How To Protect A Child From Dehydration
Apr 21, 2022, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Every day, we lose body fluids (water and other liquids) in our urine, stool, sweat, and tears. We replace the lost fluids by eating and drinking. But this might not be the process every toddler follows. It becomes important for us as a parent to monitor their fluid intakes to ensure a hydrated toddler. Normally, the body balances these processes carefully, so we replace as much water as we lose. Dehydration is the condition where the body loses more water than it receives. It creates a scarcity of water for essential body functions eventually disrupting normal metabolic processes.
Toddlers are the most susceptible group to dehydrate as their smaller bodies hold lesser fluid reserves.
Is Your Toddler At Risk Of Dehydration?
Some toddlers become dehydrated because they don’t drink enough water. Certain factors can also put your toddler at a higher risk of dehydration. These include:
Poor fluid intake during an illness
Chronic illnesses like diabetes or a bowel disorder
Exposure to hot and humid weather
In this workshop we will learn
1. What are the causes of dehydration?
2. What are the symptoms of dehydration? Please explain age wise, starting from 0-1 years, 1-3 years and 3-7 years
3. What are some of the warning signs of dehydration?
4. How can a parent help? What are some of the steps a parent can take?
5. How to help a child recover from dehydration?
6. What are the different types of dehydration and how can a parent treat each?
7. What are first few steps a parents can take immediately to help a child recover from dehydration
8. When do parents need to seek help from an Expert?
9. How much water does a child need? How to add fluids to a child’s meal plan?
Join in this parentune workshop with Senior Pediatrician Dr Narmada Ashok to learn How To Protect A Child From Dehydration. Join in now and ask your questions.
Dr.Narmada Ashok, Senior Pediatrician
Sr. Pediatrician & Director, Nalam Medical Centre & Hospital, Sathuvachari, Vellore
| Apr 21, 2022
Namstey Ma'am ! What are the signs of dehydration? My 3. 1 years old girl seems inactive, lethargic and dull these days especially after coming back from school? What can be done to give a boost to her energy levels? She doens't want to eat fruits and vegetables and takes just a bread slice with butter spread on it as breakfast and she gets mid-day meals in school. Kindly give some handy tips to deal with this issue.
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