Kim explains in a video message to her online followers why her 20-month-old son didn’t use a rear-facing car seat.
Kim Kardashian defended herself after she was criticized over her parenting skills. The 36-year-old mother of two was attacked for sitting her 20-month-old son Saint West forward-facing, instead of rear-facing, in his car seat.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advise parents “to keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat.” In the state of California, children under 2 are allowed not to use a rear-facing seat only if they are at least 40 inches tall and weigh 40 lbs.
“What people didn’t know is that Saint is now the weight and height requirement to sit forward-facing,” Kim explained in a video posted on her official website. “Saint actually weighs more than [her first child] North, if that is believable.”