Give your child small sips of oral rehydration solution as often as possible, about 1 or 2 teaspoons (5 or 10 milliliters) every few minutes. Babies can continue to breastfeed or take formula, as long as they are not vomiting repeatedly. Older children also can have electrolyte ice pops.
How do you hydrate a sick baby?
Try some of these:
- Water. It’sthe easiest choice, but if your child says it’s boring, add a little juice to liven it up.
- Fruit juices. Most kids love them. …
- Apple or grape juice may be more soothing. …
- But if your child is dehydrated, fruit juice doesn’t have the right mix of sugar and salt to treat it. …
- Decaffeinated tea.
How do I hydrate my 6 month old?
Try giving her very small amounts of fluid (primarily breast milk or formula as well as a little water if she’s 6 months or older) frequently. Electrolyte liquids are helpful for babies 3 months or older who have been vomiting.
How do I know if my sick baby is dehydrated?
Dehydration occurs when an infant or child loses so much body fluid that they are not able to maintain ordinary function. The warning signs can include dry skin, tongue and lips, rapid breathing, fewer wet diapers and tearless crying.
What are the 10 signs of dehydration?
10 Signs of Dehydration
- Here are 10 warning signs of dehydration:
- Fatigue. If you’re exhausted and you don’t know why, dehydration may be the culprit. …
- Headache. The first thing you should do when you have a headache is drink some water. …
- Muscle cramps. …
- Constipation. …
- UTI. …
- Dark-colored urine. …
- Dry skin and lips.
How do I know if my 6 month old is dehydrated?
Common signs of dehydration in babies and toddlers include:
- doesn’t feel like playing.
- tired or cranky.
- a dry diaper for 6 hours or longer.
- sunken eyes.
- crying with few or no tears.
- a dry mouth.
- constipation or hard or fewer bowel movements (if the dehydration is from not drinking enough water)
- cold hands.
How much water should I give my 6 month old?
A 6-12 month old baby needs two to eight ounces of water per day on top of the water they get from breast milk/formula. Taking sips from their cups throughout the day will usually get them the water they need.
Can I give Pedialyte to my 6 month old?
Some parents may also be tempted to add sugar to Pedialyte to increase sweetness. This may make diarrhea worse by drawing water into the intestine, increasing the risk of dehydration. Pedialyte should not be given to babies under the age of 1 without first talking to your pediatrician.
When should I take my child to the ER for dehydration?
Take your child to a hospital emergency department straight away if your child: has symptoms of severe dehydration – he’s not passing urine, is pale and thin, has sunken eyes, cold hands and feet, and is drowsy or cranky. has severe stomach pain. is vomiting and the vomit is a green colour or has blood in it.
Is Pedialyte OK for babies?
For infants up to 10 months old, use Pedialyte® or Enfalyte®, Liquilytes® or generic electrolyte solution. For babies over 10 months of age, use: – Gatorade® or Sports drinks – Jell-O® – Popsicles® – Soup broth – Caffeine-free white soda such as Sprite®, 7Up®, or ginger ale.
What are signs of severe dehydration?
Symptoms of dehydration in adults and children include:
- feeling thirsty.
- dark yellow and strong-smelling pee.
- feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
- feeling tired.
- a dry mouth, lips and eyes.
- peeing little, and fewer than 4 times a day.