Be alert for the following warning signs of dehydration, and notify the pediatrician immediately if any of them develop.
Mild to Moderate Dehydration:
Plays less than usual
Urinates less frequently (for infants, fewer than six wet diapers per day)
Parched, dry mouth
Fewer tears when crying
Sunken soft spot of the head in an infant or toddler
Stools will be loose if dehydration is caused by
diarrhea; if dehydration is due to other fluid loss (vomiting, lack of fluid intake), there will be decreased bowel movements.
(in addition to the symptoms and signals already listed):