My 15 month old daughter has an ear infection and doesn't want to eat or drink anything. What can I do to keep her from getting dehydrated?
Your toddler is probably in pain. Check out the signs of dehydration here. If she is indeed dehydrated, I would suggest doing anything you can to comfort her, even if it means holding her for an extended period of time. Next, try to offer Pedialyte or water via a spoon or syringe. Also, consider serving fruit such as melon, jello, or diluted apple juice in small portions. Children have a higher metabolic rate than adults and use up more water. Try to offer liquids in small quantities and often. Before trying these techniques or any others, contact your pediatrician for approval.
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