When you lose more fluids through summer sweat than you take in you can get dehydrated.
That’s why it’s important to drink fluids like water throughout the day. Children can become dehydrated quickly, so watching for signs can be key to their safety. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends notifying your family doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration in children:
- Plays less than usual
- Urinates less frequently
- Parched, dry mouth
- Fewer tears when crying
- Sunken soft spot in the head of an infant or toddler