For the safety of your family, this information is intended for use by North Seattle Pediatrics patients exclusively.

Dehydration is the excessive loss of body fluids through vomiting or diarrhea, combined with inadequate oral intake of fluids, can lead to dehydration in infants and small children. If your child has vomiting or diarrhea it is important to give them small sips of clear liquids every few minutes (1 teaspoon every 5 minutes to start).

Call the office for advice at 206-368-6080 if your child:

  • can’t keep sips of fluids down after 5-6 hours
  • is extremely tired or lethargic; not smiling or interacting
  • has dry lips and tongue or sunken eyes
  • isn’t urinating at least a little bit every 8-12 hours