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Check for Fluid Loss

Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Check babies for wet diapers that are frequent and heavy as normal. Also look for tears when the baby is crying.Use this list to check for dehydration:

  • Make sure babies have wet diapers. Check that wet diapers
    are as frequent and heavy as normal.
  • Look for tears when the baby or toddler is crying.
  • Check to see how wet the childs mouth is. The inside of the mouth should be wet. Wash your hands after you do this.
  • Check to see that children, teens, and adults are making frequent trips to the bathroom to urinate.
  • Check the urine color. Clear or light yellow-colored urine means the person is getting enough fluid. Dark yellow urine signals the person is dehydrated.