Say no to W sitting

Nurture your baby’s growth and development this holiday season. Encourage them to sit with criss crossed legs or side sit while playing on the floor with all their new toys! A baby often develops a tendency to W sit early on due to crawling and kneeling with the knees positioned outside of the hips. Prolonged W sitting leads to changes in the hip, knee and ankle joints. A baby who continues to W sit as a toddler can have delayed or impaired walking, poor posture and balance. Have a child who likes to W sit? No problem! Encourage them to sit in other positions. At first it might challenging if your child’s hips have loss their flexibility. But continued practice sitting in other positions will allow your child’s body to adapt.