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How can I tell if my baby is dehydrated?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: Poor urine output

If you are changing few diapers, your baby may be getting dehydrated.
Other symptoms include dry mouth, few tears when crying, and extreme fatigue. These are particularly important symptoms to watch out for if your baby has been having vomiting and diarrhea.

In brief: Poor urine output

If you are changing few diapers, your baby may be getting dehydrated.
Other symptoms include dry mouth, few tears when crying, and extreme fatigue. These are particularly important symptoms to watch out for if your baby has been having vomiting and diarrhea.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
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In brief: Decreased Urination

If your baby is feeding normally, happy and urinating at least 6 times in a 24 hour period, they are probably well hydrated.
When infants have decreased feedings or increased losses (vomiting or diarrhea), it's time to watch their urine output and activity level. If they are voiding less than 4 times in a 24 hour period or look sick, you should call your doctor.

In brief: Decreased Urination

If your baby is feeding normally, happy and urinating at least 6 times in a 24 hour period, they are probably well hydrated.
When infants have decreased feedings or increased losses (vomiting or diarrhea), it's time to watch their urine output and activity level. If they are voiding less than 4 times in a 24 hour period or look sick, you should call your doctor.
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