Children often like to sit in the shape of the letter W. They spend hours in this position while playing on the floor, but did you know that this position puts their health in danger?
Sitting in the W-position rotates the hips inwards and creates predisposition for development of serious orthopedic problems. The W-position also causes muscle deformation and contraction besides improper bone development. Many orthopedists will warn you if they notice your child sitting like this.
The W-shaped position causes gravitation to exceed the body gravity center while the torso muscles cannot maintain body balance. In order to avoid all these problems, you must discourage your child from sitting in this position. Every time you see it sitting like this, straighten up or cross their legs immediately and watch them closely afterwards.