Why is it bad for babies to sit on their knees?
The W-sitting position causes stress on the hip and knee joints which can lead to long-term postural problems and low back pain. Long-term W-sitting can tighten and shorten the muscles of the legs which can cause ‘pigeon-toed’ walking.
Does W sitting cause knock knees?
From a podiatry perspective W-sitting is advised against as it can cause the muscles around the hip and in the legs to become shorter and tighter. It encourages the hip to sit in extreme internal rotation. This position has been linked to children developing knock-knees and becoming pigeon-toed and flatfooted.
At what age do babies say mama?
Communication and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old. During these months, your baby might say “mama” or “dada” for the first time, and will communicate using body language, like pointing and shaking his or her head.
When should a baby sit up position?
At 4 months, a baby typically can hold his/her head steady without support, and at 6 months, he/she begins to sit with a little help. At 9 months he/she sits well without support, and gets in and out of a sitting position but may require help. At 12 months, he/she gets into the sitting position without help.
When is w sitting a problem?
If you’re standing and looking down at your child, their legs are stretched out to the side, with knees bent and hips turned in. W-sitting is not a supportive position for your child. If they do it for long periods of time, it can cause problems with physical development.