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How to tell? Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
17th Jan '13

If your toddler is dehydrated? She's 17 months old and has had diarrhea since 5 this morning. She has gone 6 times now in large amounts and she just went again but it wasn't very much. It looks like brownish yellow pee in the diaper because it's so runny. Her mouth seems to be very dry, but when I changed her butt she started crying because of the pain and she got tears in her eyes. She has had 12oz total today and I'm working on giving her pedialite now but she isn't wanting to eat or drink...



Also, does anyone know anything besides the normal butt cream to put on a horrible diaper rash? It's from where her back and butt meet all the way up to just below her belly button and her vagina is also covered in rash.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
17th Jan '13

Petroleum jelly works well on my niece. As for liquids when my son was like that I used an oral syringe and gave him 5mL every five minutes. It's the only way I could get him to drink for about a day.

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" Petroleum jelly works well on my niece. As for liquids when my son was like that I used an oral syringe and gave him 5mL every five minutes. It's the only way I could get him to drink for about a day."


I've done that for my 6 month old but there's no way my 17 month old will even let me get a syringe near her. She's drinking 'okay' on her own, but I think she's pooping more out than she's taking in.

Just the Sea's mom 1 child; Keokuk, IA, United States 1748 posts
17th Jan '13

don't know about the dehydration part but i do know A&D should work,not the cream but the petroleum jelly like one.

Sara Malone Due October 30 (girl); 1 child; Ohio 35 posts
17th Jan '13

My babys doctors told us if they get a really bad rash to mix auquafore and Maalox(the heartburn medicine) it works really well as a protect-ant. Also if Shes pooping straight diaharia i wouldn't be to concerned about being dehydrated. My daughter had this for about a week straight and her doctor told us as long as its comming out like that shes getting plenty of water in her

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
17th Jan '13

Okay, thanks!