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what are the signs of dehydration for an 8 month old......

im not sure if she is but she has had dirarea all day and has been very sleepy all day too.......

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stephany21

Asked by stephany21 at 9:10 PM on Nov. 1, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Our peditrician always told us the first sign of dehydration in a yound child is if when they cry, there is no tears.
    ElJaMom

    Answer by ElJaMom at 9:26 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • Oh ya, sorry answer 2 for me, is also no wet diapers in a day.
    ElJaMom

    Answer by ElJaMom at 9:27 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • dry mouth or no tears when she cries...have you been giving her pedilyte?
    when my oldest was 6 mth he got bad case of tummy flu....his eyes looked sunken and skin color was pale and also limp....he had to be hospitalized and be put on IV fluid....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • I don't think tears has anything to do with it. my doctor said sometimes tears just don't come. Check for a sunken in soft spot.
    Rockyschick

    Answer by Rockyschick at 9:38 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • Yes you can give her any tipe of electrolite drink. do this right away. my doctor told me if my son has the runs to give it to him.And when she told us that he was 2 months. it helps and they feel better.
    MommyTessier

    Answer by MommyTessier at 9:47 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

  • Signs of dehydration:
    Dry mouth
    No tears
    No wet diapers or very little pee
    Lethargic (very sleepy)

    Give pedialyte
    Don't give any milk or juice which can make diarrhea worse
    If she just doesn't seem right to you the bring her in to the doctor... little ones can get very dehydrated quickly.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:48 PM on Nov. 1, 2008

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