W Sitting Position

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What happens when you see your child sitting in this position? Does your child sit in this position?
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While it may look comfortable for them it can impact the development of their gross motor skills, coordination & balance. It is very common for kids to want to sit in this position & as a parent/caregiver, you may say "you may sit on your bottom" or "criss-cross apple sauce" & try to avoid saying don't sit like that.

What is wrong with this position?

🌟When sitting in W position kids are unable to rotate their upper body making it difficult to reach across. This can later impact their writing abilities. .
🌟It can hinder development of hand preference which can lead to coordination difficulties later on.
This position makes it difficult for kids to shift their weight from 1 side to other which can impact ability to balance when learning how to run/jump.. .
🌟Child's core muscles don't have to work as hard to keep them up & instead rely on wide base of their legs to keep their torso upright. .
🌟It increases the risk of the child's hip and leg muscles becoming short and tight.

If you have any concerns, please speak to your pediatrician.

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