W-sitting, also commonly known as the reverse cross-legged position, indicates a position where children sit on the floor or on a couch with their legs in the form of a ‘W’. The knees are bent, the legs are twisted
Many children find this posture comfortable. Not only does it offer them stability and balance; this way, they can easily pick up toys lying on the floor in front of them. When children assume the W-sit as their preferred sitting position for a prolonged period of time, this can cause joint and muscle problems in the short and long term, especially in the back, hips, legs and feet. That is why it is important not to stimulate the W-sitting.