The AAP recommends alerting your baby’s doctor if any of the following symptoms develop:
Mild to moderate dehydration:
Plays less than usual.
Urinates less frequently (for infants, fewer than six wet diapers per day).
If dehydration is caused by diarrhea, stools will be loose. If caused by vomiting or fever, there will be fewer stools.
Parched, dry mouth.
Fewer tears when crying.
Sunken soft spot of the head in an infant or toddler.
Severe dehydration (in addition to the symptoms and signals already listed):
Cool, discolored hands and feet.
Urinates only one to two times per day.
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