Is Pedialyte OK for babies?
Pedialyte is generally considered safe for children over the age of 1 when properly mixed, stored in the refrigerator, and consumed or discarded within 48 hours. It should only be given to children under the age of 1 under medical supervision.
How do you calculate pediatric dehydration rate?
This is calculated by dividing the difference between the pre-illness and illness weights by the pre-illness weight, then multiplying by 100 (Table 5). For example, a 10-kg patient who has lost 1 kg is 10% dehydrated.
How is pediatric diarrhea treated?
To keep a child with diarrhea hydrated, offer plenty of fluids, such as:
- Broth or soup.
- Pediatric electrolyte solutions in liquid or freezer pop form.
- Sports drinks, such as Gatorade or Powerade (choose low-sugar varieties)
How do I give my 6 month old Pedialyte?
Spoon or syringe feed 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of Pedialyte every 5 minutes. If your baby is urinating less frequently than normal, you can offer the baby an electrolyte solution between breast-feedings for a short time (6 to 24 hours). Do not give your child any medicines by mouth for 8 hours.
Can I give Pedialyte to my 9 month old?
For infants up to 10 months old, use Pedialyte® or Enfalyte®, Liquilytes® or generic electrolyte solution.
What is dehydration in Pediatrics?
The World Health Organization defines dehydration as a condition that results from excessive loss of body water. The most common causes of dehydration in children are vomiting and diarrhea.
How do you calculate IV fluids in pediatrics?
- For infants 3.5 to 10 kg the daily fluid requirement is 100 mL/kg.
- For children 11-20 kg the daily fluid requirement is 1000 mL + 50 mL/kg for every kg over 10.
- For children >20 kg the daily fluid requirement is 1500 mL + 20 mL/kg for every kg over 20, up to a maximum of 2400 mL daily.