People are concerned for his safety
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Kim Kardashian recently opened up about her decision to have a third child via a surrogate, following complications with both the pregnancies and births of her two children, daughter North and son Saint.
However, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is now facing backlash from fans for sharing this picture of her 18 month-old son.
The seemingly innocent snap of her toddler in his car seat riled up thousands of Facebook users who ‘mummy shamed’ Kim for putting Saint in danger.
The problem appeared to be the fact that the car seat was facing forwards, instead of backwards, and although US laws vary from state to state many believe that any child under the age of two should be in a back-facing chair.
‘He is so cute let’s protect this handsome boy by making sure is rear facing [sic],’ one fan wrote.
Others went into a full on rant, reprimanding Kim and writing that ‘a one year old can be internally decapitated, which is almost always fatal, by just a quarter-inch stretch in their neck from an accident’.
However, American safety laws insist that there are variables – such as height and weight- when it comes to deciding whether front or rear facing car seats are most appropriate for children.
The 36 year-old business woman and media personality returned to the spotlight earlier this year after being robbed at gunpoint in her Parisian hotel room in October 2016, and has since taken a different approach to her parenting.
Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April this year, Kim said: ‘I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me. I don’t want to start crying, but I feel like that was so meant to happen to me.
‘I’m such a different person… I’m so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I’m raising my kids as. Beause I just don’t care about that stuff anymore. I really don’t.’