What are the Signs of Dehydration?
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Lethargy or sleepiness/less active
- Vomiting or nausea
- Dry skin
- Dry or sticky mouth
How much does a child need to drink?
A child needs 6-8 cups of fluid per day.
One cup is equivalent to 240 milliliters which is also equal to 8 ounces.
What counts as a fluid?
Water, milk, 100% juice, soup and anything that at room temperature is a liquid.
Thumbs up to low fat milk, water and 100% juice.
Thumbs down to sports drinks, energy drinks, sodas and non-100% juice drinks.
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