during  every meal and every time they are thirsty.

Children aged between 4 to 8 years, whether boys or girls, should consume about 1 liter of fluids a day.
Children aged between 9 to 13 years should consume 1.7 liters of liquids (in the case of girls) or 1.9 liters of liquids (for boys).
For teenagers girls between 14 and 18 years, the recommended daily dose of liquid is 1.9 liters, and for teenagers boys of the same age, 2.6 liters per day.
On very hot days, or when your child does physical activity to compensate the loss of water through perspiration, the daily recommended dose of water increases to supplement this loss; Depending on the weight of the child, between 100 and 500 ml of water every 20 minutes is recommended, when the child is doing effort.