When children are restricted in seated positions for many hours, such as by baby devices (for example, bouncy seats and infant seats) and by unrealistic rules for older children to sit for long periods (for example, while doing homework and being lectured at during school hours), it is hard for them to develop and maintain adequate strength and control. Children who lack postural control may be more apt to fall out of their seats in school, may need to lean on the table for support while seated, may have trouble getting on and off playground equipment without falling, and may sit or stand with a slouched posture. Therefore, it is important for your children to experience frequent play opportunities that challenge them to move their bodies against the forces of gravity.
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