Kim Zolciak-Biermann is known for her time on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and her spinoff show Don’t Be Tardy. She’s also known for being a protective wife and mama. She always brings the drama that entertains viewers, and she often catches heat for things on social media. The latest is she’s facing backlash for sharing a photo of her 6-year-old son, Kash, sitting in a car seat.
Kim shared on Instagram, “My baby @kashbiermann on the way to school this morning! He is such a BIG BOY he is only 6. He melts me. His heart is unreal #HairKing.”
He looks older in the photo and is very tall. This caused commenters to go wild in the comment section. According to TODAY, people were commenting things such as: “Omg he’s too big for that booster!” “Not safe.” “Look like he should be in the driver seat.” Some said he was “way over the weight limit” for a booster seat. Kim Jones by commenting back, “I’ll keep them in one until they are 18.”
Some fans praised Kim for being a proactive mother and keeping her children safe: “So happy to see he is still in a booster!! More people should educate themselves on car seat and booster seat safety and requirements!”
This all caused Kim to share the official guidelines on how parents can determine for themselves when kids need a car seat and when they have outgrown it. Kim shared on her Instagram story, “Ya’ll know I don’t play when it comes to my babies.” She also shared a video that showed markings on a wall where she keeps track of her children’s heights. Kash is 4 feet, 5 inches tall.
The American Academy of Pediatrics car seat guidelines advise that once kids are facing forward, they should use a forward-facing car safety seat with a harness for as long as possible. But once they outgrow those seats, they should switch to a “a belt-positioning booster seat” until they can safely use a vehicle’s regular lap and shoulder seat belt. That happens around when the child is 4 feet, 9 inches in height.
Therefore; although Kim received both criticism and compliments for her car seat parenting decision – she is following the guidelines!
Do you think her children should be in car seats? What do you think about the official guidelines for car seats? Thoughts on what Kim had to say about this all? Sound off below!
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