Children are more susceptible to dehydration than older teens and adults because they have smaller bodies. They have smaller reserves of water. Some toddlers become dehydrated because they don’t drink enough water. Certain factors can also put your toddler at a higher risk of dehydration.How does dehydration affect children?
Enough fluid needs to be provided so that the dehydration can be prevented. This is especially true if increased water loss occurs because of fever, vomiting or diarrhea. In children, symptoms of dehydration increase as the level of dehydration increases. Fussy, tired, irritable child.