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Bed-Wetting - What Increases Your Risk

Children who develop at a slower rate than other children during the first 3 years of life have an increased likelihood of wetting the bed. Boys tend to develop more slowly, so they are more likely than girls to wet the bed.

A child may inherit the tendency to wet the bed.

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Playtime for Children With Cognitive Delays

Play is such a natural part of childhood. Sometimes we forget that it's not always just fun and games. It’s also crucial to promoting healthy development and maintaining strong parent-child bonds. Child specialists say this is equally true for children with cognitive delays, which can arise from genetic abnormalities, problems in the nervous system, or developmental disorders. WebMD consulted the experts about how you can effectively direct your child’s play if he or she has any type of cognitive...

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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