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:

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