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How do I know when a child is dehydrated?
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Count diapers
If you are concerned about dehydration in your baby/child who is still in diapers- start counting how many wet diapers they have.
Babies will usually have a wet diaper after most feedings- 6-8 a day. If your child is having significantly less or has not urinated in 8 hours please call your pediatrician.

In brief: Count diapers
If you are concerned about dehydration in your baby/child who is still in diapers- start counting how many wet diapers they have.
Babies will usually have a wet diaper after most feedings- 6-8 a day. If your child is having significantly less or has not urinated in 8 hours please call your pediatrician.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Tired kid with . . .
A child (toddler or older) gets dehydrated usually from diarrhea, especially if he is drinking incorrect drinks or amounts, or he simply can't hold anything down.
Tiredness & thirst are early signs. Then the mouth gets sticky (instead of wet), the eyes look a little sunken, the urine is little & darker, hands & feet get colder, skin color doesn't look so good, skin gets mushy & dough-like, etc...

In brief: Tired kid with . . .
A child (toddler or older) gets dehydrated usually from diarrhea, especially if he is drinking incorrect drinks or amounts, or he simply can't hold anything down.
Tiredness & thirst are early signs. Then the mouth gets sticky (instead of wet), the eyes look a little sunken, the urine is little & darker, hands & feet get colder, skin color doesn't look so good, skin gets mushy & dough-like, etc...
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Yash Khanna
when a child is dehydrated he will not pass much urine as body tries to preserve fluids and i agree with Dr kwok
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