Busting The Myths About W-Sitting

Are you one of those parents alerted by concerned friends about your child’s ‘W-sitting’ posture? Before you start panicking, read what a top paediatrician and neonatologist has to say about this.

By Dr Rajath Athreya

If anyone needs convincing that ‘Googling’ for medical information throws up unreliable information – just indulge me, and Google W-sitting! You will struggle to find a link that doesn’t scare you if your child is W-sitting. It even helpfully auto suggests ‘why W-sitting is bad for your child’. Within a few seconds or taps, you will be led to believe that W-sitting can cause everything from bowing of legs to dislocated hips, and even autism!

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