The W-seat, also called the reversed position with crossed legs, is a sitting position where children sit on the floor. Although many children find this a comfortable posture, it can cause joint and muscle problems in the short and long term. Well, according to the Pediatric Therapy Center, children who continue sitting in this position after their 2nd birthday may not properly develop the core strength and balance they need for certain motor skills, especially in the back, hips, legs and feet. That is why it is important not to stimulate the W-sitting.
Many children find this attitude comfortable. It not only gives them stability and balance; in this way they can easily pick up toys that are lying on the floor in front of them.
On the next page, you will find more consequences and issues that can occur when frequently assuming the cross-legged position. This is important to read for every parents!