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Dehydration Signs in Kids

Dehydration Signs in Kids

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Urine color holds the key to hydration status 

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OCT. 08, 2021 1 MINUTE READ
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Drink eight glasses of water a day! We have all heard that advice time and time again. Hydration is part of what helps your body function properly.

But if you don’t drink enough, you can become dehydrated. Dehydration can cause many issues, including headaches, dizziness, fatigue, fainting, rapid heartbeat, and other symptoms.

So how do you know if you become dehydrated? It’s all in the color. Review this infographic for helpful color cues so you can avoid becoming dehydrated.

Staying Hydrated When Sick: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Get Enough Fluids

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A child lies in bed drinking out of a red cup.

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When your child is sick, it's natural to worry about them — especially if they're not drinking as much as you know they should be. But it can be difficult to know whether your child is taking in enough fluids to replenish losses, and it can be just as hard to get a sick kid to drink anything.

This article will review the signs of mild to moderate dehydration in children and explore how to keep kids hydrated when they aren't feeling well.

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