How to record intake and output for your child:
Always record the time of each intake or output episode.
Intake should be recorded in ounces or milliliters. This can usually be found on the container. If your child is using a sippy cup or bottle, these are usually labeled as well
o 1 cup = 8 oz; lots of sippy cups are made to hold about 6 oz
If your child is potty-trained, try to use the urine hat provided to measure urine output. If your child is not potty-trained and uses diapers or pull-ups record the number of wet diapers or pull-ups. For example, you change 1 wet diaper, record as “1”.
Record stools as to how many the child has. For example, you change 1 dirty diaper; you record the number of stools as “1”. If your child is potty-trained and has formed stools or diarrhea which can’t be measured, record each one in the same way.
Record vomiting episodes as to how many the child has unless you have a way to measure (in most cases you won’t). For example, your child vomits once; you record this as “1”.
You can use the notes section of the form above to record the characteristics of stool, emesis or urine (color, consistency).