Kim Kardashian-West can’t catch a break!
In June, our favorite Kardashian received much criticism from online fans after posting this photo on Facebook:
Fans were not happy with Kim having her adorable son, Saint West, facing forward in his car seat.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, parents should “keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat.”
California law states that children under two years old must be seated in a car seat that is rear-facing. The only exception to this rule is if the child is at least 40 inches tall and weighs at least 40 lbs.
Check out some comments from social media users:
“Needs to be rear facing. Ossification of vertebrae doesn’t happen until between 4-6 years. 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. Please rear face your children until they max out the seat, usually either 40 or 50 lbs.”
“he is so cute let’s protect this handsome boy by making sure is rear facing”
“Look, I’m not trying to judge or anything. All mom’s aren’t perfect and we all make mistakes. But clearly he isn’t facing the right way. From mommy to mommy please rearface him until two. With all the paparazzi following you all the time you’re at a bigger risk getting into an accident. Don’t risk INTERNAL DECAPATIAION or any other injuries if they could be prevented!”
While Kim is no stranger to criticism, the KUWTK star published a video on Thursday to clear the air. The 36-year-old mom defends herself by saying:
“What people didn’t know is that Saint is now the weight and height requirement to sit forward-facing. Saint actually weighs more than North [West], if that is believable.”
If you don’t know, now you know! #PressPlay above to hear Kim explain herself.