Thirst and dry skin can be signs of dehydration. Generally, the first sign of dehydration is feeling thirsty. People who feel thirsty after sweating, spending long periods of time in the heat, or going for long periods without water are especially likely to be dehydrated.Why are kids more susceptible to dehydration?
Dehydration in Children. Infants are particularly susceptible to the ill effects of dehydration because of their greater baseline fluid requirements (due to a higher metabolic rate), higher evaporative losses (due to a higher ratio of surface area to volume), and inability to communicate thirst or seek fluid.