Los Angeles: Kim Kardashian is facing flak from social media user after the the realty TV star posted an image showing her 18-month-old son Saint West in a front-facing car seat.
She shared the photograph on Facebook, reports aceshowbiz.com.
As per the California state law, children under age two or under 18.14 kg or 40 inches tall must ride in a rear-facing car seat.
The law is also in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics’s recommendations.
Though Kim lives in California, it remains unclear where the photograph was taken.
What people commented on the picture
People soon mom-shamed the 36-year-old star over the forward-facing car seat of her Saint West which was deemed unsafe.
“He should really still be rear-facing,” one wrote.
“He’s very cute, but it would be safer for him to be back-facing in his seat,” another commented.
Another person wrote in the comments: “I am not trying to be sanctimommish, but why isn’ the youngest Kardashian-West rear facing in his car seat? It`s the law here.”
Another added: “That kid would be safer in a rear-facing seat, please get informed!”
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.”
“Yes, ok, it’s safer having them rear-facing but a mother’s instinct is always right.” one person 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.”
Other parents said they shouldn’t criticise Kardashian for her parenting choices.
“Front-facing or rear-facing — at least she got the safety clips right this time! Let’ show some support and give a little credit where credit is due. Every mom does things differently,” one wrote.
Someone told critics to stop shaming other moms, writing: “I see the car seat police are on a mission! Typical putting their nose and opinion in when it wasnt asked!”
Another commented: “That car seat isn’t made to be rear facing. Which means he meets the weight requirement for a front facing car seat. which means he needs to be facing… guess what… forward.”
Another wrote: “Omg. This shaming needs to stop. I got my son a car seat at one years old and it wasn’t rear-facing, he’s safe. Just enjoy the picture.”