Doesn t feel like playing tired or cranky a dry diaper for 6 hours or longer sunken eyes crying with few or no tears a dry mouth constipation or hard or fewer bowel movements if the dehydration is from not drinking enough water cold hands. Common signs of dehydration in babies and toddlers include.
Other signs include urine that smells strong and appears darker than the usual light yellow color lethargy decreased saliva dry mouth lips no tears when crying unusual irritability sunken eyes and a sunken fontanel the soft spot on your baby s head where the bones haven t yet fused together.
Signs of dehydration in infant. Very fussy excessively sleepy sunken eyes cool discolored hands and feet wrinkled skin urinates only one to two times per day. If you get a rectal temperature reading over 100 degrees fahrenheit your baby is running a fever. Urine output is a very good indication of dehydration.
Fewer than six wet diapers in 24 hours or diapers that stay dry for two or three hours which might be a sign that. Severe dehydration in addition to the symptoms and signals already listed. The most likely group to experience severe diarrhea and vomiting infants and children are especially vulnerable to dehydration.
These are some signs of dehydration to watch for in children. Dry tongue and dry lips. Fewer than six wet diapers per day for infants and no wet diapers or urination for eight hours in toddlers.
Any of these signs could indicate that your baby is dehydrated or is becoming dehydrated. Plays less than usual goes more than six hours without a wet diaper urine that looks darker and smells stronger than usual lethargy a dry parched mouth and lips no or fewer tears while crying. Parents and caretakers should know the behavioral and physical signs and symptoms of both mild to moderate and severe dehydration in infants which include urine production weight loss and soft spots on the head.
Having a higher surface area to volume area they also lose a higher proportion of their fluids from a high fever or burns. Call the doctor if your child. No tears when crying.
That may place your newborn at heightened risk of dehydration if it continues long term. Is under three months old and has a fever is not breastfeeding or bottle feeding well has a sunken fontanelle is vomiting after two feedings in a row has diarrhea for more than eight hours shows any of the signs of dehydration listed above. Control fever vomiting diarrhea and other symptoms of illness.
If your baby is also vomiting or experiencing loose and liquid stool the risk is even higher. Call the doctor if you notice any of the following signs of dehydration in your baby. Urine that appears darker yellow and more concentrated dry mucous membranes you might notice.
Cold hands and feet may be signs of dehydration in infants.