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W-Sitting: Is your child sitting the wrong way?

Swati Nitin Gupta
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W Sitting Is your child sitting the wrong way

The W-position is one of many sitting positions that most children move in and out of while playing, but it’s not recommended for everyone. W-Sitting refers to the position wherein a child sits on his or her hips, with the knees bent and legs folded on each side. Many developing children move through this position while playing, but you, as parents, should be aware that the excessive use of W-sitting during growing years can lead to orthopaedic problems in the future. Read our blog, with answers from a Developmental Paediatrician, on what you need to know about W-sitting, and how you can correct it in your child.


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Shikha Batra

| Sep 14, 2017

thanks Swati for sharing this eye opening and an informative blog. w- sitting in childhood can lead to Orthopedic problems in future, is something which comes across as a shocking revelation to me and i am sure to many other parents too. thanks for sharing tips to discourage this posture while sitting and to help our children.

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Lovely Amit Jaiswal

| Sep 11, 2017

Very useful information... Thanks a lot

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Bhavna Gupta

| Sep 07, 2017

Thanks for this valuable information

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Padmaja Venkata

| Jun 13, 2017

thanks for this valuable information my daughter is also habituated to sit in w position ur information helps me in knowing health facts

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Bini

| Jun 09, 2017

My son Sits in W position. I correct him many times but he's habited to it.

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puloma pandey

| Jun 08, 2017

Oo really my daughter too sit with W posture, never knew the disadvantage of this. I thought it may be her comfortable posture and ignored. Thanx a lot for leting me know about the disadvantage and how to mend.

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Vikas Bharti

| Jun 08, 2017

thanx !!!

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shweta gupta

| Jun 08, 2017

Saluiiàhs Jain☠☠☠☠☠☠

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Davinder Kumar

| Jun 08, 2017

My daughter 2. 7 years old.. she also used to sit in W position... but me and wife always trying to make her understand to not to sit in that way

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aparnak

| Nov 03, 2016

Really weird. In my family, we can all sit like that- My Mom, her sister, me, my sister, my daughter! Haven't really seen this affect our gait or balance. Am I missing something?

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preethy srikanthan

| Nov 03, 2016

My daughter used to sit in W posture. Only when she was close to one we came to know its not good for her. Her legs got bent a bit. We started correcting her posture every time she sat that way by bringing her legs to the front. We used the same command ("legs front") every time and over a period of time she started changing her sitting posture when we ask her to. She's 3. 2 now and still sits in W posture at times. But, she corrects her posture on her own. So, one way to correct the posture in my opinion would be to help the kid change posture every time and use a specific command while doing so.

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Sonia Rozario Banerjee

| Oct 31, 2016

Well, my son always used to sit like that ( W ) since he learnt to sit. I tried changing, but soon learnt, he was comfortable that way , and we were ok with it. He is 4 years and 8 months now, he sits normally, he runs fast enough, he has long legs :) .... So I don't agree to this statement.

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Sujatha Harish

| Oct 27, 2016

my son used to sit in W way ...we were worried ...we used to correct often ...but it seems he was comfortable ...we have read that children who sit in this manner tend to walk late or not in proper way ... we asked doc ..he said its fine ..not to worry ..now he walks properly but ya he was a late walker ... this is not for the sitting position ..its all abt confidence .. doc say till 3- 4 yrs children learns how to walk and all ..so only after this u need to b worried ..

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summi singh

| Oct 27, 2016

my daughter plays lawn tennis also and over active but as you say i will give her massage in back and legs also... because she feels exhausted also at times

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Sailendu Biswal

| Oct 20, 2016

My 2 Year 7 month baby girl also sitting same w shapped and also walking differently. Now we are discouraging to do so. Since last three week, she try to seat as per our instruction. I understand its child habit and can be removed with parents focus.

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Tina Jain

| Oct 20, 2016

my daughter is 9yrs and she always in w shape and nw her walking style also different from others the legs goes wrong side pls help me out

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Anu Suneja

| Aug 28, 2016

my son is now 2yrs 3 mnths, he used to sit in W position always which leads to him bow legs.

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raksha iyer

| May 25, 2016

The article is good but you should tell how to correct it.... although w sitting is exaggerated... initially all babies will sit like this... but after that when they discover new ways of sitting they will sit in other ways too... everything on internet is not of a over concern... worry is good but panicking over everything thing is bad... and remember every problem has a remedy...

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Priyanka Jain

| May 22, 2016

my daughter is 1yr&6mths old. she still continue 2 sit in w-position. please tell how 2 discourage

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Sumivijay

| May 21, 2016

no

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Lakshmi Amalladinne

| May 21, 2016

my son has been sitting like this from his 10 th mnth.... nw he is 2 years old.... still doing the same.... will he get any problems in future... pls let me know

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raksha iyer

| May 21, 2016

My 10 month daughter is also sitting like this.. please tell how to discourage it...

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SRIBHARANI NADIMINTI

| May 20, 2016

My daughter had this problem and we took her to the doctor while she was 13 months old. Thankfully... with doctor's guidance we could change our daughter's habbit. Today she is 4 and super active in all physical activities. Nice article... very helpful to a lot of new parents .

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Sabitha haridas

| May 18, 2016

Thank you for the information. My daughter also sit like this... But I didnt know that it will cause future problems... very informative.

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Akanksha Goel

| Apr 07, 2016

My daughter is 2 years old and she used sit in W position. Because of sitting in W position she is having problem in her foot. Her foot turned inside while walking. What can I do to solve her problem.

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shravya p

| Apr 07, 2016

Thanks for giving detailed explanation.. my daughter sometimes sat like this only and I rejected .I know this sitting is not good for health but I don't know the reason.

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Anindita Das

| Mar 28, 2016

My daughter is 4yrs6months.... She tends to sit in the w-position.. she has difficulty hopping, running faster and climbing stairs... Currently we are taking her to a pediatric physiotherapist for core strengthening exercises..... My question is will this rectify her problem entirely.. And how much time should this take.. Please suggest

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Swati Nitin Gupta

| Mar 23, 2016

Thank you parents for all the comments and support. If your child is sitting in this position then you need to keep alerting them.

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Kusum Mohata

| Mar 23, 2016

Thanks for the information

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Kiran Pardeshi

| Mar 21, 2016

Omg thanks so much,this is really helpful for all mother

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Bandita

| Mar 21, 2016

Thanks a lot. it was really informative.

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Bandita

| Mar 21, 2016

Thanks a lot.

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nishu chawla

| Mar 17, 2016

Thanks for the guidance. .my child is also sitting in this position.

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meenu gulati

| Mar 16, 2016

thanx a lot for such a useful information .....as my daughter ia also sitting in same position always

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Suman Sharma

| Mar 16, 2016

Thnx it's a very good information.

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Surali Panchal

| Mar 15, 2016

Ya its a gud advice. thanks

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jiya sanil naik

| Mar 15, 2016

dats very informative thanks a lot

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Ramya Krishna

| Mar 14, 2016

Very useful information as many parents are not aware of this. Thank you for clearly mentioning the side affects of sitting position.

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Nita Sahni

| Mar 14, 2016

This is a must-read for all parents of toddlers especially.

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Laura

| Mar 14, 2016

These are good suggestions. Mothers need to watch out for signs.

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Canisha Kapoor

| Mar 14, 2016

Quite useful information on W-sitting position.

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