why are infants vulnerable to dehydration?

fluide and electrolyte balances

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Everyone is vulnerable to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Infants are more vulnerable to everything because they're infants.

  • 1 decade ago

    because they can throw up alot, and in doing so they can lose a lot of fluid, if they are not drinking enough they can become dehydrated, there bodies are so little that they do not work like your and mine.

    Source(s): mom of 3
  • Pops
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Because they are so small, they don't have a lot of ANYTHING to spare, especially water. A case of diarrhea and in 24 hrs they can be dehydrated. You really have to watch them when they have diarrhea!!

    Good luck. Pops

    Source(s): Experience
  • 1 decade ago

    i used to be dehydrated when i was little because i never realised i was thirsty

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  • 1 decade ago

    they have no control over their intake.

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