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SmartTeams™ Talk: Urine Color Good Indicator of Child's Hydration Status, Especially Useful For Younger Kids

The younger a child is the less likely they are to drink to thirst, says James MacDonald, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University and a pediatric sports medicine physician at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Checking the color of their urine after sports gives parents a good idea of whether they are properly hydrated or need to drink more fluids.