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What is w-sitting? How to reduce w-sitting.

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What is w-sitting? How to reduce w-sitting.

What is w-sitting? W-sitting refers to the seated position whereby children sit with their feet resting behind their bottom. It is termed 'w-sitting' because the legs make a W shape when viewing the child from a bird's eye view. My concerns about w-sitting are: The core muscles are 'having a holiday' while a child sits in this position because the legs are holding the upper body up against gravity instead of the core muscles It is difficult for a child to transfer their body from this w-sitting position into a crawling position (compared to being in tummy time), learn more...

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