Why The W Sitting Position Can Be Bad for Children

kids love to run skip jump and twirl

they're naturally active intent to have

batteries that rarely need charging yet

when quiet time does come or when there

are short breaks of an activity they

plop down on the ground with a toy or a

book as parents we need to be attentive

to their sitting positions babies often

squat with their feet flat on the ground

and at times will fold their legs and

sit indian-style these are both natural

and healthy sitting positions but one

that's also popular could bring more

damage to their rapidly growing bones

and joints perhaps the worst position

that a child could sit in as referred to

as the W sitting position it's when the

child sits with knees inner thighs and

feet flat on the floor the feet position

themselves even with the spine and the

legs form aw kids like it because they

feel secure and stable they don't ever

think about the stress that it creates

and the consequences that could arise

later in life this sitting position is

specifically prejudicial to the knees

and hips some common initial

complications from sitting in the W

position include dislocation it places

both knees and hips in unnatural angles

and put stress on the spine as well

sitting like this also shortens and

tightens certain leg muscles it could

lead to pulls and strains that are

unnecessary so if kids shouldn't sit in

aw what other options are available how

should we correct our kids when we see

them sitting like this consider another

letter of the alphabet instead of the W

suggest to your child that he sit like V

you could even show him the shape of his

legs in positions and use it as a

teaching point this provides the same

amount of stability without all the

threats of muscle damage or dislocation

it even gets the child an opportunity to

stretch muscles while having increased

mobility on the floor they can twist and

bend freely without hindrance be

consistent and correct your child every

time you see him sitting in the W

encourage proper habits early they're

easier to teach in the beginning bad

habits are more difficult to break

the older kids get the less they will

sit in the floor but while we have an

opportunity we should help them remain

healthy and not do anything that might

bring about more risks