Dehydration
Dehydration As a Result of Illness
Dehydration occurs when your child loses more fluids and minerals, called electrolytes, than she’s taking in. This happens most commonly when a youngster is ill and has vomiting and diarrhea as symptoms.

Dehydration throws your child’s body chemistry out of balance, and makes a sick youngster feel even worse. Without proper hydration, your child’s body can’t function efficiently.

Some of the signs of mild to moderate dehydration are:
  1. tiredness
  2. restlessness
  3. irritability
  4. increased thirst
  5. dry mouth and tongue
  6. decrease in urine output
  7. weight loss
  8. increased heart rate and pulse
  9. fast breathing
  10. sunken eyes
If you can get small amounts of fluids into your child, you can head off dehydration. But remember not to give fluids in large quantities, or too quickly, as that can lead to more vomiting.

If you suspect your child is in danger of becoming dehydrated, use Pediagro to treat or prevent the condition.

Pediagro is a micro-hydration resource and can help treat or prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea and vomiting.

The Importance of Hydration for Children
Your child’s brain is about 80% water. It makes sense, then, that if your youngster is poorly hydrated, his mental performance and ability to learn will be affected.

Mild dehydration can reveal itself as reduced alertness and inability to concentrate. Attention, concentration and memory can decrease by as much as 10% at the point your child feels thirsty. His mental performance will continue to deteriorate as the degree of dehydration increases.

If your youngster is dehydrated, as soon as he re-hydrates he’ll become more alert and revitalized. In schools that are paying attention to the importance of hydration, teachers have concluded that adequate water or other healthful hydration supplementation for students contributed to a more productive learning environment.

Pediagro is a micro-hydration resource and can help your child stay hydrated throughout the day.