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“W” Position an alarming Position

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About “W” Position

Sitting in W position is very common in kids because they are comfortable when playing with toys, games, as it provides stability. But you don’t know that this sitting position is very dangerous for your kids.

Some Negative effects of “W” sitting include:

  • Orthopedic problems
  • Delayed Development of Postural Control and Stability
  • Delayed Development of Refined Motor Skills

Actually, this poses stresses on many parts of the body:

  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Postural muscles

Sitting in this position for a long time leads to tightened and shortened muscles which may lead to “pigeon-toed” walking and could increase the chance of pelvis or back pain as they grow. This can affect the further development of balance, motor skills, and coordination. To avoid all these problems, you have to teach your child how to sit in a proper posture.

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