Dehydration Severity, Baby or Young Child

Severe dehydration means: The baby may be very sleepy and hard to wake up. The baby may have a very dry mouth and very dry eyes (no tears). The baby may have no wet diapers in 12 or more hours. Moderate dehydration means: The baby may have no wet diapers in 6 hours. The baby may have a dry mouth and dry eyes (fewer…

Dehydration Severity, Baby or Young Child

Dehydration Severity, Baby or Young Child

Severe dehydration means:

  • The baby may be very sleepy and hard to wake up.
  • The baby may have a very dry mouth and very dry eyes (no tears).
  • The baby may have no wet diapers in 12 or more hours.

Moderate dehydration means:

  • The baby may have no wet diapers in 6 hours.
  • The baby may have a dry mouth and dry eyes (fewer tears than usual).

Mild dehydration means:

  • The baby may pass a little less urine than usual.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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