Watch young kids play and you’ll see many of them “W sitting,” or resting their bottom between their feet, legs to either side. This position is extremely common for children due to the stability it provides. Since their legs are fanned out, they are given a significant amount of support with the least amount of effort possible.
Unfortunately, the “W” position comes with many potential problems. Many parents do not know or recognize the danger of letting a child sit like this for too long. Sitting in a “W” position too often or for too long can negatively impact a child’s development and growth patterns.