This sitting position is called the ‘W’ sitting position. And it’s something to be concerned about.
Don’t allow your kids sitting like this when they’re playing with other children or watching TV. According to healthcare professionals, this common sitting position is actually harmful to our postural systems, which can lead to serious orthopedic conditions. The position puts unnecessary strain on the hips, knees, and ankles, which is particularly worrying in children whose bodies are still adapting. The consequences later in life will be detrimental to their overall development. In some cases, it can cause children to have pain in their back and pelvic as they grow, or can lead then becoming ‘pigeon-toed.’ Any sport that requires balancing skills will prove difficult.
Watch the video below about this important, little-known information of the physiological dangers of allowing your child to sit like this. We hope you found it useful and please SHARE this with your friends and family.
Wishing you and your families well this time of year.