The W-position is one of many sitting positions that most children move in and out of while playing, but it’s not recommended for everyone. Is your child sitting in a position that forms the letter W? Then probably it is time for you to sit up and take note. W-sitting refers to the position when the child sits with legs spread forming the alphabet W.What is W-sitting Position?
The w-sitting position is a position wherein a child sits on his hips with both knees bent and legs spread behind him forming the alphabet W with his legs. Many growing children do tend to sit in this position while playing.Why Should W-sitting Be Discouraged?
As soon as the child starts sitting without any support, he may start sitting in this position, as this position gives him balance without support. A child with a weak core will automatically prefer to sit in this position. While some outgrow this soon, other children may continue sitting in W-position later on as well which then requires intervention.How Can Parents Help?
Once the child starts sitting and crawling, let him have as much mobility as possible. Remove random furniture, excessive rugs from the house and let the baby have free access to the entire space—all this translates into muscle movement and exercise fro young babies and eventually strengthens their core. So, start early and let your child have the benefit of a healthy core.