Kim Kardashian has posted a snap of her 18-month-old Saint sitting in a front-facing car seat, which fueled that provoked an argument over parenting ways.
The 36-year-old reality star shared the snap of her son on Facebook, which garnered at least 2,000 comments in three days. One user, however, commented, “He’s very cute, but it would be safer for him to be rear-facing in his seat.”
Another one wrote: “He should face the other way until he is two, Kim.”
Another person commented on the photo: “Saint is so, so cute but please, turn his car seat around. He should not be front-facing at his age.”
Other parents users, on the other hand, replied that people should not judge anyone’s parenting choices. “Yes, ok, it’s safer having them rear-facing but a mother’s instinct is always right.” One Facebook user wrote. “My child is almost two years old and with his long legs, he looks like a four-year-old. He hasn’t rear-faced since I took him out the baby car seat and he is perfectly fine.”
Another wrote: “Omg. This shaming needs to stop. I got my son a car seat at one year old and it wasn’t rear-facing, he’s safe. Just enjoy the picture.”
One mum also added: “I have an almost three-year-old that has been front-facing since she was big enough to be.
“As mothers, we should really support each other and not criticise every single thing another mum does – no matter who she is. Front-facing or rear-facing, at least she has the safety clips right.”
The UK law states that a child must be over 15 months and weighs more than 9 kg, so they can use a forward facing car seat.
“Your child can use a forward-facing child car seat when they’re over 15 months old,” it states.
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) states on their website: “Babies can move into a forward-facing car seat (Group 1) seat when they reach 9kg, but it is safer to leave them rear-facing until they are 13kg or 15 months old.
“Don’t feel in a rush to turn your child’s car seat forward-facing too soon. Seats that let you keep your child rear-facing until the age of four are becoming more common.”