Urine output at different ages.

In this article you will find all information about urination in the  child and also give you information about right amount of urine output per day.

The organs in your child’s urinary system, or urinary tract, are responsible for filtering the blood to remove excess water and unwanted material, and then excreting as the urine, or pee. Urine is produced in your child’s kidney and then transferred to his bladder through the ureters, the tubes that connect the kidney to the bladder. The bladder is a balloon like muscle that stretches as it fills with urine. The bottom, or neck, of the bladder is kept closed by a circular group of muscles called the urethral sphincter. This automatically stays contracted to hold in the urine until your child’s bladder is full.

Urine output at different ages:

Age Output per day
0 to 48 hours 15 to 60 ml
3 to 10 days 100 to 300 ml
10 to 60 days 250 to 450 ml
2 to 12 months 400 to 500 ml
1 to 3 years 500 to 600 ml
3 to 5 years 600 to 700 ml
5 to 8 years 650 to 1000 ml
8 to 14 years 800 to 1400 ml


What colour of urine is normal?

Healthy urine is straw colored, however it is quite normal for the nappy of your newborn to be stained dark pink or even red. This is because a newborn’s urine contains substance called urates, waste products present in his blood at birth. This discoloration will disappear within a few days. If your baby is a girl, there may be some slight bleeding from the vagina, which can appear discolored, but this is quite normal during the first few days. In an older baby or toddler, urine can become discolored through drinking blackcurrant juice or similar dark liquids. If, however, you suspect the discoloration is caused by blood in the urine you should consult to your doctor or GP or Midwife.

Is your child dehydrated?

It is not necessary for your child to drink constantly, but it is important that he/she maintains a regular fluid intake through a day. A simple way to check if your child has drunk enough is to check the colour of his/ her. As a rule of thumb, the paler the urine, then good amount fluid intake. If your child seems dehydrated, give him/her plenty of clear fluids like cooled and boiled water for young babies. If severely dehydrated, your child should receive urgent medical attention.

You can try nutritious recipes to your child.

White Bean Soup

Serves 4
Prep time 40 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Dietary Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Soup, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Formal Party
This recipe is written by www.thepostnatal.com.


  • 400g cans butter beans 3 cans (drained and rinsed)
  • 900ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 6 tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • salt (to taste)
  • fresh black pepper (to taste)


This healthy and nutritious recipe have 150 calories per servings.

This recipe is given by www.thepostnatal.com


Step 1
Put the beans and stock in a medium saucepan, bring to boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.
Step 2
Now remove one third of beans in another pot. Remaining beans you can mashed it by blender or food processor into fine pure. Now mixed the beans the and pure into one saucepan.
Step 3
Add olive oil in the saucepan, add garlic then fry gently till golden color appears. Now add chopped tomatoes and simmer it fir 5 to 8 minutes.
Step 4
Stir the mixture meanwhile. Add salt, black pepper and coriander mix well, stop heating. Serve hot.
Step 5
Instead of cans beans, you can also used dried beans approx 500gms, just by soaking it into water for overnight. Drain it and cooked into water for 20 minutes in pressure cooker or 40 to 50 minutes in microwave or on hob. Till it becomes soft for pure.

Lentil Soup

Serves 2
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Bread, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack, Soup
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Serve Hot


  • 275g brown or green lentils (small variety)
  • 100ml Extra virgin oil
  • 1 Medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Small Garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 carrot (sliced)
  • 400g chopped tomatoes (or 1 can)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Tomato puree
  • 1l Hot water (vegetable or chicken stock)
  • fresh black pepper
  • salt to taste


This recipe is written by www.thepostnatal.com


Step 1
Rinse the lentils, drain them and put them in a large bowl with water cover it. Soak this lentil for 10 minutes. This will give nice texture to the soup.
Step 2
After soaking ,strain it, discard the water and keep aside the lentil. Now take a pan add oil, garlic, onion saute until translucent. Now add lentils, carrots, tomatoes, tomato puree, green herbs and stock or hot water, stir it properly.
Step 3
Add pepper and salt to taste. Bring it boil for 20 to 25 minutes until the lentil becomes soft or cooked. Stir well, add green herbs on top and serve hot. This is tasty and nutritious soup for all ages.