Does your child w-sit? If so, there may be some risks from sitting in this position. Watch to learn more about w-sitting, and how to change this behavior.

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Have you noticed your child likes to w-sit? W-sitting is when kids sit with knees bent and feet outside the hips. If you notice your child sitting like this a lot, there are a few risks you should be aware of. Here are some risks to w-sitting for long periods:

  • Hip dislocation
  • Increased muscle tightness
  • Limited trunk and core strength
  • Lack of cross body movements

Here are some tips to help stop w-sitting:

  1. Remind your child to “fix their legs” and put them in front of their body
  2. Offer a small chair or stool as an alternative to sitting on the floor
  3. Show them alternative ways to sit

Are you ready to try these tips out?