A Fluid Challenge and why it is important for your child
A fluid challenge is away of testing to see if a child can tolerate fluids by mouth. Oral fluids are the best way toreplace and rehydrate children who have diarrhoea and
vomiting, or are not drinking for other reasons. The guidelines recommend that 1 ml per kg of your child’s weight, every 5 minutes, will hydrate your child adequately if tolerated.