Kim Kardashian is no stranger to public scrutiny. The mother-of-two has made headlines both negative and positive for years, and she’s grown a pretty thick skin in response. Being famous definitely has its ups and downs, though one major downside that a lot of celebrity mothers have fallen victim to as of late is mommy shaming. With social media being such a prevalent part of so many star’s lives, many users take the opportunity to tells these celeb parents what they’re doing wrong.
Back in June, Kim shared a photo of her 1 and ½ year old son, Saint, sitting in the car. While the adorable baby boy was all buckled into his carseat, parents immediately jumped down the reality star’s throat about his safety.
Kim and Kanye West’s son was seated in a forward-facing Safety 1st convertible car seat, which made many parents concerned.
The comment section of Kim’s photo was flooded with parents telling her that she had put her son at risk, and that he should be in a rear facing seat.
“He is so cute let's protect this handsome boy by making sure is rear facing.” one Facebook user wrote.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing seat until they are at least 2 years old or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat manufacturer. Typically, this height and weight is about 40 pounds and 40 inches.
Kim, who has no problem putting her personal life out to the public, let everyone know the truth in a YouTube video that she posted on Thursday explaining the issue.
"So I took a photo of Saint and he was sitting forward and so they say for his age, he should be rear-facing. But what people didn't know is that Saint is now the weight and the height requirement to sit forward-facing."
The average weight and height of children around Saint’s age are typically far less than 40 pounds and 40 inches, but Saint is at the proper requirements for a forward-facing seat, according to Kim.
"Saint actually weighs more than North," Kim revealed in the video, admitting that it’s hard to believe as North is older than Saint. "If that is believable, he does, and it is wild.” she said.
Either way, Kim’s fans were quick to jump to her defense, noting that no parent is perfect and people should ease up on the judgmental comments.
“All you carseat revolutionaries he is plenty big to be sitting in a front facing car seat leave Mama Kim alone. My daughter was about his height and weight when I turned her car seat forward thank goodness I did she had no room to stretch her little legs and his little legs look like they're too long to be in a rear-facing seat. Go with your bad self Kim.” one passionate mama wrote.