Is Your Baby Dehydrated?

Dehydration Chart

Degree of dehydration Pretty Parched
Mood Restless, irritable
Eyes or soft spot on head

No tears, sunken

Mouth and tongue Dry
Thirst Thirsty, drinks eagerly
Urination Less frequent than normal
What to do If your child has two or more of these signs, call your pediatrician, give liquids or an electrolyte solution.

Degree of dehydration Dangerously Dehydrated
Mood Lethargic or not conscious
Eyes or soft spot on head

Very sunken and dry, no tears

Mouth and Tongue Very dry
Thirst Drinks infrequently or unable to drink
Urination Minimal or none
What to do If your child has any of these signs, call 911.

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