Being a controversial public figure, Kim Kardashian West is used to public scrutiny over many aspects of her life. After posting a picture of her 18-month-old son Saint sitting in his car seat, many mothers and social media followers weighed into the debate of car seat safety and how Kim was doing it wrong.
Despite Kim constantly being in the press and showing all aspects of her life on reality show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, she has tried to keep pictures of her young children to a minimum so fans seem to appreciate when Kim posts a cute, personal picture of them. In the picture, Saint was sitting in his car seat which was facing forward, leading many people to call Kim out on her mistake.
In Kim’s native California, it is the law to use rear-facing car seats for children that are under the age of two. Although Saint is just 18-months, there is one other way that children are allowed to sit faced forward. According to the regulations on the official California Highway Patrol, an exception to the rule is made “if the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall.” Sources have said that Saint does in fact comply to those regulations.
However, many of Kim’s followers took the opportunity to scold the mother of two with one writing “Its a known fact your child is 75% safer if an accident happens and are rear facing…baby till 2yrs and up” while another wrote “He’s very cute, but it would be safer for him to be back facing in his seat,’ another added.” With the abundance of mom-shamers, there were also a handful of commenters who defended Kim and told others to leave her alone. One user responded “I see the car seat police are on a mission! Typical putting their nose and opinion in when it wasnt asked!”
Although Kim did not respond to the comments or criticism, it is assumed that she believes she is not at fault with Saint. It can also be noted that this is not the first time Kim has come under fire over her parenting with many people disapproving how she dresses her four year old daughter, North, in age inappropriate outfits.