Dehydration (General, Baby or Young Child)

Babies can quickly get dehydrated when they lose fluids because of problems like vomiting or fever. Symptoms of dehydration can range from mild to severe. For example: The baby may be fussy or cranky (mild dehydration), or the baby may be very sleepy and hard to wake up (severe dehydration). The baby may have a little…

Dehydration (General, Baby or Young Child)

Dehydration (General, Baby or Young Child)

Babies can quickly get dehydrated when they lose fluids because of problems like vomiting or fever.

Symptoms of dehydration can range from mild to severe. For example:

  • The baby may be fussy or cranky (mild dehydration), or the baby may be very sleepy and hard to wake up (severe dehydration).
  • The baby may have a little less urine than usual (mild dehydration), or the baby may not be urinating at all (severe dehydration).

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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