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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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How Much Should a Bladder Hold?

The amount of urine a child's bladder should hold can be calculated by the following equation:

Bladder capacity by age

AGE + 2 = BLADDER CAPACITY (in ounces)
or
(AGE + 2)30 = BLADDER CAPACITY (in milliliters/cubic centimeters)

For example, a 5-year-old child's bladder should hold:

5 + 2 = 7 ounces
or
(5+2) 30 = 210 ml or cc's