What To Know About W-Sitting!
What is W sitting?
W sitting is a position children sit in where their knees are placed together in front of them and their feet are on the sides of their hips, making a W-shape as pictured.
What causes my child to sit like this?
Children usually sit like this because of:
Core and trunk weakness
Excessive hip flexibility
Low muscle tone
They just like to
Not all W-Sitting is bad!
Most kiddos W-sit at some point in their development! But it is only cause for concern if this is the child's preferred sitting position and ring/circle sit or side sit is not observed.
W-sitting widens a child’s base of support in sitting and decreases the utilization of the core muscles. It also may create limited movement for a child where they are moving only forward and backward in one plane as opposed to movement in additional planes including laterally to the side and with rotation. W-sitting also creates difficulty transitioning in and out of sitting through rotation which i